Unlike some of my more recent cruises on Royal (see Symphony in March and Quantum in Oct/Nov) there were a limited number of senior loyalty members on this cruise. About 65 all told in the above 350 nights category. So today was the “meal with an officer” luncheon that has been substituted from COVID on for dinner with an officer from a decade ago.
OTOH – nothing could have been worse than one I attended on the Independence a number of years ago where we were stuffed into a corner of the dining room and handed the normal noon time menus. Here at least the Hotel Director greeted people, introduced his staff and walked around visiting tables. The Captain did the same once the meal started. The menu was limited, but drew from dishes normally only found in the specialty restaurants.
After that it was mostly hang out, some small stitching was accomplished and I ran out of the blue yarn so I had to put the afghan on hold till I get home.