Crossing the Line

The Sun Deck onboard the RMS St. Helena was today transformed into realms of the deep when King Neptune, in the human form of Captain Andrew Greentree and Queen Aphrodite (Chief Officer Adam Williams) presided over the historical sacrificial ceremony. They initiated three victims – Marian Kanes, Eric Gade and Ann Andrews into the deep by having them thoroughly deodorised with kippers and covered with raw eggs & livers by the Royal Physician John Hamilton and the lovely Nursey Dr Revti Kaul. The Royal Barber (Chief Engineer David Yon) also gave them radical change of hairstyles with the aid of treacle, ice cream, cocoa powder and golden syrup.

The gods were pleased with the sacrifice and allowed the vessel to continue its journey to Tenerife in beautiful sunny weather and calm seas.