Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
mspinky36

Taking food back to your room

Recommended Posts

Wonder if someone has anything showing leaving your dirty dishes, uneaten food/scraps on the floor outside their door is official policy. I think that's pretty sloven. I don't want to see/smell your trash in the hallway.

 

Heald has said several times on his Facebook that carnival requests they be left in the hallway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I enjoy bringing DW breakfast in bed once or twice during the cruise and she loves the omelets. I have seen people using a second plate to cover their food. The plates on Fascination were gianormous so there was no need for a tray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wait? ... Am I the only person that takes his dirty dishes back up to the buffet area? :eek: Seriously? People don't clean up after themselves? They wait for someone else to do it? My Mother raised me better than that. :confused:

 

It is a vacation environment where guests eating inside of their cabins is expected and commonplace. The practice is so common the ships staff will actually bring you the food there if you choose with an entire phone ordering process. With that being said they also have a process to collect those dirty dishes.

 

So....no....I don't transport my dirty dishes across the ship no more than I wash my own beer mugs or launder my towels.

Edited by ray98

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have read several people talking about taking food back to their room from the buffet. Is it normal for people to do that? Are you able to get a cover from the staff or do you need to get creative on your own?

 

I've been doing this for 17 years ever since our first balcony. No one bats an eye. Never bother with a cover, nor have ever asked for one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My daughter was ill on one of our cruises and I brought her food back from the buffet more than once. No problems.

 

I often take bananas & apples etc back to the cabin for munching on later. Always carry my coffee or juice/tea etc out of the lido area. I never thought of taking a plate of cheese but that's a great idea.

 

One time I came down with a horrible cold during my cruise and didn't want to infect the rest of the guests so I stayed in my cabin and hubby brought food back to me from lido.

 

Empty trays always go outside of door and are picked up soon after. If I put them in my cabin, they will only be cleaned during turndown service and puts extra burden on room steward. Also sometimes room steward doesn't even clean dirty souvenir glasses on the vanity with fruit on it. Safest to put them outside where the right people can access them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Going to bring one of those shallow tupperware (the kind that can hold at most 1 small sandwich) on next cruise to get some fruit/cheese to have in the room before dinner.

 

Sue me.

 

Expect a call from my lawyer (lol)

 

If you are talking about real Tupperware, I'd suggest getting a Ziploc or other brand of use a few times but eventually disposable container, rather than last forever Tupperware, so if you lose it, no big deal. I think it's a great idea - we were gifted a cheese tray on our last cruise (no idea from who, or why, staff is all I know), and if we'd had a covered container, we could have kept it until ready to eat, rather than it going hard before we could. Such a waste.

 

When we've ordered room service breakfast, I keep the pots of jam/marmalade in the fridge for the next day. We use so little of it, and I'm sure (I hope!) that they toss what isn't used, so why waste it? Keep todays for tomorrow, and don't order more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have taken snack items from the Lido back to our room. Most items keep well in the fridge until we decide to eat them. It's great to have something to munch on while watching TV or sitting on the balcony as the sea rolls by. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm always surprised how passionate people are about food on this forum. Topics range from:

  • ....
  • What other food is available other than pizza late at night?
  • ......

 

Between 11 pm and 1 am: Lasagna (every night), plus sausage and peppers, chicken parmesan or meatball hoagie (rotating nights)....on ships with Pizza Pirate Plus. :D

Edited by Pellaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wonder if someone has anything showing leaving your dirty dishes, uneaten food/scraps on the floor outside their door is official policy. I think that's pretty sloven. I don't want to see/smell your trash in the hallway.

 

Actually, John Heald, has posted this many times on his social media page. Whenever I order room service, they have also told me the same thing--leave it outside the room when done.

 

As a side note, I stayed at a very nice hotel in Miami after my last cruise, their room service person told me the same thing..when done...leave the tray outside the room on the floor for pick up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Going to bring one of those shallow tupperware (the kind that can hold at most 1 small sandwich) on next cruise to get some fruit/cheese to have in the room before dinner.

 

Sue me.

Lol

 

Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We do it. Although after we are done eating I put all the used plates on the "coffee table". I prefer not to leave them out side the door, just so they aren't in the way of people walking by.

 

It's sometimes nice to be on the balcony eating lunch or having coffee. Besides the menu in the room is not a big one and can take longer for you to get your food. We will do room service in the morning, but we order it the night before.

 

I don't have a problem with it. It is nice to store your dishes in the cabin....would be nice if they had some sort of rule about not leaving them in the hallways, it's sorta trashy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

also, not sure if this makes any sense, but it would be cool if there was a little room in every section where you could take your tray, dump your trash and stack your trays, like at mcdonalds or whatever...even a small alcove for every section or something so the most they'd have to do is take out the trash and get the trays back to dining...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't have a problem with it. It is nice to store your dishes in the cabin....would be nice if they had some sort of rule about not leaving them in the hallways, it's sorta trashy...

 

But they basically have the opposite "rule" - Carnival (per their spokesperson) wants you to leave them in the hallways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
People get a tad ridiculous about trays in the hallway. How is it affecting the carpet? Are people dumping their food directly on the floor? No. Putting a tray on the floor doesn't dirty the carpet.

.

well,, the drunks can stagger.. and step on trays and spill the contents.. I have seen entire portions left out.... and been spilled... or stepped on.. and the carpet stays stinky for the rest of the week.

 

and.. there are a couple ships I have been on, where the hall ceiling decorations are sort of like a shelf ... and you can toss food up there... the tiles are sort of mirrored... so if you look in the ceiling reflection you can see moldy junk up there... yeck!

 

I would prefer the dishes had a better return method than the hall floor.. but ... I don't let it ruin my vacation..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One time I came down with a horrible cold during my cruise and didn't want to infect the rest of the guests so I stayed in my cabin and hubby brought food back to me from lido.

.

 

as you are expected to... passengers must quarantine themselves if they are sick..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shower caps! These work great for covers. We bring the multipack disposable. They t

ake very little room in luggage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
But they basically have the opposite "rule" - Carnival (per their spokesperson) wants you to leave them in the hallways.

 

They also like people that carry their own luggage and perform their own entertainment.

 

It's too bad they don't have a place to put them. Until they do, I put the tray under my sink. Its gone when they make the room.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They also like people that carry their own luggage and perform their own entertainment.

 

It's too bad they don't have a place to put them. Until they do, I put the tray under my sink. Its gone when they make the room.

 

If CCL were the only one that did it this way people might have a point, but NCL also does it this way (and other cruise lines AFAIK) and it's also a practice in every hotel I've ever stayed in that offered room service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On our last trip on the Breeze I would get up and go to the omelette station to get breakfast for my wife and I. I would cover each plate with another plate turned upside down and stack them on top of each other. Worked nicely. We left the plates in the room each time but I have read that you really need to leave it all in the hall. I've always thought that looked so tacky.

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Forums

Is the omelette station in the main dining room or the buffet area?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Perfect! Thanks! :)

 

 

 

But you can also get an omelet in the dining room off the menu but the omelette station is located in the buffet area.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
But you can also get an omelet in the dining room off the menu but the omelette station is located in the buffet area.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

This is good info because I'm trying to figure out a plan for getting some eggs early and taking them to our room. A omelette section in the buffet area sounds perfect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...