Can you lose weight on a cruise?

Find your cruise

No cruises were found for your selection

Can you lose weight on a cruise?

I don’t know about you, but part of my enjoyment (well actually a BIG part of my enjoyment) is the amazing cuisine onboard today’s luxury cruise ships. The thing is, I always find it so hard to resist the tempting food, that I do weigh a few pounds extra when I disembark. They say you gain a pound a day onboard a cruise - well last year on my 16 day cruise on Crystal Cruises I gained a while stone in weight! I went on as a passenger and left as cargo!

I’m not going to cut down on missing out on all those amazing flavours that the ships chefs have created - so for my next trip I have vowed to actually visit the gym, well more that just visit (which I usually do but just to have a look around), but actually use it! Yes I will pack my gym gear and get on that treadmill! Also maybe have the salad for lunch and perhaps only attend afternoon tea every other day, rather than every day.

There is of course the "lighter" menu that all luxury cruise ships provide these days, and the good old walkathon around the decks of course, which can be quite a social event too. On a recent Seabourn cruise I did enjoy the "tasting" menu served in Restaurant 2, the alternative dining option onboard Seabourn Quest. It was still five courses, but each course was small, like it says, a taste, so you experienced the delicious flavour combinations created by the chefs, without all the waistband-stretching calories. Maybe this is the way forward if my gym regime doesn’t kick in!

What ways do you try to keep the weight off on a luxury cruise? Any tips you can give our readers? What’s worked for you in the past?

See you in the buffet line!

Enquire now Sign up to e-news
10 years of The Luxury Cruise Company

Latest tweets

Watch our first-look video tour of new #SilverMuse #Cruise #ship @Silversea https://t.co/iJIulHGh8W #Luxury_cruise
13 hours ago

New African Dream from @CroisiEurope! Only river boat to sail both Chobe and Zambezi rivers!… https://t.co/uLueVBCTMb
16 hours ago

@LesleyBellew @DUKESHOTEL Those eggs look amazing!
18 hours ago

Popular posts

Ms Westerdam debuts new public spaces and amenities
Read more about Ms Westerdam debuts new public spaces and amenities

Top Five Expedition Cruises for 2017
Read more about Top Five Expedition Cruises for 2017

Galapagos the Celebrity Way
Read more about Galapagos the Celebrity Way

Enquire now
Ask our specialists

020 7838 5991