"I wanted to take a moment to apologise for the time it has taken to publish this blog. The reason for the delay was simply due to how busy I have been since the visit aboard Celebrity Infinity. The blog fell further and further behind and other blogs and events took priority.
As I am sure you can appreciate I have been particularly busy with the move to Southampton and my studies at Southampton Solent University.
Anyway, here FINALLY is the blog and photos for you to all enjoy!"
President & Managing Director
Dream Designs Colchester
At Dream Designs Colchester we have for some time had a very close connection and friendship with Celebrity Cruises.
As a result we were able to gain permission to visit the Celebrity Infinity some weeks prior to the visit via direct correspondence with the Captain and his crew.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was joined aboard Celebrity Infinity by Gavin Pamment Chief Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester as well as Gavin’s parents.
They arrived at Harwich International Port at approximately 9:45 and were due to board Celebrity Infinity at 10:00. Before entering the Cruise Terminal to collect their passes from the Passes Office, Gavin took the opportunity to take a number of photographs of Celebrity Infinity from outside the Cruise Terminal.
Upon boarding Celebrity Infinity on Deck 4 (Promenade Deck) they were welcomed aboard by more members of the security team on board and were now required to pass through the ship’s own security checks.
Once through the on board security checks, Harry, Gavin and Gavin’s parents were invited to tour Celebrity Infinity at their leisure until 12:00, which was when the meeting with the Captain had been scheduled.
Having now explored the upper decks of Celebrity Infinity it was time to take a look at the lower public decks. On the way down to Deck 5 (Entertainment Deck) Harry took Gavin and his parents into the Celebrity I Lounge and the Library, both of which are situated adjacent to the mid-ship stairwell.
Continuing their tour on Deck 5 (Entertainment Deck) they headed towards the bow, passing through the Art Gallery and passed various shops and Speciality Boutiques before arriving at the three deck high Celebrity Theater.
Now approaching 12:00 they made their way back down to Deck 4 (Promenade Deck) to the gangway where they had boarded to ask a member of the ships security team to radio the bridge / Captain. Harry, Gavin and Gavin’s parents were kindly asked to wait whilst a crew member from the bridge came to escort them.
On the bridge Harry had the opportunity to officially present his especially assigned drawing of Celebrity Infinity to Captain Anastasios.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" It was a great pleasure to visit Celebrity Infinity on August 26th 2013 and to be joined aboard by Gavin Pamment and his parents. We all enjoyed our time aboard and we were very impressed with Celebrity Infinity."
" I was delighted to be able to meet with the Captain in his office and to officially present my drawing to him on the bridge. I believe the drawing was later displayed aboard!"