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New Vegetarian Options for Cruise Ships

New Vegetarian Options for Cruise Ships

Holland America’s 15 cruise ships are adding a new, all-vegetarian menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to their existing dining options. Some of the new dishes will be vegan as well. Both vegetarian and vegan menus are available upon request. Some of the new options include: Vietnamese Vegetable Spring Rolls, Curried Vegetable Empanadas and Baked Cheese Polenta with Mushrooms.

“Many more people are choosing a vegetarian culinary experience, yet the options can be limited. By offering a complete vegetarian-only menu and the largest vegetarian selection at sea, we are ensuring that all guests can take part in an exceptional dining experience while cruising with Holland America Line,” said Holland America’s executive vice president. (Source: USA Today)

Some of the Holland America ships are very large, with passenger capacities well over 1,000. With such a large audience on each ship, it’s important to provide options for various diets. One of the main draws for cruise ships is their food, specifically the buffets. Including many more vegetarian and vegan options provides alternatives to calorie-rich and sometimes fat-laden, meat-based foods offered on buffets, which can cause weight gain while on a week-long vacation. For those concerned about gaining weight on vacation, vegetarian food choices can certainly be helpful in maintaining a healthy diet.

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2:32AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

I feel sorry for all of the vegetarians and vegans that boarded a cruise ship and then realized after it already set off to sea that there weren't that many veg options.

There should be lots of vegetarian/vegan options even if there aren't any veg people. Fruit, vegetables, and whole grains are healthy and needed for everyone. And sometimes a person just wants a banana or orange or some raisins to munch on.

4:04AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Is this news or PR for the cruise line?

9:50AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Welcome to the 21st century!!!!

10:12AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Great idea, healthy options should be available for everyone. However, I agree with Sarah M., cruise ships do contribute to the destruction of our oceans.

7:13AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thank you

11:04AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thank you.

8:56AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:45AM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing :)

12:19AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

7:10AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Thanks.

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