Dave, now I am confused. This past Aug I sallied on Celebrity with a girlfriend who never sailed on Celebrity or RCCL and she was able to to join me every night in the Captains Lounge and the private breakfast area because I was Elite. Yesterday I was thinking of booking Royal (never sailed on Royal) but I am a Diamond member. I called to make sure my friend could join me for cocktails and also the private breakfast area and was told yes, as long as she is staying in my cabin. Now I am thinking I should book Celebrity if I travel with a friend and not my husband....am I correct ?? I wouldn't want to go on RCCL with a friend and not be able to use my perks...I'm I understanding this correctly?