Costa Pacifica berthed alongside Harwich International Port
On Monday 16th May 2011, Dream Designs Colchester visited Harwich International Port to witness the inaugural arrival of Costa
The 114,500 tonne vessel is by far the largest cruise ship ever to visit Harwich International Port, with a maximum capacity to accommodate some 3,800 guests. Another Costa Cruises vessel, Costa Magica at 101,000 tonnes previously held the record for the largest cruise ship to visit the Essex port.
Dream Designs Colchester has had a close association with Costa Cruises in recent years and has had the joy of visiting a number of their vessels as well as many of our drawing being presented to their vessels’ Captains.
In May 2009 Harwich International Port kindly agreed to present our drawings of both Costa
Magica and Costa Atlantica to the ships’ Captains, whilst the vessels where berthed alongside.
Later in June 2009, George Hammond PLC & Captain Massimo Garbarino arranged for us to visit the newly launched Costa Luminosa during the vessel’s inaugural call to Harwich International Port. Dream Designs Colchester were invited to meet Captain Massimo Garbarino personally, where we had the opportunity to present him with our drawing of the ship. In return we were presented with a book celebrating the 60 years of Costa Cruises.
In June 2010 Dream Designs Colchester were invited to visit Costa Deliziosa with a group of travel agents and Costa representatives during the vessel’s inaugural call to Harwich Intnernational Port. Our drawing of the vessel was
presented to the Captain on our behalf by George Hammond PLC.
Right to Left: Brian Cotterill, Dream Designs Colchester, Shaun Lyons, Sales Manager North Costa Crociere S.p.A. UK, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, Lara Newell, Sales Manager South Costa Crociere S.p.A. UK and Diane Cotterill, Dream Designs Colchester take the opportunity to have a photograph taken together with Costa Deliziosa in the background
Recently Dream Designs Colchester visited Harwich International Port to welcome the Costa Luminosa arrive for a second time. Our drawing of the vessel was presented to the Captain on our behalf by Harwich International Port.
Yesterday, Monday May 16th 2011 Harwich International Port kindly agreed to present our latest drawing of Costa
Pacifica to the Captain of the vessel.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" It was very exciting to see the arrival of the record breaking Costa Pacifica at Harwich International Port and I was so pleased that we had the opportunity for another of our drawings to be presented to the Captain on our behalf again. Whilst on the dockside we witnessed the Captain and his officers viewing our drawing on the bridge wing, which was a very special moment! "
Later this year we intend to present another of our cruise ship drawings, to yet another Costa Cruises vessel, when the Costa Magica visits Harwich International Port.
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Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester
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!