Cruise ship holidays are growing in popularity as they appeal to more and more people. An advantage of cruises is that you are less limited when it comes to luggage allowance. However, there are still a number of dos and don’ts when packing luggage for a cruise.
However, the concerns surrounding bananas aren’t entirely old wives’ tales.
In the 1700s it was noted that ships which transported bananas were often wrecked or lost at sea.
What was the reason behind this strange power of the curved yellow fruit?
The explanations for why bananas spell trouble are varied.
One reason is that poisonous spiders would stow away among bananas and poison the crew.
Another is that because bananas emit ethylene as they ripen, this causes other fruit and vegetables nearby to go rotten.
This, in turn, would result in the crew going hungry – and increasing the chances of trouble brewing.
In reality, modern health and safety rules and superior food storage render these fears null on cruise ships these days.