We didn't bother to go to the Past Guest parties last time we cruised. For one thing, it was from 4 PM until 4:45 PM, a little early for us (cocktail hour starts at 5PM
Also, we'd rather pay for a drink that we want
instead of whatever is on the "freebie" tray.
We found that there were many cutback's. Besides the lack of a cherry, there was a lack of a spoon in the napkin roll at the buffet and the grill. Apparently, some bean counter decided that spoon's were not necessary
We also noticed that there were fewer bar waiter's working. We had to go to the bar to order a drink (I know, no big deal, but it was