~RECENTLY COMPLETED IN 2014~

Eastern Caribbean Passover Kosher Cruise
aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Gem

April 14-23, 2014 (9 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

Itinerary

 

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Mon., Apr. 14 New York - Erev Pesach Departs 4:00 pm
Tues., Apr. 15 At Sea - Yom Tov
Wed., Apr. 16 At Sea - Yom Tov
Thurs., Apr. 17 San Juan - Chol Hamoed 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Fri., Apr. 18 Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Chol Hamoed 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat., Apr. 19 St. Thomas - Shabbat 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun., Apr. 20 Samana, Dominican Republic - Chol Hamoed 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon., Apr. 21 At Sea - Yom Tov
Tues., Apr. 22 At Sea - Yom Tov
Wed., Apr. 23 New York - Isru Chag 10:00 am Arrives
 

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*Based on NCL promotions at the time of booking.

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Veranda (Balcony) Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Veranda (Balcony) Staterooms Veranda (Balcony) Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Some Staterooms are equipped with a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep one more. They include a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. (205 sq. ft.)
Cat.: Description: Price:
BD Balcony $4,385

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BC Balcony $4,395

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BB Balcony $4,410

Cat.: Description: Price:
BA Mid-Ship Balcony $4,430


Mini-Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Mini-Suites Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view. (285 sq. ft.)
Cat.: Description: Price:
MB Mini-Suite with Balcony $4,755

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MA Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony $4,780

Cat.: Description: Price:
M1 Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony $5,140


Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Suites
Cat.: Description: Price:
SF Penthouse - Sleeps two, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, in addition to the living area, dining area and large private balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.(341-387 sq. ft.) $6,495

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SE Penthouse - sleep two, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living area, dining area and large private balcony that offers an amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.(489-578 sq. ft.) $6,855

Cat.: Description: Price:
SC These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that include a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate children's bedroom. In addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and luxury bath with separate shower. Includes butler and concierge service. $8,055

Cat.: Description: Price:
S5 These Courtyard Penthouses make for an amazing cruising experience. Sleeps three, with a bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, luxury bath and shower and additional bedding to sleep one additional guest. Also features a living area, dining area, private balcony and access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. $8,655

Cat.: Description: Price:
S4 Up to six guests can enjoy these Villas that are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a luxury bath and shower, as well as a separate children's bedroom. Also features a living area, dining area and private balcony. You will also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. $9,255

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S3 These Owner's Suites are a truly luxurious way for you to get away. Includes a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and luxury bath with separate shower, in addition to the living room, dining room and large private balconies with incredible views. Sleeps up to four and guests receive access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. $9,555

Cat.: Description: Price:
S2 Enjoy the perfect escape in the Deluxe Owner's Suites. With a living room, dining room, wall of windows and separate bedroom with king-size bed and luxury bath, you will have an unforgettable experience in this suite. Sleeps up to four and includes access to the private courtyard area. Not to mention the large balcony and amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service. $10,455

Cat.: Description: Price:
S1 3-Bedroom Garden Villa - sleeps up to 8 with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed & luxury bath. Has a living room, dining room & incredible private garden with hot tub. Includes access to a private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.(4,252 sq. ft.) $27,255




• 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.
• Single rate is 170% in all categories.
• 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $3150 (adult or child).
Capacity for 3rd/4th passenger may not be available for all cabin categories
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $396.86
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
     $108.00 per person.
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
   $13.99 per guest per day for any category up to a Mini-Suite stateroom
   $16.99 per guest per day for any suite or Haven category

Cancellation policy:
Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee per person until 130 days before sailing. Less than 130 days: 100% of total - no refund.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
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Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem
 
Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Gem This sparkling cruise ship is the perfect choice for cruising the Bahamas & Florida, Caribbean, Mediterranean and in 2011, Bermuda. From a chic, four-lane bowling alley to tons of dining choices and Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with our water slides, Wii games and lots more. Accommodations range from luxury multi-room Villas to romantic suites to spacious and affordable staterooms.


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)


NICKELODEON WILL BE ON THIS CRUISE!- FAMILY FUN!!!

Norwegian Gem Each cruise will feature the following:
  • A number of events just on the first day! See the characters dance and sing while Team Nick lets you know what is going on for the rest of the week!
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  • Team Nick makes surprise appearances throughout the cruise bringing action to you. Look for those familiar faces for interactive games and maybe even some slime!
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  • Dora's Dance Party, where kids can join Dora and the Nickelodeon cast to dance and sing along; meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and many more.
  • In addition, there are also other family activities offered, including Nick Jr. Story Time, family trivia and special arts and crafts sessions.



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.




WHAT TO PACK –
Most of the time, you'll feel comfortable in casual resort wear including light cotton clothing for all cruises. It is advised to bring breathable clothing to maximize your comfort.

Be sure to also bring:
• A lightweight clothing. It is generally in the 70’s and 80’s on these sailings
• Baseball hats, sunglasses, lots of sun lotion, coverups and swimwear. You can find the most gorgeous private beaches!
• Casual exploring outfits. No need to be fancy on the at the ports of call.
• Flip flops are always super handy on the beach.
• One or two pairs of dress shoes to accompany your dinner outfit
• Always go on www.weather.com for more info. You can get a 10 day forecast.

WEATHER –
Temperatures in these gorgeous locations tends to be on the warmer side. Think in the 80’s and brisker at night. Please always go onto www.weather.com for more information.

PORT HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS –
• The Caribbean has some magnificent and beautiful beaches as well as some private beaches. If you choose to take a private guide or private car to one of these beaches, make sure to do proper research ahead of time and assure your guide is fully certified. Another note – private guides tend to be on “Caribbean time” so be sure to schedule to be back at the ship at least 1.5 hours before departure.
• We highly recommend booking excursions with the cruise line directly as your safest option. The cruise line offers amazing excursions at all activity levels such as Cave Tubing, Kayaking, Ziplining as well as bus tours to beautiful ruins and scenic lookouts.

ITINERARY INFORMATION –
• Most of our cruises to the Caribbean are 7 days long. They begin on Sunday and return the following Sunday. Check out our upcoming Caribbean itineraries for further details.





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.

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.


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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.



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