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.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013