we had the honor, the eat with the Captian during Captains dinner.
I knew the Maitre D´ from other ships and he is the person, who disposes, together with the headwaites, who will sit at the Captians table.
We were really astonished, when he came to our table, asking, if it would be a problem to eat at late seating the following evening. I did not know, what he was talking about. We said okay, why not and then he told us, he would invite us to the Captains table. And it was an invitation for the whole table, we were 7 persons, but 3 american tablemates did not want to join us, because they wanted to eat early, because they have problems eating late. So 4 other people were invited.
We got a formal invitation to our cabin, got a special menue card, signed by the captain and an offical photo.
We had a wonderful evening and we saw many envious people.
The Captain told us, that he´s eating only once on a cruise in the dining room. We saw him several times in the Windjammer, taking his lunch and going back to the bridge our his office.