Some Good PR From Costa Cruises

The Italian line, Costa Cruises recently announced that it is saving surplus food and offering it to organizations that provide food assistance to children & refugees. Great idea!

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Day 1 - Ship cooks 36 Dutch Oven Baked Turkeys. Carved tableside - VERY Nice!

Day 2 - Turkey and Gravy - Yum! I will have some.

Day 3 - Turkey sliced for the meat and cheese tray. OK some turkey, roast beef, swiss

Day 4 - Turkey Soup - Ummm - Maybe I will try the Boston Bean soup.Nervous

Day 5 - Cooks day off

Day 6 - Where is that food donation pamphlet?

Day 7 - In port. Donate Eight Freshly Roasted Dutch Turkeys

Day 8 - Turkey - GREAT!! Uh - is it supposed to have a green tint? Did I miss St Patrick's Day?

Note: None of this to be taken seriously.

Interesting... Might be good publicity.

Sounds like a great plan, extra work for the cruise line but extra good will and tax deductions.

I hate to think that until now, these ships were tossing all the surplus food.

Sorry for you glitch. This was a lot of typing.


I wonder if other lines will follow this example and deliver food to places in the Caribbean or even in their home ports where families could use it.

The waste issue was the demise of the old Grand Midnight Buffet with all the ice and food sculptures.

I Can remembering waiting in line to go photograph the buffet before they would allow you to eat it. more people took photo's then ate it. I have photo's from the 90's Midnight Buffet but no scanner Sad.

The problem with donating food is that if any of it is bad, it could open the line up to litigation.

Hopefully that will not happen in this case.

They need it, I think! Happy

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