We contacted MSC Cruises sometime before to request permission to visit the ship, as well as offer to officially presented our drawing of MSC Magnifica to the Captain during the visit.
MSC Cruises were kind enough to accept our request and granted us permission to visit the ship along with the Travel Agents at Harwich International Port.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was joined aboard by his father, Brian Cotterill.
Visitors were asked to arrive at the Cruise Terminal at Harwich International Port at 10:30 before embarking aboard MSC Magnifica at 11:00. We arrived a little earlier so that we had the opportunity to take a number of photographs of the ship before boarding.
Here visitors were invited to relax and enjoy a glass or two of champagne or fruit punch, together with light refreshments, together with a presentation and Q&A session.
Captain Antonio Siviero was very impressed with the drawing and informed us that he will find a place to hang the drawing aboard MSC Magnifica. In return for our drawing the Captain kindly presented us with a beautiful model of the ship!
Once the drawing presentation was the Captain wished all the visitors goodbye and shortly afterwards at approximately 12:00 we were invited to begin our escorted tour of MSC Magnifica.
" We are very thankful to MSC Cruises for accepting our request to visit MSC Magnifica and for arrange for us to meet with Captain Antonio Siviero and officially present our especially assigned drawing."
" Our visit to MSC Magnifica was a fantastic way for us to further our connection and friendship with MSC Cruises, which began last year following our visit to MSC Lirica at Harwich International Port on April 13th 2012. We hope to continue and strengthen this connection over the coming years."