P&O Cruises' Oceana at sea
Dream Designs Colchester are delighted to be able annouce to you, our latest plans for our next official drawing presentation, which is set to take place aboard P&O Cruises' Oceana.
In November 2011, our wonderful Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Enda, who live in Colchester informed us that they had booked a last minute cruise aboard Oceana, to celebrate the New Year!
They asked if it would be possible for us to especially assign a brand new drawing of P&O Cruises' Oceana and give them the opportunity to present it to the Captain on our behalf. We were of course delighted to offer them such an opportunity!
Ernie & Edna are due to board Oceana in Southampton on December 27th 2011, before spending 12 nights aboard the vessel.
Dream Designs Colchester has had a close connection with P&O Cruises for a number of years. In April 2008 we were invited to visit the then newly built Ventura, by Nigel Esdale, then Managing Director, P&O Cruises. We followed the construction of the ship closely and were honoured to be given the opportunity to visit the vessel whilst docked in Southampton, just days before she was officially named by Dame Helen Mirren.
Later in August 2008, Dream Designs Colchester met with Nigel Esdale, then Managing Director, P&O Cruises, where we were given an insight to the plans for Azura, which joined the P&O Cruises fleet in 2010.
In April 2010 Dream Designs Colchester had the pleasure of being invited to the Naming Ceremony of Azura. Whilst onboard the vessel Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was given the opportunity to present his drawing of Azura to Carol Marlow, Managing Director, P&O Cruises.
In December 2010, our honourable Volunteers @ Sea, Ernie & Edna, kindly agreed to present our especially assigned drawing of P&O Cruises’ Aurora to Captain David Pembridge, on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester during their 23 night Christmas Caribbean cruise aboard the vessel.
Later in August 2010, Ernie & Edna spent 13 nights aboard P&O Cruises' Arcadia, during their around Britain & Ireland cruise. Whilst on board the vessel they had the opportunity to meet with the Master of the vessel, Captain Peter Philpott, where they officially presented our especially assigned drawing of Arcadia on the navigation bridge.
Captain Peter Phillpot was so very impressed with our especially assigned drawing that it is now premantley displayed aboard Arcadia!
We have recently been in contacted with P&O Cruises and discussed with them our plans for this latest drawing presentation. They have again been kind enough to contact the Captain of the vessel and hopefully Ernie & Edna will again be invited to the navigation bridge to officially present our drawing!
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, will be meeting with Ernie & Edna later this week to hand over his especially assigned drawing of Oceana and inform them of the details of their latest quest!
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" We are honoured that P&O Cruises have again done their best arrange for Ernie & Enda to meet with the Captain of Oceana during their cruise aboard the vessel to officially present our especially assigned drawing on our behalf. "
" I am very much looking forward to meeting with Ernie & Edna later this week to hand over my drawing of Oceana and discuss with them the details of this latest drawing presentation in person."
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!