How to get invited to the Captain's Table on your cruise holiday

Get to know your hosts

Senior Social Team

Should you Complain?

Once you’ve been invited

Once chosen, usually by a formal invite left in your cabin, you would be expected to dress for the occasion, but otherwise be yourself. Certainly, know your limit when it comes the complimentary drinks, and keep some genuinely interesting stories at the top of your mind to join in the conversation. 

Sometimes the captain isn't actually present at his table, with one of the other senior crew standing in. Don't take this as a snub, after all, he's got a large ship to take care of!

On some cruise lines, the menu at the captain's table is superior to the general tables, but the service will definitely be top-tier, with cocktails, free drinks, flowers for the ladies, and a table photo at the end of the night. The captain is usually full of good stories and a good listener if you have something interesting to add. Another bonus is that you may also be invited for a tour of the bridge during the cruise.