Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester requested to visit Queen Mary 2 to see his drawing of the ship, which he presented to Captain Kevin Oprey on June 6th 2012. The drawing is now displayed aboard on Deck 6 in The Zone.
Harry was joined about Queen Mary 2 by Gavin Pamment, Chief Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester and also joined the visit aboard the brand new Royal Princess the following day.
The visit was kept very secret and was not officially announced until just a matter of hours before taking place. Gavin remained unaware of the planned visit to Queen Mary 2, until Harry announced it him upon their arrival at Town Quay in Southampton at approximately 10:15, less than an hour before boarding the ship!
Gavin Pamment, Chief Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
“ I didn't quite believe what Harry was telling me! It was a fantastic surprise that we were going to tour Queen Mary 2. It is an amazing ship and very luxurious!
Deck 13 also made for an impressive view of the iconic funnel aboard Queen Mary 2 and Harry and Gavin both took the opportunity to have a number of photographs taken here.
Harry and Gavin were escorted into the area by a member of the ship’s crew, who had also seen our drawing displayed aboard Queen Victoria.
Harry and Gavin then made their way to Sir Samuel’s to meet with Michael Gallagher again and enjoyed a drink and snack together, before continuing their look around Deck 3.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" It was a great pleasure to visit Cunard Line's flagship, Queen Mary 2 again and have the opportunity to tour the vessel with our Chief Photographer, Gavin Pamment. It was particularly pleasing to be able to tour the ship at our leisure and be able to view my drawing displayed aboard in The Zone on Deck 6."
" I am extremely thankful to Cunard Line, particularly their Public Relations Manager, Michael Gallagher for helping to arrange the visit. At Dream Designs Colchester we are very proud of our connection with Cunard Line and this visit was a great opportunity to continue our close friendship!"