Crossing the Equator Home » Blog » Travel » Silversea South America Cruises » Crossing the Equator First-timer, Swiss Officer, Roland is doused with tomato sauce and strung up with bratwurst in the 'Crossing the Equator' ceremony on deck Crossing the Equator as we approach the mouth of the Amazon, King Neptune and his court board the ship. Unlucky first-timers are singled out for the ‘treatment’. 4 Responses to Crossing the Equator hyun ju January 16, 2012 I have to remind you and John must wear HAT please at all the time on this trip!!! Have a wonderful time. Reply Eddy January 16, 2012 M, aren’t you and your team glad that first timers’ special treatment is limited to crew members? Now Edmundo can wear his white tuxedo! Reply Michael Mus January 16, 2012 Eddy, Actually, this initiation ceremony is for first-timers crossing the equator. So Edmundo was always safe from the bowl of tomato sauce! Reply Solange January 22, 2012 Finally a photo of a young man! 🙂 Thought one had to pop into the blog at some stage! Reply Leave a Reply to hyun ju Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.