Holidaymakers get a ducking in a "crossing the Equator" ceremony.
Crossing the Equator.
Introductory intertitle reads: "This week we cross the Equator, and watch Neptune hold his Court - a very rowdy Court, too!"
Passengers aboard "The Empress of Britain" have lots of fun at a "crossing the Equator" ceremony. All those who have never crossed the Equator before have their faces plastered with shaving foam and are then dunked in the swimming pool. A man dressed as Neptune is in charge and the others wear all sorts of wacky fancy dress. Some shots are filmed from a high angle - possibly from the ship's mast or crow's nest.
"Another instalment next week".