Well, that is a real bummer. I enjoyed the Captain's Party, and not just because of the free drinks. I think it really added to the Elegant evening atmosphere. I don't think that I would feel as comfortable walking up to the Captain in a public area. I think it would make me feel like I was imposing on his personal time, as oppose to the Captain's Party, where that was what it was all about. Getting to meet the Captain.
We will be on the Conquest in November with a group of 10 cabins, most of them new to cruising, all of them new to the Conquest, except for my husband and I. I think I will pretend that I do not know this, because if I tell my group, they will hear the disappointed in my voice, and they will be disappointed before they even step on the Conquest.