2019 Alaska Kosher Cruises are Now Available

Join Kosherica for our 2019 Glatt Kosher Cruises to Alaska. With Kosherica's amazing tours of Alaska, you’ll see its breathtaking natural beauty – Klondike gold, glaciers glowing blue and magnificent wildlife – from your vantage point aboard the Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas. Whether you’re touring the rainforests and fjords of Ketchikan, helicoptering over the stunning Mendenhall Glacier or seeing whales up close, you’ll understand why Alaska is so sought after.

*Call to inquire about our August Alaska sailings.


2019 Glatt Kosher alaskan Cruises and Tours

Famous Foodie Kosher Cruise - 7/12/2019 aboard
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas for 7 Nights


2019 Glatt Kosher alaskan Cruises and Tours

Affordable Alaska Seattle Kosher Cruise - 8/25/2019 aboard
Holland America's ms Oosterdam for 7 Nights


Alaska Cruise

First time considering a glatt kosher cruise to Alaska? Hold on to your favorite seafaring hat, because you’re in for the experience of a lifetime. A glatt kosher, chalav Yisroel, pas Yisroel cruise has been on the bucket list of so many kosher-observant Jews. For more than 20 years, we’ve made it our business to make those dreams come true.

We know you have lots of questions, so we’re here to help answer any you might have. Call us at 877-SAIL-KOSHER, 305-695-2700 or shoot us an email [email protected] if there’s anything we can help with. In the meantime, here are some thoughts you might have on your mind:

Is the cruise Glatt Kosher?
It is Glatt kosher, Chalov Yisroel and Pas Yisroel. Each Kosherica cruise has a team of mashgichim and a rav hamachshir on board to make sure every tiny food item - as well as anything going near our kosher food service - is constantly supervised.

Are they frozen airplane meals? Do I need to bring my own food?
Kosherica meals are absolutely NOT airplane meals! The food is freshly prepared on a daily basis made with glatt kosher gourmet ingredients and served beautifully on lavish buffets with multiple food stations and multi-course dinners plated on real glatt kosher, chalav Yisroel and pas Yisroel dishes and cutlery.

Kosherica takes care of all your culinary needs on the cruise. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided in abundance, as well as afternoon tea and late night snack. While onboard you should have no need for any additional food. In fact, expanding waistlines are the more common concern after being on a kosher cruise with us!

What if I have special food requirements or food allergies?
Here at Kosherica, glatt kosher, chalav Yisroel and pas Yisroel are just the beginning. We are very accommodating with allergies and do our best to provide alternatives to those with special needs. Please be in touch with us to discuss your specific requests.

Will there be a minyan?
Yes. Kosherica provides minyanim three times a day. A Torah is brought onto the ship for Torah readings. There is also a Daf Yomi shiur and fascinating guest lectures to help you connect with your spiritual side.

How does Shabbat work on a ship?
Shabbat on a Kosherica cruise is a unique and uplifting experience. Our experienced team has thought of every possible concern, from Shabbat minyan and Shabbat meals to locking doors, flushing toilets, and Shabbat elevator. From sunset to nightfall, Shabbat with Kosherica is a day of rest like no other on the planet. Kosherica’s lavish glatt kosher, chalav Yisroel and pas Yisroel five-course Friday night dinners and Kiddush lunches provide all the gefilte fish, Moroccan salmon, lox, herring, chicken soup, cholent, kugel and kishka you could wish for, topped with fresh salads, fresh fruit, meats and decadent desserts. Spend your day learning, reading, playing games, making friends and marveling at the serene seascapes and spectacular coastlines.

How cold is Alaska? Do I need winter clothing?
Alaska can be fairly cool even during the summer. Bring a good rain jacket, as southeast Alaska can be particularly rainy. However, it can get warm during the day as well, so pack light clothing and layer up.

Can we get off the ship in Alaska?
Absolutely. There are several port days on the cruise itinerary. Each port day gives you more than a few hours to get off the ship and experience the different parts of Alaska. You can book helicopter tours, glacier walks, rafting trips, salmon fishing, nature trails, panoramic train rides and many other excursions (arranged directly with the ship for a separate fee). You can also walk around the port on your own and explore local shops and museums, or just enjoy the exquisite views and fresh Alaska air.

How long is the cruise?
Most of our cruises to Alaska are 7 days long. They begin on Sunday and return the following Sunday. Check out our upcoming Alaska itineraries for further details.

The best approach is to bring clothes that can be layered: more layers for cooler, windier weather, fewer layers for warm, dry days.
Be sure to also bring:
• A lightweight, waterproof coat or jacket, as well as a sweater or warm vest for strolling the decks of the ship and for glacier viewing
• A warm hat and gloves
• Men may want to add an extra pair of slacks, but they'll find that the same basic dress theme works for them, too (there is no place in Alaska a man cannot go in a sport coat and slacks. Also, a dark suit is appropriate for dinner on board ship)
• Sturdy walking shoes for everyday use (two pairs are suggested) both leather, to stand up to rain if necessary, and a pair with a good arch support
• 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 in Alaska can vary greatly so come prepared. Temperatures in the summer tend to range from about 55 – 70 degrees but can feel much warmer due to the long hours of direct sunlight. Definitely expect drizzles on some days as it’s very similar to rainforest weather.

We always recommend taking the excursions provided by the cruise line as they have some incredible ones to offer that are fit for any level of activity from mild/easy to adventurous. Any excursion that takes you on or near a glacier is definitely going to be a once in a lifetime experience and the cruise line offers various excursions to the glacier. If you are looking to spend a little less, there are some great excursions that you can take on your own which do tend to be less expensive. If you decide to go with a private guide, we recommend doing extensive research ahead of time to make sure the guide is certified by the Better Business Bureau.
• Salmon hatchery in Juneau
• Mendenhall Glacier bus trip which takes you to the observatory
• Juneau Gardens
• Jewell Gardens and handblown glass in Skagway
• Totem Pole Museum in Ketchikan

• How long is an Alaska cruise? Most of our cruises to Alaska are 7 days long. They begin on Sunday and return the following Sunday. Check out our upcoming Alaska itineraries for further details.

Got more questions? Ready to book? Call us at 877-SAIL-KOSHER, 305-695-2700 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hosting you.