We have been to Couples 5 times and have never done an orientation and we have been fine. We do check out the resort the first day and ask questions and have spent lots of time on the MB, so we really don't feel like we have missed anything. But many will say that the orientation is worth it. The one thing we didn't find out on the MB is that if you participate in the activities you get Couples Bucks that are then used for auctions that occur during different nights in the piano lounge. This is a lot of fun and we highly recommend it.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come