The vegan voyage will also feature a wellness programme
The vegan voyage will also feature a wellness programme

CMV launches world's first all vegan cruise

Set sail on the meat-free sea

Ravneet Ahluwalia
Monday 04 September 2017 13:09

Looking to combine a plant-based lifestyle with a love of the sea? Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has launched what it claims is the world’s first ocean cruise for vegans.

The seven-night trip will travel to the Norwegian Fjords and alongside a meat-free menu it will feature a wellness programme including yoga and pilates.

CMV is partnering with Vegan Travel on the cruise, which will also cater to those on a raw, gluten-free or macrobiotic diet.

Daytime activities are in keeping with the theme and the company has said it may include sessions on topics such as vegan toothpaste and vegan cheese making.

Four guest speakers on vegan lifestyles have been confirmed for the cruise – psychologist Melanie Joy, Dr Michael Greger, author of New York Times bestseller “How Not to Die”, dietician Julieanna Hever and TV presenter and animal lover Wendy Turner Webster.

The cruise will take place on CMV’s new ship Columbus, which took its first voyage this July. The liner has capacity for 1,400 passengers and features two swimming pools, a gym, an outdoor cinema and five restaurants. Columbus usually operates as an adult-only vessel, but children are welcome on this holiday.

CMV said: “We are delighted to be offering what we believe is the first ever ocean cruise for vegans.

“This is the perfect opportunity to travel with like-minded people and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords.

“Columbus is the perfect ship for this scenic cruise combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and leisure facilities.”

The cruise leaves from London Tilbury on 25 September, with prices starting at £499.

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