Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 04:23 AM
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse NY
Posts: 147
Default
Does Freedom offer a midnight buffet?
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 05:36 AM
Casanova frankenstein's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 801
Default
I cannot tell you abot the "FREEDOM" but from the AOS I can tell you this
if you are talking about the "special night" when the serve food at midnight it's mostly a place to taste a few good food samples it's not a as big as you will think and as I remember most of the cruise companies has limited this kind of activities

I hope they bring back the midnight buffets but I took the AOS in 2006 so who knows this have changed a bit...
__________________
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 05:53 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Default
Welcome back Cas!

I am so sorry I didn't post a Bon Voyage for you. You are spot on about the midnight buffets. I miss when they used to have the big elaborate ones.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 321
Default
I agree. We love going up at midnight and having a nice meal.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 07:53 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,864
Default
Most cruise lines did away with their nightly midnight buffet many years ago. These days, most have a special "gala buffet" at midnight once during a 7-night cruise.

Cruise lines have at least a couple of places that serve food until very late at night, be it pizza, pastries or "little bites" being passed around in various public rooms.

The cruise lines stopped their huge nightly buffets mostly because of tens of thousands of passengers objecting to the waste of food. All the food that doesn't get eaten has to be disposed of. It can't be reused or donated to poor countries, or anything like that, because of U.S. health regulations. The amount of food not eaten each night became a rallying point for passengers, organizations and the like. Plus, folks who had late seating in the dining room complained that they were still so full from dinner, which often ended after 10pm, there was no way to eat more at midnight.

In the early days of cruising, the midnight buffets were one of the big attractions of cruising, when the idea was new. These days, with exotic itineraries, ice skating rinks and the like to attract passengers, there is more interest in the quality and presentation of food at meal times and less attention paid to the massive quantities of food available at all times. Passengers are still not going home hungry even without the midnight buffets. I doubt we'll see them return any time soon.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,675
Default
Quote:
Does Freedom offer a midnight buffet?
There are also a couple of nights where they will have deck parties with buffets by the pools, live music, and dancing under the stars. The usual themes are Caribbean Island Night and Mexican Night. These buffets are more of a snack variety than a meal. Taco fixings, jerked chicken wings, bar food really - which is the idea since these parties are more about selling drinks than the food. They can also be a zoo.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse NY
Posts: 147
Default
Thanks for all your help.

Was a LONG time ago since I went to one (about 25 years ago). I was a kid I did get excited about it..Was just wondering..If they offered one not too sure I would go.

Dave how to I find out if Freedom offers deck parties? I'm leaving Oct. 24 2010..CAN'T WAIT!!!
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 09:25 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
Hi Candice R, the deck parties will be listed in your newsletter that they place in your cabin daily. Your ticker will work if you'll copy the "bb" code.

I'm so glad you're going to cruise again. It wasn't 25 years for me, but it was a long time in between cruises. Once I got back on board, there's nothing else I want to do for vacations

Hope you have a marvelous time!!
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 09:44 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,675
Default
On the Freedom you'll also have the 24 hour Cafe Promenade which has different kinds of sandwiches, cookies, pastries. Plus the Sorrento's Pizza is open until early morning (I think it is 2 or 3 am).

A point to note: Royal Caribbean's room service is available 24 hours but from midnight to 5am they levy a $3.95 per order service fee.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse NY
Posts: 147
Default
Dave Thanks!! Getting really excited about going..Got to start working out now..
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
 
Closed Thread

Tags
buffe, buffet, buffets, caribbean, cruise, cruises, crusise, lines, midmight, midnight, offer, offers, royal, ship, ships

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Midnight buffet rbum Norwegian Cruise Line 12 10-26-2010 01:18 PM
Midnight buffet Spiritfilled Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 09-13-2007 06:34 AM
Midnight Buffet goin' cruisin' Carnival Cruise Line 19 08-10-2007 07:58 PM
MIDNIGHT BUFFET dbug Carnival Cruise Line 4 01-18-2007 09:45 AM
midnight buffet bigred1 Princess Cruises 2 09-05-2005 12:10 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:05 AM.

Contact Us - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2