Jewish Music Festival Kosher Cruise
aboard the Royal Caribbean: Oasis of the Seas

January 21-28, 2018 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

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Avraham Fried
Avraham Fried
8th Day
8th Day
Avraham Fried
8th Day
Benny Friedman
Steve Bill
Dudu Fisher
Dudu Fisher
Benny Friedman
Dudu Fisher
Cantor Chaim David Berson
Steve Bill
Rabbi Manis Friedman
Steve Bill
Cantor Chaim David Berson
Rabbi Manis Friedman
Steve Bill
Dudu Fisher
Tomer Adaddi
Steve Bill
Steve Bill
Tomer Adaddi







Sun., Jan. 21 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida (EMBARK) 4:30pm
Mon., Jan. 22 At Sea
Tues., Jan. 23 Labadee, Haiti 8:00 am 4:30pm
Wed., Jan. 24 Falmouth, Jamaica 10:00am 7:00pm
Thurs., Jan. 25 At Sea
Fri., Jan. 26 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 27 At Sea
Sun., Jan. 28 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida (DISEMBARK) 6:00am

Welcome aboard the Oasis of the Seas®, one of the largest and most impressive ships in the world. From the moment you step onboard you’ll see why. The fun never ends. The biggest Jewish entertainers in the world, renown lectures, minyanim, world class Glatt Kosher cuisine and exceptional customer service. Onboard you can explore Central Park at Sea, Broadway shows, Ice Skating Shows, Dreamworks parades, incredible spas, rock climbing walls, ziplines, carousel at sea and much more! All that’s missing, is you.


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Interior Stateroom

Cat. Description Price
Interior Stateroom Relax in all the comfort of our interior staterooms. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Up to 4 guests.
Category 3V - quad occupancy only.
Stateroom: 140 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
M Inside $2,670

Ocean View Window Stateroom

Cat. Description Price
Ocean View Window Stateroom You'll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery just outside your window. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
G Outside $3,220

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I Outside $3,380
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Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom

Cat. Description Price
Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area with twin sofa bed and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony 52 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
C2 Central Park View Balcony Stateroom $3,195

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C1 Central Park View Balcony Stateroom $3,275

Ocean View Balcony Stateroom

Cat. Description Price
Ocean View Balcony Stateroom Open your private balcony and take in the beautiful view. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
Category 5D, 7D, 1A & 1C - triple occupancy only.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
D7 Balcony $3,220
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D8 Balcony $3,220

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D5 Balcony $3,295

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D6 Balcony $3,385

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D4 Balcony $3,600
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Junior Suite

Cat. Description Price
Junior Suite Suite featuring two twin beds that convert to a Queen, private bathroom with tub and shower, separate living area with desk, sofa, private veranda.
Stateroom: 287 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
CV Central Park View Window Stateroom $3,235

Grand Suite

Cat. Description Price
Grand Suite Two twin beds that convert to a Queen, marble entry, private bathroom with tub and shower, separate living area with desk, sofa bed, private veranda with lounge chairs.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. Balcony 105 sq. ft.
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B2 Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom $3,195

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B1 Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom $3,330

Crown Loft Suite

Cat. Description Price
Crown Loft Suite Two-floor suite with the Master suite on the second level with a Master bath. Main level has sofa bed and bathroom with shower. Private veranda with chairs.
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony 114 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
BV Boardwalk View Window Stateroom $3,195
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Owner's Suite

Cat. Description Price
Owner's Suite Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. Up to 4 guests.
Stateroom: 556 sq. ft. Balcony: 243 sq. ft.
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JS Suite $4,865

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GS Suite $6,285

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L2 Suites $7,055

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A4 Suites $7,140

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OS Suites $7,750

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L1 Suites $8,005

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SL Suites $11,100

• 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 rates (adult or child):

Suites: 2,400.00

Balconies: 2,000.00

Ocean view: 1,950.00

Inside: 1,900.00

• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $119.04
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
   $14.50 per guest per day for any category up to a Balcony stateroom
   $17.50 per guest per day for any Suite category
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
    $16.50 per guest per day for suites;
    $13.50 per guest per day for all other staterooms

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.

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Avrahom Fried Avroham Fried is a legend in the world of Jewish music. He's been entertaining Jewish audiences for thirty years, in numerous concerts and venues. His music integrates a wide range of musical styles, combining them with Jewish lyrics and themes, to create unforgettable melodies that become all-time favorites.

Fried is incredibly prolific, and has produced thirty CDs, the latest of which are "Yankel, Yankel" and "Live in Israel," which is offered as both a DVD and a double CD. Fried lives with his wife and their six children in Brooklyn, New York.


Benny Friedman One of the fastest rising stars in Jewish music, Benny Friedman has made a name for himself, not by being a member of one of Jewish music’s royal families, but by consistently proving himself to be talented, versatile and one of the nicest people in the Jewish music business.

Benny’s musical career began at age thirteen when he began performing at small local events and audiences were mesmerized by his dazzling voice. Passionate about both singing and his ability to inspire people through music, Benny spent four years working with elite Hollywood vocal coach Seth Riggs and Jewish music lovers everywhere began to buzz about the talented newcomer with the golden voice.

One of the most highly anticipated debut albums in Jewish music history, Benny's debut album, "Taamu" was hailed as both the best debut album ever produced and 2009’s album of the year, firmly cementing Benny’s place as one of Jewish music’s elite. Demand for the talented singer skyrocketed as Benny performed at dinners, weddings and other events worldwide. Recent concert appearances include a worldwide tour in cities such as New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, London, Manchester, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.

Working towards his goal of inspiring people through music, Benny has devoted countless hours to making music that is meaningful. Not only do his impeccable vocals appear on Chasoif, Unity and Berachamim, three singles recorded to raise money for tzedaka, he performed at Nariman House on the first anniversary of the Mumbai massacre.

Benny’s second studio album, “Yesh Tikvah” was released and quickly became the hottest album in the world and one of the top selling CD’s of the last decade. Yesh Tikvah’s music video on YouTube records nearly 2 million views. Benny released a Shabbos themed album in 2013 to the delight of fans, and has become common place on radio stations Erev Shabbos playlists around the world.

Benny’s latest CD titled “Kol Haneshama Sheli” came out in December 2014 and has already produced multiple hit songs including “Toda!”, “Bum Bum”, “Fulfill Your Tefilah" and more.


Dudu Fisher Dudu Fisher is known throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in the hit show "Les Miserables," but his career began in his native country, Israel. After three years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, Fisher studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and studied privately with some of the great cantors of the previous generation. He was only 22 when he was invited to become the cantor of the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv. Fisher also traveled throughout the world, bringing traditional Chassidic, Yiddish, and Cantorial music to new audiences. Playing the lead in "Les Miserables" was a turning point in his career. It was the longest running show in Israel and catapulted him to stardom. In 1988 he was invited to London to take part in a royal command performance hosted by the Queen of England, a special version of "Les Miz" featuring artists from around the world. As an observant Jew, Fisher was the first actor on Broadway and the West End to be excused from performing on Friday nights, Saturday matinees, and all Jewish holidays. During his long career, Fisher has recorded over twenty albums, and he's recently filmed an Emmy-nominated PBS special in the valley of Beit She'an, Israel. From the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, to Madison Square Garden in New York, from Singapore to Sao Paulo, Dudu Fisher spends most of the year traveling around the globe bringing joy to millions of people.

Cantor Chaim David Berson

Cantor Chaim David Berson Chaim David Berson, born and raised in Jerusalem, is the Chief Cantor of the prestigious Manhattan Jewish Center.  

Cantor Berson received his education at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Subsequently, he graduated from the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, receiving an unparalleled quality of training in Chazzanut, voice skills, and the Mesorah of our Tefilah, under the personal tutelage of the world-renowned Cantor Naftali Hershtik and composer Raymond Goldstein.

His mellifluous, lyrical tenor voice, his deep knowledge in music and Tefilah as well his personal charisma, make Cantor Berson unique in his craft and much sought after as a Chazzan and singer.

Cantor Berson is currently spearheading the OU Nussach Ha'Tefilah Initiative whose goal is to work with communities and Ba'alei Tefilah to disseminate knowledge and awareness of the guidelines of our Mesorah in Nussach HaTefilah.

An internationally acclaimed Chazzan and Hassidic music singer, Cantor Berson has performed at music festivals throughout North America, Israel, and Europe. Cantor Berson has led several missions to Poland, teaching and inspiring visitors of all ages to connect to their Jewish roots and learn about the life and destruction of European Jewry. He was invited to the United Nations General Assembly, where he recited a memorial prayer for the victims of the Holocaust, has performed on Central Park's Summer Stage in a concert celebrating Israel, as well as at the Krakow Jewish Festival, and was a featured singer with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Cantor Berson has served as Associate Cantor at the Shaar HaShamayim Synagogue in Montreal and the Ohel Leah Synagogue in Hong Kong, and is constantly in demand to lead services in prestigious synagogues worldwide, including the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem.

Often accompanied by his own guitar playing and demonstrating a broad repertoire of music, he is a favorite artist at popular Jewish music concerts, weddings, and events.

As a versatile singer of contemporary Jewish music, Chaim Dovid is currently working on completing his debut album, featuring original songs.

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Manis Friedman World-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher, Rabbi Manis Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and around the world. He hosts his own critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman, syndicated throughout North America. Over 150,000 copies of his provocative yet entertaining tapes, both audio and video have been sold.

Rabbi Friedman’s first book, DOESN’T ANYONE BLUSH ANYMORE?, published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, was widely praised by the media. BLUSH is currently in its fourth printing. Following the publication of the book, he was featured internationally in over 200 print articles, and interviewed on more than 50 television and radio talk shows. He has appeared on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide, and has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, Publisher’s Weekly and others. Rabbi Friedman is a noted Biblical scholar, recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism. In 1971, he founded Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies in Minnesota, the world’s first yeshiva exclusively for women, where he continues to serve as dean. From 1984-1990 he served as simultaneous translator for the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s televised talks.

Rabbi Friedman is a professionally ranked member of the National Speakers Association. His speaking tours take him to every part of this country as well as Israel, England, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Canada, and Hong Kong. Rabbi Friedman was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1946 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1950. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in 1969. Rabbi Manis Friedman enthuses each of his listeners and readers with a sense of purpose and definite direction.


STEVE BILL Steve Bill has been a busy recording and performing guitarist on the east coast since 1972.

In the early 80’s, he was voted the most recorded guitar player by the New York Recording Musicians Society for his work on hundreds of jingles, television shows and movies. From 1976 thru 1993 he was featured performer at Windows on the World, as well as assistant musical director. He currently serves as musical director for many special events at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Town Hall. Besides being the leader of The Sound Choice, he also runs Room 368 Productions, one of the largest contemporary ethnic music, and film music production and distribution companies.



Tomer Adaddi
• Multi-award winning composer, pianist and musical producer, who has worked and collaborated with international stars including Andrea Bocelli, Mercedes Sossa, Il Volo The Tenors, Michael Buble and more.
• Born in Israel, 1983. Composer, conductor, pianist, arranger and musical producer.
• 2007, arranged and conducted the “Jerry Lewis Telethon Orchestra“ in Las Vegas.
• 2008, musically produced and arranged the 10th anniversary of the Peres Peace Center honoring Israel's President Shimon Peres, working with international artists such as Andrea Bocceli, Mercedes Sossa, Eliiot Yamin, Dave Koz and others.
• 2009, graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music.
• 2010, composed and arranged the song "Milim" (Words) for Harel Skaat, representing Israel in the famous Eurovision Song Contest,winning 3 Marcel Bezençon Awards including Composer Award.
• 2011, Masters in Composition at Mannes College of Music in New York City receiving the Felix Saltzer Techniques of Music Award.
• Since 2013, Tomer has developed concerts together with SRC in the adult contemporary genre, creating the shows "Kol Esperanza,” "Synco Romantico," "Liverpool Legends and Strawberry Fields Orchestra" and others.
• 2015, Tomer worked on an album with Israeli world-renowned singer David D'or, composing music to Psalms lyrics. Album was released under "Shirat Rabim" project and reached gold certification. Tomer also musically directed the show at Caesarea Amphitheater following the album release.

• Songs for famous Israeli and Jewish singers including Shlomi Shabat, Avraham Fried, Rita, Harel Skaat, Boaz Shara'abi,Lior Narkis, Izhar Cohen, Dudu Fisher, Gad Elbaz, Shiri Maimon, Gali Atary and Ilanit.
• Musically produced albums for different Israeli singers such as Ilanit, Shai Gabso, Boaz Shara'abi and others.
• Composed music for several film projects, including the award winning short film "Reverie" directed by Chris Dawson, which was chosen to be part of Cannes Festival Short Film Corner 2010.

• Arranged and orchestrated Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the album of “The Canadian Tenors,” published nationwide by Universal music and later performed as a duet with Celine Dion on Oprah Winfrey's show.

• Winner of the ACUM Award For Composer (Israeli ASCAP/BMI).
• The Bohuslav Martinů award at Mannes College of Music (NYC) for his piece "Integration for Orchestra,” which was premiered by the Israeli Chamber Orchestra at "Sounds in the Dessert" Festival 2010.

• Tomer joined the legendary band “The Scorpions” performing their famous hit “send me an angel” all over the world.
• Tomer performed the Jewish prayer "Avinu Malkenu" (originally by Barbara Streisand) with David D'or at Israel’s Former President Shimon Peres' funeral honoring his personal request in front of world leaders including President Barack Obama, Former President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles of England and others.
• As conductor, Tomer has worked with prestigious orchestras such as Jerusalem Symphopny Orchestra, Mexico City Orchestra, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Natanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Beer Sheba orchestra and others.
• Tomer's Piano Concerto no.1 was premiered in New-York City at Mannes Concert Hall by Pianist Natalie Tenenbaum and Conductor Isaac Selya with the Mannes "Green" Orchestra. The same Piano Concerto had its Israeli debut with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Roi Azulai. Tomer’s instrumental album "Origins" was a big success all over the world, featuring classical interpretations for famous Jewish melodies, performed by piano and strings orchestra.
• Tomer worked with 16-Grammy-Award winning producer Humberto Gatica on the album "Songs from the silver screen" for Americas-Got-Talent singing sensation, Jackie Evancho, and "We are love" for Il Volo, as well as songs for Michael Buble. Tomer orchestrated and arranged the strings section for the successful TV show "The Voice" in Israel.
• Tomer is the musical director and conductor for Jewish superstar Dudu Fisher, where he performs annually at "The March of the Living" for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
• Tomer collaborated with Jewish star Avraham Fried on his recent album, writing and composing the hit song "Yerushalayim Shebalev.” The album reached gold certification.
• Tomer arranged and conducted a Symphonic Beatles tribute featuring The Liverpool Legends and Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with Radio Centro at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in front of 17,000 people in audience.

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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.

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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

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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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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.

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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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