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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

A Voyage to Well-Being: A Life-Enriching Vacation

Holistic Holiday at Sea MSC-Divina cruise ship

Holistic Holiday at Sea, a unique cruise offering “all you need to know about getting healthy and staying healthy” during a one-week Caribbean vacation with four exotic ports of call, is set for March 11-18, 2017. National Geographic Traveler has chosen Holistic Holiday at Sea as “one of the 100 best worldwide vacations to enrich your life.”

The cruise is the brainchild of Sandy Pukel, who had been conducting health educational programs in Miami for four decades when he decided to take his event to sea. His first cruise attracted 400 people; over a decade later, it has become one of the largest holistic events in the country, hosting 1,800 like-minded cruisers.

With 45 teachers, 145 classes, a vegan menu (with regular ship menu options available as well) and a social/party almost every night, the program is designed to have something for everyone interested in health and longevity. Guests choose daily from a wide spectrum of classes and workshops ranging from several types of yoga, fitness and meditation to presentations on integrative medicine and plant-based nutrition. There are ten different cooking classes offered, and lectures by some of the world’s leading authorities in holistic health, including Drs. T. Colin Campbell, Michael Greger, Neal Barnard, Michael Klaper and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.

“The event is a relaxing vacation-educational experience that has profoundly changed thousands of lives,” Pukel says.

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