The ship, as a neutral space beyond borders, becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those onboard and in the ports that we visit.
Our programmes, both onboard and in port, explore the main aspects of Peace Boat activity - peace, human rights, sustainability and respect for the environment - and aim to develop travel as a tool for peace and sustainability.
Current VoyageThe 87th Global Voyage for Peace departed from Yokohama, Japan on April 12, 2015 and will return on July 25, 2013. It will visit several Scandinavian ports in the Baltic Sea, and includes scenic cruising through the Sognefjord in Norway, Cape Farewell's Bay in Greenland and Newfoundland's Bay in Canada. The Voyage will also be host to the 8th "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project", in which a delegation of Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) travel onboard Peace Boat to give personal testimony and call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Onboard the 87th Voyage, this will include a special project being held in collaboration with Mayors for Peace: "I was her age." Read more
Life OnboardOnboard each voyage, with the participation of around 30 guest educators from across the globe, Peace Boat organizes a range of educational activities, including peace education workshops and lectures, language classes and cultural programmes. The themes of these activities link Peace Boat's fields of work with contemporary issues in the countries we visit. Additionally, all participants onboard are encouraged to contribute to programmes, resulting in a daily schedule of more than 100 events and activities, from expert lectures on global issues to salsa dance classes, from Arabic conversation lessons to music festivals, from documentary movie screenings to soccer games on deck. Through utilizing the spaces onboard the ship, and harnessing the talents of all guests, participants and staff onboard, Peace Boat creates a special environment in which people can live, learn and undertake positive action together. Read more
The ShipPeace Boat organizes its voyages on chartered passenger ships, adapting the onboard spaces to provide a unique and dynamic environment for its participants. Currently Peace Boat is chartering the Ocean Dream for its global voyages. Read more
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Past Voyages (Voyage Archive)Spanning over 30 years and incorporating more than 80 Peace Voyages as of January 2014, Peace Boat has travelled to more than 120 ports in over 80 countries. In this section, see the itinerary for each voyage Peace Boat has organized, from our first three-week educational voyage around Asia in 1983 to our most recent Global Peace Voyages. Detailed reports from each completed voyage since 2001 are also available. Read more