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Mrbill58 November 30th, 2008 11:01 AM

Crossing the Equator on a Carnival Ship
Does Carnival do anything special when crossing the equator? The wife and I will be crossing the equator on the Splendor in March. The US Navy has a tradition when their ships cross the equator. It would be nice if there was some type of celebration!

Mr. Bill

skymaster November 30th, 2008 11:47 AM

HMMMM,,,interesting question. I'd bet they do something, but never experienced it myself aboard a Carnival ship. (Yep, I have done it on Navy ships.) I'm curious to read the answer to this one too. Thanks for asking.


Mrbill58 November 30th, 2008 11:50 AM

Skymaster, Glad you agree! I've been on two Navy Ships but never crossed over the equator, so I don't have my Shellback Certificate. I've head a few good stories from my friends about what they had to go thru to get their certificate. Looking forward to hearing more feedback about this.

Mr. Bill

spencercoop November 30th, 2008 01:11 PM

Carnival has never done a cruise across the equator. This is Carnival's first set of South America cruises. Have a great cruise, I wish I was on the Splendor doing a South America cruise!

Mrbill58 December 7th, 2008 11:53 AM

OK, let me rephrase my question: Does ANY cruise line have any type of ceremony when crossing the equator?

theblences January 3rd, 2009 06:49 PM

NCL equator crossing
Yes, NCL has a ceremony when you cross the equator with them. My husband and I received our shellback certificate from NCL, after we attended the ceremony NCL puts some green cool whip looking thing on your forehead during their ceremony.

Kamloops Cruiser January 3rd, 2009 08:12 PM

From what I understand , usually only the crew is involved in the pollywog cermony.

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