P&O Cruises' Oceana at sea
On Tuesday 27th December 2011, our Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Edna arrived in Southampton to embark aboard P&O Cruises' Oceana, before spending 12 nights aboard the vessel.
Ernie & Edna have been working on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester for quite sometime now and have been generous enough to present our especially assigned drawings aboard a number of other P&O Cruises' vessels previously.
In December 2010, Ernie & Edna had the opportunity to offically present our drawing of Aurora to the Master of the vessel, Captain David Pembridge during their 23 night Christmas Caribbean cruise.
Later in August 2011, Ernie & Edna presented our especially assigned drawing of Arcadia, to Captain Peter Philpott, during their around Britain cruise. The drawing is now proudly displayed aboard the vessel!
Ernie & Edna were again kind enough to agree to present our especially assigned drawing on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester. P&O Cruises kindly arrange for our Volunteers @ Sea to meet with the Captain of Oceana during their 12 night cruise.
On December 30th 2011, Ernie & Edna, as well as their daughter's husband, Duncan, were invited to the navigation bridge of Oceana to meet personally with the Master of the vessel and officially present our especially assigned drawing on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester.
Today, Thursday 12th January 2012, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his parents, Diane & Brian Cotterill took the opportunity to meet with Ernie & Edna at their home in Colchester. They were presented with two printed photographs from the official drawing presentation as well a special navigation map which the Captain had signed.
The Captain of P&O Cruises' Oceana wrote:
" To Harry, Thank you very much for your drawing. Hope to meet you in the future."
Two professional printed photographs and a navigation map signed by the Captain, which were presented to us by our Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Enda after they officially presented our especially assigned drawing of Oceana to the Captain on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester during their 12 night cruise
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" I was absolutely delighted that our Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Enda were able to meet with the Captain personally on the navigation bridge and officially present our especially assigned drawing of Oceana to him on our behalf. "
" I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to P&O Cruises for being kind enough to arrange for Ernie & Edna to meet with the Captain of Oceana. "
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!