Welcome to Cruisemates! Glad you had a good time on Solstice. I agree that the breakfast buffet can be hectic. Next time you might want to try the main dining room for breakfast. It's open seating & a good time to meet even more cruisers while having a leisurely breakfast. But having a light breakfast on your balcony is one of the nicest part of cruising. We've ordered coffee in & then eaten in the DR for breakfast, getting the best f both worlds.
Also agree, Chair hogs at the pool is a sore spot for most cruisers.
Enjoy your next cruise!!