Effective immediately Crystal Cruises are now trans-fat free. Crystal is the first cruise line in the world to ban trans fats on its ships.  According to a Crystal press release, Crystal’s chefs “have removed all trans fats in favor of more than a dozen trans-fat-free oils, including sesame seed, pumpkin seed, walnut seed, corn oil, and several olive oils… The changes have been incorporated across the ships’ menus and restaurants and include everything from French fries to salad dressings…

Crystal’s crew galleys are now trans-fat free as well. In keeping with its commitment to more healthful lifestyle choices for its crew, Crystal Cruises is focusing on crew menus with more fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and offering crew-only wellness classes and sporting activities.”

As a side note, Mary and I recently returned from a Crystal cruise and agree that it was the best food we’ve ever had on a cruise ship and some of it was the best food we’d ever had, period.  If you like steak, Crystal has amazingly wonderful steaks.