Beginning with the finer dining is the officer's mess. The ship's
Captain and department heads usually have reserved seats at the
Captain's table. Other officers may sit at any table of their choosing.
In the officer's mess you will typically find a well-dressed buffet or
the opportunity to order from a menu. A trainee waiter will take your
order. He or she will work very hard to make you feel like royalty.
staff mess is a little less formal. Actually the atmosphere is more like
that of a cafeteria. The staff mess is usually a loud, inviting room
with many people laughing, singing, telling stories and jokes. The meal
is served buffet style, but some ships allow the staff to order from the
crew mess is where you find long tables and plastic chairs. This is
where you hear the most foreign languages spoken. The crew line up at a
buffet that has foods suited to their main nationality. If the ship
employs mainly Filipino crew, the buffet's focus will be on rice and
fish. The crew always eat at designated times so it can be a noisy place
when everyone is gathered to chow down.
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