Choosing to go on an all-inclusive, certified vegan cruise is a great way to spend your vacation. After all, just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean that you should compromise your lifestyle choices, right?

With that, it’s also important to secure vegan-certified personal products for your trip – there’s no use going on a vegan cruise only to put on sunscreen tested on animals! For many of you, you may already have a handy list of go-to travel products that are 100% cruelty-free, but for those who may have no idea where to start, here’s a starter pack.

1 – A sturdy water bottle

It’s crucial to stay hydrated when you’re on vacation. All that time walking around and staying outside is bound to take a toll on your body, and if you’re traveling somewhere humid, you’re going to be incredibly thirsty.

Bringing a water bottle or tumbler along with you and refilling it when needed helps to cut on plastic from buying bottled water. Make sure to also check what kind of water bottle you get. Preferably, it should be made from aluminum, stainless steel, or glass – materials that are easy to recycle.

2 – Cruelty-free, naturally-derived sunscreen

Whether you’re traveling to the tropics or somewhere freezing, sun protection always matters, which is why sunscreen should a trip essential. There are two important factors in a good sunscreen: 1 – It is made from good-for-you, naturally derived ingredients that you can still actually pronounce, 2 – It won’t harm the environment, such as reefs or natural river life.
When looking for a bottle of sunscreen, it’s a good idea to avoid the following ingredients: oxybenzone and octinoxate, high concentrations of titanium dioxide, and containing parabens or petrolatum/mineral oil.

3 – Roomy tote bag

Tote bags, aside from being trendy nowadays, are also fantastic vacation bags because they are able to fit a whole lot of stuff. This is important when you’re traveling as you’re bound to buy a lot of items such as souvenirs along the way and you wouldn’t want to get a plastic bag along with your purchase every time.

Roomy tote bag

It’s especially good to use bags that are free of animal-sourced materials. These include linen, organic cotton, and plant-fibers such as wood and coconut. There are actually a whole lot of material options out there that don’t involve harming our furry (or blubbery or scaly) friends.

Remember, these are just the basics – there are lots more to be concerned about, such as shampoo and conditioner, soap, bedsheets, and of course, the food. Thankfully, there is a way to make the vegan travel experience a lot easier – choose a vegan cruise liner for your trip.

Traveling on a vegan culinary cruise, for example, ensures that vacationers experience an all-inclusive, all-vegan experience. Meaning, from the breakfast meals to that bedtime bath you take, all the ingredients and products will be certified vegan. Check out the website for more information on the cruise.