Harry Cotterill sheers towards Autumn 2011
As summer 2011 now draws to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to look back at the many exciting events which took place during the summer of 2011.
In May 2011 we saw our drawings presented aboard Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica at Harwich International Port, but also aboard Carnival Dream in the Caribbean too, which we are proud to now have our drawing officially displayed aboard.
The success continued into July, with help from Harwich International Port once again, who kindly agreed to present our drawing aboard Astor whilst the vessel was berthed alongside the cruise terminal.
July 2011 also saw our drawing officially presented aboard Norwegian Pearl by our respected Volunteers @ Sea, John & Marilyn.
August 2011 was particularly successful, with an impressive 5 official drawing presentations, including invitations to visit 3 of the 5 vessels as well.
At the beginning of August 2011, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his father, Brian Cotterill visited Crystal Serenity at the Port of Dover, where they were given the opportunity to meet with Vice Captain, Cato Christensen, to officially present our drawing of the vessel.
Later on August 10th, our newest and youngest Volunteer @ Sea, Ben officially presented our drawing of Disney Magic to the Captain of the vessel during his 7 night cruise aboard, together with his parents. Captain Marco was very impressed with our drawing of Disney Magic and informed Ben that our drawing would be displayed in the Crew Bar.
On August 17th 2011 Dream Designs Colchester had the delight of joining a selection of VIP guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship, Balmoral, during her inaugural visit to Harwich International Port. Whilst on board we were treated to a Champagne Reception and 'Brunch' in the Avon Restaurant, before a guided tour of the vessel's passenger amenities took place.
Upon finishing the tour, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his father, Brian Cotterill, where invited to visit the bridge and meet with Captain Atle Knutsen personally to officially present our drawing of Balmoral to him.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, presents his drawing of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship, Balmoral, to the Master of the vessel, Captain Atle Knutsen, on the bridgewing, during the vessel's inaugural visit to Harwich International Port on Wednesday 17th August 2011 * Courtesy of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines *
Just 2 days later on August 19th 2011, Dream Designs Colchester visited the beautiful Hebridean Princess, during her inaugural visit to Harwich International Port. Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his father, Brian Cotterill, we escorted aboard the vessel by the Master, Captain Richard Heaton and were lucky enough to spend quite sometime together with the Captain and were invited to the bridge.
We were also given the opportunity to officially present our drawing of Hebridean Princess to Captain Richard Heaton and in return we were presented with the ship's official plaque.
On the same day, our honourable Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Enda we invited to the bridge of P&O Cruises' Arcadia during their 13 night 'Around Britain' cruise aboard the vessel. They were fortunate enough to meet with Captain Peter Philpott and were given the chance officially presented our drawing of Arcadia.
Our drawing of Arcadia has since been framed and is now displayed aboard Arcadia in the alleyway leading the the Navigation Bridge, directly outside the Captain's office too!
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" Summer 2011 was a truly very success period of time for Dream Designs Colchester, during which time we saw numerous official drawing presentations, many of which were so successful they have since been displayed aboard, not the mention a number of ships visits too. "
" I would like to take this opportunity to extend my greatest appreciation to everyone who has helped Dream Designs Colchester recently, especially our Volunteers @ Sea and our cruise line connections and friends, who made Summer 2011 to be so superb! "
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!