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Desserts – My biggest challenge when cruising

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Although you’re never hungry, river cruising is more about the sights and touring than the 24/7 food of ocean cruises.

Lunch and dinner is ordered from the menu with an occasional lunch buffet exception to accommodate tour schedules. So you actually have to make an effort to overeat. The wait staff will bring you additional servings if you request it.

This is what dessert usually looked like.


Occasionally I did order two.

They were small, very delicious and usually an example of the culture of the port we were visiting and I really wanted to try them.

Then there was “Afternoon Tea!” Fortunately, the trays of local cookies were heavy on the gingerbread, not a favorite of mine so I was OK trying just a few. Sometimes we were in port and DH and I spent “tea time” there. That was a different challenge since the Christmas Markets include LOTS of food. More on that tomorrow.

But one day we were sailing during the afternoon and I was confronted with this.

OK, I give up. I ate THREE of these.

Still, as I wrote yesterday, I came home only 2 pounds heavier and that is gradually going down. So I’m happy to report that it is very possible to cruise, not feel deprived and maintain.
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