Ok - twice now I’ve experienced this. Two different places, two different priests.
Once was while I was on retreat at a Jesuit retreat house during an evening votive mass about a month ago, and the second time was yesterday during an evening daily mass at a Catholic Church.
The priests totally skipped the step of cleansing their hands prior to the eucharistic prayer. The vessels for this were not even present to do so, and no servers were assisting.
Is it EVER ok to omit this part of the mass? I’ve never seen this done before, and now I’ve seen it twice in a month.