Holland America Line's 81,769 tonne Oosterdam at sea
Dream Designs Colchester are very proud and honoured to be able to take this opportunity to inform you of our very latest ambitious plan for our next upcoming official drawing presentation.
On January 7th 2012, our Volunteers @ Sea, John & Marilyn are set to board Holland America Line's 81,769 tonne Oosterdam, before departing on their 7 night cruise aboard the vessel.
Whilst on board, it is hoped John & Marilyn will be lucky enough to meet with the Captain of the vessel to officially present our especially assigned drawing of Oosterdam, on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester.
In May 2009, Holland America Line's newest vessel Eurodam, visited Harwich International Port as part of her inaugural season. A number of weeks before the arrival of Eurodam, Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester decided to especially assign a drawing of the vessel, with the ambition of the drawing being presented to the Captain of the vessel.
On May 10th 2009, Dream Designs Colchester took the opportunity to visit Harwich International Port to view Eurodam berthed alongside the cruise terminal. Whilst there, we were lucky enough to meet with a senior member of staff at Harwich International Port, who was kind enough to contact the Second Officer aboard Eurodam.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester was extremely lucky, when he was invited aboard Eurodam to briefly meet with the Second Officer to hand over his especially assigned drawing of the vessel, which would be past on to the Captain. Later that evening before the vessel departed Harwich International Port, a member of crew from aboard Eurodam was sent ashore, to present a gift to us which the Captain had sent to thank us for our drawing.
Our especially assigned drawing of Oosterdam is due to depart Dream Designs Colchester later this week, before arriving at our Volunteers @ Seas, John & Marilyn's home in Seattle in the United States.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
" We are delighted that our Volunteers @ Sea, John & Marilyn have agreed to officially present our drawing of Holland America Line's Oosterdam on behalf of Dream Designs Colchester during their cruise aboard the vessel."
" We are also excited to have such an opportunity to continue our relationship with Holland America Line. Since our drawing presentation took place aboard Eurodam in May 2009, our drawings have improved considerably and I am sure Holland America Line will acknowledge our improvements. "
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!