When a cruise ship pulls up in Naples, or Helsinki, or even Edinburgh, there’s a bit of a collective ho-hum yawn from the citizenry. Understandable, of course, when you see ships (and the thousands they disgorge) daily during spring, summer and autumn).
So it sure feels fantastic when you hear that a port is really excited to know you’re coming. In this case, a story this week in North Wales Dailypost.co.uk, notes that Westerdam’s visit on Saturday is the biggest-ever by a cruise ship (at least since a new jetty has been built). We’ll be welcomed ashore by Clare Jones, a Royal harpist.
In fact, so far we’ve had musical entertainment to welcome us (and send us on our way) in Rotterdam and Portland. It makes a fantastic first and last impression.