Harry Cotterill, a 17-year-old future naval architect, created a company called Dream Designs Colchester to share and showcase his drawings and passion for the cruise industry. A number of Harry’s drawings are currently displayed aboard several cruise ships including Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, Disney Magic, Celebrity Constellation, Thomson Spirit, Norwegian Pearl, Carnival Dream and most recently P&O Cruises. In November 2011, Harry drew HAL’s Oosterdam and by chance, two of his ‘Volunteers at Sea’ John and Marilyn, sailed aboard the ship recently and were able to present the drawing to the ship’s master, Arjen van der Loo.
Presentation of the drawing to Captain van der Loo. In this photo, from left: Hotel Manager James Deering, Captain Arjen van der Loo, Mr. Shulman and Mrs. Shulman.