Tom is a non-flyer so our holidays usually involve a ferry crossing. This year, we took the Portsmouth – Cherbourg crossing over to France, and vice versa on the way back. This is usually my preferred crossing as it’s usually only 3 hour long and very comfortable. I’m not the best traveller by sea (I always have to take motion sickness tablets) so I’m not a fan of any overnight crossings so this crossing is perfect for us.
Over the years, there’s rarely been a vegan offering on-board so it wasn’t any different from anywhere else really.
Last year, I remember they had a vegan chilli that I tried that was in a glass jar. It was nice but quite a small portion.
This year, however, was a game changer! There were so many more vegan options available on the boat than there had been before, and arguably, more than some chain restaurants in the UK!
I bought a lentil dhaal for myself, with a box of mini oreos and a coke. Tom got himself a vegan magnum!
The lentil dhaal was really delicious. It was flavourful and full of veggies such as edamame, broccoli and carrot.
These weren’t the only vegan options available on board! There was also a houmous and vegetable wrap, the chilli that was available the previous year, as well as 2 other vegan options that I didn’t note down.
We’re in a changing world now where veganism is on the up and the demand is high. I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the future. So for those of you taking the Normandie Express over to France for your Summer holidays, don’t worry about options as there’s plenty out there now.