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Today's sunrise is the only one from a 2005 land trip to Africa with a safari and a journey on Rovos Rail from Johannesburg to Cape Town.  On March 29 I was in Cape Town before flying home the next day:

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I have a sunset instead of a sunrise today.  It's from my 2018 Crystal 2-ship world cruise.  On March 30 Crystal Symphony overnighted at Easter Island:

 

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Today's sunrise is the first from yet another combination.  In 2013 I sailed Queen Elizabeth transatlantic to Southampton, then had several days flying London to Angkor Wat and Japan for a Crystal Symphony trans-Pacific to Vancouver.  April 1 was my first morning out of New York on Queen Elizabeth:

 

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I only have one sunrise from April 2.  Not the best and the same cruise as yesterday (QE, 2013) but even on a cloudy day there maybe something.

 

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I only have one sunrise for April 3.  It is from my 2014 Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity, Amsterdam from Bali to Fort Lauderdale.  On April 3 Amsterdam was at sea from Cape Town to Walvis Bay:

 

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Today's sunrise is the last one from my first string of cruises, Crystal Symphony Los Angeles to Sydney followed by Queen Victoria Bangkok to Dubai. On April 4 we docked in Dubai, and as it turns out April 4, 2010 was also Easter Sunday.

 

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We docked immediately behind QE2, then out of  service less than 2 years.

 

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Today's sunrise is from my 2017 5-ship combination.  On March 5, MS Zaandam visited Coquimbo, Chile.  Sunrise was late and came while I was in the Lido for breakfast:

 

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Today's sunrise is from my 2013 Queen Elizabeth-Crystal Symphony combination that included trans-Asia flights with a side trip to Angkor Wat.  On April 6 was QE's last sea day before arrival in Southampton:

 

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I have a sunset today, rather than a sunrise.  It's from my 2018 Crystal 2-ship World Cruise.  On March 7 the Crystal Symphony was in Coquimbo, Chile:

 

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Today's sunrise is from my 2014 3-ship Crystal/HAL combination (Symphony-Serenity-Amsterdam) combination Bali-Singapore-Cape Town-Ft. Lauderdale.  On April 9 MS Amsterdam was at sea from St. Helena to Ascension Island:

 

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Today's sunrise is from my 2014 3-ship Crystal/HAL combination (Symphony-Serenity-Amsterdam) combination Bali-Singapore-Cape Town-Ft. Lauderdale.  On April 11 MS Amsterdam crossed the Equator after passing Ascension Island:

 

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8 hours ago, rafinmd said:

On April 11 MS Amsterdam crossed the Equator after passing Ascension Island:

 

I've not yet managed to get a ship voyage that has crossed the equator, so am officially still a "pollywog" for the Neptune ceremony.  Hopefully one day.  Although, living in Australia, I've crossed the equator by air lots of times.

 

What did HAL do for the occasion on Amsterdam?

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1 hour ago, sfred said:

 

I've not yet managed to get a ship voyage that has crossed the equator, so am officially still a "pollywog" for the Neptune ceremony.  Hopefully one day.  Although, living in Australia, I've crossed the equator by air lots of times.

 

What did HAL do for the occasion on Amsterdam?

Sadly, I have never crossed the Equator on Cunard, although I was supposed to do so just about one year ago,  I have done so several times each on HAL and Crystal and the ceremony is largely the same.  The ceremony was on the aft deck behind the lido; the layout is much the same as on QE and QV.  There are several groups of participants:

 

The Pollywogs were led in in groups, bound together in a line by a line attached to their ankles.

King Neptune and his Queen (from the showroom cast:

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Several other cast members who did the "dirty work":

The pollywogs were led into the center of the circle and charged with offenses, generally of a humorous nature (I can't remember any from this cruise but when I was a pollywog on the Crystal Symphony I was accused of carrying a HAL tote bag on a Crystal Ship).

A jury of senior officers renders a verdict, invariably guilty:

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On conviction they are forced to kiss a huge fish and are then covered in slime:

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A final decision is rendered, "stink" or "swim".  Some of the pollywogs are tossed into the pool while others are forced to sit, slime covered, at the end of the pool until the end of the ceremony:

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I was fortunate to get a seat but many others were looking on from the decks above the pool.  Sadly, the pool was closed for the rest of the day.

 

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Today's sunrise is instead a sunset from my 2018 Crystal 2-ship World Cruise.  On April 12 the Crystal Symphony stayed overnight in Callau/Lima, Peru:

 

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Today is the first sunrise from another trip.  I boarded the Celebrity Solstice for a Transatlantic April 15, 2012 but was in Fort Lauderdale on April 13:

 

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Early this month I posted a couple of photos from an Eastbound Queen Elizabeth transatlantic with a notation that I was going on to an Eastbound Crystal Symphony transpacific with an intermediate stop in Angkor Wat.  I never saw the sun come up in Angkor Wat and April 14 was Symphony's first sea day out of Kobe.

 

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Today's sunrise is from my 2014 Crystal Symphony/Serenity and Amsterdam combination.  On April 15 MS Amsterdam was supposed to be in Banjul, Gambia but was instead in Mindelo, Cape Verde due to the Ebola outbreak:

 

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