At 114,500 tonnes Costa Pacifica is the largest cruise ship ever to visit Harwich International Port. This particular call at the Port was the second time the ship had berthed at the Cruise Terminal, following her maiden call on May 16th 2012.
We were able to secure permission to visit Costa Pacifica due to our personal correspondence with a Captain of another Costa Cruises’ vessel, which we met previously at Harwich International Port.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was joined on board Costa Pacifica with his father, Brian Cotterill.
Unfortunately the visit was confirmed just a few days before Costa Pacifica arrived at Harwich International Port and as a result we were unable to especially assign a brand new drawing of the vessel as originally intended.
Boarding on Deck 2, Harry and Brian made their way to the forward stairwell before climbing all the way up to Deck 14 via the stairs. For the majority of their time aboard there were no elevators working, due to what was stated as an ‘Emergency Black Out Drill’.
Here, just outside the bridge, Harry handed over an old, previously assigned drawing of Costa Pacifica, which was assigned in August 2010. We had in fact already had a drawing presented aboard Costa Pacifica on May 16th 2012, during the vessels first call at Harwich International Port. We did not have the chance to visit the ship, but a member of staff from the Port took the drawing aboard on our behalf.
" My father and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit aboard Costa Pacifica and were very thankful to the Captain and crew for allowing us to visit. We also want to extend our appreciate to the Captain of the other Costa Cruises' vessel who helped arrange the visit.
" Despite not being able to meet with the Captain on this particular occasion we had an excellent time touring the ship ourselves. We look forward to continuing our connection and friendship with Costa Cruises."