We always enjoy the Solstice class ships and this cruise was no exception. The service was outstanding--cabin steward, bar service, MDR, coffee shop, etc. No issues with service anywhere on the ship despite it being a full sailing. A few guests at the martini bar were expecting 30 second service and voiced some complaints (we all know the type), but the service was excellent and the bar staff should all be commended.
The ship itself showed well in the common areas and in the guest rooms given the age of the ship. It is starting to show it's age in the exterior--a lot of visible rust, railings need some attention, pool showing a little age etc. Given it's age and not being given a full overhaul like the Silhouette, she remains a great ship. It is certainly not on par with the glitz and glam of the new Edge class ships--but still a very fun.
The MDR was very good. There are far fewer options that change on a daily basis, but we never struggled to find something of interest. The service by the MDR ream was outstanding. The wine selections for the premium package have been tightened up a bit--don't expect Cakebread or equivalent. The buffet was fine as well--plenty of options. Again we heard some complaints about the food from other guests--but I'm pretty sure they aren't eating 4-5 star meals every night at home.
The cabin was very nice. Nice position relative to the water. It is a long walk to the elevators and stairs, if that concerns you. Mild engine vibration and a little soot from the stacks a few days--but nothing serious. Bed is next to the balcony in this room.