Are cruise lines accommodating the health conscious passengers?

Everyone on a cruise looks forward to great meals.  We enjoy being served a beautifully presented dinner of our choosing.  However, what we do not like is gaining up to 10 pounds over the cruise.  I was wondering how well are cruiseline chefs responding to passengers requests for healthier meals?

Tags: Health conscious meal options on cruises

13 Answers

I think they are trying by offering lighter courses.

One way to ensure not to put on 10 pounds (or anywhere up to it) over a cruise, is not to take the lifts during the cruise but to take the stairs all the time. This is what we have done every time, and quite regularly go from say deck 6/7 up to 10/11/12 and back again. It is a bit daunting after a fine meal but well worth the effort to keep you fit and trim

Celebrity has Blue and the lighter spa lunches. If I'm home I will eat lighter and watch what I eat. On vacation I want that good Steakhouse dinner, the Lobster and the chocolate melting cake . Isn't food part of what makes vacations special ?

I do admit to taking the stairs on the ship and walking laps around the track to burn off what I ate, but it is so worth it.

Yes, there are healthy options on menus. I wonder if all the passengers who say that they want healthy meals actually order them.

Is there a healthy version of chicken fried steak ?

Even if the line were to offer the most health conscious meal, it would still be unlimited portions. Not meaning to start a war, but any weight gain is the fault of the passenger and how much they choose to eat, not of the line or what they choose to serve.

I enjoy the decadence of the cruise line fare, and I have resigned myself to the extra 10 pounds that I need to lug home after the end of the cruise. If I wanted small portions of "healthy" food, then I could surely order half portions in the MDR or buffet.

We we also use the elevators as little as possible - mainly when going up many decks. Many time we do it for exercise, other times to avoid the wait or the crowds.

I usually take the stairs if I am only going up or down a few decks. I walk a lot, too, around the track. Some days I try to eat healthy mostly at breakfast and lunch, but other times, like you, I want my prime rib and lobsters. The temptation is too great.

I don't this so but they surely can make tofu taste like anything you want to eat. LOL. Not for me...

I certainly admire those who have the self control not to overeat on cruises. I just spoke with a passenger who recently got off a NCL ship and she lost weight on her cruise because of all the walking she did that she wasn't used to doing at home. So if you eat more than should, get up out of the lounge chair and walk around the deck. Exercise is good for us. I am going to follow my own advice as much as I can on my next cruise in a few weeks. I know I will overeat for sure. I will not feel guilty about it. I'll just try to compensate by walking more than I do at home.


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