I’m home again after our cruise aboard the Pacific Pearl. Those who have been on a cruise before will know about the sheer amount of food available. It’s very tempting to have a little of this and a little of that and before you know it, clothes strain at the seams. I’m afraid I am physical proof of this fact, and I’m officially on a diet.
The catering is a huge operation, and I found the food related facts they gave us fascinating.
13 Facts About Shipboard Food
1. 3000 dozen eggs are used during a 10 day cruise.
2. Plus 1000 kg of lettuce
3. 4000 litres of milk
4. 2000 kg of watermelon
5. 1400 kg of steak – hubby ate quite a few of these!
6. 7500 tea bags are dunked and drunk
7. 600 kg of cheese is consumed – I like cheese.
8. 12500 plates, 10000 glasses and 15000 items of cutlery are washed each day
9. There are 29 people on the dishwashing brigade
10. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish are delivered when the ship is in port
11. On average 90 tons (180 pallets) of food are loaded on board after passing inspection by the Food and Beverage Director.
12. There are five butchers on board to prepare different cuts of meat
13. 99% of the passengers put on weight. Unfortunately, I didn’t fit into the 1% category. I blame the pastry chef!
Do you tend to eat more when you’re on holiday?