Yeshiva Week Caribbean Cruise

YESHIVA WEEK CARIBBEAN CRUISE

KOSHER CRUISE

JANUARY 22 - 29, 2023
7 NIGHTS

Norwegian Cruise Line Epic

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ITINERARY

Day 1, Sun, January 22
San Juan, Puerto Rico (EMBARK)
Departs 7:00pm

Day 2, Mon, January 23
At Sea

Day 3, Tue, January 24
Oranjestad, Aruba
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 4, Wed, January 25
Willemstad, Curacao
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 5, Thu, January 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Arrives 6:00am - Departs 1:00pm

Day 6, Fri, January 27
Castries, St Lucia (tender port)
Arrives 1:00pm - Departs 8:00pm

Day 7, Sat, January 28
Basseterre, St Kitts (tender port)
Arrives 9:00am - Departs 6:00pm

Day 8, Sun, January 29
San Juan, Puerto Rico (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$2,580 
IAInside$2,635 

Comfort and style surround you inside. Smart, sophisticated appointments include a TV, and more. Approx. 128 sq. ft.

Veranda
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
BCBalcony$3,080 
BABalcony$3,110 

See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Balcony staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Approx. 151 sq ft. Balcony 65 sq. ft.

Club Balcony Suites
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
MBClub Balcony Suite$3,485 
MAClub Balcony Suite$3,495 

These spacious Club Balcony Suites feature a sitting room, giving you extra room to spread out. Sliding-glass doors open to your balcony, and amazing views. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Approx. 189 sq. ft. Balcony 65 sq. ft.

Havens
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
HFThe Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony- These 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. (238 sq. ft. Balcony 84 sq. ft.)$6,085 
HCThe Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony - With room for up to two, you'll have a queen-size bed and a living area, plus these Aft-Facing Penthouses offer an unforgettable view from the private balcony and include exclusive access to the Courtyard area, The Haven Lounge and private restaurant and bar. Includes butler and concierge service. (238 sq. ft. Balcony 84 sq. ft.)$6,770 
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. (452 sq. ft. Balcony 85 sq. ft.)$7,010 
H2The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony- A private world of luxury. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Or unwind in the hot tub in The Haven Courtyard while taking in the glorious views. King-size bed, luxury bath, private balcony and hot tub. Exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard Pool, Courtyard valet, private sundeck and hot tubs. Sleeps up to 4 guest. (731 sq. ft. Balcony 121 sq. ft.)$8,135 

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 $2475 (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 $122.24
  • 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 Epic

Norwegian Epic is sure to dazzle. Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with two new Broadway shows: Ballroom Blitz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not only is Norwegian Epic offering world-class performers but a new wave of accommodations as well – from Studios, designed and priced for […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Epic

Norwegian Epic is sure to dazzle. Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with two new Broadway shows: Ballroom Blitz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not only is Norwegian Epic offering world-class performers but a new wave of accommodations as well - from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to privacy in The Haven. This mega ship is a jaw dropping sensation and award winner.

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.

Indulge in our Kosher cuisine, explore the magnificent Mediterranean or just luxuriate on this gorgeous ship. This cruise is bound to be a once in a lifetime experience.

  • On our Europe sailings you can maximize your vacation by stopping in a port every single day! It actually makes Europe accessible and affordable.
  • Stop in the most romantic cities in Europe: Rome, Barcelona, Florence,Naples and Cannes. Glorious Florence is our hands down favorite!
  • Experience Jewish interest excursions on this trip with our customized tours.
  • Travel on the most sought after large ship in Europe.
  • In the Winter months - the Epic will sail out of NYC!

Some highlights of The Epic:

Entertainment: Awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, Norwegian Epic always remains fresh and exciting when it comes to the award-winning entertainment. Acrobats soar while jaws drop during the dazzling performances of Cirque Dreams®. Experience the legendary Liverpool venue where the Beatles performed, The Cavern Club or side splitting comedy at the headliners club. Or laugh along with the new and acclaimed Broadway show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Your nights will be jam packed with first rate entertainment. This is not like any other ship in Europe!

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.
  • Bowling Alley: During the day, all ages are welcome to bowl. At night, guests 18 and older enjoy funky lighting that illuminates the neon-colored bowling balls and decor to create an atmosphere that is full of energy.
  • Aqua Park: Suit up and splash down at our first ever Aqua Park. Choose from two pools, five hot tubs, kid's pool, three multi-story water slides including the the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the first bowl slide at sea.

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.
  • 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

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. Take a dip in the hot tub and leave the world behind as the warm water relaxes you. Then head to the steam room to relax stiff joints, improve your immune system and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down in the dry heat of the sauna to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body. Then relax and bring your body to temperature with a nap on heated mosaic lounge chairs. In addition the ship has a state of the art full service salon and spa.. Soothe your body and soul with a hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial, mani/pedi, acupuncture, BOTOX® and teeth whitening and lots more.

Staterooms

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

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city, sits on the island’s Atlantic coast. Cobblestoned Old San Juan features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and 16th-century landmarks including El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive fortresses with sweeping ocean views, as well as the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade.

ORANJESTAD (ARUBA) – Oranjestad is the capital of the Dutch island of Aruba, in the Caribbean Sea. Near the marina, the 18th-century Fort Zoutman and the Willem III Tower, formerly a lighthouse, house the Historical Museum, which chronicles the island’s past.

WILLEMSTAD (CURACAO) – Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island. It’s known for its old town center, with pastel-colored colonial architecture.

KRALENDIJK (BONAIRE) – Kralendijk is the capital of Bonaire, a Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea. Colorful architecture dots the shopping street of Kaya Grandi. The Bonaire Museum displays archaeological finds, shells and old photos. Off the coast is Bonaire National Marine Park, with a coral reef sheltering tropical fish. This stretches west to Klein Bonaire Island, where the sandy beaches provide a nesting ground for sea turtles.

ST LUCIA –Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages.

BASSETERRE –Basseterre is the capital of the Caribbean island federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s the gateway to popular Saint Kitts beaches like South Friars Bay. At the city’s heart, Independence Square has an Italian-inspired fountain.

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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