Queen Mary 2’s Captain Nicholas Bates and his officers at the court of King Neptune.
Captain Bates seeks safe passage over the equator from King Neptune.
King Neptune and Queen Amphitrite.
Pollywogs line up for initiation.
A young crewman being initiated. One hopes that is just chocolate!
The 'Doctor' commands . . . 'now go kiss the fish!'
An officer of the watch becomes a Shellback.
All done, now it’s time to kiss the fish!
Young pirates looking for victims!
Young pirates by the pool.
“Grab that Pollywog!”
A Pollywog becomes a Shellback.
Another Pollywog gets the treatment!
What a mess!
You don’t want to know!
Young and fit for duty . . . a pirate of the QM2.
Even pirates become Shellbacks eventually.