Surfacing the web last week was a top story about the dangers of eating meat. Dr. An Pan from the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA) advocated that we should reduce our meat consumption and for processed meats we should definitely try to avoid or eliminate these from our diets. Heartwire’s investigators reported that meat consumption is associated with a significantly increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, as well as increased risk of death from cancer.
What’s a Cruise Ship traveler to do?
For those of us wanting to replace/reduce red meat with healthier options, Holistic Holiday at Sea presents the ultimate cruise for your mind, body and spirit. Here’s your chance to enjoy a 7-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on one of the world’s premier Italian luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, visit exciting ports of call, such as St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas and dine on specially prepared organic natural foods and beverages prepared by their own chefs. Meals are mostly non-dairy, vegan/natural cuisine and organic and the desserts, prepared by their own pastry chefs, are sugar and dairy-free. Cooking classes, taught by several internationally known natural foods chefs and cooking teachers, are offered daily.
But why take my word for it? Go to http://www.atasteofhealth.org/ and read about the “one of the 100 best worldwide vacations to enrich your life.”
If you’re going on a more conventional cruise, you can still get vegan meals without having to make waves. Vegetarian and vegan options are standard fare on many cruise lines. Celebrity Cruise lines boast a special vegetarian menu featuring an array of vegan options. Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Princess Cruise Lines also offer vegetarian and vegan selections and will gladly fulfill special requests with advance notice.