Reading Time: < 1 minute The 5* Celebrity Solstice (Photo: The Whole Connection)
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A cruise described by organizers as the ‘first ever vegan’ one to leave Australian shores will set sail later this year.

The Whole Connection will depart from Sydney on October 20 before travelling around the Pacific Islands for nine days.

It will be held on a five-star ship called ‘The Celebrity Solstice’, and feature a specialized vegan menu.

On board

Australian businesswoman, and cruise organizer, Paige Renshaw spoke to PBN about the holiday.

According to Renshaw, the program includes daily workshops, demonstrations, professional presentations, daily yoga, pilates and meditation; documentary nights and group activities.

She said: “My vision was to create an event about plant-based education for the masses, so we will be hosting documentary nights during the cruise, with plant-based education being the main focus of the films being screened.”


Renshaw says the cruise has been designed to ‘educate, inspire and empower people to achieve their best health’.

She added: “It’s the perfect self-care opportunity and a fantastic way to relax, unwind and learn how to reach optimal health, vitality and wellbeing, surrounded by like-minded people.”

Renshaw turned to plant-based living after suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrom – after her new diet changed her health, she wanted to spread the word about her lifestyle.

She said: “I want to inspire people to live their best lives and take total control of their health, their happiness and their circumstances.”

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.