Larry...no the cost is not the issue. And as for conforming on your hands better..that is not true either. I am a RN and KNOW there are non latex gloves that are just as good...I know because I use them every day at work.
as for the buffet...I don't know...I am going to go to the doc and see if something like benadryl will help.
All I know is this is NOT going to ruin my cruise!!!