Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was joined aboard Queen Victoria by Anthony Marshall and Christian Reay.
Harry had contacted Cunard Line a few weeks before to request permission to visit Queen Victoria to view his drawing displayed aboard in The Zone on Deck 10.
In addition to this, our Volunteer@Sea, Stephen who originally present the drawing aboard in November 2009, on our behalf was also embarking Queen Victoria for his cruise. It was therefore the perfect opportunity to meet on board for lunch!
Cunard Line kindly agreed to grant us permission and the visit was made possible thank to Captain Peter Philpott and Michael Gallagher, Public Relations Manager, Cunard Line.
On the morning of December 11th 2013, Harry, Anthony and Christian arrived at Mayflower Terminal just before 10:30. Michael Gallagher had agreed to meet with them at Mayflower Terminal at 10:30 and escort them on board Queen Victoria.
Unfortunately boarding was slightly delayed as Michael Gallagher got stuck in traffic, due to roadworks in nearby Ocean Terminal, where he had disembarked Queen Mary 2.
Before touring Queen Victoria, Anthony & Christian took a moment to sign a book of condolences for Nelson Mandela, who sadly died on December 5th 2013.
Starting on Deck 3, they explored the Midships Lounge, the Card Room, the Library and the magnificent Grand Lobby, before continuing forward along Deck 3.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" I would like to thank Cunard Line for agreeing to welcome us aboard Queen Victoria. It was wonderful for me personally to finally visit the ship and I am proud to say I have now visited each of their magnificent Three Queens.
" It was great to meet with our Volunteer@Sea, Stephen on board who officially presented the drawing of Queen Victoria on board in November 2009. I was delighted to be able to view the drawing during my visit.