Bradley Yesberg with our especially assigned drawing of Pacific Dawn
Dream Designs Colchester are truly delighted to be able to take this opportunity to share with you, our very first official drawing presentation to take place in 2012.
On January 7th 2012, Bradley Yesberg, who is just 16 years old and lives in Australia, boarded P&O Cruises Australia's Pacific Dawn, along with his family and girlfriend, before embarking on their 7 night cruise aboard the vessel.
A number of months before, Bradley contacted us to ask if it was possible for him to present a drawing on our behalf. We were of course delighted to offer him such an opportunity and in December 2011, especially assigned a drawing of Pacific Dawn for him to present on our behalf.
Before Bradley set sail aboard Pacific Dawn, we contacted P&O Cruises Australia a number of times, as did Bradley himself, but unfortunately we did not receive a reply. Bradley was given an alternative email address but later never receive a response either.
Fortunately whilst aboard, Bradley's persistence enabled him to meet with Captain Salvatore Lupo personally. He informed us that he went to the reception desk aboard Pacific Dawn a number of times and upon each return was informed they were still detailing with his request to present our especially assigned drawing to the Captain.
Later, after returning to the reception desk again, Bradley was greeted by another member of the ships crew, believed to have been a senior officer from the bridge. Bradley suggested perhaps he would be able to present the drawing to the Captain at the Captain's Cocktail Party for previous passengers, as he has sailed with P&O Cruises Australia a number of times before.
On January 12th 2012, Bradley and his family enjoyed dinner aboard the ship and afterwards attended the Captain's Cocktail Party in the Dome, a well known area aboard Pacific Dawn. Upon his arrival he was greeted by many of the ship's crew who were very interested and keen to see our drawing, including Captain Salvatore Lupo, the Staff Captain and the Cruise Director too.
Upon his return Bradley took the time to email us and tell us all about his cruise aboard Pacific Dawn and the official presentation of our drawing to Captain Salvatore Lupo.
In his email Bradley also thanked us for allowing him to have the opportunity to offically present our drawing on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester.
Bradley Yesberg, said:
" Overall this experience was amazing. The Captain also said he will get a nice frame made and put it somewhere for the crew to see. Thank you Harry. This made my cruise. I'd be happy to do this again and again for you."
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" We are delighted that Bradley Yesberg had the opportunity to meet with Captain Salvatore Lupo personally during his 7 night cruise and was able to present our especially assigned drawing of Pacific Dawn to him."
" I would personally like to take this opportunity to extend my greatest appreciation to Bradley and his family for presenting the drawing on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester. Thank you! "
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!