We first contacted Phoenix Reisen in March 2012, to request permission to visit the ship and officially present another of our especially assigned drawings on board, to the Captain and his crew.
Phoenix Reisen were kind enough to agree to welcome us aboard their beautiful vessel whilst berthed alongside the cruise terminal at Harwich International Port and meet with the Captain of the vessel to officially present our especially assigned drawing of Albatros.
" Thank for the information. Very interesting with such an age. You are welcome to present your drawing of our 'Lady Albatros' to the master and / or cruise director. "
Once aboard, they were met by the ship's Security Officer, who radioed through to the bridge to let the Captain know that Harry and his father we aboard. One of the ship's Junior Officer's them came to meet them and escourted them to the Karibik Lounge, the ships Observation Lounge.
The Captain then invited Harry and his father to tour the vessel and stay aboard to enjoy lunch, which they were more than willing to agree to. The ship's Security Officer then came to meet Harry and his father and took them on a brief tour of the vessel, including the numerous bars and lounges, restaurants, main show lounge, gallery and some of the crew areas too.
" My father and I had a truly wonderful time aboard Albatros during our visit aboard on May 10th 2012 at Harwich International Port. We were honoured to meet with the Master, Captain Morten Hansen and it was fantastic to personally meet with him to present my drawing. "
" I would like to thank Captain Morten Hansen and his crew for making us feel so welcome and Michael Schulze, Director of Cruising, Phoenix Reisen GmbH for arranging for my father and I to visit Albatros. "
- We were informed that our drawing of Albatros is going to be sent to the Head Officer of Phoenix Reisen where a permanent home for the drawing will be found. We were also told that our visit to the vessel is going to be featured in a German magazine. We shall keep you updated on this!