Are Suite passengers given the option?
We were on Azamara many years ago in a Suite and were invited to a special dinner with the Captain along with other suite guests.
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In 30+ Princess cruises I have never seen the Captain in the DR for dinner. It isn't something that is normally done on Princess ships. Doesn't mean it never happened, just that I have never seen it. I have seen ship's officers dining with passengers in the specialty restaurants, but believe these are invitations by the passenger to an officer that is their friend.Captain Stubing on The Love Boat used to dine with passengers every night!
One one cruise 5-6 years ago we invited the Staff Captain (Paulo Rivera) if he would like to join us for dinner? He accepted and we notified our section waiter and staff a day ahead of time. Interesting service for that dinner. I believe he has now taken over a ship? Years ago, on a P&O ship, we were called in our room to inform us that the Captain would be joining us for dinner. What a boring night-I think he was asked to join our table since on couple seemed as though they had many more days (with P&O) than most of the staff. Also funny in that this particular Captain had been a very junior officer on one of our first cruises (1964)Paulo is Stefano's brother. They are both Captains now.