ms Rotterdam

Galley Tour

April 13, 2005

Our Galley Tour Leader

Usually, only once during a cruise, do the passengers get the opportunity to tour the ship's galley. We had never done that, so we took the opportunity when they offered it. This gentleman took us through and explained what we were looking at.

Dishwashing Area

There are two dishwashing areas. One is for glassware and the other is for chinaware. In the evening two crew members are assigned to glassware and seven crew members work cleaning china for the main dining room. In total 11 crew members plus a foreman work on cleaning dishes here for the dining room, and in the Lido buffet, and room service areas. The average work day for a dishwasher on the Rotterdam is 10 to 11 hours.

This is the cold kitchen.

Salads and cold appetizer are prepared and refrigerated here.

Plates Are Being Prepared for Lunch.

Our tour was at 10:30 AM. This was a good time for the galley crew. breakfast was finished, and it was a little before they had to be really busy preparing plates for lunch.

Soup Cook


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