The second annual Esther Cruise - which will include an all vegan menu and benefit the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary - is set to embark on February 24.
The week-long cruise on the Carnival Miracle - a luxury cruise ship with a capacity for more than 2,000 passengers - will depart from Tampa, Florida, and has ports of call in Grand Cayman, Mahogony Bay, Belize, and Cozumel.
Customizable packages include various cabin options, vegan fare, guest speakers, private film screenings, a welcome cocktail party and much more.
Esther 'the Wonder Pig', and her human companions Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins, fell into social media fame after the couple acquired her under the false impression that she was a ‘micro pig’ but were surprised to watch her grow to be about 600lbs.
Despite getting more than they'd bargained for, Jenkins and Walter kept Esther, who has since become an icon for the vegan movement.
The pair also uprooted their lives to accommodate their new friend, and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in her honour.
Walter and Jenkins later released a New York Times best seller, titled Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time, which documents their journey into animal activism and how Esther changed their lives.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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