Friday night we did actually make it to the very beautiful "Masquerade Theater" (decks 5 & 6) in the very front of the ship. It holds approximately 1,200 people and was full for the two performances every evening. The first night was actually a sampling of the week to come. There was Louis Johnson, who has been seen on Comedy Central, B.E.T , Showtime and A & E. He was very funny, talking about the new Royal Caribbean ship "Freedom of the Seas" being so big, it has it's own bad neighborhood. Then there was Scott Ringersen, one of the best Elvis Impersonator's I've ever seen. And such a nice guy...he was with his family and was very gracious to answer any questions when spotted "out of costume" around the ship. There was also a Comedy Ventriloquist, The Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers, Wilde and Haynes who were so funny and also very good jugglers. There were two shows every night, working around the two dinner seating times. We usually forgot to go to the early show (we had dinner at 8:30pm which was second seating) so would walk in on the tail end of the later show. All of the shows were family friendly (lot of kids on board) and some entertainers had a third show like at 11pm for adults only. There was alot of late night activity that we all missed because none of us could stay up that late. (It's terrible to be old and tired.)
Anyway, Saturday August 12th was our first full day at sea. We were on the outside of Vancouver Island heading north. During the day it was surprisingly calm. Saturday was also the evening they had the Captain's Welcome Aboard Reception and the first dress-up night. We went to that and it was very nice. There was complimentary champagne and hors d' oeuvres in the beautiful "Some Enchanted Evening Lounge" on Deck 6. The Captain was from Norway and also had his family with him on this cruise.
Saturday night, after dinner we went up to the "Masquerade Theater" to catch the tail end of the show. We ended up in the upper level on Deck 6. After sitting there for a few minutes, I could really feel that ship rocking & rolling. I told Lynnette, "enjoy the rest of the show...but I'm out of here." I staggered down the hall ( I had notone drop of the complimentary champagne mind you) and down to our Cabin on level 3 ( not too far above the water level.) It was so smooth down there. I would never have one of those fancy balcony cabins...they are all up high on the ship where there is more movement if the sea is rough. That's as close as I came to getting seasick on the whole trip. And thankfully, that night was the roughest seas on the whole trip.