Bob - yes hot chocolate and coffee in the Splendido (lido buffet) The ice cream machine is also in the restaurant rather than out on deck. There was a past cruiser party, we did not attend. The DW was a little queasy, we were rocking and rolling a little bit due to hurricane Rick.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016, Royal 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015