Avoid these 6 foods on a cruise

It is the time of the year when many in the country plan a vacation, and one of the most popular getaways is cruise trips. Once aboard, people get to experience a suite of activities, events, and delicacies. However, at the cruise buffets, most people choose foods that can lead to an upset stomach, making them unable to enjoy the rest of the trip. So, here are foods to avoid on a cruise:

Scrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs, if not part of a made-to-order breakfast, can get dry and soggy in a few hours on the breakfast station, making them unpleasant to eat. Many cruise liners may also serve scrambled eggs using powdered or liquid mixes. So, the eggs can be unhealthy for passengers on a cruise ship.

Sushi
While cruise ships take food hygiene seriously, there is always room for error. So when you see sushi at the buffet, it is possible that the dish is not entirely fresh and has been left on the serving station for a long time. In either case, it can cause an upset stomach that lasts for days.

Communal condiments
During one’s time on the ship, passengers can find huge bottles of tomato sauce, mustard sauce, and other condiments during meal times. These bottles are touched by hundreds of people and can become a hub for germs. So one should consider avoiding the bottles and asking for sachets of their favorite condiment at the buffet.

Oysters
It can be hard to pass up on oysters while sailing the ocean waters. But when they are not cooked well, the food may contain strains of Vibrio bacteria. The bacteria-ridden oyster can cause bloodstream infections, skin lesions, and blisters, severely affecting one’s health and overall cruise experience.

Potato salads
Freshly scrubbed potatoes served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner might be delicious and safe. However, cold potatoes, in the form of salad, can be bad for one’s health and have toxin-producing bacteria. Further, there is a risk of cross-contamination, making one feel sick. So, it is better to avoid potato salad on a cruise.

Unpasteurized dairy
Dairy products like milk, butter, and cheese are usually pasteurized on a cruise ship. But one should double-check with the serving staff the kind of dairy products they offer. Unpasteurized dairy products may contain bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria that can lead to health complications and diseases.

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