~RECENTLY COMPLETED IN 2013~

Bahamas Kosher Cruise
aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Norwegian Sky

January 28 - February 1, 2013 (4 Nights - Kosher Cruise)


  SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE:
  Rabbi Elizier Shusterman
  (see below).


Itinerary

 

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Mon., Jan. 28 Miami Departs 5:00 pm
Tues., Jan. 29 Grand Bahama Island 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed., Jan. 30 Nassau, Bahamas 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thurs., Jan. 31 Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri., Feb. 1 Miami 7:00 am Arrives
 

Accommodations

Select the Cabin Category you would like, and then scroll to the bottom of this form to select the number of travelers and submit it.

Inside Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Inside Staterooms Inside Staterooms provide the most affordable way to cruise. Inside Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and in some staterooms, two pull down beds.
ID Inside Stateroom $850.
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Oceanview Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Oceanview Staterooms Oceanview Staterooms (window or Porthole) have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and in some staterooms, two pull down beds.
OG Outside Stateroom $1,050
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Verandah Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Verandah Staterooms With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
BB Verandah Stateroom $1,185
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• Rates are subject to change without notice.
• All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
• Gratuities not included – unless indicated.
• $1000 per person deposit due at time of booking.
• Payment in full is due 90 days before sailing.
• Single rate is 170% in all categories.
• 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $749 (adult or child).
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $197.91
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
     $48.00 per person.

Regular cabins:
Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 90 days before sailing when full payment is due.
Less than 90 days: 100% of total - no refund.

Suites and Higher Categories (not including Mini-Suites):
Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 125 days before sailing when full payment is due.
From 124 days to 90 days: Bookings are refundable less 25% of total invoice amount.
Less than 90 days: 100% of total - no refund.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Number of travelers in your room:


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NCL Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Cruise Lines - Norwegian Sky
 

Norwegian Cruise LinesFrom the moment you step aboard, you'll see that Norwegian Sky offers something for everyone. On our Bahamas cruises your options are nearly limitless with 13 dining options and an onboard spa and casino that has all of your favorite games and slots. The popular Norwegian Sky offers 3- and 4-day cruises year-round to the Bahamas from Miami. And, if you decide to bring the kids, we'll keep them entertained all day, while you lounge by the pool, play in the casino, or enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants.



ELIEZER SHUSTERMAN


Rabbi Eliezer Shusterman Rabbi Eliezer Shusterman


Rabbi Eliezer Shusterman is the Associate Rabbi at Shaare Torah Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 1994. He is a dynamic speaker who engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Speaking topics have included Tefilla Today, Jewish Mysticism, and Judaism for Beginners.

Rabbi Shusterman received his Smicha from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva. He has traveled the world and lectured in Australia, South Africa, Asia, and Europe.

He is a beloved teacher at the Yeshiva Boys High School where he has taught hundreds of students through the years. His wife Chana teaches at the Yeshiva Girls High School in Pittsburgh, PA. They were sent to Pittsburgh in 1993 by Lubavitcher Rebbe to assist in Jewish outreach activities and classes.

Rabbi Shusterman gives classes in a wide variety of Jewish topics such as: Mishna, Jewish Philosophy, Daf Yomi, Parsha, and contemporary Jewish issues.


Major Cruise Questions


What is included in the price of my cruise?

Virtually everything, with the exception of certain items of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Your cruise fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, standard meals, services and onboard entertainment.

What's not included

Items that are of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Not included in the cruise fare are items that are of a personal nature including gratuities, shore excursions, airfare, telephone calls, faxes, spa treatments, salon services, photographs, laundry and valet service as well as wine, liquor and other beverages.

Will I need a passport or visa?

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements. Guests with out proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. All major cruise lines encourage all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs. For more information, please visit the U.S State department website at www.travel.state.gov.



Cruising Tips

Air Travel

Passports will be required for any air travel from the Caribbean as of January 23, 2007. ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport.

Cruise Travel

As early as January 1st, 2008, subject to U.S. Government amendment, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.

Mediterranean and North Europe Cruises:

United States and Canadian citizens must have valid passports and necessary Visas. The expiration date of your passport must not occur within 6 months of the scheduled return date of travel. Naturalized U.S. citizens are advised to carry their naturalization papers. Aliens who are residents of the U.S. must carry their Alien Registration Card and passport. All others must have valid passports and necessary visas.

Please check current visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates.

What clothing should I pack?

Most of the time, you'll feel comfortable in casual resort wear including light cotton clothing. Sweaters, lightweight jackets, raincoats and hats are also appropriate for Northern Europe. Tennis shoes or low-heeled walking shoes are recommended for exploring the ports of call. While most shore excursions do not have dress codes, some tours specifically prohibit shorts and sleeveless shirts, and require ladies to wear knee-length skirts or slacks.
There is usually two formal galas to which ladies will wish to wear long gowns or cocktail-length dresses; gentlemen may choose either tuxedos or dark suits. Number of formal nights may vary depending on cruise length and itinerary. On other evenings, resort attire is the norm.


What is the climate like?

Temperatures in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean (April through October) average 14 - 31 degrees Celsius; 57 - 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, they may vary.
Temperatures in Caribbean: (November - April) average 72-85 degrees. Of course, they may vary.
Temperatures in South America: (December - March) average 71-84 degrees. Of course, they may vary.

Can I phone home?

Ship-to-shore telephone service is available 24 hours a day while the ship is at sea or in port from your stateroom. You'll find a telephone and dialing instructions in your stateroom.
If you need to be reached by people at home, have them call or fax the ship directly; or they can contact you via email through your own Internet Service Provider which you can then access via the Internet Café.


Is internet service available?

You can send and receive emails through your own service provider in the Internet Café for a nominal charge.

How do I plan my on-shore activities?

Naturally, you are free to explore many of the ports of call on your own, however, a variety of shore excursion are arranged for you convenience. Each excursion is carefully researched by our Shore Excursion Staff to ensure your experience ashore is as enriching and enjoyable as your stay aboard. You may pre-book your excursions online by selecting Personalize Your Cruise. You will need to enter your booking number and your name as it appears on your reservation. The excursion selected will be debited to you onboard account . Or, if you prefer, you may purchase the shore excursion onboard at the Shore Excursion Desk. Shore Excursions are subject to availability and not available on all ships and sail dates.

What about laundry and dry cleaning services?

Complete valet services including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, can be arranged through your stateroom steward/stewardess and billed to your shipboard account.

Travel Documents


You are responsible for obtaining all travel documents as well as compliance with Customs and Immigration requirements. You will be required to comply with all government imposed security measures, which may change without notice.

Visa Requirements:


All passengers are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements.

Please check current VISA requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates prior to departing on your cruise vacation. Kosherica is providing this application for your convenience.



Kosherica is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided herein. Please contact www.visahq.com with any questions.


Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. Kosherica encourages all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs. For more information, please visit the U.S State department website at www.travel.state.gov.



Disclaimer: Cruise Kosher suggests the top Kosher Cruise Agents and is not responsible for bookings made with those companies.

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