We have received the most exciting communication from Princess Coco the Most Adorable; we had all been feeling bereft of the Admiral's presence and were saddened to think that our voyaging days were over. Imagine our pleasure at receiving the following transmission:
Dear Princess Treasure et al,
I wanted you to know why I have not redeemed my ticket from Heron Express. The Admiral and I had been preparing a surprise for you and I have been able to finish it on my own: I am the Chief Petticoat Officer for the HRM SS. Extra Helping! We will be able to continue all naval adventures and peace-time cruises. Because of this, I am suggesting that we cruise down to visit the Countess Katie Isabella rather than all convening near her house. I'm betting Simba and Audrey will be happy to join us, although I am not so sure about Sir Spitfire.
Have you considered Sir Simba?