So this will be my first cruise (cruising on Carnival Dream) and while we are planning on enjoying the ports, we are trying to vacation on the cheap and do not plan on doing any excursions. I do not want to have to purchase food in the ports so I am thinking about bringing some Ziploc bags to bag up some snacks or sandwiches or something from the buffet and bring ashore with us to hold us over while we are in port. Is this frowned upon? Are there foods available at the buffet that would make good snacks? I always bring some ziplocs with me any time we travel as they always seem to come in handy, and I have done something similar to this when I stay at hotels with continental breakfasts. Thoughts would be appreciated!Things are pretty relaxed in the islands, but bringing in fruit and meats ashore may be a no no.
Why not have lunch on the ship? Even in tender ports that is fairly easy to do.