The Ship
Since its first voyage in 1983, Peace Boat has chartered a number of passenger ships to organize our voyages, adapting the onboard spaces to provide a unique and dynamic environment for its participants.

Our current ship, the Ocean Dream, was built in 1981 in Denmark, and has excellent facilities providing a unique and dynamic environment for the "floating peace village" that is the Peace Boat experience. Although it may look like a regular cruise from the outside, a Peace Boat voyage is very different from the traditional model, eschewing vacation in favor of participation, and forgoing the usual luxury in favor of a comfortable platform of travel that offers all necessary amenities in a more sustainable way.
Public Spaces
The array of public spaces on the ship have been adapted to serve as lecture halls, classrooms, offices, workshop rooms and rehearsal areas. Students from the Global University, International Student and Global English and Espanol Training programs use the classrooms, and the ballroom and lounges are ideal venues for presentations and large events, functioning both as lecture halls and stage spaces.

Participants also use the various areas around the ship for self-planned events, such as educational presentations, displays of artwork, sports clubs, dance practice or planning campaigns for peace activism or in port activities.

At the hub of Peace Boat's activities is the Peace Boat Center or "P-Cen," an office space used by both staff and participants to coordinate onboard events, edit videos, produce posters, plan campaigns and publish the Peace Boat daily newspaper. The Peace Boat Center also lends support and materials necessary for self-planned events, and daily activities onboard.

As well as these working spaces, the ship also offers a variety of places to relax and exercise, including a sports deck, gym, book corner, swimming pools, jacuzzis, coffee shops, bars and a sunbathing deck. Main meals are served at the two restaurants onboard combining Japanese and international cuisine. Internet and phone services via satellite are also available onboard at an extra charge.
Ship Operation and Specs
The Ocean Dream is operated and staffed by over 250 professional officers and crew. It has a draft of 7.5 meters, it is 205 meters long, weighs in at 35,265 tons, and is equipped with stabilizers and the latest safety system based on SOLAS international safety standards. Maximum capacity is 1422, but voyages usually sail with between 800 to 1000 participants.
Visiting our Ship
You are welcome to visit Peace Boat's ship during open ship events usually held in Yokohama, Japan between voyages. We are unable to welcome individuals to the ship outside these events or during our voyages visits to ports of calls, except for special events co-organized in advance with local organizations requiring previous registration. Please contact us at least one month in advance if you would like to inquire about the possibility of a group visiting the ship during our visit to a port near you.