I usually skip them. If I am eating with an officer the night of the Captain's party, I will generally attend. I always try to attend the repeaters party because they bring out the good caviar.
"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
F Scott Fitzgerald
Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14