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Not being able to cruise this year made me realize we missed out on our pre-cruise tradition and it's something I really look forward to. Within two weeks of the sailing my wife and I watch Titanic. It started the night before our first cruise, in the hotel with not much to do and Titanic was on, so being the last movie someone would watch the night before their first cruise, we watched it; that was also the first time I've ever seen it (well, most of anyway since we tuned in after it started). Needless to say, I enjoyed the movie and wanted to see it again from the beginning. When our second cruise came around a few months later I joked "we should watch Titanic again before we sail", well the joke turned into reality. It has become such a tradition that in September 2019 we hosted a Titanic Movie Party for a bunch of our friends joining us on the cruise. Hopefully I get to see the Titanic in September 2021 :). What's your pre-cruise tradition?
I'm curious as to what special events you've encountered while onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. For instance, I've heard they have a ceremony when a ship passes the equator or passes the international date line. I've also received a souvenir copy of the New Year's Eve dining room menu when sailing on a New Year's cruise. The most unique event I've experienced was last year aboard the Brilliance of the Seas as we headed from Norway to Iceland. They had an induction to the "Frostbitten Blue Nose" Society in commemoration of approaching the Arctic Circle. The event was presided over by the captain and essentially involved getting a ladle of ice water (small, medium, and large) dumped down the back of your shirt, your nose painted blue, and a shot of some type of booze all on the pool deck in the rain. See the attached certificate and pictures. So what events have you experience that were out of the ordinary?