~RECENTLY COMPLETED IN 2013~

Mediterranean Kosher Cruise
aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Epic
The Brand New Epic is Stunning!

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

Itinerary

 

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sun., Aug. 4 Barcelona, Spain Departs 6:00 pm
Mon., Aug. 5 At Sea
Tues., Aug. 6 Naples, Italy 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed., Aug. 7 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thurs., Aug. 8 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri., Aug. 9 Provence (Marseille), France 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat., Aug. 10 Palma, Majorca, Spain 1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun., Aug. 11 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 am Arrives
 
Featuring Scholar In Residence: Rabbi Steven J. Savitsky

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 Stateroom

   
Cat. Description Price
Inside Stateroom 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 pull down beds to accommodate two more. (128 sq. ft.)
IF Inside Stateroom $2,710
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IE Inside Stateroom $2,720
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ID Inside Stateroom $2,730
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IC Inside Stateroom $2,740
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IB Inside Stateroom $2,750
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IA Inside Stateroom $2,760
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I1 Inside Stateroom $3,210
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Studio Stateroom

   
Cat. Description Price
Studio Stateroom Cool and hip, right down to the funky lighting and flat screen TV, this completely new exclusive key card access-only category is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. These staterooms have two lower beds with a maximum capacity of two and a window view to the corridor. Studio guests have private key card access to The Living Room, which is a shared private lounge that boasts a bar, two large TV screens and comfy seating for hanging out, reading a book or just enjoying a drink before dinner. Approx Square Footage*: 100
TI Studio Stateroom $2,830
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Balcony Stateroom

   
Cat. Description Price
Balcony Stateroom These 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 and additional bedding to accommodate one more. (216 sq. ft.)
BF Outside Stateroom $3,410
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BE Outside Stateroom $3,430
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BD Outside Stateroom $3,445
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BC Outside Stateroom $3,455
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BB Outside Stateroom $3,465

BA Outside Stateroom $3,475

B6 Outside Stateroom $3,490

B5 Outside Stateroom $3,550
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B4 Outside Stateroom $3,650

B3 Outside Stateroom $3,665

B1 Outside Stateroom $3,755

B2 Outside Stateroom $4,100
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Mini-Suite

   
Cat. Description Price
Mini-Suite The Mini-Suites with a Balcony have room for up to four and feature curved walls, a sitting area, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a luxury bath with shower or tub. The also include additional bedding to accommodate two more guests and a private balcony with an amazing view. (245 sq. ft. including balcony)
MD Mini Suite $3,895

MC Mini Suite $3,905

MB Mini Suite $3,920
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MA Mini Suite $3,935

M3 Mini Suite $4,015
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M2 Mini Suite $4,535
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M9 Mini Suite $4,880


Suite

   
Cat. Description Price
Suite
S6 Suite $5,655
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S9 Suite $5,895
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S5 Suite $6,375
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S4 Courtyard Villa - Living room, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed, private balcony & 2 bathrooms (maximum capacity of 6). Includes exclusive access to the Courtyard area, Concierge Lounge, private restaurant & bar and butler & concierge service. (506 sq. ft. including balcony) $6,975
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S2 Suite $8,835
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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 $1980 (adult or child).
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $306.40
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities of $84 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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Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic
 
Norwegian Cruise Lines

It all began with Freestyle Cruising® - where Norwegian Cruise Line reinvented the way people cruise by giving them the freedom to do whatever. Now we'd like to welcome you to Norwegian Epic: Norwegian Cruise Line's incredible new ship that reinvents cruising once again. Be one of the first to experience the many exciting, new entertainment options and amazing nightlife, including the first true ice bar at sea.


What makes the Epic an unbelievable experience:

  • World Class entertainment like " The Blue Man Group"
  • State of the Art Spa Services
  • Full Sports Complex
  • 33 foot high Climbing Wall
  • First Aqua Park at sea
  • 3 Water Slides including the 200 foot Epic plunge
  • Bowling Alley
  • Full size Batting Cage
Norwegian Epic also has some of the most innovative and flexible accommodations ever - from our new Studios specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler and exclusive access to The Studio Lounge to our private Villas.


Gross Tonnage: 155,873 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet)
Length: 1,080 ft / 329.5 m
Draft: 28.5 ft /  8.7 mt
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Passenger capacity: 4,100 (double occupancy)




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Stephen J. Savitsky


Rabbi Basil Herring

Stephen J. Savitsky of Hewlett, Long Island, NY, completed his third two-year term as Orthodox Union President in January, and assumed the position of Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Savitsky was a dynamic President, introducing a stunning variety of new programs, traveling North America and the world on behalf of the Orthodox Union, and visiting Jewish communities large and small – not to mention the White House -- to deliver the OU message.

Prior to his presidency, Mr. Savitsky served as Chairman of the Board, as well as Chair of the OU Kashrut Commission, which oversees the work of the department which provides much of the funding for OU programming.

Mr. Savitsky has held many additional leadership positions in the Jewish community, including President of the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway; founder and President of the Kew Gardens Hills Eruv; President of Congregation Ansche Chesed in Hewlett, Long Island, NY; and Chairman of the Board of Mesivta Ohr Torah, in Forest Hills, NY. He is a member of the International Board of Governors of the Mesorah Heritage Foundation. Mr. Savitsky has also represented the OU as a Scholar-in-residence at numerous synagogues across the US.

Stephen J. Savitsky is the President and Chairman of the Board of ATC Health Care Services, a nationwide provider of temporary medical staffing. He also founded and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Tender Loving Care – Staff Builders, one of the nation's largest providers of home health care services. Mr. Savitsky graduated from Yeshiva University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from The Bernard Baruch Graduate School of Business of the City University of New York, with a specialization in finance and marketing.

Mr. Savitsky is married to Genie (nee Tennenbaum) Savitsky. They have four children: Julie (married to Shabsi Schreier), Avi (married to Cheryl Stein), Penina (married to Zvi Weiner), and Estie (married to Yehuda Berman). The Savitsky's have 16 grandchildren who – much to the Savitsky's delight – live within walking distance of their grandparents.

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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