The drawing was presented on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester, by our Volunteers @ Sea, Debbie & Earl, during their 5 night cruise.
Debbie & Earl met with the Master of Carnival Victory, Captain Andrea Viacava at the Captain’s Celebration and it was here that they informed the Captain about our drawing.
Captain Andrea Viacava gave Debbie & Earl one of his business cards and instructed them to go to Guest Services to arrange a visit to the bridge to officially present the drawing of Carnival Victory.
Although this was somewhat sort notice Debbie immediately called back Guest Services and accepted the invitation to the bridge. At 15:00 Debbie & Earl made their way to Guest Services on Deck 3 where they were both escorted to the bridge.
Debbie informed us that the Captain was very impressive and he at first did not realise the drawing was for him to keep.
Volunteer @ Sea, Debbie, said:
“I took the drawing out of the tube and had the Captain hold of one end while I started unrolling it. You could see the amazement on his face when he saw it. Of course, no one got a picture of that. He stood there looking at it for a while and then I started rolling it back up and put it back in the tube and started to hand it to the Captain and he said, "this is for me?" Yes, sir it is.”
“I'm glad he sent you a note. I had asked him to send you a note when they got the drawing hung up but, that was nice that he went ahead and contacted you already. He said he was going to hang it by his desk.”
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
“I would like to congratulate our Volunteers @ Sea, Debbie & Earl on another successful drawing presentation! It was pleasing to see that they got to meet with Captain Andrea Viacava on the bridge and officially present the drawing of Carnival Victory.”
“It was very nice to receive an email from Captain Andrea Viacava directly on the same day as the drawing presentation and we hope that he will fulfill his promise of displaying the drawing aboard Carnival Victory.”