Magical Iceland, Norway, England and Scotland



AUGUST 14 - 24, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Star

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Steve Savitsky

Steve Savitsky was both the former President and Chairman of the Orthodox Union. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, a board member of Mesorah Heritage Foundation, and founder and President of the Kew Gardens Hills Eruv which led the movement for Eruvim across America. He was the Chairman of Mesivta Ohr Torah, and President of Congregation Nshei Chesed in Hewlett. He currently is President of the Bnai Zion Foundation, Chairman of Partners in Torah, on the executive committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and President of the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. He has traveled the world speaking and representing the Jewish community on many occasions. Mr. Savitsky has been in the Health Care industry for many years and has been CEO and founder of several public traded companies. He lives in Woodmere NY with his wife Genie and has been blessed with a large family of children, grand children and great grand children .

Joel Steinmetz

Joel Steinmetz has been giving a weekly shiur in Woodmere for the past 18 years on a wide variety of topics including the laws of shemittah, the laws of Shabbos, the laws of ribbis, laws of damages, Masechta Avodah Zara, Masechta Beitzah and more. He also gives the daf yomi shiur in the Young Israel of Woodmere and is a frequent lecturer on holiday topics.
Mr. Steinmetz is co-founder of a financial technology company specializing in private securities and digital securities. He is a highly sought after speaker in the financial industry on issues ranging from capital markets structure and regulations to innovative digital technologies. Mr. Steinmetz has lectured on the nexus of these areas giving shiurim on Halacha topics of modern day commerce, halachah’s approach to electronic trading of equity and debt and, more recently, its approach to digital assets.


Day 1, Sun, August 14
London (Southampton), England (Embark)
Departs 5:00pm

Day 2, Mon, August 15
At Sea

Day 3, Tue, August 16
Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland
Arrives 7:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 4, Wed, August 17
Kirkwall, Orkney Isles, Scotland
Arrives 7:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 5, Thu, August 18
Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland
Arrives 7:00am - Departs 4:00pm

Day 6, Fri, August 19
Ålesund, Norway
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 7, Sat, August 20
Haugesund, Norway
Arrives 7:00am - Departs 4:00pm

Day 8, Sun, August 21
At Sea

Day 9, Mon, August 22
Akureyri, Iceland
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 9:00pm

Day 10, Tue, August 23
Isafjordur, Iceland
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 6:00pm

Day 11, Wed, August 24
Reykjavik, Iceland
Arrives 6:00am


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Inside Stateroom

Step inside. And cruise where comfort meets value. You'll find everything you'll need at sea. Thoughtful and stylish appointments include a TV, sitting area and more. 142-151 sq ft

Outside Staterooms
OFOceanview with Porthole$6,410 
OAOceanview Picture Window$6,510 

Stylish and comfortable oceanview staterooms feature excellent appointments. All accented by stylish touches and a window with clear views of the sea. 159 sq ft


Experience it all. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Or unwind inside in well-appointed and stylish accommodation. 203-303 sq ft

Mini Suite
MBMini-Suite with Balcony$10,645  Waitlist
MAMini-Suite with Balcony$10,675 

Wake up to brilliant views from sliding glass doors, plus enjoy the extra room in your sitting area. Mini-Suites also feature luxury bath and shower, room for up to four and more. 283 sq ft

SPFamily Suite - holds up to 6 guests. It features a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. Luxury bath with shower. (409-495 sq ft, No Balcony)$13,290 
SNAft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony- These penthouses sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower and bathtub, in addition to the living area and dining area. Because these are aft-facing, they offer an amazing view from the large balcony. (374 sq. ft. Balcony: 87 sq. ft.$11,215  Waitlist
SMAft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony- These Penthouses that sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower and bathtub, in addition to the living area and dining area. (374 sq. ft. Balcony: 87 sq. ft.)$11,945  Waitlist
SFForward-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony - Accommodates up to three guests and includes a queen-size bed, luxury bath with shower and bathtub, plus a comfortable living and dining area. (495 sq. ft Balcony: 134 sq. ft)$12,200  Waitlist
SDForward-Facing Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony- Accommodates up to four guests and includes a queen-size bed, luxury bath with shower and bathtub, plus a comfortable living and dining area. (500 sq. ft Balcony: 134 sq. ft)$12,430  Waitlist
S6Deluxe Owner' Suite- Sleeps up to 6 guests. King size bed in main bedroom, luxury bath with whirlpool, living and dining rooms. (No balcony, 667-732 sq. ft.) $17,050 
S42-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony- Features a separate bedroom with queen-size bed, separate children’s bedroom, sleeps up to 6. (574 sq. ft Balcony: 81 sq. ft) $18,645 
S3Owner's Suite with Two Balconies- Features living and dining rooms, separate bedroom with king-size bed, luxury bath, sleeps up to 4. (721 sq. ft. Balcony: 150 sq. ft.)$16,775  Waitlist
S2Deluxe Owner's Suite with Two Balconies- These Deluxe Owner's Suites accommodate four guests and include a separate bedroom with king-size bed, luxury bath with whirlpool, guest bath, and a living and dining area. (900 sq. ft. Balcony: 150 sq. ft.)$16,605  Waitlist
S13- Bedroom Garden Villa- Accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view. (6694 sq. ft. Balcony: 4455 sq. ft.)$33,510 

The ultimate cruise experience. Ideal for two…or the whole family. Enjoy the finest touches throughout. Indulge in all-day luxury. Watch moonlight dance on waves from your private balcony.

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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.
  • $1500 per person deposit due at time of booking.
  • Single rate is 170% in all categories.
  • 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $3,310 (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 $272.35
  • 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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Norwegian Cruise Line Star

  Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge programme, Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to The Caribbean, Europe, South America, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, and Transatlantic. Onboard, Norwegian Star features bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area, plus tons of fun for kids of […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Star


Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge programme, Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to The Caribbean, Europe, South America, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, and Transatlantic. Onboard, Norwegian Star features bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. So whether you're exploring Europe, sipping Piña Coladas in The Caribbean, or cruising across the Atlantic, this ship offers it all.

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 allstar partnership as we present the fun and exciting, Star. Indulge in our Kosher cuisine, explore stunning ports of call or just luxuriate on this magnificent ship. This cruise is bound to be a once in a lifetime experience. Some highlights of The Star: Entertainment:
  • What the World Needs Now – The Music of Burt Bacharach celebrates the song- writing legend, Burt Bacharach. In the 1960's, he turned popular music on its head with his unique style. He broke musical boundaries as he composed some of the most recognizable melodies ever created. The Production Cast and Show Band Orchestra takes you on an elegant musical journey with vibrant dance numbers and beautiful heart felt songs about love and loss.
  • Vegas! The Show – The Norwegian Production Cast recreates the greatest moments in Vegas' history. It's the story of the most influential and exciting entertainers who made Vegas, well, Vegas! From vintage Sin City icons like The Rat Pack and Elvis to Tina Turner and Sonny and Cher. Come celebrate Vegas style. And remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
  • Band on the Run – The Norwegian Production Cast and Show Orchestra transport you to one of the hottest clubs of the 70's. Club BOTR! This club caters to the elite and your name is at the top of the guest list. So come on in and enjoy the soaring melodies of Styx, the disco sounds of Donna Summer and the driving rock beat of Queen. At Club BOTR, you can be whoever you want to be!
  What to do on the ship:
  • Star Club Casino Bar: Try your hand at one of our many poker machines. Or play, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Let It Ride (TM) and enjoy a full service bar.
  • Sports Complex: Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, or play tennis at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court. You can even play a round at one of two Golf Driving Nets onboard, because there's no such thing as a lost ball or a bad drive on Norwegian Star.
  • Pool and Hot Tubs: You don’t want to miss the incredible main pool called the Oasis pool to truly experience cruise relaxation. There are six hot tubs conveniently located throughout the ship. Try them all out or pick your favorite and make relaxing and unwinding a part of your daily regimen.
  What to do with Kids:
  • Splash Academy: Jump into a splash of fun at Splash Academy just for kids 3-12. Join us for active games, arts and crafts, and jump into character with the creative theme days.
  • Teen Club: A hip place for teens to hang out. It features a video wall, jukebox, football table and air hockey. By night the Teen Club turns into a teen disco.
  • 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 total relaxation created by the kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool. Head to the steam room to soothe aching joints, freshen your complexion and reenergize your immune system. 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. Take a dip in the hot tub and leave the world behind as the power of the warm water improves your circulation and loosen stiff muscles.
  Staterooms Suites The ultimate cruise experience. Ideal for two…or the whole family. Enjoy the finest touches throughout. Indulge in all-day luxury. Watch moonlight dance on waves from your private balcony.


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


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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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.


SOUTHAMPTON, LONDON – Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire, as one of the departure points for D-Day, and more recently as the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world. Southampton also has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay. NEWHAVEN, EDINBURGH – The historic harbour village of Newhaven (the name literally means “new harbour”) is situated between Leith and Granton, around two miles North of the city centre. The often windswept harbour is distinguished from the shoreline by its tall, white lighthouse, originally built in 1869. KIRKWALL – Located on the enchanting Orkney Islands off Scotland’s north coast, between the mainland and Shetland, this vibrant capital is a fascinating ancient Norse town. There are many exciting things to see and do in Kirkwall from ancient landmarks and historical treasures, to incredible whisky distilleries and more LERWICK, SHETLAND ISLANDS – Lerwick is the main town and port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It is both the most northerly and the most easterly town in Scotland. One of the UK’s coastal weather stations is situated there. STAVANGER – Stavanger is Norway’s fourth-largest city and a fascinating mix of old and new with its history stretching back deep into the Middle Ages. ALESUND – Ålesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904, as documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum. There are panoramic views of Ålesund’s architecture, the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout. AKUREYRI – Nicknamed the “Capital of North Iceland”, Akureyri is an important port and fishing center. The area has a relatively mild climate because of geographical factors, and the town’s ice-free harbour has played a significant role in its history. ISAFJORDUR – Ísafjörður is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It’ s known for it’s dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. REYKJAVIK – Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.


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.


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 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 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:

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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