Australia’s first vegan cruise to set sail in October

The 9-day-long vegan cruise will be “the first part of the voyage to optimal health”

Plant-based food lovers have a unique chance to leave the filthy carnivores on the shore and sail the Pacific Ocean on Australia’s first vegan only cruise.

With only animal-free options on the menu, the 5 star Celebrity Solstice, winner of Australia’s best cruise ship in 2015, will sail to some of the most Instagrammable holiday locations, such as New Caledonia’s Noumea and the Isle of Pines.

The 9-day-long cruise, that will set sail on October 20, will also stop at Vanuatu’s famous Mystery Island and Lifou of the Loyalty Island.

Apart from vegan food and relaxation, the cruise will also have other daily healthy activities on board, like yoga, meditation and Pilates. There will be vegan Aussie BBQs, social meetings and documentary viewings. Passengers will also get a holistic gift pack on arrival.

“It’s about transforming your health, happiness and life while enjoying one of the most beautiful parts of the planet,” Paige Renshaw, the managing director of the agency operating the cruise, The Wholefoods Connection, told News.com.au.

“This is the first part of the voyage to optimal health.”

The menu creators didn’t forget to prepare gluten-free and raw vegan options for the more strict voyagers, as well taking into consideration the choices for people sensitive to onions or oils.

 

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“I’ve worked very hard to ensure we have our own designated vegan menu, which a lot of cruise ships don’t have.”

“Not having to worry about what you’re going to have to eat other than lettuce and tomato for nine days is something people are very much looking for.”

However, the prices of the vegan retreat may be eye-watering. They start at $2,600 for an interior twin-share room per person. A single deluxe balcony room costs up to $6,700 per person.

“It’s absolutely a fair price,” Ms Renshaw said.

“Some health retreats I’ve looked at have a starting price of anywhere between $3-3,700 for a week.

“This is a nine-day retreat on a luxury cruise liner to beautiful destinations.”