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Do cruise ships take fresh deliveries of stuff?

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MorrisZapp Sat 11-Aug-18 13:15:01

I’m musing about cruising ( damn you Jane McDonald!)

All these big fancy cruises, how do they serve fresh food for two weeks?

Do they somehow take deliveries on board, or do they nip to Aldi when in port?

sillyswimmer Sat 11-Aug-18 13:18:03

They get deliveries when they're in port. I've been on a couple of cruises and seen crates being loaded onto the ship while walking around the dock.

MrsJayy Sat 11-Aug-18 13:19:04

Argh the husband fancies a cruise thanks to Jane I am not as keen ,they take on supplies in ports i dont think they nip to Aldi though😀

MrsJayy Sat 11-Aug-18 13:20:43

I saw a cruise ship dock in Barcelona they were taking crates on board

Joe66 Sat 11-Aug-18 13:21:35

There are companies specialising in provisioning for large ships, including passenger cruises. In a nutshell, they place their order and the provisions are brought aboard at each stopover.

AlexaShutUp Sat 11-Aug-18 13:21:41

The food on our cruise was incredible and it all seemed very fresh! 🙂

ForalltheSaints Sat 11-Aug-18 13:31:13

Yes they do (my aunt worked on one in her younger days and we would visit when it docked in Southampton).

itallhappensforareason Sat 11-Aug-18 13:34:48

We cruised for the first time last year and the food was delicious 👌

MorrisZapp Sat 11-Aug-18 13:34:53

Ooh, I wonder how they maintain standards and uniformity if delivering internationally?

I swear the milk in Spain tastes different. And the bread is almost unrecognisable.

Anyway, I have my eye on a St Petersburg cruise smile

MrsJayy Sat 11-Aug-18 13:45:45

Some spainish milk is Uht/long life . I really liked the look of the chile/Argentina cruise on the cruising programme

Joe66 Mon 13-Aug-18 00:01:26

Since Carrefour, Lidl, and Aldi have moved into Spain you can get really good bread. Fresh milk is still a challenge. A couple of months ago after opening yet another fresh milk that had gone off we switched to Asturias uht which is very good. The Spanish don't generally use fresh milk for that reason I think.

TheWoollybacksWife Mon 13-Aug-18 00:10:28

I'm just back from a cruise. The bread was all baked on board as were all the cakes and pastries. The selection of fruit was amazing - I had the best strawberries I've had all year but they only appeared on the menu about a week into our cruise so I can only assume they were loaded at that port. Two days later it seemed to be apricots and oranges that dominated.

In the self service restaurant there were unlimited vegetables but the main dining room seemed to serve quite small portions of veg compared to the rest of the food on the plate.

I'm also looking at a St. Petersburg trip.

WeeM Mon 13-Aug-18 00:13:33

St Petersburg cruise is great but it’s a full on busy one. So glad I did it though. Yes you see them loading up with loads of stuff in ports. They also sometimes do galley tours which is dead interesting as they tell you how many thousands of eggs etc they use during the trip.

elephantoverthehill Mon 13-Aug-18 00:19:39

There are cows on board, chickens and microherb beds. Honest

ilovepixie Mon 13-Aug-18 00:32:40

I'm looking at a cruise too. Does anyone have any recommendations please. Thanks.

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