~RECENTLY COMPLETED IN 2013~

Norwegian Fjords Kosher Cruise
aboard the Costa Cruise: Fortuna

August 4-11, 2013 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

Itinerary

 

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sun., Aug. 4 Copenhagen (Denmark) Departs 6:00 pm
Mon., Aug. 5 Oslo, Norway 2:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tues., Aug. 6 Stavanger, Norway 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
Wed., Aug. 7 Skjolden, Norway 8:00 am 3:00 pm
Thurs., Aug. 8 Geiranger/ Hellesyt, Norway 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Fri., Aug. 9 At Sea
Sat., Aug. 10 Warnemunde (Berlin) Germany 9:30 am 8:00 pm
Sun., Aug. 11 Copenhagen, Denmark 8:30 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.

Large or Standard Inside Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms These Inside Staterooms are a great and affordable accommodation for up to four guests. They feature a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some cabins include pull down beds to accommodate two more. All rooms include safes, mini bars, TV and phones. Voltage 220 volts/ 60Hz-110 Volt/ 60 Hz. Starting at.150 sq. ft.
IC Inside Stateroom $2,955

IP Inside Stateroom $3,055


Large Outside Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Large Outside Staterooms Oceanview Staterooms come with windows to admire the view or simply enjoy the first rays of morning sunshine. It includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Some Staterooms may have pull down beds that sleep up to two additional guests. All rooms include safes, mini bars, TV, phones. Voltage 220 volts/ 60Hz-110 Volt/ 60 Hz. Starting at 190 sq. ft.
EC Ocean View Stateroom $3,370

EP Ocean View Stateroom $3,515


Deluxe Verandah Ocean View Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Deluxe Verandah Ocean View Staterooms The Balcony Staterooms have room for up to four guests and feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an incredible view. They include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area. All rooms include safes, mini bars, TV and phones. Voltage 220 volts/ 60Hz-110 Volt/ 60 Hz. Starting at 220 sq. ft.
BC Ocean View Stateroom with Verandah $3,865

BP Ocean View Stateroom with Verandah $4,050


Deluxe Verandah Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Deluxe Verandah Suites The Suites with balconies are where luxury and function merge together. The ideal way to treat yourself. These cabins feature a wonderful sitting area, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Some suites include luxurious baths. Please ask agents to check availability. All rooms include safes, mini bars, TV and phones. Voltage 220 volts/ 60Hz-110 Volt/ 60 Hz. Starting at 336 sq. ft.
MS MiniSuite $4,710


Penthouse Verandah Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Penthouse Verandah Suites The Suites with balconies are where luxury and function merge together. The ideal way to treat yourself. These cabins feature a wonderful sitting area, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Some suites include luxurious baths. Please ask agents to check availability. Priority boarding and a butler comes with this gorgeous room. All rooms include safes, mini bars, TV and phones. Voltage 220 volts/ 60Hz-110 Volt/ 60 Hz. Starting at 336 sq. ft.
S Suite $5,105

GS Grand Suite $5,570




• 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 $1900 (adult or child).
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $172.21
• Gratuities to be paid on board the ship -
   $12 per guest per day for suites;
   $11.50 per guest per day for all other staterooms
   (rates are subject to change as per the cruise line)


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:

Please be advised that effective on sailing's departing March 15, 2011 and there after, all guests will need to complete the "Web Check-In" form on-line prior to issuing electronic tickets. The information required is standard data that is collected prior to travelling; such as, full name, passport details, emergency contact information, date and place of birth. The form must be completed prior to ticketing. We recommend that guests complete the form a minimum of 6 weeks prior to sailing.
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Costa Fortuna

Norwegian Gem
 
Norwegian Cruise Lines

Costa Fortuna has drawn inspiration from the grand Italian steamships of yesteryear that provided regular passenger services between Italy and the Americas. Throughout this Costa cruise ship, scale models of historic cruise ships have been incorporated into the style and design of the Costa Fortuna's various restaurants and other public areas. For more recent history of these cruise ships, guests can view a tribute to the first (and leading) Italian Cruise Company by glancing up at the ceiling of the main lobby known as the Costa Atrium where models of 26 past members of the Costa fleet are displayed. Get on board a Costa cruise ship today!


Gross Tonnage: 93,530 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet)
Length: 965 ft
Draft: 28 ft
Maximum speed: 25 knots
Passenger capacity: 2,394(double occupancy)





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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