Sometime ago now, back in October 2016, I had the chance to visit P&O Cruises wonderful Aurora. Not only did I tour the ship but I also had the opportunity to meet with Captain Wesley Dunlop. I've been so busy since, that I have only just got round to doing this blog post... really bad of me I know!
Anyway, part way through touring the ship I was able to visit the navigation bridge, where I was met the Captain and presented him with my drawing of the ship, which I had produced just a week or two prior to the visit.
Having been on one cruise already this year, I can't believe that it isn't long at all until my next! In March I will be stepping aboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Astoria for a three-night cruise. This will be my fourth cruise with the British-based cruise line, but at just 16,144 gross tonnes and carrying just 550-passengers, Astoria will be the smallest cruise ship which I have ever cruised on.
She will also be the oldest! Astoria was orginally launched in 1948, known then as Stockholm. The ship is famously known by many ship fans for sinking the ocean liner Andrea Doria. The two ships collided in the Atlantic Ocean in 1956. Now in her 69th year of service, Astoria is the oldest cruise ship curing the world's oceans.
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!