Jeff Leckey, general manager cruise at House of Travel Group, is unlikely to mourn the probable passing (at least for a while) of cruise buffets.
‘When local cruise line P&O did away with the buffet a few years ago and replaced it with The Pantry, there was a sudden intake of breath from traditionalists,’ Leckey says in a Hoot Cruises Blog. ‘Could they seriously
be stopping this age old cruising tradition? The pantry on P&O is now a favourite spot on their ships. It offers a food court experience with a wide choice of different nationalities’ food and staff serve the food to guests.
‘In reality, it means no grubby hands in the buffet, no sharing of serving implements and a lot less wastage. Bring it on, we say.’