Its a good concept. The Captain's party thing was getting too crowded on the bigger ships. You basically were rushed through the handshake line, sat int he lounge and listened to music and had a couple of different free drinks to choose from. The meet and greet is a better atmosphere for mingling and you can be a bit late and not miss much. I think they should do a bit better than $1 off drinks though. They should price them so that its a break even for them. I don't need "free" drinks but I think a $2 drink would be much better received as a change.
We didn't make it to the Valor's "farewell" party. Too much going on at that time.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013