What Does The Future Hold For Cruise Line Buffets?
Our MickeyBlogger Greg captured a news story this morning announcing that Celebrity Cruises is launching their first sailing out of Florida today on their ship the Edge!
This is a banner day for the cruising industry which has ground to a standstill since the pandemic. We see this as a great sign that Disney Cruise Line may be up and running soon.
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog you’ll know that sailings have been cancelled through mid-August. Disney has yet to announce an opening date for the return of cruising but has not issued any further cancellations in the last few weeks which makes us optimistic that we may see Disney ships set sail sooner rather than later!
The Celebrity Edge is currently sailing at 36% capacity and is hosting guests both vaccinated and unvaccinated. The cruise line has received approval by the DEC to sail its ships.
Here’s the FOX clip from Greg below:
So the juiciest tidbit from this clip is whether or not Celebrity will be continuing with a cruise tradition – THE BUFFET and the answer surprised us. According to a reporter onboard the ship this morning, the cruise line has said that the buffets on board will be open.
However, the only difference is that wait staff will be using the utensils to put items on your plate rather than you doing it yourself!
This gives us an indication of how we might see Disney approach the reopening of Cabanas, a popular quick service spot on the ship where guests have traditionally helped themselves to a wide variety of dishes from seafood to Mickey Waffles throughout the day.
With Celebrity Cruises heading to sea this morning we expect Disney to release their plans for upcoming sailings soon! Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further news and updates.
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