”We get so much positive feedback from the guests. They think it's amazing to arrive in such a small and welcoming port. It's very different from the large cities and capitals. Almost everyone I talk to is really impressed by the warm welcome and they ask if this is something we always do. They give so much praise to Fredericia.
I'm here before the ship arrives, so I can prepare and get in my highly visible orange jumper. We receive the ship with waving flags and music from our local marching band 6. Juli Garden. The cruise guests come out on the balconies to greet us. The atmosphere is amazing and everyone is having a good time. When the guests come out on the quay, we meet them with city maps, welcome them to our town and answer their questions. Mostly we point out the nearby sights and attractions.
Being a volunteer makes me really happy. We have a lot of fun, everyone is in a good mood and it's infectious. That's why I do it and why I'm happy to sometimes get up at 6 on a Sunday morning to be here. It's worth it!"