swimmingAs a cruise expert I hear a lot of reasons why people love to cruise. I also hear why people have not taken a cruise. One of the biggest myths out there is that some people feel like they are going to “gain weight.”

What I like to do is to remind people that weight is a direct result of ingesting more calories than one burns. The simple solution is to eat less, (not to eliminate or diet) and move more. Walks around the deck a few times a day coupled with taking the stairs is a good starting point.

On today’s cruise ships there are numerous opportunities to choose healthy cuisine and to take advantage of the daily fitness programs.  

Fresh influences, culinary trends and popular favorites inspire every menu aboard cruise lines. The quality and variety of offerings available range in caloric values, so if you move more and eat less calories the only extra pounds you bring home will be in your luggage from souvenirs.