Afraid of cruise calories?

November 21, 2008 at 2:22 am Leave a comment

With cruising’s reputation for expansive buffets, 24-hour room service, and lounging for hours on the Lido deck, many health-minded travelers have been shunning cruises when making their vacation decisions.  Certainly, if you’re looking to chill out and munch your way through the day, you can still do that on a cruise.  But cruise lines are responding to cultural concerns about obesity and lack of exercise by offering other options to those who want a more active – and diet-friendly – get-away.

“Slimming innovations in the cruise world include low-calorie menu options, sushi bars, upgraded gyms and ultra-active excursions. Celebrity Cruises has introduced free-standing Spa Cafes that dish up delicious low-cal treats like crunchy raw veggies and sushi. Disney Cruise Line offers outdoor dance parties to get the whole family up and moving. And Costa Cruises has special spa cabins that include unlimited access to gym and spa facilities (at a price, of course). Plus, smaller cruise lines like easyCruise and French Country Waterways have continuously ducked the all-you-can-eat-buffet bandwagon and offered regional cuisine and unique active excursions — French Country Waterways has no Internet access or TV’s onboard and the line provides passengers with bicycles to use on land.”

Sounds good to me.  I’m ready to board!


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