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The second annual Esther Cruise – which will include an all vegan menu and benefit the Happily Ever
Esther Farm Sanctuary – is set to embark on February 24.

The
week-long cruise on the Carnival Miracle – a luxury cruise ship with a capacity for more than 2,000 passengers – will depart from Tampa, Florida, and
has ports of call in Grand Cayman, Mahogony Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.

Customizable packages include various cabin options, vegan fare, guest speakers, private film
screenings, a welcome cocktail party and much more.

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Esther ‘the
Wonder Pig’, and her human companions Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins, fell into social media fame after
the couple acquired her under the false impression that she was a ‘micro pig’ but were
surprised to watch her grow to be about 600lbs.

Despite getting more than they’d bargained for, Jenkins and Walter kept Esther, who has
since become an icon for the vegan movement. 

The pair also uprooted their lives to accommodate their new friend, and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in her honour.

Walter and Jenkins later released a New York Times best seller, titled Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time, which documents their journey into animal activism and how Esther changed their lives.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination....