Even though we had not been on the ship in three years due to the pandemic, very little had changed. Some of our favorite maitre'd's and servers had moved on to the Splendor as promotions or at their request. Service is still spectacular.
Not a cruise for singles. It is an older crowd and most folks are married or coupled. Guests from across the globe made this an interesting experience. Not lots of nightlife as we were the first ones up to work out on the ship and walk each day.
Love the self-serve coffee machines. Ship makes gluten-free pancackes and breads which is a rarity for those with celiac disease. Requested Grey Goose for our room and steward brought Belevedere though we saw it in all the bars. No biggie. We sent it back and drank bourbon instead. Martinis in the room are not as much fun as having one served in a lounge or on deck.
Everything worked except the front door lock which had to be replaced twice. We were locked in and couldn't get out without a struggle. Shower rail didn't work properly and that had to be repaired. Ship is six years old so things happen.
Cabin was spotless. Great cleaning crew.
Did not see one ship or debris for eight days. Wonderful.