In what’s being called a world first, a vegan ocean cruise is set to sail the high seas later this month, where guests will learn how to make vegan toothpaste, vegan cheese, and practice yoga against the backdrop of the Norwegian fjords.
Between the stunning setting of cascading waterfalls, lush, green coastlines, dramatic fjords and plant-based fruits, vegetables and legumes that will make up the menu, the trip promises to be a highly photogenic one, tailor-made for the snap-happy Instagrammer. Cruise and Maritime Voyages has created a plant-based, meat-free cruise itinerary in response to the increasingly popular Instagram and Pinterest lifestyle.
Along with the 100% vegan menu, on-board activities will include vegan workshops, Pilates, yoga, and guest speakers that include a physician, dietitian, psychologist and TV host for the Animal Planet channel, Wendy Turner Webster. The cruise takes place aboard the newly refitted Columbus liner, which was renovated to include 150 solo cabins — another Millennial-friendly move. The total capacity is 1,400 passengers.
For health-conscious cruisers who need their animal-based protein, however, MSC Cruises offers a wellness -themed cruise with Technogym at the end of October that features a personalised fitness program, health assessment, and healthy food and drink options.