Dream Designs Colchester has had a connection with Costa Cruises for some time now and we were able to arrange this visit aboard Costa Fortuna with the help of another Costa Cruises’ Captain who we had met during a previous drawing presentation on September 4th 2012.
Visiting Costa Fortuna were Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his father Brian Cotterill.
Harry and his father arrived at Harwich International Port at approximately 10:30. They had been asked to board the vessel at 11:00 but had arrived early to get some photographs of the ship from outside the Cruise Terminal.
At 10:40 they entered the Cruise Terminal and were directed to the gangway after passing through security. Once aboard they were met by a made of the ship’s own security staff who escorted them to the Staff Captain’s Office on Deck 8. A short while later Harry and Brian were met by Staff Captain, Federico Sias who invited them on a guided tour of Costa Fortuna.
Harry also took the opportunity to informally unveil his especially assigned drawing of Costa Fortuna to Staff Captain, Federico Sias, who was very keen to view the drawing!
During the guided tour they also stopped in the Costa Atrium on Deck 3. Here Harry took the opportunity to officially present his drawing of Costa Fortuna to Staff Captain, Federico Sias.
Following the tour at approximately 12:15 Staff Captain, Federico Sias invited Harry and his father to enjoy lunch on board with him in the Cristoforo Colombo 1934 Buffet Restaurant on Deck 9. The Safety Trainer and Safety Officer also joined them for lunch.
Before disembarking Costa Fortuna, Harry requested to view the Costa Atirum from above on Deck 9, which was certainly an impressive view. Harry and Brain together with the Staff Captain then took one of the panoramic lifts down to Deck 2 as they were escorted to the gangway before disembarking the vessel.
Harry Cotterill, President & Maanging Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
“It was fabulous to visit Costa Fortuna whilst the vessel at berthed at Harwich International Port. Both my father and I really enjoyed our visit and are particularly thankful to Staff Captain, Federico Sias, for his guided tour of Costa Fortuna and for making us feel so very welcome. I was delighted to also be able to officially present my drawing of Costa Fortuna to the Staff Captain."