The study, conducted by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, polled 1,281 British cruisers to discover how their life changes when enjoying a cruise holiday. The respondents were asked if they allow themselves to indulge and take part in things that they would normally refrain from doing in day to day life.
Initially, the respondents to the study were asked by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk ‘when on a cruise holiday, do you consume more calories on a daily basis than you do when at home?’ to which more than two thirds, 67%, answered ‘yes, every day’. A further 17% answered ‘most days’.
The respondents who admitted to eating more calories everyday when on a cruise holiday were then asked to stipulate further. More than a third, 34%, explained that they consumed an average of an extra ‘1000 calories’ per day when enjoying their cruise holiday.
Furthermore, almost a tenth, 8%, of those who admitted to consuming extra food on a cruising holiday stated that they ate an average of an extra ‘1,500’ calories per day. Almost the same amount of calories a woman should consume each day, according to the recommendations of the government and NHS.
According to the study by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, 31% of the respondents stated that they over indulge when on a cruising holiday due to the ‘high quality’ of food provided on-board. Whilst a further 14% that admitted to consuming extra calories on-board said they did so because they are ‘extremely disciplined on calorie intake’ in their everyday life.
A further 6% of those who stated that they consume extra calories on-board a cruise ship admitted that ‘gluttony’
Danielle Fear, Managing Director of http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, said the following:
“Cruise holidays are a time to relax, experiencing new places and cultures and indulge in a lifestyle that one can not normally lead in everyday life. One thousand calories does seem an awful lot of calories, however cruise liners do tend to offer at least three courses with every meal; so it is easily done.”
“Previous research has shown that cruisers also tend to exercise more than normal when enjoying a cruise holiday due to the scenic views. Therefore, I am sure the exercise and extra calorie consumption levels out somehow. Everything in moderation is always a good motto to have, but if you don’t allow yourself to over indulge on holiday, when do you?’
For more information, please contact Charlotte Horsfall, 10 Yetis PR Agency on 01452 348 211 or Charlotte@10yetis.co.uk
• CruiseCompare.co.uk is the UK's largest cruise comparison website, comparing more than 10,000 cruise holidays on more than 200 cruise liners.
• CruiseCompare.co.uk has partnered with leading agents to offer cruises from the leading brands including P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).