We just returned from the May 2nd Mariner of the Seas. We had a great time! Our review should be posted soon, and we'll post pictures, too. We met some other family on the cruise. While we didn't see a Friends of Dorothy party posted in the daily "Compass", someone did request one, but it was on the LAST night of the cruise. From what we heard, that was the first FOD party on the Mariner. So, we'll know next time, and request one earlier.