Harry Cotterill, on the bridge of Thomson Spirit on September 1st 2012
On September 12th 2012, we had the opportunity to visit Thomson Cruises’ Thomson Spirit at Harwich International Port for the second time this year, following our previous visit on September 1st 2012.
On the occasion of the second visit, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, was joined by his father Brian Cotterill during the visit to Thomson Spirit at Harwich International Port.
Less than two weeks previously Harry had visited Thomson Spirit together with Gavin Pamment, Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester where they met with the Captain and officially presented a brand new especially assigned drawing.
Thomson Cruises were kind enough to invite Harry and his father Brian to visit Thomson Spirit on September 12th 2012 so that they would have the opportunity to see the drawing displayed aboard.
Harry and Brian were joined aboard Thomson Spirit by a number of travel agents and fellow members of the Ocean Liner Society. Visitors were given a complete tour of the ship’s amenities and many of the different cabins too.
Once the tour had finished visitors were invited to the Compass Restaurant to enjoy lunch aboard Thomson Spirit. Upon entering the restaurant Harry and Brian had the chance to see the drawing of Thomson Spirit in its splendid new frame. Unfortunately a place had not been found for the drawing.
After having a number of photographs taken together with his drawing, Harry decided to disembark the vessel and not join the other visitors for lunch due to the fact that he had only just returned from Southampton the night before.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
“My father and I were very pleased to be able to visit Thomson Spirit and enjoyed touring the ship together with the other visitors. However we were slightly disappointed to see that our drawing had not yet been displayed as promised.”
“I am confident that Thomson Cruises will find a suitable location to display the drawing. Although the drawing was not displayed the frame which had been put together by the crew on board looked marvellous!”
You can see more photographs from our visit aboard Thomson Spirit on our new 'September 12th 2012' page in the 'Our History' section of our website!
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!