On our last cruise, straws disappeared mid-voyage. I guess when the plastic straw issue came up they just took them all away. I asked to have a spoon with my Bushwhacker. Since then, I bought a nice package of steel straws. 2 each of 8.5 bent and straight, 2 each of 10.5 bent and straight, 1 larger diameter (for milkshakes?), and three cleaning brushes. I tested on one a well-iced Bloody Mary and didn't freeze my lips, so I'm happy to forgo plastic straws for the environment. If you've seen the picture of the sea tortoise with a plastic straw jammed up his nose, you might also decide it's time for the plastic to go away. Can't even recycle them anymore.