A cruise is a chance to eat well, but it can be about avoiding the volume. Given the selection of eggs in the morning, which one do you choose? Good question and as they are probably from the same place there maybe little difference, but it is worth looking. Psychologists suggest that those who like the perfect un-split yoke are probably the self type, but it is not about looks it is about colour. The darker the yoke the better the egg. The lighter and more bright yellow the egg, the less nutritious. Then the yoke is just FAT, you shouldn’t eat the yoke anyway. Health freaks will have a white egg omelette not cooked in fat or too much oil, they never eat the yoke. So, here is the run down on what colour egg to choose. 

Although we eat a lot of bread at home we never eat bread on a ship, we make that a rule (that gets broken). SSP tries to just eat fish for breakfast. But how do you survive the buffet? Self control is not easy, especially with the puddings, but it is essential if you do not want to add the pounds. It is an idea to eat things you don’t often get the chance to. One way is to avoid the buffet completely. The served breakfast is a treat and you get to meet new people as it is not normally a fixed table. The evening meal is worth dressing up for as most restaurants will require a contractual dress code. It is worth noting that if you prefer not to dress the buffet is your main eating place and the premium paid restaurants may be open to you, but the waiter service restaurant may not. Should you want to try those, you might like to pack something that will allow you in. The buffet morning, noon and night can become a bit repetitive.

The Doris Visits page on dress code, why, how and should I?

Buffet means everything is there, from gluten free, vegetarian, low sugar to meat and puddings. Many have beer and spirit waiters, some have cruise card self serve pumps. Tea and coffee are in an area of machine drinks dispensers, and the tea is made with tea bags in paper wraps (so no one else can have handled yours) and hot water which is not quite scolding hot. Here there can be a queue on day one as people get used to the system. You will be required to gel your hands, which is advisable if you have touched stair rails or door handles, bugs on ships can be vicious.

The easy work out on most ships at 7am is a great place to meet people, and using the stairs helps as a norm. But it is hard not to enjoy the fair of food. Join your favourite ship’s chat group and give us your run down of avoiding the extra inches.

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