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Jewish Heritage Kosher Cruise featuring Rabbi Steven Weil
aboard the Costa: Pacifica

This Jewish Heritage Cruise lead by Rabbi Steven Weil will offer extensive lectures and incredible Jewish interest excursions at every port. In addition, we will visit major secular sites like the Hermitage in Russia. This cruise will leave you with an in-depth, first hand exploration of European Jewish life through the ages. If requested, special programs will be created for children.

A Memorable and Moving Post-Cruise Shabbat in Berlin Hosted by Rabbi Steven Weil

  Rabbi Weil
  (see below)

Jewish Heritage Kosher Cruise
aboard the Costa Cruise: Pacifica

July 9-19, 2019 (10 Nights - Kosher Cruise)







Tues., Jul. 9 Kiel (EMBARK) 5:30 pm
Wed., Jul. 10 At Sea
Thurs., Jul. 11 Gdynia (Poland) 7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri., Jul. 12 Klaipeda (Lithuania) 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat., Jul. 13 Tallin (Estonia) 1:00 pm 6:00 pm
Sun., Jul. 14 St Petersburg 7:00 am
Mon., Jul. 15 St Petersburg 6:00 pm
Tues., Jul. 16 Helsinki 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed., Jul. 17 Stockholm 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thurs., Jul. 18 At Sea
Fri., Jul. 19 Kiel (DISEMBARK) 9:00 am

2019 Jewish Heritage Kosher Cruise


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IC Inside Stateroom $4,690

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IP Inside Stateroom $4,805


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EC Outside Stateroom $4,900

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EP Outside Stateroom $5,015


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BC Veranda Stateroom $5,185

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BP Veranda Stateroom $5,325


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MS Mini Suite $5,670

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SM Samsara Mini Suite $6,115


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S Suite $6,125

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SU Samara Suite $6,570

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GS Grand Suite $6,715
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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.
• Single rate is 170% in all categories.
• 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $2900 (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 $153.10
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
   Approx. $12 per guest per day
   (rates are subject to change as per the cruise line)

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.
Number of travelers in your room:

Please be advised that effective on sailing's departing March 15, 2011 and there after, all guests will need to complete the "Web Check-In" form on-line prior to issuing electronic tickets. The information required is standard data that is collected prior to travelling; such as, full name, passport details, emergency contact information, date and place of birth. The form must be completed prior to ticketing. We recommend that guests complete the form a minimum of 6 weeks prior to sailing.
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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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Saint Petersburg, Russia
The second largest city after Moscow, Is home to the famous Hermitage museum, The Winter Palace, stunning water canals and famous architectural landmarks . Our tour will have an in depth understand of Jewish culture, history and influence in Russia. In addition, we will visit the stunning Jewish Synagogue and community. All these plus many more will be visited on our cruise.

Gydnia, Poland
Known for its modernistic buildings, including the museum of Gydnia which exhibits the local history. Visit Kosciuzi square and its distinctive fountain. Head down to the waterfront where ships like the WWII destroyer ORP Blyskawica are now museums. We are also looking at visiting the Museum of the Second World War and the Museum about Solidarity movement. In addition, the Struthoff concentration is nearby.

Klaipeda, Lithuania
This beautiful old town features German style 18thcentury wood frame buildings. The Waterslide Lithuanian Sea Museum includes dolphin shows and maritime exhibits in a 19thcentury fort. Visit the city's Jewish Community Center and learn about the city's rich Jewish history, including the remains of a few salvaged stones in the Jewish Cemetery that stood there until 1939, as well as the seventh fort and ninth fort, both in the Kovno Ghetto. In addition, Vilnius is nearby. The Goan of Vilna monument and Ponary massacre site was here.

Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonias Capital on the Baltic Sea, is the countries cultural hub. To this day it retains its walled cobblestone old town, home to cafes and shops. As well as a 15thcentury defensive tower. A destination that combines the comforts of modern world and luxurious adventures with rich culture in a local historical setting.

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland. A vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city is known for its landmark central railroad station. The shops in the design district sell iconic finnish products alongside modern clothing and antiques. In addition, there is a strong Jewish history and synagogue that we will visit. We will discover Jewish culture, history and influence in Finland.

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic sea archipelago. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and enjoy the deep orange and brown hues on the buildings of the old town, including the Nobel Museum which focuses on the Nobel Prize. In addition we will see the Vasa museum. Sweden played a string role on Jews in Europe and we will have an in depth understanding into the Jewish community.

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Costa Pacifica
Costa PacificaImagine the most thrilling music of all times and transfer it to a ship that encapsulates all that is best in Costa cruising. The result is Costa Pacifica, a combination of wonderful music and supreme elegance. The music, played and listened to in every public area on board, has inspired the ship’s design, each area characterized by a different type of music. The secret of Costa Pacifica is simple: a unique compilation of the best offered by our four earlier ships: Serena, Concordia, Magica and Fortuna.

Harmony on board
Elegant and sophisticated, Costa Pacifica offers guests a unique vacation, lavishing on them all that is best in Costa cruising. Follow the music, enjoy different musical genres in the ship’s public areas and discover the exclusive arrangements for Costa Cruises. Harmony on board: experience it to the fullest.

Costa PacificaPrelude to an exceptional holiday.
Elegance and warm colors greet you in Costa Pacifica’s Theater, decorated to a musical theme and set off by a wonderful central chandelier in Murano glass. Choose the best seat and enjoy the absolute purity of the innovative and unique sound system.

A rhapsody of entertainment
Designed for those who want to live their vacation to the fullest, the Formula 1 Simulator gets the adrenaline running. Take the driver’s seat, experience the thrill of driving the fastest racing car of all time, look at the sea, then try to stop – if you can!

Melody for the eyes in a world enclosed in glass
Have you experienced the pleasures of life on deck in winter? The sliding glass roof enables you to enjoy the ever-changing face of sky and sea at all times of the day. And there is more: thanks to a giant eighteen metre square screen, you can watch videos and movies up on the main deck.

The relaxing notes of Samsara
Discover the pleasure of total relaxation: Samsara Spa is a Well-being center six thousand square metres in area, entirely devoted to restoring your physical and mental balance. Samsara means steam baths, age-old rituals and regenerative beauty treatments. And, in addition, suites and cabins with direct access to the spa area.

Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil Rabbi Steven Weil is the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Steven Weil, the son of German "Viehhaendler", grew up on a cattle farm in Upstate New York. His love for learning began early, and as a teenager prevailed upon his parents to send him away to Yeshiva. He continued his education at Kerem B'Yavneh and Yeshiva University, concurrently completing his ordination at the Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary and a Masters in Business Administration from NYU's Stern School of Business. Rabbi Weil began his career teaching, and then began pulpit work; first at the Young Israel of Oak Park Michigan and then at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California. In both positions, Rabbi Weil significantly expanded the synagogue's membership and programming and was involved in serving the needs of the greater community as well. In 2009 he became the chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Weil is a popular teacher and lecturer, having delivered invocations for former President Bush, Governor Schwarzenneger as well as Speaker John Boehner and the House of Representatives among others. He has served internationally as scholar in residence on land and on sea, and is a passionate advocate for Israel and for Jewish education. Rabbi Weil resides in New Jersey with his wife and seven children.

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.

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

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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