Volunteer @ Sea, Ben, together with Captain Marco
Dream Designs Colchester are truly delighted to be able to take this opportunity to share with you some very exciting news.
Earlier this week, on Wednesday 10th August 2011, our Volunteer @ Sea, Ben officially presented our drawing of Disney Magic to the Captain of the vessel, during his 7 night Mediterranean cruise onboard, together with his parents, Adrian & Sharon.
Dream Designs Colchester especially assigned the drawing of Disney Magic in June 2011 after Ben kindly agreed to present the drawing to the Captain on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester.
Ben is our newest and youngest Volunteer @ Sea, but despite his young age he has been on many cruises in recent years and has been invited on a number of ship visits and tours. He’s also in touch with a number of cruise executives and is currently working in Southampton.
Earlier this year Ben just completed his GCSE examinations at school. His career goal is to train under a sponsored cadetship with some of the world’s leading cruise brands to one day become a Navigation Officer .
Early this year Ben created his own personal website, Junior Cruise Advisor, where he shares his thoughts and tips about cruising.
Whilst onboard Disney Magic our Volunteer @ Sea, Ben was lucky enough to be invited to the bridge a number of times, where he met with the Captain and one even invited to sound the ships famous horn! During one such occasion Ben took the opportunty to present our drawing of Disney Magic to Captain Marco, Master of Disney Magic.
Volunteer @ Sea, Ben said:
" Captain Marco loved the drawing and was very proud of it. He is going to send me some photos when it is framed in the Crew Bar as he thinks it shows huge gratitude to the crew for their continued hard work."
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" We were so delighted to hear that our Volunteer @ Sea, Ben was able to officially present our drawing of Disney Magic to Captain Marco, during his recent cruise. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to Ben and his parents for presenting the drawing of our behalf. "
" We were so pleased to hear that our drawing of Disney Magic is to be framed and displayed aboard the vessel in the Crew Bar. This is something we are very proud of! "
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!