You haven't gone to one yet? It is a cocktail party with waiters walking around with trays of different drinks and snacks. You get a couple cocktails and a few canapes, the band plays, people dance, and then the Captain or another senior officer welcomes you aboard and introduces the other officers. That is pretty much all that happens.
actually I had never try it, I did not know why...
But as You see I will do a few new things on my next trip,
I will enjoy the ship on st. Thomas and I will try the breakfast on the restaurant they say is way better than the buffet...
Any recomendation on the heavensight mall or near port on st. Thomas??
Near the port within walking distance you will see the cable car going up the mountain. At the top are a few shops and a bar. The bar has a famous drink called the "Bushwacker". The views at the top are awesome and it's a great place to get a picture of the ship down in the harbor.