It's been a while. The traditional "photogenic" Midnight Buffet that comes to mind has been discontinued, but there is a late night bistro, food in the Lido buffet, and there will be deck parties with food, i.e. Mexican Night.
You won't go hungry, but the buffet that you are anticipating has been discontinued.
I hope that they still do. I've always lived for the Midnight Buffet's. When we're on a cruise we always have a routine, after the shows we hit the Midnight Buffet and then maybe get 5 or 6 hours of sleep. We're cruising on the Glory in November, I hope they still have one.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
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Midnight buffets are gone pure and simple. Although the ice sculptures were nice the food was generally left over from the day time buffets and the uneaten dining room meals. Now if they can do away with the excessive picture taking especially at dinner then I would applaud that!
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
Truth be told I miss the midnight buffets they had one on my first cruise that I went on, then carnival canceled it. I miss it but I never really knew it. As for the picture taking I have never been one to buy pictures from the ship. Me and my friends usually take the stupid pictures and never buy them or just completly avoid them all together.
CCL Conquest 7 Day Western 2013 (December)
CCL Imagination 4 Day Western 2013
CCL Glory 7 Day Western 2010
CCL Destiny 5 Day Eastern 2009
CCL Fascination 5 Day Western 2008
RCI Majsity Of The Seas 4 Day Eastern 2007
CCL Imagination 4 Day Western 2005
I'm with you Venice, most of the food at the buffet is not to my liking, except maybe the chocolate desserts. I'd prefer the pizza or even a sandwich from room service late at night. It always bothered me that those buffets were so elaborate, people took pictures, but most of that beautiful food went to waste....