[101st Cruise Report]Crossing the Equator
After the Panama Canal the next port of call is Easter Island, which means traveling down to the Southern Hemisphere. Even though Central America was hot, here we’re caught up in the Humboldt Current which carries cooler sea water, and despite our proximity to the Equator many people were wearing long sleeves. But crossing the Equator is an occasion to commemorate nonetheless, with many people gathering together to take photos and celebrate.
In the bridge, the ships compass clocked over from “North” bearing to “South”, marking our official transition over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere. In a plane it’s hard to appreciate the difference, but onboard you can appreciate our steady onwards progress.