meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Snacks

So a hot topic is always drinks, water, soda and booze and do you bring it on the ship etc etc... My BF has more of a midnight snacking issue. Yes there is always the 24 hr pizza/cafe place (although limited) and room service is a high fee... So what does he do... MINI BAR...


When the hunger and cravings overtake the guilt of spending $8 on gummy bears. The oasis class ships have a nice candy shop on the boardwalk, but have gouging movie prices... Does anyone anyone pack some cheap dollar store snacks for just those moments? I had a bag of reccess pieces in my camera bag from the airport and forgot about it until they came in handy. 

 

If people drag a 24 pack of soda or water on the ship, does anyone pack snacks?

Tags: Food Snacks Packing.

32 Answers

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We pack snacks for flights, granola bars that we rarely need, but not for the cruise.  We have been known to bring food back to the room so we’ve got it for later though.  Usually cheese and fruit to go with some wine, or cookies if they’re particularly good, but you could get practically anything.  How about a couple slices of pizza or a sandwich?  And it doesn’t just have to be from the buffet; if you like something in the main dining room just tell them you’d like one to go and they’ll give it to you on a nice covered plate!
 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I pack some munchies for the flight and for the ship......(major Pretzel addiction).  RCI puts some munchies in the cabin for me in a gift basket and a soda.  

 

On one cruise my sister inlaw was pregnant and was eating everything she would see.  She took food back to the cabin for midnight snacking from the lido, the MDR and you know she stocked up at the Chocolate buffet.  Big Smile

 

It sounds like you BF would have liked the old days of cruising with a Midnight Buffet every night.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We usually bring a bag of crystallized ginger. This serves 2 purposes. It is something sweet to pop in your mouth and if my wife's tummy is a tad off it works well to settle it. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

We don't pack snacks. However, buffet several cookies taken to room. Midnight Snack!

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

A big chunk of one carry on is dedicated to snacks from 5Below.  

Dbldelites
Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks for the helpful hints here.  I was having the same question for my first upcoming cruise.  "To pack snacks or not to pack snacks".   Snagging some extra cookies sounds like a good idea and I'll probably have some extra Ziploc bags that can keep them fresh so they won't go stale before they get consumed.....and they WILL BE CONSUMED! Yummy

 

37 days and counting!!!!

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

You can also grab some fruit at the lido,   if your cabin has a mini fridge some cheese and crackers................. sorry I'm thinking healthy these days by doctors orders :-(     Ahhhhh the good old days when I could eat everything near me and not gain an ounce..... those days were gone with my late 30's 

 

Crystallized ginger? Interesting.

toontes
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I pack some protein bars. Sometimes I am hANGRY when we board ship after an excursion & need something immediately.

 

Food Items must be pre-packaged and unopened; homemade items or pre-cooked foods will not be permitted onboard. Limitations on permitted food items are directly related to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention. We are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items.

Dbldelites
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Ahhh yes!  I had a temporary lapse of memory!  I forgot about what I'm "suppose" to do, but thanks for reminding me! lol   I don't think our cabin will have a fridge, but I will try to make "smart" choices or just walk a lot on the cruise so that the scale doesn't rat me out when I go back to visit my doctor.  lol   Thanks everyone for the great tips!  Y'all are great! Love

 

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