CRUISE passengers praised the friendly people they met during a visit to Harwich.

They tourists were visiting the town after the Costa Pacifica docked at Harwich International Port on Monday.

Former tour guide Ronald Buttner, from Erfurt, Germany said: “I went to the huge fortress, the Redbout Fort, and it was very, very interesting.

"Everyone was very friendly. I also went to the Treadwheel Crane and it was brilliant. I would definitely come back as it is a very nice place. Next year I will come back to visit.”