Captain’s Table

I know that in the past I have mentioned the traditions of Captain’s Table. Tonight was the first formal night. I don’t know if there is going to be more than one on this seven day cruise.  Last cruise besides the official Captain’s Table on formal night there were a series of dinners on other nights that were hosted by a variety of the senior officers.

This time, we were invited to dinner with the actual Captain. Norwegian, he is older than many of the recent captains with whom I have sailed and most definitely a lovely gentleman. Soft spoken it wasn’t always possible to hear him over the dining room noise.  Tonight seemed to be the “pineapple” night as is so called by some German friends.  There are other customs common between the ships including a special menu –


Last week the menu was all meat, this week they had a fish option. I may yet hit up the Executive Chef for a special Indian Vegetarian Meal. Perhaps round up a table’s worth of folks on the next cruise.

Back to tonight. A couple that was on the last cruise, two retired BA flight attendants and a German couple from Wiesbaden. Royal always takes a photo

The evening's participants

The evening’s participants

and provides everyone with a copy.

If you didn’t catch it –

George is on this cruise

George is on this cruise

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Captain’s Table

  1. Zandra says:

    Yay! George is a pinnacle now.

    • Holly Doyne says:

      or something. They checked him on boat as Platinum because that is what he has earned on Celebrity. Amit managed to change him to D+ so that he could get into the lounge.
      C&A wants to see a marriage license…. something about different last names. Or something. Or addresses. But since we both use the same two? Anyway, it should be around somewhere after 37 years…

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