2017-2018 Baltics Kosher Cruises | Scotland & Iceland the Baltics from Kosherica

Scotland & Iceland Kosher Cruise
aboard the Holland America: ms Prinsendam

August 19 - September 2, 2018 (14 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

Itinerary

 

DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Sun., Aug. 19 Amsterdam (EMBARK) 5:00pm
Mon., Aug. 20 At Sea
Tues., Aug. 21 Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom 8:00am
Wed., Aug. 22 Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom 1:00am
Thurs., Aug. 23 Torshavn, Faroe Islands 8:00am 3:00pm
Fri., Aug. 24 Djupivogur, Iceland 8:00am 3:00pm
Sat., Aug. 25 Akureyri, Iceland & Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun., Aug. 26 Isafjordur, Iceland & Scenic Cruising Isafjardurdj 8:00am 6:00pm
Mon., Aug. 27 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00am
Tues., Aug. 28 Reykjavik, Iceland 6:00pm
Wed., Aug. 29 Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland 8:00am 5:00pm
Thurs., Aug. 30 At Sea
Fri., Aug. 31 Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat., Sep. 1 At Sea
Sun., Sep. 2 Amsterdam (DISEMBARK) 7:00am
 
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Large or Standard Inside Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
* 183-207 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
MM Inside Stateroom $7,725

Cat.: Description: Price:
N Inside Stateroom $7,725

Cat.: Description: Price:
M Inside Stateroom $7,770

Cat.: Description: Price:
K Inside Stateroom $7,815

Cat.: Description: Price:
I Inside Stateroom $7,860


Large Outside Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Large Outside Staterooms 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub and shower.
* 185 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
G Outside Stateroom $8,185

Cat.: Description: Price:
H Outside Stateroom $8,185

Cat.: Description: Price:
F Outside Stateroom $8,300

Cat.: Description: Price:
E Outside Stateroom $8,345

Cat.: Description: Price:
D Outside Stateroom $8,390

Cat.: Description: Price:
C Outside Stateroom $8,435


Deluxe Verandah Staterooms

   
Cat. Description Price
Deluxe Verandah Staterooms 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
* 228 sq. ft.
Cat.: Description: Price:
AB Verandah Suite $10,025

Cat.: Description: Price:
BC Verandah Suite $10,025

Cat.: Description: Price:
AA Verandah Suite $10,185

Cat.: Description: Price:
A Verandah Suite $10,345


Superior Verandah Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Superior Verandah Suites 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower or shower only, two sinks, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
* 362 sq. ft. with verandah.
Cat.: Description: Price:
SY Signature Suite $12,730

Cat.: Description: Price:
SS Signature Suite $12,895


Deluxe Verandah Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Deluxe Verandah Suites 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower, two sinks, sitting area, 1 sofa bed, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
* 488 sq. ft. with verandah.
Cat.: Description: Price:
SB Neptune Suite $18,490

Cat.: Description: Price:
SA Neptune Suite $18,970


Penthouse Verandah Suites

   
Cat. Description Price
Penthouse Verandah Suites Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with ocean-view whirlpool tub, shower, living room, dining area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
* 724 sq. ft. with verandah.
Cat.: Description: Price:
PS Pinnacle Suite $28,210




• Rates are subject to change without notice.
• All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
• Gratuities not included – unless indicated.
• $1500 per person deposit due at time of booking.

For Non-Holiday sailings:
Balance of Full Payment is due 100 days before sailing for regular staterooms
and 130 days before sailing for all Suites.

For Holiday sailings:
Balance of Full Payment is due 130 days before sailing for all stateroom types.

• Single rate is 170% in all categories.
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $355.00
• Gratuities to be paid on board the ship - $12.50 per person per day for standard staterooms and $13.50 per person per day for suites.
   (rates are subject to change as per the cruise line)


Cancellation policy:
For Non-Holiday sailings:
Regular cabins - Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee per person until 100 days before sailing. Less than 100 days: 100% of total - no refund.
Suites - Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee per person until 130 days before sailing. Less than 130 days: 100% of total - no refund.

For all Holiday sailings:
All cabins - 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.
Number of travelers in your room:

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Copenhagen , Denmark
Denmark 's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor—Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

Tallinn , Estonia
Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Tallinn's Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace in the Upper Town, look out over the red roofs to the Baltic below, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons. Crisp, gorgeous linen is a local specialty—find yours at a small store near the town hall square.

St. Petersburg
Bald eagles perch in the spruce and cedar trees of Sitka—often several to a branch. Russian Alaska is enthusiastically represented in a lively performance by the New Archangel Dancers. View holy paintings of the Czarist days, visit recuperating eagles at the rehabilitation center and hear the amazing story of the Cathedral fire and Sitka's mad flurry to save the church's icons and religious treasures.

Helsinki, Finland
Shaped by its bays and off-shore islands, Helsinki is one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Take an archipelago cruise, walk the esplanade shopping streets, hear a Sibelius concert, or tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, home of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun.

Stockholm, Sweden
There's so much to see in charming Stockholm, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the " Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways and navigate narrow, medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace and sail into Viking history with a visit to the awesome Vasa Museum.

Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany
Inseparable from its modern history, Berlin decidedly features it. In the former Soviet/American/British sectors are the Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the stunning Brandenburg Gate. In the Western sector, browse the lively Kurfurstendamm for snazzy clothing stores, delicate hand-painted porcelain and a enjoy a beer.

Arhus, Denmark
Step back to the Middle Ages in Old Town Arhus with its cobblestone streets and faultless renditions of half-timbered houses. Shop for unique Danish handcrafts near the port, explore the ruggedly beautiful Jutland Peninsula and its heathery hills, or indulge your inner child with a trip to the original (and still the best) Legoland.

Oslo, Norway
At the head of Oslofjord, Norway's handsome capital is the logical first stop in Scandinavia. Thor Heyerdahl's raft, Kon Tiki, recalls a voyage between Easter Island and Tahiti to prove a theory about the earliest colonization of Oceania. Watch the changing of the palace guard; ferry to the open-air Folke Museum with its 12th-century stave church.

Harwich, London
In the East Anglia countryside see the mill, bridge and medieval barns immortalized by landscape painter John Constable. Tour to London, shop stylish Knightsbridge, hop a double-decker bus.
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ms Prinsendam ... elegant explorer

ms Prinsendam
 

Holland AmericaDesigned expressly to explore the rare corners of the world, the ms Prinsendam accommodates less than 800 guests, giving our guests the intimate feel of a yacht with the spaciousness of a large cruise ship. Our "Elegant Explorer" is known for her long range, exotic itineraries - most notably the 100-day-plus Grand World Voyage - and her elegant, sophisticated decor. The ms Prinsendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Spring 2005.

The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. Mid-ship guests will find a special signature sculpture suspended in a soaring three-story atrium that features etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass, lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. With fine details such as highly polished woodwork, soft colors, marble flooring, and a world-class spa and fitness center, the "Elegant Explorer" is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Signature features include:

  • 93 percent of all staterooms have ocean views, 67 percent of all staterooms have verandahs
  • The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options
  • The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes
  • The Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts





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 -
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 -
Weather in Scotland and Iceland can vary greatly so come prepared. Temperatures in the summer tend to range from about 55 - 70 degrees.

PORT HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS -
Kosherica will offer a beautiful pre-cruise walking tour of Amsterdam - during this walking tour you will learn about the Jewish population and its culture dating back to the beginning of the 17th century. The tour will include a visit to the Jewish museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial.
We highly recommend booking your shore excursions directly with the cruise line as your best option. Here are some examples of the tours they offer:
  • Highlights and Castles of Edinburgh
  • Reykjavik - Hot Springs and Scenery; Helicopter rides to the craters; Glacier Safari and Ice Cave and so many more
  • Scenery and landscape of the Northern Sea in the Shetland Islands





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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