Unfortunately we were unable to arrange a visit to the ship, but still wanted to see the vessel berthed alongside the cruise terminal. We also still took the decision to especially assign a drawing of Grand Mistral sometime before.
In the end our drawing was taken aboard the vessel on our behalf by two members of the ship’s crew who we met on the dockside and were kind enough to present the drawing to the Captain.
Sometime later in September 2012, we received an email from the Master of Grand Mistral, Captain Antonio F. Toledo.
“ Many thanks for your drawing, it is really good. I already found a good place for it and as soon as the frame is ready it will be in place. It will be my pleasure to have you on board next time the Grand Mistral calls Harwich, you will be very much welcome on board.”
“I was thrilled that Captain Antonia F. Toledo was kind enough to acknowledge our drawing. It was a great pleasure to receive his email and know that he has already found a place for the drawing to be displayed.”
“I am extremely grateful to the two crew members that I personally met with at Harwich who willingly accepted to present the drawing on our behalf.”