My wife Kristen and I were lucky enough to go on a free week-long vegan Caribbean cruise on the MSC Divina - the VegNews Veggie Awards grand prize. We feel beyond fortunate to have won a free vacation, as we would not have been able to afford a vacation this year otherwise (along with other family and friends, we are sending my parents to Maui for their 30th Anniversary instead!).
Unfortunately we did not have a good time on the cruise. No, it wasn’t the surprisingly subpar food. No, it wasn’t that our stop in the Bahamas was cancelled due to inclement weather. We simply couldn’t really enjoy ourselves on a ship being run by 1,000+ workers who are mistreated on a daily basis. It’s hard to have fun aboard a floating sweatshop."