Actually, Mark and I were quite careful about the amount of food we consumed, something that isn't easy to do on a cruise ship. If you have cruised before, you know what I'm talking about.
The stats are quite amazing. For example, on a single cruise there might be between 110 and 115 tons of food delivered to the ship. The average amount of meat cook daily includes 930 pounds of poultry, 975 pounds of beef, 385 pounds of pork, 250 pounds of veal and 120 pounds of lamb; 8 gallons of mayonnaise used daily, 900 pounds of pasta, 1200 pounds of potatoes. That's a staggering amount of food!
So consequently, we also did a lot of walking. If you walked around the promenade deck 2.8 times, it would equal a mile. We tried to do six laps most days. And climbed a lot of stairs.
For breakfast, every single day, I had scrambled eggs, bacon and an English muffin, completely bypassing all the many breakfast pastries there were to choose from. And for lunch I usually just ate a sandwich and some watermelon. It was one of those cases where I was so overwhelmed by choices that really nothing looked good.
That has happened to me in a fabric store once or twice. But I digress.
Our big splurge, calorie wise, was having dinner in one of the specialty restaurants. We had received a voucher for a free meal where they usually have a cover charge of $29/person. Even if we had had to pay the cover charge, the meal would have cost so much more in a fancy Fresno restaurant.
Mark started out with barbecued alligator ribs. Seriously. Alligator ribs. They were actually quite tasty.
Gary and Debbie.
We also had very interesting people at our own table. Probably some of the youngest on the whole ship were Ben and Anne, honeymooners from Germany. They were the cutest couple, as I probably mentioned every single night at dinner.They both came from East Germany and were born just a few months after the wall came down. We had some very interesting discussions on what it was like for their families after that historic event.