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I laughed out loud when I read this, couldn't believe people take food to make lunch when they're visiting places with fab cafes, coffee shops and bistros. I'm thinking of buying a flask, I'm sure someone will fill it with tea for me. This has made my day!!
Blimey the last time I remember Ships providing packed lunches was about 1961. Anybody know different?
Wilba, you could still get a packed lunch on P & O's Canberra in the early 1990's and only last year on a full day trip to Petra from Thomson Celebration's Red Sea Cruise we were all given a packed lunch as we left the ship.
Yes now I think back, I did a few Canberra's in the 70's & they were still dishing them out then, but I didn't cruise through the 80's so it was all but over when I started back cruising in the 90's. I do recall they weren't very good & we used to feed them to the seagulls on the way back to ship. But I'm with Aldrich, I enjoy the opportunity of sampling the 'Local Fare' in the various ports.
I have seen people wrapping up things at breakfast to take with them ashore and lets face it they don't give you enough on the ship do they? In fact one cruise I went on a couple were nicknamed Mr and Mrs Packed Lunch because of this habit. Seriously you must also be careful because it is an offence in many parts of the world to take food off the ship and the authorities can be very bolshi if you get caught.
No of course you don't. I too have seen people take bread, cheese, yoghurt etc from breakfast so presumably they can make up their own sandwiches. Personally I always buy food in the port of call I am in. Part of the thrill of a holiday in foreign parts is trying the local food, I feel......
No this is a thing of the past. If you want to take something to eat make your own from the windjammer and take them with you. There is always fresh fruit you can take out, but after all the eating you will do it may be a good time to take a break and burnf off the calories. You will get ample food otherwise .