We had the regular Captain's Champagne Reception on the firsy cruise. Ours was at 4:45 for the 5:45 and 6:15 dining times. We had the usual formal picture taking in front of the shore excursion office, to the side of the front of the front office, one with the captain and the last one in front of the steps in the show lounge. There were lots of bar staff to pass out drinks and take drink orders. Also a lot of staff with appetizers (nothing to rave about here - jalepino poppers, bitterbauten? balls, and dim sum). The trays had the usual champagne, white wine, red wine and orange juice. There wasn't any problem getting any type of other drink and no charge. While we were sipping our vodkas, we watched one man in front of us down 3 Manhattans in less than 20 minutes -- guess he thought they were going to close down the bar! (By the time the party was over we think he had at least 2 more.) They were late in starting to introduce the various heads so the party wasn't over until 5:55. It also took a long time for everyone to get 4 pictures taken and get through the receiving line. Needless to say, those of us who dined at 5:45 were late to dinner.