The Voyage to Well-being: Vegan Caribbean Cruise Celebrates 15 Years of Sailing
Aug 01, 2017 12:02AM
Since 2004, Holistic Holiday at Sea vegan cruise has welcomed more than 15,000 guests with opportunities that meet each person wherever they are on their journey to health. Often described as a life-changing conference, vacation and wellness retreat all-in-one, Holistic Holiday at Sea combines classes from plant-based leaders; fitness and mindfulness workshops; exotic ports of call; and gourmet food—all centered on the topic of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle. The next voyage takes place February 15–25, 2018.
Holistic Holiday at Sea president Sandy Pukel came up with the idea after four decades of conducting health educational programs in Miami, Florida. He stands by the idea that “no one minds learning when they’re having a good time.”
In 2004, the first ship set sail from Port Everglades with 410 people. Next year, organizers expect to host more than 1,850 guests for the 15th anniversary cruise which will feature 40+ presenters and 150+ classes. Presenters include some of the world’s leading authorities in holistic health and animal advocacy, including Drs. T. Colin Campbell, Michael Greger, Neal Barnard and Michael Klaper, as well as Rip Esselstyn, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Baur.
For the 2018 cruise The MSC Divina will depart from Miami, Florida, and head to the following ports of call in the Eastern Bahamas: St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Freeport, Bahamas.
National Geographic Traveler has chosen Holistic Holiday at Sea as “one of the 100 best worldwide vacations to enrich your life.” From dance parties to ice cream socials, there is no shortage of opportunities to make new friends and enjoy all the onboard amenities.
Holistic Holiday at Sea is located at 434 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL. For more information, call 1-800-496-0989 or visit HolisticHolidayAtSea.com. Please mention you heard about the cruise through Natural Awakenings. See ad, page 33.