Well, glad we didnt cause it seems the captain was a NO SHOW!!!!!!!!!! He was new to the ship and begged out of the dinner for a couple of weeks so he could get more familiar with the vessel.You think that was OK??????????
No, it clearly was not okay. If the Captain did not wish to dine with passengers, he should have directed the staff not to send out invitations -- before they had done so.
That said, one must understand that the Captain can be called away due to navigational situations (for example, a lot of ships in the vicinity or receipt of a distress call from another vessel), and his first responsibility always is the safe navigation of the vessel.