Jewish Heritage Cruise to Russia and Scandinavia

JEWISH HERITAGE CRUISE TO RUSSIA AND SCANDINAVIA

KOSHER CRUISE

AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 18, 2020
9 NIGHTS

Norwegian Cruise Line Escape

NEW SHIP
EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINING ROOM
2 DAYS IN RUSSIA
BEAUTIFUL PRE-CRUISE SHABBAT IN COPENHAGEN

ITINERARY

Day 1, Sun, August 9
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs 5:00pm

Day 2, Mon, August 10
Warnemunde (Berlin)
Arrives 7:30am- Departs 10:00pm

Day 3, Tue, August 11
At Sea

Day 4, Wed, August 12
Tallinn, Estonia
Arrives 9:00am- Departs 4:30pm

Day 5, Thu, August 13
St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
Arrives 7:00am

Day 6, Fri, August 14
St. Petersburg, Russia
Departs 7:00pm

Day 7, Sat, August 15
Helsinki, Finland
Arrives 7:00am- Departs 4:00pm

Day 8, Sun, August 16
Nynashamn (Stockholm)
Arrives 7:00am- Departs 7:00pm

Day 9, Mon, August 17
At Sea

Day 10, Tue, August 18
Copenhagen, Denmark
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
IDInside$3,990 
IBMid-Ship Inside$4,015 

Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more. 135 sq ft

Oceanview
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
OAOceanview$4,500 
OBMid-Ship Oceanview$4,440 

Experience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments, which are highlighted by nice touches and clear views of the ocean. 161-239 sq. ft.

Veranda
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
BDBalcony- Size: 32 sq. ft.$4,810 
BBMid-Ship Balcony- Size: 32-108 sq. ft. $4,845 
BAMid-Ship Balcony- Size: 32-108 sq. ft. $4,865 

Soak in breathtaking views together or with the family. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments accent these modern rooms. 207-245 sq. ft.

Mini Suite
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
MCMid-Ship Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft. $5,355 
MBMid-Ship Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft. $5,375 
MAMid-Ship Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft. $5,415 
M6Mini-Suite with Large Balcony - Size: 331 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 124 sq. ft.$5,655 
M4Family Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft.$5,365 
M3Family Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft.$5,390 
M2Family Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 44 sq. ft.$5,415 
M1Aft-Facing Mini-Suite- Size: 513 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 210 sq. ft. $6,615 
M9Spa Mini-Suite - Size: 251 sq. ft. Balcony: 44 sq. ft.$5,630 

Whether it's the two of you or your family, our mini-suites are accented with the finest touches. And enough room to make memories forever.

Haven
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
H9Haven Spa Suite with Balcony - Size: 309 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 54 sq. ft.$8,455 
H8Haven Deluxe Spa Suite with Balcony- Size: 540 sq. ft. Balcony size: 86 sq. ft. $9,655 
H7Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony - Size: 451 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 32 sq. ft.$8,455 
H6Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Master Bedroom and Balcony - Size: 534 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 78 sq. ft.$9,775 
H5Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony - Size: 328 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 58 sq. ft.$8,995 
H4Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony - Size: 492 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 48 sq. ft.$11,995 
H3Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony - Size: 572 sq. ft. Balcony Size: 95 sq. ft.$14,755 

Hidden at the top of the ship, The Haven features our most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations as well as 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.

Number of travelers in your room:

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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 $2945 (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 $163.31
  • This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
    • $15.00 per guest per day for any category up to a Mini-Suite stateroom.
    • $18.00 per guest per day for any suite or Haven category.

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 Escape

Get ready to sail on one of the newest and most luxurious ships to date, the Norwegian Cruise Line Escape. This magnificent ship was voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News. Every night you will be delighted by incredible Tony Award-winning Broadway entertainment, comedy clubs, music, casino and non-stop fun. The […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Escape

Get ready to sail on one of the newest and most luxurious ships to date, the Norwegian Cruise Line Escape. This magnificent ship was voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News. Every night you will be delighted by incredible Tony Award-winning Broadway entertainment, comedy clubs, music, casino and non-stop fun. The NCL Escape also offers a fun-filled Guppies Nursery for babies and awesome Splash Academy for your kiddos! In addition there is an amazing Aqua Park, sports complex, miniature golf and ropes course to keep your kids busy all day!

Kosherica will have our own private dining room on all sailings on the NCL Escape so space is always limited - Book TODAY!

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 a allstar partnership as we present the magnificent and newly built, Escape. She was voted in 2017 as The Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News. Indulge in our Kosher cuisine, explore stunning Bermuda or just luxuriate on this magnificent ship. This cruise is bound to be a once in a lifetime experience. Some highlights of The Escape:

Entertainment:

  • After Midnight is the winner of the 2014 Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography, AFTER MIDNIGHT is the smash-hit musical that combines the big-band songs of Duke Ellington, a stageful of megawatt performers, a roof-raising onstage jazz band, and the best dancing from Broadway.
  • Tickle your funny bone at with performances by Headliners Comedy Club.  
  • Escape the Big Top is fast-paced and full of excitement and intrigue — a not-to-be-missed activity for the whole family.
  • Pull up a chair at The Choir of Man and raise your glass to high energy dancing and hit songs. This musical is not to be missed.

What to do on the ship:

  • Casino: Norwegian’s largest and most innovative casino offers a wide range of thrilling casino games for every level of player.
  • Sports Complex: Swing into loads of adventure at NCL’s expanded, three-story Ropes Course. Grab your friends for a game of bocce ball at our new court. Or perfect your jump shot during a friendly game of basketball.
  • Aqua Park: Grab an inner tube and get to racing at Aqua Racer, the newest tandem waterslide at sea. Scream all the way down as you take the plunge with Free Fall – the fastest water slides at sea or give the Family Slide a whirl. Or call it a lazy day and lounge by the pools and hot tubs with a frozen drink in hand.
  • Ropes Course: Feel your heart drop as you zip over the ocean on one of five Sky Rail zip tracks or walk across one of two Planks on Norwegian Escape. Experience 99 exhilarating challenges. NCL’s expanded, three-story Ropes Course gives “action-packed” a whole new meaning.

What to do with Kids:

  • Splash Academy: Your little ones will have a blast inside Splash Academy where they’ll learn to juggle at Circus School, break a sweat with a wide range of sports and enjoy creative play and fun family activities in an age-appropriate atmosphere.
  • Kid's Aqua Park: They’ll splish. They’ll splash. They’ll definitely have a blast. Whether they want to zoom down a tube slide or get drenched by tipping buckets or water cannons, kids will have the best of times at our new interactive Kids’ Aqua Park. This watery wonderland has something to keep the kiddies entertained all day long.
  • Guppies Nursery: With the first-ever Norwegian nursery on Norwegian Escape, parents can rest easy knowing their tots (2 and under) are being well looked after by our dedicated staff. Featuring an Active Room with sensory-based activities, games and toys based on a daily theme, plus a Quiet Room for babies to sleep and rest, parents can have the vacation they deserve while their little ones do too.

Spa Time

Click HERE to get a wonderful look into the amazing Spa on the NCL Escape

  • 1.When you want some "me" time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. At NCL’s onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious.
  • 2.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.
  • 3.Snow Room: Chill out, literally, in the all-new Snow Room, an ice-cold arctic environment that stimulates blood circulation throughout the body.

Staterooms

Haven Suite

Norwegian has opted for a contemporary, sophisticated design with the 2,175 cabins on Escape. Inside, outside and balcony rooms employ a color palette of dark blues and warm browns, and the result is a sophisticated and upscale.

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

Copenhagen- The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is filled with canals, cobbled squares and copper spires. But don’t let the historic appearance fool you. This is also Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city. Certainly you can relive medieval times in The Latin Quarter, but you can also enjoy some of Europe’s finest shopping, museums and nightlife prior to your cruise around the Baltics. Kosherica is thrilled to offer you an excursion that will cover the major Jewish historical landmarks alongside some important secular sites as well.

Berlin- On this tour you will visit the exhibition in the House of Wannsee Conference and then stop at the Track 17 Memorial at the Grunewald train station. The group will also visit the Jewish Museum for a very moving tour.

Tallin- The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mix of medieval houses and very modern boutiques and café culture. Journey inside the ancient walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle and a 15th Century apothecary shop. Move up a couple centuries to experience Tsar Peter’s Kadriorg Palace, filled with art and surrounded by sculpted gardens and peaceful woodlands. Kosherica is thrilled to offer you an excursion that will cover the major Jewish historical landmarks alongside some important secular sites as well.

St. Petersburg- Founded by Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has for centuries been the cultural center of Russia, with its spectacular architecture, Tchaikovsky operas, and the famous Kirov ballet. It has undergone many changes over the decades, but “The Venice of the North” remains a dazzling cruise destination, a Russian city with a European flair, a city with more than 200 museums, and one of the largest English gardens in Europe! Kosherica is thrilled to offer you an excursion that will cover the major Jewish historical landmarks alongside some important secular sites as well.

Helsinki- Welcome to Scandinavia’s “White City of the North,” a city defined more by its people and Art Nouveau architecture than its chilly climate (from October to April). Helsinki is a classic sea-city, with a dramatic coastline coloured by bays and inlets. The city keeps its historical roots intact.

Sweden- When your cruise ship pulls into this small Swedish port, you’ll be greeted by ferries transporting travellers to Gotland island. Nynashman hosts a harbour party each summer where boaters and travellers alike flock. The small and laidback town offers picture-taking opportunties from the surrounding scenic nature and of course, the Baltic Sea.

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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