Join the world’s first ALL VEGAN ocean cruise and enjoy a most inspiring vegan vacation as you meet like-minded people from around the world.
All you need on the ship is your key card which you receive when checking-in. Most things are included in your vegan cruise ticket price, and anything additional (spa, bar drinks, shopping) is put on your onboard account. So pack away those headaches and spend a carefree week aboard your home away from home.
Curious what a typical cruise day with Vegan Travel is like?
MORNING: WELCOME TO YOUR VEGAN VACATION!
You can take it easy in your stateroom, or start your active morning with a walk or jog around the deck. Or how about some early morning meditation or yoga? Sunrise at sea, while we cruise towards Norway, can be breathtaking and early risers are rewarded with a lovely sight. Our fitness center opens early, morning yoga and exercise classes are offered. Every evening our stewards will deliver a copy of The “Columbus Vegan News,” the our very own newsletter, which lists the activities available for the next day. So be sure to read through and create your perfect itinerary to fit your mood.
A number of delicious breakfast options are available with the buffet providing the late risers a few more hours of sleep. Prefer a breakfast in your cabin? Order room service!
DAYTIME ACTIVITIES: MANY CHOICES
On one of our two sea days, all the facilities the Columbus has to offer will be open. This includes the spa, pools, fitness center, and amenities that sometimes close when the ship is in port: shopping arcade, all bars and lounges.
A wide range of organized activities will be available. These include cooking classes, baking demonstrations, lectures, talks, classes, movies and more. Activities are virtually nonstop but for those of you who prefer to relax, a day by the pool or on deck to enjoy the clean air and beauty of the sea may be a welcome escape.
LUNCHTIME: HUNGRY? GREAT!
What do you fancy? A formal meal in the main dining room or the more casual all-vegan buffet? However “lazing by the pool” has also never been easier! For those who don’t want to wander to far the Alfresco grill with hearty freshly-made vegan burgers, hot dogs, sweet potato fries, will be just within arm’s reach.
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES: TENNIS, TRIVIA, COCKTAILS
In the afternoon, all ship’s facilities remain open and organized activities continue. These include meet&greets with our vegan celebrity speakers, pool games, vegan wine tasting, competitions, dance classes, and more. At cocktail hour, there is live music by the pool, with special drinks and happy hour in some of the bars and lounges.
DINNER TIME: AN ELEGANT EVENING AT SEA
As dinner approaches, it’s time to get ready for the evening. There is no dress code on our vegan cruise to Norway – so dress as you like.
Before dinner, some passengers like to stroll the deck, enjoying a beautiful sunset over the water. Others prefer to sip a vegan Caipirinha in one of the many lounges. Professional photographers are also available for those wishing to have portraits taken.
There are several choices for dinner. Most guests opt for the formal dining room, which will feature a four or five-course meal in an elegant setting. Alternatively, guests may go to the casual restaurant for a more laid-back experience. The Columbus will also feature a few specialty restaurants, which will offer a more intimate dining experience for an additional charge. And of course, room service is also available.
A variety of cool entertainment options beckon for the evening. After dinner, guests can go to the main show lounge for nightly live performances. This ranges from extravagantly costumed Broadway musical compilations to vegan guest comedians and musicians. You will be pleasently surprised!
Alternatively (or following the show), nightlife-oriented guests head for the lounges which include a cigar bar and several venues with (live) music. A wide range of music and dancing will be available! So you are sure to find your favourite spot.
Even for those who are not usually night owls, the convenience of the all-vegan Columbus makes it easy to stay out: no driving and no parking, no nightclub cover charges, or strict dress codes.
OVERNIGHT – HAVE A GREAT NIGHT
The Columbus sails through the night and arrives at the port early in the morning. Sleep well in your stateroom; the Columbus has excellent vegan bedding and black-out curtains that can help you catch up on rest.
MORNING IN PORT – FJORD CRUISING
If you have risen in time to enjoy the early morning, you can watch the ship dock. Not to be missed! The Fjords are spectacular. After breakfast, the captain announces when the ship has been cleared by local officials and that passengers may disembark at their leisure or join one of our exciting shore excursions.
DAY IN PORT – ENJOY NORWAY
Our ship willl stay in port five to eight hours, long enough to get a taste of the city.
Once ashore, guests explore on foot on their own or join a Vegan Travel shore excursion, organized tours purchased on the ship or prior to the cruise.
Of course, you don’t have to leave the ship. You might want to stay aboard. The ship will be relatively quiet, as most guests are ashore, but almost all facilities will be available and some activities will be offered.
DEPARTURE & SAIL-AWAY – YOU WILL BE BACK
Get back to the Columbus about an hour before sailing. Do not be late – the ship can’t wait for you. Just before departure, go to the upper decks to watch the crew prepare for departure. Leaving a Norwegian port is always very interesting, and a ship’s higher decks offer a great viewing platform.