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What is included is breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, which you can have in the main restaurants or the self service restaurant, and late night snacks. There is always somewhere to eat virtually 24hours. Drinks are not included except for the Captains welcome aboard reception just before dinner (usually on the 2nd night). Dinner in the restaurants is by designated seating and two sittings usually 6:30 & 8:30, (except on Oceana) but for breakfast and lunch you are seated as you arrive.
There are other smaller restaurants for lighter snacks, salads, pizzas, and desserts to die for and also poolside burgers, fish & chips etc.
Drinks prices are similar to UK hotel prices (possibly a little cheaper)
You should start dieting now.
Yes, start your diet now! If you feel like it you can eat 24 hours a day.
The food is excellent. Breakfast can be waiter served full English or many other choices or you can go the buffet where you can get continental, or full English or just yoghurts etc.To make sure you don't eat too much you can order breakfast in the cabin then you only get what you ordered and you won't be tempted to go back for more. Lunch is similar...either waiter served sit down in restaurant or you can go to the buffet.
Evening meal is generally at least 5 courses. There is always a low cal option if you find your clothes are getting a bit tight! Then if you are still hungry (which you can't be) there is the midnight buffet.
In between times there are cakes and tea on deck in the afternoons, ice cream on deck. The food is endless.
I recommend you wear your tightest clothes the first week then keep your bigger ones for week 2
Alcoholic drinks are not included so any wine you order with your meals will be appear on your final bill at the end of the cruise as will any drinks you order in the bars.
Yes start your diet straight away!!
I just purchase some elasticated dress trousers/skirts etc, as the week goes on you will feel your belt getting tighter, but dont forget they do have gyms that are well worth a visit. Enjo.
Lots of great food, so rather than diet on the cruise, start now. If however you find you like the slimmer you before your cruise you can still eat wonderful food without piling on the cals. There are plenty of healthy options available, my downfall was lunchtime currys and afternoon tea so give the gym a go or walk around one of the wrap around decks quickly to burn some cals. Enjoy yourself - its your holiday.
Actually, if you 'graze eat' you don't tend to put weight on. Eat a big breakfast, lunch & a typical cruise dinner & you'll be as fat as a pig on your return home!! Also, if you swim & visit, gym and go ashore to sightsee, there's less chance of pigging out & therefore gaining weight. I have a passion for good food, but have not put on weight on either of our cruises.
The greatest thing about P&O cruises is that you get tea/coffee in your cabin and drinks are similar in price to English prices, unlike Royal Caribbean cruises where you pay tax on drinks. Food is another matter entirely and you are right to think about dieting before you go as you will probably put on half a stone on a two week cruise, but oh! what fabulous food - what's your willpower like.
Absolutely agree - you can eat non-stop around the clock virtually on board - and dring too.
Most definately start diet now, especially if you like your foo.
Hi, go steady on the breakfast unless you intend to spend the rest of the day on board - toast, scrambled eggs, juice etc - lunch then if you are there all day then take the full restaurant option - go steady!! - BUT - cut out the AFTERNOON TEA!!! It is so tempting but will a) fill you up so you can't enjoy your evening meal, then b) make your waistline ENORMOUS!!! Seriously, when you come to terms with the fact that you can eat 24/7 then you soon realise that you may need serious help when you get off!!