On Saturday 15 August, 2015 I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Hebridean Princess during the vessel's maiden call to Chatham Docks. In fact, Hebridean Princess was only the second cruise ship to ever visit the port. I was joined aboard by our Non-Executive Director, Gavin, who unlike me had not visited the ship before.
Upon arriving on the quayside we spotted the Captain, who at pretty much the same time spotted us and welcome us and then escorted us on board. Upon boarding the vessel, Gavin and I enjoyed a drink with Captain Richard Heaton in the Conservatory on the Promenade Deck.
After chatting for a while, the Captain took us both on a guided tour of the ship. I had already seen most of the public areas on board the ship from my visit on board in August 2011, but since then the ship has been refurbished. Gavin who had not seen the ship before was pleasantly impressed. There's a real friendly family feeling on board!
Our guided tour of the ship ended with us visiting the bridge, where I had the opportunity to officially present my brand new drawing of Hebridean Princess to the Captain. He seemed quite impressed with the drawing and mentioned about possibly finding a suitable location on board to display it.
You can read my complete ship visit review of our visit on board Hebridean Princess and take a look at many more photographs by clicking on the button directly below.
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!