We contacted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines some weeks before and requested permission to visit Black Watch and to meet with the Captain to officially present our brand new especially assigned drawing.
Visiting Black Watch on this occasion were Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and Gavin Pamment, Chief Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester.
Harry and Gavin arrived at Harwich International Port at approximately 09:50 and before entering the Cruise Terminal they took the opportunity to have a number of photographs taken with Black Watch berthed behind them.
Harry had met with Linda before during his first visit aboard the ship on August 24th 2010. Linda began to tell Harry and Gavin how a meeting with the Captain was not possible on this occasion, but she was unaware the Captain had already been contacted and that they were already making their way to meet with him on the bridge.
Following the look at the two Suites they made their way to outside to take a look at the Marquee Pool & Bar, which also offered good views of the stern of the vessel below.
Harry Cotteirll, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
“ Gavin and I would both like to say a big "Thank you" to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, for allowing us to visit Black Watch at Harwich International Port on June 15th 2013. We both thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the vessel and it was great to meet with so many members of the ship's crew, including Linda Houseley and Sammy Roxas."
“ It was particularly exciting to visit the bridge and officially present my brand new drawing of Black Watch to Captain Tom Oden Hansen. It was very kind of him to take the time to meet with us. I do hope that he finds a suitable location on board to display the drawing!"