Hi there Malo, i am also on the same cruise, same date and on golden deck as well. Maybe see you there!
I have been on several cruises and it can be a bit choppy at the front of the ship, but it all depends on the weather though. May should be ok. If you are worried, it may be worth pre booking the cabin with Island for a small fee, and choosing a mid ship one.
Midship is best but we have travelled at the front and its fine if its choppy it doesnt matter where you are it will still rol.
We first went on escape for our silver wedding our cabin number was 9509 and was ok im bad sailer and it was ok that was outside cabin last year we were in cabin number outside on diamond deck it was number 7500 right at bow off ship really rocky you heard every thing we even saw crew putting out ropes they were like little ants running about in morning and night on golden deck cabin was at side so you never heard a thing and we were up above bridge you will enjoy your cruise we have done island every year since 2003 we were on star first year she came out 2006 she is big ship but does not matter what one you do staff are all nice and frendley cant do enough for you they work hard probley for peanuts they are worth everytp you give them its quite sad on last day coming off ship you get used to seeing them every day enjoy your cruise.
The front is fine we went across the atlantic and it was ok mid ship is better though. this ship is agreat ship and the captain is fantastic have a great time.
I ment to say if you tell waiters in retaurant they will do something for your husbands bithrday they came to my table when it was mine sang to me and brought small cake with candle init it was quite a shock .
Has any one stayed in the grand suite on the island escape? if so whats it like as we are going late november 2010.