Midnight buffet?

Do any cruise lines still regularly offer a midnight buffet on most itineraries? I believe Carnival does on their longer Carnival Journeys cruises but I'm curious as to whether anyone else does. I know Royal also has late-night pool parties that sometimes include an outdoor buffet but I'm generally referring to something in the ship's actual buffet. I never cruised back when this was popular and I wish it was still a common thing!

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I don't know, but we only made it to one when they were a regular thing... and we didn't manage to see it when on the Journeys cruise in February. They would open it up to photos at 11:30 PM and then open it for eating. Mostly extreme night owls and drunks were around for the eating part. All that work often went to waste (waist as well).

Been sailing Celebrity lately - haven't seen it there other than in the Ocean view Cafe, they offer late night pizza. But that's not a midnight buffet

Well we managed to go to them as a REGULAR thing when they were a REGULAR thing. I can assure you they weren't populated with night owls or drunks, altho many folks (and their kids) were clearly up past their bedtime. If you had more of an opportunity to attend, I'm sure you would've appreciated it. As it is, they've probably been stopped as a cost saver fleetwide. It really didn't matter how popular they were, since it was free. After about an hour, not much left of the goodies, or the ice sculpture...Just something else that's a thing of the past, and most folks either didn't know, or just don't care anyway.

Theres an "expense" associated with EVERYTHING on board...including the pens. If you've never experienced it, you probably wouldn't notice something isn't done anymore or its missing. mebbe they'll ban stewards from making towel critters...takes too long..

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