Trans fats, your days are numbered. This week, you found Starbucks
The move by Royal Caribbean is only mildly surprising. With its rock walls and televised ads that feature teens and young adults making the most of the active cruising lifestyle, Royal Caribbean's clientele isn't the same elderly crowd that used to flock to floating hotels for the bingo games, shuffleboard tourneys, and midnight buffets.
Then again, that's the way it's been for the cruising industry in recent years. Carnival
Will others follow Royal Caribbean's lead? Probably. If a dieting movement is canvassing the country's youth, the major cruise lines will find a way to reflect that in their dining rooms. So see you later, trans fats. It wasn't all that nice knowing you.
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