All observations and criticisms were fair.
There’s staff changeover at the beginning of many longer cruises, especially prior to the fall/ spring crossings. I’ve noticed over the years that service can get a little rocky until the kitchen gets into a rhythm.
Ive been following another Seabourn veteran passenger on this cruise ( on another social website ) that seems mostly satisfied, at least in terms of food.
We’re boarding the Odyssey tomorrow for six weeks, so hopefully the kinks have been worked out !