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Vegan Caribbean Cruise Celebrates 15 Years of Sailing

Jan 04, 2018 06:17PM

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 from February 15 through 25.

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 more than 40 presenters and 150 classes. Presenters include some of the world’s leading authorities in holistic health and animal advocacy, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Michael Klaper, as well as Rip Esselstyn, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Baur.

For the 2018 cruise, the MSC Divina will depart from Miami, and head to 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., in Coral Gables, FL. For more information please 1-800-496-0989 or visit HolisticHolidayAtSea.com. Mention reading about the cruise in Natural Awakenings.

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