ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

People who complain of variety?????????????

In my real world of life outside of a yearly cruise.  I read forums to always learn.  I'll never understand when people state there is no variety on the Buffet's????  Are they serious?  My daily routine at home and work life is depending on when I'm working its coffee for breakfast and out the door, a small lunch then dinner.  No variety I Ask???  Are people serious?  On a ship there is all kinds of dishes from toast to all kinds of eggs, beef, cereals juices and the list goes on and on... Guess my question is... Do you at home wake up with a variety like on a ship?  Doubt it.

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AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

Only after my weekly trip to the grocery store is there a big variety.  Nothing as wide as any buffet on a cruise ship, but a variety.  I agree with you completely!

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Nope.  Seems like we eat the same old things week after week.  DH is picky and I'm a lazy cook, so we stick with the tried and true.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I agree so far with Pinkie and Grama Joe so far.   You cannot dispute my topic.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

In the "golden days" of cruising - (not all that long ago) - cruising with Celebrity - my wife's biggest regret was not being able to sample all those scrumptious desserts - incredible fabrications of pastry, chocolate, nuget, fruit, cream - and other dreamy stuff. She regretted it - because she knew the next say - all the offerings would be new - equally fanciful - equally delectable - but different. Nowadays - the dessert buffets are classy enough - but pretty much the same day after day.

 

Ditto with main courses. Nowadays if they serve lobster at dinner - there's lobster salad for lunch. Not that there is anything wrong with lobster salad...

 

 I think that's what people refer to when they regret the loss of variety. And if you did eat like that at home - why there would be no reason to go on a cruise.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Nope.. I disagree with ItaVeros post.  In the golden days before me.  cruising was extremely set for the afluent.. Times change.   Today's cruising is about making it affordable for all.  Am I affluent?  Kinda.   I've worked up to it.  Guess my point is it makes no sense to complain about variety.   Why would one eat at home like you can on a ship?  Comment makes no sense

 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I love to cook, so lately I have been planing certain meals for two from various chefs out there.

I can't wait for the ship buffets for fruit ideas for different dishes.dishes and varieties.

We often eat out to glean  ideas for dishes. So when I travel.. we experiment

 

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Todd - to your question:

"Guess my question is... Do you at home wake up with a variety like on a ship?  Doubt it."

I replied that if you ate like that at home you wouldn't need to go on a cruise.

 

No sense in turning this into a bigger discussion than it is. Cruising is a luxury - period. Some people have to choose between braces for their kids or a week on a cruise ship - and if they choose the cruise ship - it better be the trip of a life time.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

OK ItaVera.  Agreed.  Cruising is fun. But not a priority.  Guess my simple post meant why complain when on a ship when all is given to one with the fee.  It's so much fun and relaxing... Why people complain I have no clue air.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

I love cruising. You love cruising. This forum - and the reviews - allow (and encourage) fellow cruisers to share their experiences and discuss cruising. If a fellow cruiser's expectations were not met - that's a valid conversation. If they HATED their experience, or liked it but had some disappointments  - it's a valid conversation that won't stop me from indulging in my favorite vice. I really resent the "mainstream cruise lines" policies of price gouging and gratuity scams - but that doesn't stop me from cruising - I've got four trips planned from here to 2018. 

 

People complain when their expectations aren't met.

 

And - it's Ita Vero.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

It's a matter if taste really. Even though I stay away from the buffet other than on embarkation day, not only is there a variety in the buffet lines, there other places to nosh from as well. 

Kind of boils down to what is in side of you to start enjoying your cruise and someone else will coom for you.

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