2012 Kosher Cruises to Mediterranean & Greek Isles

Explore the hidden beauties of the Mediterranean with Kosherica cruises!

Kosherica joins 5 star cruise lines as they explore stunning locations. See historical sites and museums, shop in old world markets, snorkel in deep blue waters, or just soak in the natural wonders of these locations. The options are limitless.

Kosherica is the Leader in the Glatt Kosher Cruise and Tour Industry. For over 15 years, this company has pleased more Jewish Travelers than all cruise and tour companies combined. Kosherica pledges a commitment to the Jewish community to provide five star Glatt Kosher, Chalov Yisroel Pas Yisroel cuisine on the world’s most respected cruises, cruise lines and Passover resorts / hotels.

Vacation with Kosherica cruises offers comfort, convenience and amenity that one could imagine. You can lie back and be completely pampered. Or you can go non-stop enjoying one great show after another – dine like never before – try your luck in the lively casino – or just be pampered in stunning spas.

Whether you are looking for passover hotels, family-friendly kosher travel or passover cruises for 2012, Kosherica has cruises available to almost anywhere in the world!

Kosherica Summer Getaway

As an advertising sales manager for a prominent New York based weekly Newspaper I deal very frequently with different travel venues who wish to advertise their programs. In these last few years, given the struggling economy, while advertising as a whole has been on the up it seems that many of these travel companies have scaled back in the number of tours that they offer per season – that is with the exception of Kosherica.

Having written in the past about Kosherica as a whole as well as some of the personalities that run the day to day operations and continuously develop new concepts in kosher travel, it seems that the prevailing trend in Kosherica’s seasonal schedule these past few years have reflected steady growth, unlike many other kosher travel companies. Before getting into the endless details and reasons to entrust your travel plans with Kosherica, I think that alone is indicative of the fact that they have their finger on the pulse of the needs of the discerning kosher traveler.

Above and beyond our top ten list of reasons for going away and what each of us respectively looks to accomplish on our vacations, the underlying commonality found in all of our plans is the opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate ourselves allowing us to carry out our day to day lives and responsibilities with greater focus and energy. What’s particularly rewarding about a summer getaway is that in many cases the children are away from home having a blast in summer camps giving us added peace of mind and allowing us to relax and enjoy ourselves with greater ease. So while a large part of Kosherica’s success has been their endless breathtaking excursions to the worlds most magnificent sites an equal amount of time is spent aboard the worlds leading cruise liners being wined, dined and entertained and being serviced by the entire team in a manner of aristocracy.

As mentioned one of the most astonishing aspects of Koshericas growth is the way they continue to outdo themselves from season to season qualitatively in the continuous stream of new and exciting destinations and excursions and quantitatively in the number of cruises leaving from various starting points on varying dates throughout the summer solely for the convenience of the traveler. In the famous words of James Earl Jones for a New Jersey Bell Yellow Pages commercial, “I need More Choices” and Kosherica delivers just that.

On that note, a visit to their website at www.kosherica.com will reflect twelve cruises running from June through August. The Western Mediterranean Cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines is leaving first on 6/24/12 and another time on 8/19/12. The Western Mediterranean boards in Barcelona and includes stops in Naples, Rome, Nice and Provence. The Greek Isles cruise aboard the all new Costa’sc newest ship, the Fascianosa, leaving on 6/25/12 and again 0n 8/6/12 makes stops in Venice, Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Rhodes and Dubrovnik.

If you have never basked in the rich history of the Baltics and Norway this summer is the perfect time to do so. With a 10 night cruise leaving 6/24/12 and then again 7/31/12 as well as a whopping 17 night cruise leaving 7/31/12 and finally a week long cruise to the Norwegian Fjords you will be given the opportunity to explore Stockholm, Estonia, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Norway and more.

When mentioning Kosherica it’s impossible not to mention their amazing Alaska Cruise. This summer you will have four diffeent opportunities to get in on a cruise that all cruise participants cannot stop raving about. The four Alaskan Cruise dates are 6.24/12, 8/5/12, 8/12/12 and 8/19/2012 boarding in Seattle and stopping off at Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Victoria BC.

Of equal Paramount importance is Kosherica’s commitment to providing gourmet cuisine and five star culinary services, all Glatt Kosher Pas Yisrael and Cholov Yisrael.

With the snow falling earlier than it has in recent history wreaking havoc as it has in many communities the summer just cannot come quick enough. But hopefully this article will create imagery of warmth, sunlight and summer and give you a little hope for the coming months. But what would be best for you at this point would be to pick up your phone and call 305 695 2700 or 877 724 5567 and secure a spot on one of Koshericas many getaways and finally experience what everyone has been raving about. Kosherica always sells out.



Kosherica is not just about amazing cruises. We offer many other types of amazing Kosher vacations.

Here is a rundown of our one of our most popular Kosher tours- South Africa!

South Africa is becoming an increasingly desired destination by international travelers. It’s a country of numerous diversities: scenic, cultural, and of course, natural. Africans and Afrikaners, Muslims, Indians and Jews make up a mosaic that’s crucial to understanding this newborn “Rainbow Nation.” Visit the world famous Kruger National Park, the largest wildlife reserve in Africa; Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world at three times the width and height of Niagara; and the Cape of Good Hope – “the fairest cape in all the world.”South Africa

Day 1-2, Monday – Tuesday: Home - Johannesburg - Blyde River Canyon

We meet our guide in Johannesburg from where we’ll board our coach for the drive to Mpumalanga Province, renowned for its amazing scenery and multitude of spectacular waterfalls. We’ll spend the night in the area.

Day 3, Wednesday Blyde River Canyon - Kruger National Park

After breakfast we'll depart to view some of the panoramic landscapes in the area: the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and other astounding viewing areas where we will marvel at the endless African landscapes. We'll make a stop at Lone Creek Falls and at "Pilgrim's Rest" where South Africa's Gold Rush peaked. In the evening we'll make our way to our lodge in the Kruger National Park, the most famous game reserve in the world. Here we'll prepare for dinner and overnight in the game reserve.

Day 4, Thursday Kruger National Park

With early light we’ll undertake our main open-vehicle safari excursion in search of “the Big Five”: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo – as well as other wild game in the reserve.

Day 5, Friday Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Today we depart Kruger National Park and head for Johannesburg – eGoli: City of Gold. The city, South Africa’s largest metropolis, has an active and vibrant Jewish community, many synagogues and kosher restaurants. Upon arrival we’ll tour some of the major Jewish landmarks, including the impressive holocaust memorial, and some of the synagogues. We’ll continue to our hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
Day 6, Shabbat Johannesburg

After Shabbat services and lunch we’ll take a walking tour of the area.
Day 7, Sunday Johannesburg – Victoria Falls

This morning we’ll make our way to Johannesburg International Airport for our flight to Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia & Zimbabwe. In the evening we’ll take in a lively local folklore show describing African tribal life.
Day 8, Monday Victoria Falls – Cape Town

“The Smoke that Thunders” – is the African name for Victoria Falls. You can hear it roar and see the spray over the jungle, from a distance of 20 minutes drive away. Over a mile wide and 300 meters high, this is probably the single place in the world that can be truly described by the word: breathtaking!

With this spectacle in our minds, we’ll depart for our flight to another one of nature’s great beauties: Cape Town, Mother City of South Africa. Cape Town, situated in the south western corner of the African continent, was the first white colony on the continent. In the middle of the 17th century, the Dutch East India Company established there a service station for its ships traversing the continent on their way to the East, and the city grew from there. The city’s architecture is mixed: Dutch, British-Victorian and African, with Islamic elements that came with the arrival in Cape Town of Slaves from Malaysia.
Day 9, Tuesday Cape Town

South Africa is slowly becoming very famous for its magnificent wines. We’ll depart Cape Town this morning for a drive to the Cape’s Wine Route towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, where we’ll marvel at the indigenous Cape-Dutch architecture. From there we’ll travel to the own of Paarl where we’ll stop in at the Zandwyk Kosher Winery, for some wine tasting. In the afternoon we’ll take a boat ride to Robben Island, the infamous prison in which Nelson Mandela was held for over 26 years. After the visit we’ll make our way back to the city to visit the Cape Castle, the Gardens, Government Avenue which is home to the National Library and Archives, The Houses of Parliament, the President’s Residence, the South African Museum of Art and South Africa’s oldest Synagogue. We’ll visit South Africa’s world-renowned Jewish Museums complex, before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10, Wednesday Cape of Good Hope

Today we’ll head out to the nature reserve at the Cape of Good Hope, which is within easy driving distance of the city. A wild, rocky coastline lies at the foot of the green vegetation-filled mountains of the Cape. The drive is breathtaking, and we’ll stop along the way and various lookout points, such as Chapman’s peak, Hout Bay, and others. The Cape of Good Hope is a must-see destination for anyone who as ever read books of ocean-going seafarers who discovered the main navigable sea routes that serve the marine world to this very day. At the tip of the Cape of Good Hope, is Cape point, meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Our return to Cape Town will be via the penguin settlement at The Boulders; Simonstown, home to South Africa’s navy; and Muizenberg, once South Africa Jewry’s premier summer destination (which was nicknamed “Jewsenberg.”)
Day 11, Thursday Cape Town – Table Mountain

Today we’ll take the cable car to the top of famous Table Mountain for a magnificent view of the city and the Cape Peninsula. We’ll finish our shopping in Cape Town’s markets and then, in the afternoon, we’ll make our way to Cape Town International Airport, for our flight home.
Day 12, Friday Home

Welcome home & Shabbat Shalom. It’s time to rest up after this spectacular tour to the jewel in the crown of the African continent.

To find out more about Kosher cruises and tours visit Kosherica.com

Allure of the Seas- Modern Cruise Luxury At It's Finest


The revolutionary design of Allure of the Seas will fill your days at sea with wonder throughout your entire Kosher Cruise!

Wake to two-story ocean views in our contemporary Loft Suites, hop onto a classic, full-sized carousel in our Boardwalk neighborhood, spend some quiet time in our adults-only Solarium, and let the kids' imaginations run wild in our Youth Zone - the largest dedicated youth area at sea. Jump right into our Pool Zone, where you'll find our H2O Zone, cantilevered whirlpools, FlowRiders and a thrilling zip-line view of the ship and sea below. When it's time to unwind, go for a stroll in Central Park - a meandering garden and lush public space lined with foliage - or take in the majestic view from any of the multiple balconies overlooking the AquaTheater, the first amphitheater at sea.

With 28 ultra-modern loft suites and 2,700 spacious staterooms, this 16-deck marvel proves that the impossible, is possible. You just might have to take your own Kosher vacation believe it.


Allure of the Seas boasts the DreamWorks® Experience, adding to the already stunning collection of onboard experiences for the whole family. The DreamWorks™ Experience lets you create unforgettable moments with your favorite characters from Shrek™, Madagascar™, Kung Fu Panda™ and How to Train Your Dragon™. During every Kosher tour on the Allure of the Seas, guests can pose for pictures with characters, interact with them during meals, laugh at their antics during parades and watch their movies in our new 3D theaters - all at no extra charge. Enjoy the How to Train Your Dragon™ Ice Show and Madagascar™ Aqua Show, exclusively on the Allure of the Seas.

Youth Zone- The Largest Dedicated Youth Area at Sea!

* Play - open gym and activity area
* Adventure Ocean Theater and Science Lab
* The Workshop - includes activities such as jewelry making & scrapbooking
* Royal Babies & Royal Tots - nursery service
* Teen Areas including Fuel disco, The Living Room lounge, the Back Deck and more

Vitality at Sea Spa and FitnessAllure of the Seas

* Solo and couple massage suites
* Youth spa
* Complete hair and makeup services
* 158 state-of-the-art cardio and resistance machines
* Pilates, kickboxing, yoga and spinning classes
* Vitality Cafe

Pool and Sports Zone

* H2O Zone aqua park for kids
* 4 pools and 10 whirlpools
* Tranquil poolside Solarium area
* 2 Flowriders™, sports courts, mini-golf and Zip line
* Solarium Bistro, Wipe Out Cafe and Bar

Entertainment Place

* Casino Royale
* Allure of the Seas Studio B, featuring ice shows
* Opal Theater - 1,380-seat venue
* Blaze Nightclub, Jazz on 4, Comedy Live
* Dazzles, featuring musical spectacles ranging from big band to disco

Occupancy: 5,400 double; 6,360 max
Tonnage: 225,282
Length: 1,187 ft
Beam: 215 ft
Draught: 30 ft
Cruise Speed: 22 kts
Inaugural Date: Mar. 10, 2010