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SEA FOOD AND EAT IT: Collectively Brits put on more than eight million stone on holidays

Cuisine an important part of the holiday agenda, reveals Admiral Travel Insurance

New research from Admiral Travel Insurance reveals that more than three quarters (77%) of holidaymakers think they eat more on holiday with two fifths (40%) confirming food is a big part of their holiday experience.

Well renowned for their varied dining options, the ability to indulge in international cuisine could be one of the biggest factors behind the rise in popularity of cruise holidays.  More than two thirds of travellers said food and drink remains the most important factor when picking a cruise holiday something that one in eight plan to do in the next 12 months.

With around 6,000 people on board popular ocean liners for their cruise holiday, a fully stocked fridge is high priority for cruise operators and an important part of keeping hungry holidaymakers happy. Keeping everything ship-shape is clearly no mean feat, but what does all that food look like in reality?

Admiral investigated, and to put the amount of food and drink consumed on a cruise trip over just seven days into context, created an interactive infographic.

Sea food and eat it

For a typical seven-night Caribbean cruise, Admiral’s investigation revealed more than 100 tonnes of food and drink is stocked on board which is turned into around 250,000 meals a week or between 28,000 and 30,000 meals a day.