Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.
Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.
Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.
Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.
Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.
Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.
Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.
Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.
Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.
Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.
Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.
Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.
Ann Nubis – Funeral director’s wife.
Soberly dressed as befits a funeral director’s wife, Ann carries a tape measure around her neck and carries bandages and a jar of embalming oil with her everywhere, just in case.
Crocodile Cairo – Australian bushman and crocodile fighter.
In tight khaki shorts and shirt open to the waist, Crocodile Cairo struts around the deck in his black akubra hat, showing off his impressive pecs and chest hair to the ladies.
Mohamed Al Buy-It – Department store owner
A self-made man, Al Buy-It wears traditional Arab dress, and has a chunky gold ring on every finger. Inside his cloak there’s always a supply of tacky souvenirs ready for a sale.
Florence of Arabia – Librarian
Serious and bookish, Florence dresses severely in dark colours, wears sensible lace up shoes and woolly stockings, and is never without a book.
Captain Fez – Captain of the S.S. Misfortune.
In a white uniform which has seen better days Captain Fez is melancholic and a little jaded.
Aggie Crusty – Celebrity chef and food writer.
Never without an apron, rolling pin and her latest book “better baking” which she tries to flog at every opportunity, Aggie cultivates a traditional house-wife look for her many readers.
Hercules Parrot – Amateur sleuth and pigeon fancier
In a Panama hat and white suit, Hercules Parrot cuts a dash on board ship with his carefully slicked moustache – even if the pigeon on his shoulder seems a little odd.
Ivy Corton – A journalist
With a camera slung around her neck, a pencil behind her ear and a notebook in her hand, Ivy loves her brown cord britches and Fair Isle tank top.