I agree, if the invitation to dine with the captain was luck of the draw it should be enjoyed. However, this woman abuses her relationship with the MDR manager by insisting she and her guests be invited to the captain's dinner every time they are on the ship. As Paul Motter pointed out, the crew/management are just trying to be nice and made the arrangements in the past but now feel they must do it--it has been going on for at least the last 5 years. Also her demand to dine with the captain (and filling the table with her guests) completely eliminates the odds of others having the honor of dining with the captain on those cruises. I suppose what I find offensive is her bragging about it and behaving as if she runs the ship.