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Has anyone been on any cruises as a vegan? I was just wondering if there are any cruiselines that are more vegan-friendly than others? My family has always planned on going on one, but now that I think more about it, is it even possible being vegan? Hopefully someone can share a good experience...
 

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Ooooh, thank you so much. I figured calling ahead was the best bet, but I really wanted to hear personal accounts of someone's experience. This way I know, yeah such and such cruiseline is very accomodating, this one isn't type thing. I'll check out royal, definitely, and keep up with the research. If anyone else has any more info, please let me know. Thanks again, everyone.
 

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I did NCL this Spring as a vegan, and calling ahead didn't make a darn bit of difference. There were plenty of veggies and fruits, but I was constantly asking about ingredients like butter and milk. The buffet was the worst--the chefs barely spoke English and everyone was in a hurry. The sit-down places were best--you actually ordered from a server, so I could be specific about what I wanted.

It was ok. Not great, but ok.
 

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I'm going on a cruise in june and have already called. From what i understand there shouldn't be a problem (keeping my fingers crossed). I also spoke with a vb member who lives in one of our destination areas and got the heads up on local vegan cuisine while in port.
 

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In a couple years I totally plan to go on the vegetarian cruise that's advertised in Vegetarian Times and Veg News. Oh man, that'll be good.
For those interested, I just noticed their ad the other day myself, and the website is atasteofhealth.org. They're doing a 7-night Caribbean cruise March 4-11, 2007, and their ad says they serve vegan and organic meals.
 

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We tried to book a cruise with a group (not a vegan group) on a Carnival line last summer. I called their customer service to ask about vegan meals. Her actual response was: "Just don't eat the meat, then it will be vegan".

I spoke to others at Carnival about it, and they all acted like I was asking them to cut their right arm off for me.

Needless to say, we didn't go...
 

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I went on a Princess cruise to Alaska over the summer and had a pretty easy time eating vegan. They always had one vegetarian option and I just had them omit the dairy from it when they could. There was also sorbet for desert. I tried the veggie burger at the grill but it was really, really bad. I could only eat one bite of it. They had a decent salad bar in the buffet and a pizza parlor with focciatio that was vegan. I found that a lot of the tour guides tended to be veg*n and were able to point out the veg*n restaurants in the towns.
 

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Celebrity Cruises offer a 5 course vegan evening dinner or a 5 course vegetarian evening dinner. Amazing! They offer soya milk for your tea as well. There is always plenty of fresh fruit, breads, cereals for breakfast and an array of salads, pastas etc for lunch. But the evening meal is specifically vegan and it is AMAZING! I had a wonderful 2 week cruise with Celebrity Cruises last year.

I have also been on Princess Cruises and they are great too. Their all day buffet is unbelievable. A huge, huge array of salads, potatoes, pastas, breads, fruits etc. They don't have a specific vegan evening menu but they do cater for all needs so if you book with them, make sure you say you are vegan.

 

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Hmm, I went on a Carnival cruise two years ago, here are my thoughts and experiences:

-breakfast in the restaurant was decent. Always alot of fruit, toast, oatmeal, peanut butter, potatoes, etc.

-lunch was usually buffet-style. Again, fruits and veggies, some pre-made vegan salads, pasta, breads, etc. Rarely lots for protein here.

-dinner was in the restaurant, and they were usually good about making me special food, but warning - ALOT of veggies and NOT alot of protein.

My suggestion, regardless of where you go, is to bring some protein bars and nuts with you, to be on the safe side. Bon voyage!
 

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I think if you want a cruise where they specifically cater for vegans then definitely go with Celebrity Cruises. They are the best! Who can complain about a 5 course vegan dinner every night. I truly was overwhelmed with the novelty of it all!!

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