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Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After leaving Nuku Hiva we were at sea for six days. Three of the six days included time changes to get us back onto San Diego time. My phone worked…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

During the 24-day South Pacific Crossing, the ms Oosterdam passed the Equator on April 23, 2013, where King Neptune, Majesty of the Seas, granted passage at his Venerable Court to all officers and crew that they’ve been found worthy to be granted membership in his domain, the Royal and Ancient Order of Shellbacks. Naturally, there were…   read more of “Oosterdam’s King…”

Veendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Veendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Veendam’s repositioning cruise to South America brought our beautiful ship across the Equator and into the warm Pacific. Guests turned out in force to welcome King Neptune and his mermaid Bride as he doled out punishments to the pollywogs presented before him. The ceremony was officiated by the prosecutor (played by Cruise Director Dan Bernbach),…   read more of “Veendam’s…”

King Neptune Visits Rotterdam

King Neptune Visits Rotterdam

On January 17, ms Rotterdam crossed the equator and guests and crew were treated like royalty when King Neptune and his lovely wife came on board with their mermaid and pirate friends to help cleanse the Rotterdam of any and all dirty pollywogs. The sentences were read and the verdicts were submitted. Everyone had a…   read more of “King Neptune Visits…”

King Neptune Visits Zaandam

King Neptune Visits Zaandam

Recently, in the grand seagoing tradition of crossing the equator, King Neptune climbed aboard Zaandam to ensure that the vessel and its passengers and crew were fit to enter his domain. For those of you not familiar with this custom, allow me to briefly explain. Crossing the equator by ship is a big deal in…   read more of “King Neptune Visits…”