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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:…”

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Statendam’s King Neptune Ceremony

“Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish! Kiss the fish!” Thousands of voices chanted from Statendam’s pool deck. On December 16, as we crossed the equator, it was time for our traditional ceremony where King Neptune and his Queen judge the pollywog’s fate. There were 25 pollywogs, all of them crew members who had never crossed…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Oosteram’s Crossing the Equator Ceremony

Oosteram’s Crossing the Equator Ceremony

Oosterdam crossed the equator last week and held the celebratory ceremony complete with King Neptune and Pollywogs. Here are some pictures from the festive (and sometimes messy) event: