I know there are no people pictures in this post, but the Gala Buffet was so stunning I had to post these. There was a huge ice sculpture of a dragon...made me think of the Lockness Monster. All of these pictures are food. The beautiful flowers are made from food. It was just all so breathtaking! One of the busboys told us that they used to do this on every cruise, but after a couple of years it became "old hat" to the passengers, so the number of people that attended dwindled to just a few. He said they haven't done the Gala Buffet for a long time. He said all the workers were so excited and happy that they were doing it for our cruise. Evidently the passengers were too because the place was jam-packed. It was almost standing-room-only. You had to wait in line for 10 minutes or more just to take pictures of everything, but thanks to Meagan, we got some fabulous pictures. The buffet didn't open until 11 p.m., but I'm so glad some of us stayed up late enough to attend. It was one of the highlights of our cruise. Can you imagine the man-hours they put into creating this art show?