The Vegan Travel Story
The Vegan Travel Story - how it started
Vegan Travel opened its doors in 2013 in Münster, Germany and specializes in luxury European river cruises. Luxury cruising the vegan way.
We’ve often found that catering for vegans while on vacation can be a haphazard affair, therefore we ensure that our cruises have some of the best vegan chefs on board for a total eating pleasure. What's the most fun way to enjoy a well-deserved vacation and live your values? Travel vegan! That's why we founded Vegan Travel, the company behind vegan river cruises.
All our tours are full ship charter cruises. The big upside is the exclusivity: When we take over a ship, that whole ship is then all about us and our vegan river cruises, and we can even discuss our own itinerary.
Travelling as a vegan has many challenges, especially if you are travelling overseas. Being unfamiliar with the language and not knowing your way around can make travel stressful, and if you haven’t eaten a good meal it makes everything worse. Feeling as though you have to compromise your ethics or starve makes many vegans not want to travel. But you don’t have to miss out on fun trips and adventure. Vegan River Cruises offers trips through Europe with gourmet vegan cuisine. You can relax and sightsee without worrying about what to eat, as everything is 100% vegan; from the toiletries in the cabin to all of the food and wine.
As a 100% Vegan Cruise organizer we provide a hassle free exclusively vegan social experience for both vegans and those interested in dabbling in the vegan lifestyle. Relax and fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and cultures around the world without facing the headache of stopping at every meal to ask “excuse me, does this contain…?”
Focus on Food
Our focus is on our food. All kitchens are strictly vegan. From buffets to delectable 4/5 course gourmet meals, from good ol’ vegan comfort food to delicious vegan dessert, your taste buds will be in a frenzy and your stomach will be left incredibly satisfied as you dine with us.
Don’t forget to wash it all down with a great selection of refreshing purely vegan drinks.
Whether through diet, fitness or even just adding more happiness to your day, Vegan Travel is determined to help you live a healthier life. All our cruises provide yoga lessons on board, with special seminars or programs aboard certain cruises. Our partners at our ports of call also eagerly await to offer you vegan friendly shore excursions as well as recommended places to eat, so you can leave all your homework at home.
The world is vast but vegan options are not aplenty. But let us do the worrying, you just go out and play! We look forward to keep providing our vegan community and friends with new excursions to make vegan traveling more comfortable and accessible, while promoting this healthier and environmentally friendly lifestyle.
So whether you’re a vegan or curious in dabbling in the vegan lifestyle, we welcome you to hop on board with us at Vegan Travel and come sail away, the vegan way!
With vegan river cruises you don’t have to call ahead and make special dietary requests or worry that your food is not 100% vegan. We serve a vegan buffet breakfast every morning, lunches include regional specialties and dinner is a gourmet 4/5 course vegan extravaganza. You will be on the tour with like minded people from all over the planet who care about their diet, the ethical treatment of animals and the environment.
We have great ships and fun filled itineraries that include some of the greatest sites in the world. Travel with us; indulge yourself in viewing the world, as a well-fed and happy adventurous vegan.
Ride the vegan wave – All Vegan Cruises
It’s been called a passing fad, a newfangled trend. At least that’s the widespread opinion of society when we bring up veganism. But for most vegans their lifestyle is much more than a trend. On the contrary, few vegans see themselves as followers of a movement; instead, they have made the decision, for ethical or other reasons, to distance themselves from animal products. And in fact, vegan alternatives are becoming more and more prevalent. It appears that a change of thinking has taken place in society, as vegan restaurants, internet communities, and hotels have multiplied. And so, people following a vegan lifestyle no longer have to feel deprived of anything. But since we’re still talking about a minority of people, it’s often easier said than done.
Vegan – on vacation too?
While it’s possible for many to do without animal products at home, while on vacation it turns out to be much more difficult. In most hotels and spas, you may get an irritated look when you say that you don’t consume or use animal products. First and foremost, this of course happens with food. If a person who eats a vegan diet wishes to travel, they most often encounter a problem the very first evening. The restaurant does not make vegan dishes, and purely vegan restaurants are primarily found only in large cities. The menus are usually limited in their offerings, and you may meet with a lack of understanding and knowledge on the part of the server; usually they know of no alternatives – even though there are plenty.