The visit on board Saga Pearl II followed our visit on board Saga Ruby on October 25th 2013 in Southampton, where we officially presented our drawing to Captain Wesley Dunlop and Ross Furlong, Hotel Operations Director.
Whilst on board Saga Ruby we discussed the possibility of visiting Saga Pearl II. Ross Furlong and other members of Saga's management team stated that they would be happy to welcome us aboard Saga Pearl II.
Unlike the visit on board Saga Ruby, where Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was joined by both Anthony Marshall and Christian Reay he was instead joined aboard by Gavin Pamment, Chief Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester.
Saga Pearl II was due to berth alongside the Cruise Terminal at Harwich International Port at approximately 13:00. Harry and Gavin arrived just before 13:00 in order to watch the ship arrive. Arriving with no or very few passengers on board a complete ship load of new passengers were due to embark the vessel along with a number of newly embarking crew members too, which can be seen watching the ship arrive in some of our photos.
Starting from the Reception and the Tours Office on A Deck, they quickly moved up to Promenade Deck where they explored the Shackletons bar, the Library the The Dining Room.
Now guiding themselves around the ship, Harry and Gavin made their way back up to the Promenade Deck, where they took a quick look at the Briefing Room and the Ward Room before making their way up to the Bridge Deck to take a look at the Sundowner Bar which they had missed.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
"I would like to extend my thanks to everyone at Saga for allowing us to visit Saga Pearl II during her visit to Harwich International Port on May 31st 2014. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the ship and it was a honour to meet with Captain Alistair McLundie to officially present my drawing to him."