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Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. Three Global Voyages and one short Asian regional voyage are usually organized each year. The three-month Global Voyages are each joined by around 800 participants and visit between 15-20 countries.

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 Voyage circle
Peace Boat's 71st Global Peace Voyage departed from Yokohama on October 25, 2010 and will visit 19 ports in 18 countries around the world, through Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. The voyage will return to Japan 86 days after its departure, on January 18, 2011. >>Read More
Upcoming Voyages circle
img Peace Boat’s 72nd Global Peace Voyage will sail from Yokohama on January 23, 2011 and return on April 18, 2011.
img Peace Boat’s 73rd Global Peace Voyage will sail from Yokohama on April 24, 2011 and return on July 12, 2011.
img Peace Boat’s 74th Global Peace Voyage will sail from Yokohama on July 19, 2011 and return on October 27, 2011.
Past Voyages circle
Spanning over 25 years and incorporating 64 Peace Voyages as of January 2009, 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 voyage from 2001 are available. >>Read More
The Ship circle
Peace 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 SS Oceanic for its global voyages. >>read more
Life Onboard circle
Onboard 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