For the men; a tux would be the preferred choice -but a dark dress suit, dress shirt & tie would be fine. For the ladies: a long dress would be the preferred choice -but a long dark dressy skirt with a dressy/sparkly blouse would be fine, a dressy cocktail dress and heels would also be fine.
Money by no means gets you to the Captain's Table. Maybe with the Captain himself though, but not the Hotel Manager.
My husband and I were chosen on the Summit this past December and it was because of the Social Hostess we met when we checked in. We were kibitzing with the gentleman that was checking us in and laughing and she came over and introduced hereselt and asked where we were from (which is Miami).
We received an invitation on the first formal night to dine with the Hotel Manager (not the Captain) at the Captain's Table.
We were in an inside cabin, no Donald Trump here!
We had a wonderful time with the Hotel Manager.
I'm sure though dining with the Captain is different scenerio, but we were still impressed that we were chosen.
You should always accept the invitation immediately and write a thank-you note the next day to the social coordinator and the Hotel Manager or Captain thanking them for a nice evening. I left mine with the bursar's office to give to them.
PS: The wine and service is superb at the Captain's Table, hope everyone can experience it at least once.
We all received a photograph of the entire table taken from the level above...it's a nice momento.
My husband I dined at the Captains table aboard the iNFINITY. It was a wonderful surprise to us, that we were invitied. My Husband did not bring a tuxedo, so he wore his dark suit that evening...I think he was one of two men at the table who did not wear a tuxedo. It was a great memory..when we recieved the invite we thought Everyone was "dining " with the Capatin, just thought he was going to be in the Dining room that evening...what a totally surprise when we were escorted to the table.
....Soon we'll be making another run.....