The Ultimate Jewish Cruises in Europe 2018

As more Jews become more interested in their culture and history, Jewish cruises are becoming more competitive and are creating more immersive and enticing Jewish tours.

Many travelers, particularly those who have Jewish ancestors or are practicing Judaism go on these tours because they want to learn their history, pay respect to the Jews of the past, or just explore the Jewish communities in the region.

One of the best ways to go on a heritage tour is through river cruises.

River cruises can go to remote places and are also known for their active, immersive and educational activities.

Right now, there are many cruise lines who offer a Jewish themed tour. But there are Jewish-run cruises who offer more than just a themed cruise.

Here are the top river cruises you should definitely try for a great Jewish cruise experience.

Kosher River Cruise

One notable Jewish cruise is the Kosher River Cruise. It is a luxury river cruise known for their immersive excursions and state of the art riverboats. They are also known for their exemplary customer service.

Their most well-known destinations are the Danube River, Rhone River, Mekong River, Douro River, and Northern Italy. They also have exotic destinations like Mekong River, the Ganges River in India and the Amazon river.

Another great thing about kosher river cruise is that they are all-inclusive. So you don’t have to spend extra on any of the activities. Plus the Glatt kosher food is available from morning to midnight. Guests won’t have a problem staying fit because there are is a gym and spa on board as well.

Kosherica

Another notable all-kosher cruise is the Kosherica Cruises. Being in the industry for 25 years, Kosherica is now cruising to more destinations compared to other river cruises in the industry.

It has fantastic five-start river liners that offer glatt kosher gourmet prepared freshly by chefs that are under strict supervision.

Their unique selling point is their nonstop entertainment like Vegas-style casinos, comedians, and magicians as well. For kids, Kosherica offers different workshops, kids club, and also exclusive teen areas.

Cruise Kosher

If you are not keen on spending a lot, Cruise Kosher is for you. A subsidy of Kosherica, Cruise Kosher is a good alternative for those who want to go on a Jewish cruise but are on a tight budget. They serve Glatt kosher meals and you can enjoy different salads and hot meals for breakfast and lunch and hefty meat options for dinner. Cruise Kosher also provides three minyanim daily plus laundry services for free.

Cruise Kosher destinations include Alaska, Greek Isles, Scotland and Iceland, Mediterranean, New York, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.

Going on a Jewish heritage tour doesn’t have to be luxurious, but there’s nothing wrong if you spend extra to experience a memorable Jewish journey via River Cruise. Restore your energy by relaxing yourself on a fine riverboat while gaining memorable experiences from your trip.

Celebrity Alaska Cruises!

Alaska cruises can be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance that magnificent experience with Celebrity Alaska cruises.

Celebrity takes cruising to the next level and their Alaska cruises are no different. Consistently being rated at the top in service by such experts as Conde’ Nast Traveler should give the most discerning cruise passenger a comfortable feeling about cruising with Celebrity.

Add to that a fantastic itinerary like Alaska, and you have a winning combination. The beauty of the land matched with the beauty on board. Celebrity has impeccable service having one staff member for every two cruise passengers. Fine wines being sipped on your Celebrity stateroom deck while watching an Alaskan glacier calving is an experience you will not soon forget!

In 2005, Celebrity will be running three ships during the Alaska cruise season. These magnificent ships offer exceptional amenities.

The Celebrity Cruise Lines’ Mercury is the newest of their Century-class of ships. Visually appealing with world class amenities and service make Alaskan cruising aboard this Celebrity a special treat!

Celebrity’s Infinity will be sailing Alaska cruises this year as well. Experience a world-class meal or a theatrical production of Broadway proportions. Celebrity Cruise Lines has done a marvelous job of décor on Infinity. Experience Alaskan cruising surrounded by warm woods, polished marble and etched glass.

The third Celebrity ship cruising to Alaska this year is the Summit. Alaska cruises aboard Summit will have cruise passengers feeling that they have reached the pinnacle of cruise experience with Celebrity!

Itineraries for Alaska cruises vary somewhat, but rest assured that whatever itinerary you choose, the experience will be unforgettable. Magnificent scenery, majestic glaciers, pristine waterfalls and the myriad of wildlife are all awe-inspiring and Celebrity brings it all to you.

Celebrity cruises to Alaska have six departure ports and cities. Included are Ensenada Mexico, San Francisco and Los Angeles in California, Seattle Washington, Seward Alaska, and Vancouver British Columbia.

Upon leaving one of these ports, Celebrity Alaskan cruising takes you from the hustle and bustle of every day life to wonderful relaxed ambiance where the staff seems to anticipate your every desire. Be pampered as you absolutely deserve to be! Alaska cruises with Celebrity will have you feeling “special”!

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Frugal Travel Tips For Cruises

Cruises are one of my favorite ways to see the world. I love falling asleep in one country and waking up in another, not having to pack and unpack. Cruise lines run the range of prices from value to super expensive. For frugal travelers, here are some tips to cut expenses.

Consider All Itineraries

When most people think of cruises, they think of the Caribbean, the Mediterrian, and perhaps Alaska. However, name an ocean port and there is likely a cruise sailing into it. And some of these itineraries can not be only bargains but a pleasant surprise. We once booked a 12 day Baltic cruise from London to St. Petersburg and return for less than the airfare from New York to London. It remains one of our favorite cruises.

Bring Your Own Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Food is normally included in the price of a cruise (except for dining at the exclusive restaurants). However, beverage other than water, coffee, tea, and if lucky iced tea come with an additional cost. So what we do is buy non-alcoholic beverages in ports (allowable – for alcoholic drinks, there is often a corking charge) and then pour them into glasses.

Make Your Own Tour

We’ve been on over a dozen cruises all over the world and have only done one ship organized tour (on our first cruise). They are expensive, move forward at the pace of the slowest traveler, and restrictive. For a well organized traveler, making their own arrangements is preferable.

One trick that we use is to look at the sights the ship tours cover and include those in our “tour.”

Note: Tour Directors will often tell of horror stories about passengers not getting back to the ship on time. The solution? Leave some extra time and do the far away venues first.

Big Breakfast, Late Dinner

For the frugal traveler, maximizing the time in port is a must. That means if possible choosing the late seating at dinner. Also we tend not to eat large lunches (if at all). Instead we eat a large breakfast on the ship (where the breakfast is free), snack on bits and bites of local food while on shore, and then top the day off with a leisurely late dinner.

Cruising is one of the favorite ways for this frugal traveler to see the world. And by using these tips, it is one luxury that can fit into a traveler’s budget.