absolutely SURE this is not a cruise line policy but instead a cruise director. this was brought up on another cruise site, wherein cd on celebrity (yes, owned by rccl) ADAMENTLY said same thing, NO special meetings. bs was what we said then and it was proven . subsequently other cruises on celebrity had fod meeting. the thing to do is REPORT that cd. to the hq of the line. they'll set them straight...oops, "gaily forward" and stop that crap. and i will bet you the cd that made the statement will be chastized.