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 VoyagePeace Boat's 81st Global Voyage departed from Yokohama on 22 November 2013, and will return to Japan on 6 March 2014 covering a southern hemisphere route including visits to South Africa and the incredible nature of Patagonia in South America. This voyage marks Peace Boat's first visit to the Maldives and Madagascar. Read more
Past Voyages (Voyage Archive)Spanning over 29 years and incorporating 79 Peace Voyages as of April 2013, Peace Boat has travelled to more than 100 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 Voyage. Detailed reports for each completed voyage from 2001 are available. 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
Life OnboardOnboard each voyage, with the participation of around 50 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