Cruising has become a very popular way to travel. We love it as you can unpack once and be in a different place almost every day. We are here to tell you that keto on a cruise is definitely possible. We have cruised on a few different cruise lines now and have discovered it can be a good option when eating keto.
Keto on a Cruise
Keto on a cruise can also have its challenges as there is a lot of food around all the time. Yes, there are great keto-friendly options available for most of the meals we have encountered, but there are also lots of carbs and desserts EVERYWHERE.
In this article we cover the best keto food options, drink options and the food we take with us when managing keto on a cruise.
On most cruise lines your breakfast options are going to be to either go to the dining room or the buffet. We usually go with the buffet as you have slightly more control of your choices. Some cruise lines also offer a room service option, but it is generally a continental style breakfast consisting of pastries and cereal.
Best buffet options
- Create your own omelette. We absolutely love the omelette station on a cruise. It means you can add whatever you like to your omelette and keep your breakfast keto. Dan’s favourite order is sausage, capsicum, mushroom and lots of cheese. Erika’s favourite is jalapeños, ham, mushroom and cheese. Our tip is to be make friends with the guy on the omelette station, we did and he always looked after us.
- Bacon is usually available at the buffet on most of the cruise lines we have been on. The Australian based ships, even do Australian style bacon, so that’s a big win.
- Aside from the omelette station, there are plenty of other egg options at the buffet. You can get poached, scrambled, boiled and fried eggs. At the omelette station, they will usually fry the eggs to order.
- We have also found that you can usually get some type of sausage and a ham steak.
- Other good keto options that we have seen available include; deli meats, cheese, cottage cheese, nuts and seeds.
Best dining room options
- Eggs are always the safest bet for breakfast. You can usually order your eggs to be made in all the different forms, poached, fried, scrambled, frittata, boiled and of course omelettes. You would just need to ask for no bread, just like when eating breakfast out at home.
- Sides – These are usually great to add to your eggs or create your own breakfast with just the sides. Good options include; mushrooms, bacon, pork sausage, sliced ham, turkey bacon and grilled tomato.