What do they offer on Princess? Welcome aboard party? Party for return guests? Free drinks? If they do, are they pre mixed or can you order your own? It's been 3 yrs since I sailed with them. I remember my TA (we traveled in a group) hosted a party for us but does Princess do one too??
Carnival Splendor (3 days of towing back to port)
Second night is usually a formal night with a Captain's welcome aboard party. Everyone is invited. It is in the atrium and waiters walk around with trays of premixed drinks. You can order what you want and if you are lucky the waiter might get back to you with it. Very few places where one can sit down.
On the second formal night, usually the next to last night is the "Captain's Circle Party" which is only for past passengers. This one is in the Vista Lounge or the Club Fusion and one can sit at a table. This is the party where they honor the 3 most traveled passengers on the cruise. It's a lot easier to get a drink of your choice at this one.