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Subject:  Re: WaPo - Retiring on a Cruise Ship Date:  1/24/2020  1:50 PM
Author:  Rayvt Number:  96897 of 98510

After every single 7-10 day cruise I have ever taken, I come home at least 5 lbs heavier -

The standing joke from cruise directors is "On average, cruise ship passengers gain 5 pound." ..pause.. "per day".

It is different on a longer cruise, say 15-20 days or more. People are used to the quantities of food and cut back to normal servings. Long cruise, like the 80 day we were on, are divided into segments so that people who can't go for 80 days can hop on one or two 10-15 day segments. After the first couple of week, at the beginning of each segment we could tell who the newcomers were. They were the ones loading up 2 plates at the buffet. All the continuing passengers just had 1/2 plate or 1 plate.
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