Saturday, May 26, 2012

All hail, King Neptune!

Tomorrow will be another long day as we get up early to see the sail-in to Singapore, one of the most modern cities in the world. We have nothing definite planned, we’re just going to take the shuttle and a map and kind of wander. There are a few things we want to buy, luckily, not a new Kindle as somebody turned in Randy’s Kindle that he left in the dining room after bridge.

We Shellbacks watched some polywogs be initiated into the group of thos who have crossed the Equator. I’ll let the pictures tell the story. It wasn’t as glorious as the Holland America ceremony where they actually had to empty the pool after the ceremony, but it was fun to watch the Captain being thrown into the pool!

I uploaded the pictures in the wrong order, so look at them from the bottom of the page to the top. It's too hard to try to upload them again!

Some of the clean-up

Capt. Froude is a really good sport. He is soaking wet here and still willing to pose for pictures!

Neptune and his Queen, Cruise Director Tim on the right

These two are the "surgeons" who will remove Cruise Director Tim's funny bone (the one on the left IS the ship's doc

Cruise Director Tim being hosed off after the ceremonies

Removing Tim's funny bone

The Captain is "guilty" of smuggling and will be thrown in the pool

I have no idea what noxious substance this is!

That's spaghetti being tossed about

The punishment

Some of the crew pollywogs

One of the passenger Pollywogs


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

  2. Lovely to see the "Crossing the Equator" through your eyes. Good to see Captain Froude is still going into the pool. He did the same on the "Cherry Blossom" cruise in 2011.