asdf2u
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Are there any cruises where food is not included?

People really pig out on cruises and most expect a gigantic selection.  Its just a gluttony fest for many.  This costs a lot of money to supply.  I was wondering if there were any cruises where you had the option of choosing to pay for just the food you ate, when you ate it.  And because of that the cost would be a lot lower.  Anybody seen that?

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GIL155
Contributor Level: Captain

Not in my experiences, nor reading of anyone else's experiences. Food is included, unless at a specialty restaurant aboard the ship.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I've never heard of any cruises that don't include food, but each time we've sailed from Helsinki to Stockholm (and returned Stockholm to Helsinki) we had to pay for our meals and snacks. It's an overnight cruise, so you have supper and breakfast onboard. The ship's are considered to be ferried because the hold cars, but they have different types of staterooms, and are very similar to small cruise ships.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I've never heard of any cruises that don't include food, but each time we've sailed from Helsinki to Stockholm (and returned Stockholm to Helsinki) we had to pay for our meals and snacks. It's an overnight cruise, so you have supper and breakfast onboard. The ship's are considered to be ferried because the hold cars, but they have different types of staterooms, and are very similar to small cruise ships.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

The Circle Line cruise up the Hudson does not include food.  A snack bar is available.

JusMe
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Contributor Level: Captain

I have read of a cruise in Norway that is on a 10K ton ship that is more of a ferry but you can book a cabin for a week long trip,  you can purchase a food plan or just pay as you eat.  The cabins are the size of a train sleeper car.   To get a cabin that has a private bathroom you have to book it 1 year in advance for a "Suite" that will still have bunk beds.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

We've had both interior and window cabins with 2 lower single beds on the Viking and Silia lines. The rooms were very small but had a private tiny bathroom. These ferries hold 2500 passengers and over 400 cars. 

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Huh????

GIL155
Contributor Level: Captain

OK. Yes, I found one Viking cruise in 1463 that did not include food. It did include a oarmanship class seat and a 16-ounce bottle of aloe. Something about a 12-hour work day and all the salt water you can drink package. Did not sound too bad!

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Bak being funny again. Yep. I laughedHappy

asdf2u
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

This was priceless! :)

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