Where to leave Room Service trays

John Heald was asking about this again today on hsFacebook page. When you have room service, no matter what time of day or night, do you place the trays outside in the hallway when you are finished with them or do you leave them in your room?

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The first time, we asked our steward which he preferred us to do, and he said to leave the fray in our room, so we did. We always have coffee and fruit first thing in the morning. Since then, I've read, and John Heald confirmed today, that it is preferred that guests put the trays out in the hallway so they can easily be collected by the crew who's job it is to collect them. On the Sunshine last spring, our tray from early morning, and many others were still laying in the hallway in the evening. Could our floor have been forgotten a few days or are the cutbacks in staffing so great that food is left to smell and spoil in the passenger hallways? Other comments are that the trays in hallways hinder the ease of moving a stroller, scooter or wheelchair.

If, we happen to have one (rare thing), we put it outside the door.

Over the balcony?

Not surprised.Wink

So you're the one!!

Actually, I leave them in the room because I dislike seeing them left in the hallway. But it is the thought that counts. Less dishes to wash less tips required. Wink

Yeah, just stirring the pot.

Lol on all of the above... I as stated in the past I keep them in my room neatly on the table. The steward always removes them. I made a point to ask him this cruise what is preferred. I hate seeing people's crap spewed in the passage way.

I leave it in our room.

Because I ask questions while on board, my wait staff told me that on embarkation morning, the wait staff is sent out to collect all the room service trays through out the ship making for a very long day for them and leaving them in the hallway is easier for them because they don't have a key. Make sense but, because of kids not being supervised by their parents I'll leave it in the cabin during the cruise. Too bad the kids can't be tossed like room service trays. Wink

If....they are not removed.. I simply remove all the OBGS... Then... I peek out the door.. I look left... Then right.... Then left again... Then quickly tippy toe down the passage way and leave them by someone else's door... Is that wrong? Surprised


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