The Cruise Ship Buffet

We have all seen it at least once whilst cruising, as soon as those doors open it’s like the last supper. It is every man for himself and more fool you if you have to wait until the next tray of grilled chicken is served. I just don’t understand?? I leave my cabin mentally preparing myself for being pushed along like I were invisible because the nice lady behind is desperate to get to the mac and cheese, which I might point it out is still 2 or 3 people in front of me and the lady is behind my friend who is behind me (you do the math) or having a gentleman huff and puff because I’m not filling my glass up with water quick enough. I can’t make the machine work any faster!!! OK!

You really would think that there was going to be some shortage of food or by the second week the cruise line would have to put all passengers on food rations. Plates are over flowing with food half of which doesn’t even get touched and how they managed to actually get that much in the first place is a mystery when you have someone else’s food tray half way up your back as a slight gesture to hurry up.

I suppose this is a bit of a blog rant but sometimes you just have to let it all out.

One of the most entertaining things on a cruise ship is to simply pick a table and watch the buffet in action. It sometimes reminds me of one of those maze things you can get for hamsters where they scurry round and round, back and forth from side to side just hoping to eventually reach the exit or in this case find a table. Don’t get me wrong it is not always like this but my cruise last November mirrored these words down to the last letter. It really was comical to watch but deadly to join in with.

I remember one passenger in particular who I won’t name, not for legal reasons just simply because I don’t know her name. She was a little combat warrior with a pension. Every time I set eyes on her in the buffet she was taking no prisoners. If she wanted the bread roll on the left with the extra seeds then she was going to get it and god help you if you stood in her way. She shot round the buffet like she had borrowed special moves from Sonic the hedgehog yet every other time I passed her she seemed as if she had difficulty walking. I can see some of you smiling now knowing EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

Another thing is kids in the buffet, I love the noise children make when I’m on holiday, listening to them having an awesome time in the pool or kids clubs but I have no patience for them in food areas. You always get stuck behind one little 10 year old boy who is going to fill his plate with everything dropping half of it on the hot plate as he goes and screaming at his mum to come and help him knowing full well she told him just to wait. In this case though it is not the child entirely who frustrates me because little does he know I have a man behind me sending out evil vibes like the ground should open up and swallow me and the little boy so he can get to the chow mein in one giant leap.

Anyway (take a breath) I just wanted to share that with everyone. If you have never cruised before don’t panic I promise it’s not always like that but pop along one night and check it out for yourself.

Happy Cruising 🙂

Author: CruiseMiss

Trying to explore each and every inch of this wonderful planet via cruise ship.

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3 comments on “The Cruise Ship Buffet
  1. Anonymous says:

    loved the article it made me laugh xx

  2. NealBerk says:

    You forgot to mention the people who fill up their entire tray with enough food to feed a starving army as if leaving any of it for the next person in line is a cardinal sin….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not sure what cruise line you were on but I have never seen that problem on Celebrity. That might be one of the reasons why I like Celebrity so much!

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