Israel, Greece and Turkey Cruise

ISRAEL, GREECE AND TURKEY CRUISE

KOSHER CRUISE

JUNE 25 - JULY 2, 2023
7 NIGHTS

Norwegian Cruise Line Jade

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ITINERARY

Day 1, Sun, June 25
Athens (Piraeus), Greece (EMBARK)
Departs 5:00pm

Day 2, Mon, June 26
Kusadasi, Turkey
Arrives 6:30am - Departs 12:30pm

Day 2, Mon, June 26
Patmos, Greece
Arrives 6:30pm - Departs 11:59pm

Day 3, Tue, June 27
At Sea

Day 4, Wed, June 28
Ashdod, Israel
Arrives 6:00am - Departs 11:00pm

Day 5, Thu, June 29
Haifa, Israel
Arrives 6:00am - Departs 8:00pm

Day 6, Fri, June 30
Limassol, Cyprus
Arrives 6:30am - Departs 2:30pm

Day 7, Sat, July 1
Santorini, Greece (Tender port)
Arrives 1:00pm - Departs 9:00pm

Day 8, Sun, July 2
Athens (Piraeus), Greece (DISEMBARK)
Arrives 7:00am

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Select the Cabin Category you would like, and then scroll to the bottom of this form to select the number of travelers and submit it.

Inside
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
IBInside$2,990 
IAInside$3,015 

2 lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. 140 sq. ft.

Oceanview
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
OBOceanview with Picture Window$3,275 
OAOceanview with Picture Window$3,340 

You'll enjoy an amazing view from the window in these staterooms. 2 lower beds convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. 151 sq. ft.

Veranda
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
BABalcony$3,965 

See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Balcony staterooms come with 2 lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. 205 sq ft. Balcony 32 sq. ft.

Club Balcony Suite
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DESCRIPTION
PRICE
MBClub Balcony Suite$4,455 
MAClub Balcony Suite$4,475 

These spacious Club Balcony Suites feature a sitting room, sliding-glass doors that open to your balcony, and amazing views. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. 270 sq. ft. Balcony 54 sq. ft.

Suites
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DESCRIPTION
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SNAft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony - Up to three guests can enjoy the fabulous views from the aft-facing balcony of these Penthouses that include queen-size bedding plus a single sofabed, a sitting area, and some even have a living and dining area. Most include butler and concierge service. (334 sq. ft.; Balcony sq. ft.)$6,145 
SMAft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony - You will fall head over heels for these fabulous Penthouses. Sleeps up to three, 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. (366 sq. ft.; Balcony 86 sq. ft.)$6,935 
SFForward-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony - Stunning views are straight ahead from the large, private balcony of these forward-facing, luxurious Penthouses. Includes a queen-size bed, luxury bath, living and dining area. Sleeps up to three. Includes butler and concierge service. (485 sq. ft.; Balcony 204 sq. ft.)$6,555 
S42-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony - 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. (538 sq. ft.; Balcony 54 sq. ft.)$8,460 

A true experience of luxury and privacy. Enjoy spacious suites accented by only the finest touches throughout. And enough room to make a lifetime of amazing memories.

Haven Suites
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DESCRIPTION
PRICE
HFThe Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony - 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. (430 sq. ft.; Balcony 54 sq. ft.)$9,615 
H6The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony - 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. (570 sq. ft.; Balcony 75 sq. ft.)$10,260 
H4The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony - 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. (785 sq. ft.; Balcony 248 sq. ft.)$9,925 
H3The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Balcony -Indulge in supreme comfort and luxury in these Owner's Suites featuring a separate bedroom with a king-size bed, a double sofabed, luxury bath with a separate shower, as well as a guest bath. Also includes a living room and dining room and fabulous views from two private balconies, plus access to the private courtyard and butler and concierge service. (820 sq. ft.; Balcony 150 sq. ft.)$10,480 

Located at the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations on board. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.

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  • Please enter a number from 1 to 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 rate (all Categories) is $2,280 (adult or child).
  • Capacity for 3rd/4th passenger may not be available for all cabin categories.
  • These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $181.60
  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended and Kosherica always recommends to purchase the "Cancel for any Reason" policy so that our guests are fully covered. Some of the cruise lines have "cancel for any reason" policies that you can purchase. Just keep in mind that the cruise line policies only cover your cruise portion and not the Kosher portion or flights.
  • This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
    • $16.00 per guest per day for Balconies and below.
    • $18.00 per guest per day for mini suites.
    • $20.00 per guest per day for any suite or Haven category.

We are truly looking forward to this incredible sailing. Please remember that we highly recommend buying travel insurance for your entire vacation. In addition, please try to purchase flights and hotel rooms that are refundable. If your flight is not refundable we encourage waiting on purchasing a flight closer to the cruise penalty date. We want you to have all the wiggle room you need to give you peace of mind when booking your dream vacation. We can't wait to explore the world with you!

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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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Norwegian Cruise Line Jade

Your dream holiday awaits on Norwegian Jade. Sail on a Mediterranean cruise and explore castles, romantic islands, and sophisticated cities. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, NCL will keep you entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more. There’s tons of […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Jade

Your dream holiday awaits on Norwegian Jade. Sail on a Mediterranean cruise and explore castles, romantic islands, and sophisticated cities. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, NCL will keep you entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more. There's tons of fun for kids too, so bring the whole family and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

For over 25 years Kosherica has pleased more Jewish Travelers than all other cruise and tour companies combined. We pledge a commitment to the Jewish community to always provide exquisite fresh Glatt Kosher, Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel Gourmet cuisine (is the under the  MGK ). We will never compromise quality. This is the reason why our customers are deeply committed to Kosherica and return year after year. We give our guests an experience that is far superior to any other Kosher travel company. Kosherica joins Norwegian in an all-star partnership as we present the fun and exciting NCL Jade. Indulge in our Kosher cuisine, explore stunning islands or just luxuriate on this magnificent ship. This cruise is bound to be a once in a lifetime experience.

Some highlights of The Jade:

Entertainment:

      • Blazing BootsImagine yourself bellying up to the the best country bar at sea. You are all invited to Blazing Boots - a first-class tribute to pop country showcasing songs from the genre's biggest superstars including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and many others.
      • Elements – Come and experience ELEMENTS! From mesmerising magic to the visual feast of flying to exciting music and dance, this dazzling show will revel in the four elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire. This show is an incredible spectacle of wonder, enchantment and sensual delight.
What to do on the ship:
      • Jade Casino Bar
      • Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court: Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, or play tennis at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court.
      • Pool and Hot Tubs: Dive into the shimmering pool and hot tubs nearby. Relax, unwind and enjoy the view.
What to do with Kids:
      • Splash Academy: Jump into a splash of fun at Splash Academy just for kids 5-12. Join us for active games, arts and crafts, and jump into character with the creative theme days.
      • Kid's Pool: They’ll splish. They’ll splash. They’ll definitely have a blast. The kid's pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.
      • Video Arcade: Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything is possible.
Spa Time:
      • When you want some "me" time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Start with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered by our well-trained massage therapists. Then unwind in the Thermal Suite with a steam or dip in the Vitality Pool.
      • Spa Thermal Suite: The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool and enjoy a warm waterfall cascading onto your shoulders in the Vitality Pool. Leave the world behind in the dramatic grotto setting of the Salt Room or take a dip in the hot tub. Head to the steam room to soothe joints and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down at the sauna to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body. Then relax with a nap on heated mosaic lounge chairs.
Staterooms

Haven Suite

Located at the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodation on board. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck

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.

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.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

ATHENS, GREECE – Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.

KUSADASI, TURKEY – Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination.

ASHDOD, ISRAEL – Ashdod is the sixth-largest city in Israel. Located in the country’s Southern District, it lies on the Mediterranean coast 32 kilometres south of Tel Aviv and 20 km north of Ashkelon. The first documented urban settlement at Ashdod dates to the 17th century BCE, when it was a fortified Canaanite city.

HAIFA, ISRAEL – Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites are the immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá’í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb. At the foot of the gardens lies the German Colony, with shops, galleries and restaurants in 19th-century buildings.

LIMASSOL, CYPRUS – Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones.

FAQ'S ABOUT YOUR KOSHERICA CRUISE

New Passport Requirements

Very important! Please read the following information regarding changes to passport requirements. These changes impact U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens. For more information, please see the U.S. State Department website for passport information. Expired passports are not acceptable.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARRYING A PASSPORT VALID FOR SIX MONTHS BEYOND THE DURATION OF YOUR TRAVEL.

Kosherica cruises requires that all guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise. This will enable guests to fly from the U.S. to meet their ship at the first port should they miss their scheduled embarkation and allow guests that must disembark the ship before their cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to the U.S without significant delays and complications.

For more information, please visit www.travel.state.gov/passport or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TYY at 1-888-874-7793.

For travel outside of the western hemisphere countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of the cruise.

Non-U.S./non-Canadian citizens: You must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of the cruise. Please carefully verify the existing identification requirements for your particular travel situation. In addition, non-U.S. citizens who have previously been admitted to the United States for permanent residence must carry their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), commonly known as a Green Card. Resident aliens not in possession of this must obtain one at the nearest office of the U.S. Immigration Service.

Visas: Some countries require that you obtain official authorization (called a visa) before entering the country. Usually there is a fee required. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If your itinerary requires a visa prior to boarding, Holland America Line will send a visa information letter to your travel agent. The visa letter will have information for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Citizens of other countries should contact the nearest representative embassies or consulates for the proper information.

Non-U.S. or Canadian citizens may be required to hold a Canadian visa when traveling to Alaska or Canada. Please visit the Canadian government website at http://canada.gc.ca to verify your nationality’s requirements.

Schengen visa holders (applies to those EU-member citizens only): New requirements pertaining to proof of medical insurance coverage have been adopted for all Schengen visa holders. This requirement does not apply to U.S. or Canadian citizens. All guests should keep themselves advised of changes in government requirements. If you have questions about visa requirements, call Zierer Visa Service at 866-788-1100 or local 202-745-4470. You may also choose to send an e-mail message to: [email protected] or visit their website at: www.zvs.com.

Travel Restrictions

  • People with medical conditions or women who are in the last weeks of their pregnancy are asked to consult a doctor before sailing/booking a cruise.
  • Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. If you are pregnant or sailing with a guest who is pregnant they must provide a physician’s letter stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.
  • Infant Policy and Booking Procedures.
    • Infants must be at least 6 months of age on the day of boarding.
    • Infants must be at least 12 months of age on the day of boarding if the cruise has 3 or more consecutive full days at sea.
    • NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted.

Please note, babysitting is not available for children age 2 and under.

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