Now THIS looks like sheer heaven to me!!!
I recently went on a cruise on the P&O Pacific Sun (Australia/Indonesia cruise) and whilst they tried to cater for me, it was highly incovenient most of the time as I was forced to eat in the main dining room for every meal, and I had to pre order my meals every day to give them time to prepare it. I was restricted to only a few options compared to the rest of the travellers who had dozens of options which changed every day… plus they could dine at the buffet, pizzeria, or even go to the much lauded “Steak House Restaurant”. Let’s not forget that I was paying just as much as every other passenger for my ticket on this cruise, and for me (and most travellers I imagine) the food is such a very important facet to an enjoyable holiday. Having to eat in the dining room all the time often meant I was separated from my travel companions as they chose to eat at the buffet or anywhere else they pleased. It was frustrating to say the least, and really did detract from the overall experience. On top of that, there were cooking classes (if you wanted to cook with meat, or cheese, etc..) and lots of other non vegan stuff that I had no interest in supporting. I couldn’t even enjoy the Spa fully as they used products I was not sure were cruelty free (and some I knew weren’t)… I eventually did end up using the spa under the reassurance that the products they were using were completely cruelty free.. then I found out later that one of the products was from a different company that tests on animals!! GOD DAMMIT… why can’t I have a beautiful holiday without supporting industries that torture animals?!? It shouldn’t ever be this hard to do the right thing.
If you care about the Earth, animals, the environment and your health – this Vegan Caribbean Cruise can help you unwind, relax, get pampered, informed and take you on a gastronomic adventure whilst never compromising your values and compassion. FANTASTIC!
Here is a little excerpt from their website about the cruise:
For most vegan travelers, cruising is a daunting if not impossible vacation option. Many of the vegetarian options on traditional cruise ship menus use cheese and butter, or other dairy products, which makes eating vegan while cruising a real nightmare. Holistic Holiday at Sea, a holistic health educational foundation, has created the Holistic Holiday at Sea Vegan Cruise to provide a cruise option for vegans and vegetarians. Each day aboard the seven-day vegan cruise, the guests will dine on specially prepared macrobiotic inspired gourmet vegan meals. The directors of the program bring several well-known vegan and macrobiotic chefs, including executive chef Mark Hanna, to oversee the preparation of the vegan meals onboard the cruise.
More than Just Vegan Meals, an Educational Vegan Cruise
Holistic Holiday at Sea’s vegan cruise program offers a lot more for vegan travelers than just vegan meals. The cruise is an all-encompassing educational experience with over 120 classes, workshops and lectures. These classes cover a wide range of holistic health topics including yoga and Pilates, vegan and macrobiotic cooking classes, massage, meditation, integrative medicine and much more. Many of the classes have a broad appeal, while others are tailored for a vegan audience.
For me, this is definitely going onto my “travel bucket list”. If you have been on one of the vegan cruises before, we would LOVE to read your feedback – so please post your comments here.
For more information about the Cruise – visit here: Vegan Cruise – Eat Vegan Meals and Take Vegan Cooking Classes aboard a Caribbean Cruise.