Our next Holistic Holiday at Sea ships off on February 15 for a ten-day Caribbean experience like no other! If you’re anything like us, you’re extra excited about not having to worry about cooking for over a week. Plus, with all the great cooking demos onboard you’ll actually leave feeling inspired to try some new things out when you get back home.
While vegan food is offered on the cruise in both sit-down and buffet styles, depending on your preference, guests are on their own if they decide to disembark the ship and explore the ports of call. (If you signed up for one of the six special tours that included a vegan lunch or snack, then you’ll be all set.) Remember that there is a vegan section on the ship’s buffet line that is available until 3:30 p.m on port days.
To help you make the most of your time in town, we rounded up the names of several places where you can expect to find vegetarian and vegan options for each of our six ports of call. We tried to find spots that were within a short walk or cab drive of where the cruise ship will be docked. We recommend doing some research and taking notes on hours and locations before boarding the ship as there will be limited internet access once you’ve set sail. Got a favorite spot that we haven’t listed here? Reach out to us!
The elegant MSC Divina will depart and arrive at the Port of Miami on Thursday, February 15 and Sunday, February 25. Here are some restaurants available within a 30-minute drive of the Port.
2322 NE 2nd Ave
All-vegan bakery. Each cupcake comes decorated with an edible heart. Gluten-free options.
2895 McFarlane Rd
Organic food that nourishes the body. Baked fries, smoothies, burgers, and make-your-own wraps and bowls.
1248 SW 22nd St
French style. Rediscover forgotten foods and flavors. Vegan and vegetarian organic salads, soups, quiches, crepes, appetizers, and desserts.
3301 NE 1st Ave Suite 103-1
Fast-casual dining with international flair. GLAM stands for Green Living Animals Matter. Menu includes chana masala, spaghetti and meatless balls, and jackfruit “al pastor” tacos.
80 NE 2nd Ave
Superfood juice bar and plant-based cafe. Innovative items like superfood arepas and matcha cappuccinos.
105 NE 24th St
Many whole/raw choices; Certified Kosher. Inspired by Miami’s tropical climate and broad cultural influences.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI (Sunday)
9400 Wheatley Center
Established in 1975, this shop specializes in fresh fruit and vegetables from around the world.
Pilgrim Terrace on Mafolie Hill
100% vegan restaurant featuring raw cuisine, smoothies, wines, and snacks, including gourmet popcorn. Please note this restaurant is typically closed on Sundays, but the owner said they would open for this day.
9 Norre Gade
Full-service vegan restaurant with homestyle meals and beverages.
Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis (Monday)
Click on link above for directions
Vegan food booth at entrance to U-pick Fari Organic Farm, a quick cab drive from port. Specializes in moringa juice, veggie burgers, and fresh salads.
Vegan food cart located along Bay Road facing the Robert L. Bradshaw’s Social Security Building.
Fort-de-France, Martinique (Tuesday)
217-244 Zone de Gros la Jambette
About a 15-minute drive from the port, this salad shop offers guests build-your-own salads and a range of desserts.
Bridgetown, Barbados (Wednesday)
Located in an orange house, this restaurant is mostly vegan, but also has pescatarian and vegetarian options.
Cheapside Public Market, Cheapside Rd
Serves authentic Caribbean cuisine. Situated in a row of huts above Cheapside Market.
There’s no menu, but the owner brings you out a plate with a little bit of everything. Take Spring Garden Highway to Black Rock Main Road. Restaurant is about 200 yards down on the right.
BB11129, Lower Broad St
Casual dining featuring soups, stews, black eyed pea rice, fried plantains, and more.
About 15 minutes in a cab from the port, this restaurant makes over a dozen different kinds of roti (both vegan and meat).
A 16-minute drive from the port, this vegetarian friendly cafe offers salads, healthy bowls, smoothies, and juices.
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (Thursday)
Rue Neil Armstrong
All-vegan, French-style cafe.
Can’t wait until the cruise to enjoy a vegan meal? You shouldn’t have to! Enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with hosts Nanci Alexander and Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee at Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 14, 2018, from 5:30–7:30 pm. More information and ticket sales here.
We’ll see you on February 15!