Q4 2021 Food

6.66 up from 6.6

Once again the issue of food onboard runs counter to the underlying trends. As general happiness levels drop, seafarers tend to find solace in food and they are more positive about it.

That is not to say there aren’t problems associated with catering, and we did hear from seafarers who feel that their provisions are no longer of the quantity or quality they would expect or had experienced in the past.

We did hear from some seafarers who felt that not all of their needs were being taken into account, “Cultural and religious backgrounds are seldom taken into account. It can be incredibly challenging for the cook however it is completely unfair that the same dishes repeat themselves day in / day out.”  It was also stressed that on some vessels, supplies of Halal food were an issue.

With multicultural crews, it is vital that diet and religious needs are taken into account and the right food can be provided in the right way, at the right time.

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