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Old November 30th, 2008, 11:01 AM
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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!

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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.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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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.

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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!
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OK, let me rephrase my question: Does ANY cruise line have any type of ceremony when crossing the equator?
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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.
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From what I understand , usually only the crew is involved in the pollywog cermony.
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