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Q M 2 Crossing the Line Ceremony

Q M 2 Crossing the Line Ceremony

Queen Mary 2 Maiden World Cruise

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Serious stuff. It doesn't look half the fun it was on an old trampship.
 

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You're not wrong Ken. Where is the beer cans and the half cut "cast"? LOL
 

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Best I did was the Stolt Lion, manned and managed by Souters, 1979, I think. Ship stopped and everything. Spoilt only by the extra 3/0's wife refusing to play.
 

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The last crossing the Line I did involved no beer (D&A rules), we weren't allowed to use week old galley slops (possibility of food poisoning) and before any of the treatments were administered each of the participants had to be clearly and loudly asked and answer in front of everyone present that they would agree to the ceremony (in case we get sued etc).
It took a fair bit of persuasion and coercion by the few Brits onboard to persuade the rest of the complement to play along, the whole thing being for the benefit of our first trip cadets. Indeed, as time went on we found out that the 3/E had never been done before because those onboard at the time weren't interested.
Changed days.
 
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Certainly is changed days! As a 10 year old supernumery on the Post Challenger I had to go through the ceremony! Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Still have my certificate. I will need to dig out the photos and scan them some time.
 

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Here I am in 1967:-

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=53308
 

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I cannot recall that we had anything on Shaw Savill ships.

On Legend of the Seas , Indian Ocean 2001, they went over the top , throwing the Scandinavian Captain into the pool. No respect
 

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