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Old October 8th, 2002, 08:51 AM
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Going on our first cruise with mom (veteran traveler), who will be 82 that week. Thought it might be nice if she could dine with the captain one night. What does it take to get an invitation? We'll be travelling on RCLs Enchantment the week of Nov 24th.
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Old October 8th, 2002, 09:25 AM
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Send him a note beforehand that you are travelling with your extremely wealthy widowed mother who has a single daughter who once was the Playmate of the Year. That should spark his interest.

Just kidding.........just kidding!!!!!!

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Old October 8th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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Old October 8th, 2002, 10:45 PM
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Since your mom is so elderly, I think you have a great shot at this....write a nice letter to the cruise director and fax it to him/her on the ship. (Call the cruiseline for the fax number of the exact ship). Address your letter to the cruise director and explain your mom's life, background, etc. Extoll her virtues....Explain that this will be the trip of a lifetime and that a dinner with Captain Bligh would be her fondest wish. Write to me at suzanne@gbis.com if you need help writing it. It would be my pleasure to do so.(I'm a writer...hee hee !)
Good luck!
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Old October 9th, 2002, 06:37 AM
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I will differ with a fellow writer. The Cruise Director is NOT the go-to-guy ... it's the Social Hostess.


Also, better to wait until you get on the ship so you can see actual names (Social Hostess, Captain, etc.) then write your note on ship's stationery.

Good luck to Good Old Mom !!!

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Old October 10th, 2002, 10:09 AM
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Before asking the SoHo, check your dining times against the ships schedule. If your dining at 6.30 and the ship is leaving at 7pm the Captain will be on the bridge. Try to choose a sea day when the Captain has more time to socialise with guests and is not required on the bridge
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Old October 10th, 2002, 06:45 PM
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Gloria,
When you get on the ship write your letter to the Captain and take it to the purser to be delivered to the Captain ASAP. Then talk to the Dinning room Manager about it and the hostess.Do this the first night.
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Old October 11th, 2002, 10:05 AM
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Old October 12th, 2002, 07:40 AM
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Dining with the captain is by INVITATION ONLY! It is very unlikely you would be invited to his table, especially since this is your first cruise. Normally only seasoned cruisers are invited to his table.

Happy Sailing!
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Old October 12th, 2002, 09:31 AM
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Not really true Carol. I have been seated with many first-timers at the captains table. In fact, only once were there not any first-timers there. It is good PR. <G>
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