On Monday 8th November 2010 another of our drawings was taken aboard the Princess Cruises’ vessel, Grand Princess. Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director Dream Designs Colchester asked Nancy Speltz, a follower of his, who lives in California if she would be kind enough to present a drawing to the Captain of the Grand Princess.
Nancy so kindly agreed to do so. She has been following our progress for quite some time now. Before presenting the drawing to Captain Roger Bilton,Nancy said " She looks marvelous and I will be so proud to hand her over to the captain. Thank you Harry"
At the start of the cruise, Nancy had the chance to meet with the Captain of Grand Princess, Roger Bilton, where she also had the opportunity to present Harry’s drawing.
A few days ago we had a lovely e-mail from Captain Roger Bilton.
He said " I have to say that Grand Princess is depicted beautifully and certainly I can appreciate the time and effort that went into doing it. I also have to say that it is incredibly detailed. I, my Navigation officers and the Chief Engineer spent some time studying it and as yet we have still to find anything missing or added."
He added, " In truth we have yet to put it on display. We feel that it warrants somewhere special, but because of it’s size we are limited as to display availability and a decision has still to be reached. I do assure you though that we will find a suitable hanging for it."
Captain Roger Bilton also informed us that he had recently contacted Princess Cruises's Corporate Offices in Santa Clarita and that they have asked for the drawing to be sent there, as they are very interested and might possibly even display it on the Princess Cruises website.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director Dream Designs Colchester said " It was such a lovely surprise to receive the e-mail from Captain Roger Bilton earlier this week. I was so pleased to hear that he was so impressed by the drawing which Nancy kindly took aboard on behalf of us."
Harry added "I must also add that we were delighted when Nancy agreed to take the drawing aboard on our behalf. She has delivered with great success and we are very grateful for her help! Thank you, Nancy!"
You can see more photos of our drawing of Grand Princess by clicking here.
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!