Provisioning (cruise ship)

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Workers load a Cruise Ship in Charlotte Amalie, USVI

Cruise ships consume vast amounts of food every day; as an example, the following is a list of supplies provisioned on board the Celebrity cruise ship Constellation, carrying up to 1,950 passengers and 999 crew, for an average 7 day cruise.

  • 24,236 pounds (10,993 kg) of beef
  • 5,040 pounds (2,290 kg) of lamb
  • 7,216 pounds (3,273 kg)of pork
  • 4,600 pounds (2,100 kg) of veal
  • 1,680 pounds (760 kg) of sausage
  • 10,211 pounds (4,632 kg) of chicken
  • 3,156 pounds (1,432 kg) of turkey
  • 13,851 pounds (6,283 kg) of fish
  • 350 pounds (160 kg) of crab
  • 2,100 pounds (950 kg) of lobster
  • 25,736 pounds (11,674 kg) of fresh vegetables
  • 15,150 pounds (6,870 kg) of potatoes
  • 20,003 pounds (9,073 kg) of fresh fruit
  • 3,260 US gallons (12,300 l; 2,710 imp gal) of milk
  • 1,976 US quarts (1,870 l; 411 imp gal) of cream
  • 600 US gallons (2,300 l; 500 imp gal) of ice cream
  • 9,235 dozen eggs
  • 5,750 pounds (2,610 kg) of sugar
  • 3,800 pounds (1,700 kg) of rice
  • 1,750 pounds (790 kg) of cereal
  • 450 pounds (200 kg) of jelly
  • 2,458 pounds (1,115 kg) of coffee
  • 1,936 pounds (878 kg) of cookies
  • 2,450 tea bags
  • 120 pounds (54 kg) of herbs and spices
  • 3,400 bottles of assorted wines
  • 200 bottles of champagne
  • 200 bottles of gin
  • 290 bottles of vodka
  • 350 bottles of whiskey
  • 150 bottles of rum
  • 45 bottles of sherry
  • 600 bottles of assorted liqueurs
  • 10,100 bottles/cans of beer

Of course, not all this food will be consumed during the voyage, the ship must keep a percentage in reserve to allow for delays, etc. The figure includes all supplies for cooking meals in the three restaurants and buffets, room service, bars and lounges, as well as all baking and confectionery supplies, for officers and crew as well as passengers.

The Constellation at full capacity feeds 3 meals a day to over 1950 passengers and 999 officers and crew, comparable to the provisions that any small town might consume in one week.

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Information provided by Celebrity Cruises shipboard literature