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The JeWish ChroNiCle

19 june 2009 thejc.com kosher holidays kh13

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Visit our NEW LOOK website at www.kosherholidays.net

RELAXING SUMMER & SUCCOT IN ITALY


31 May 09 - 12 October 09

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Grand Hotel Michelacci 4 Star Superior - Gabicce Mare
hese days, kosher On the Adriatic coast near Rimini.
cruising is more
appetising than
ever. you enjoy the
best of all worlds: REFRESHING SUMMER & SUCCOT IN CYPRUS
ship’s amenities —
swimming pools, 14 June 09 - 12 October 09
spas, gyms, libraries, Hotel Pendeli - 3 Star – Platres
casinos and shops — In the Troodos mountains at 1200 meters altitude.
and lively professional entertainment,
interspersed with shore excursions Organized guided tours on request.
highlighting places of Jewish interest.
But it’s the cultural and education-
al programmes that add substance,
with expert speakers who inspire and SUMMER IN CYPRUS
impress. Guests also appreciate having
a sefer Torah and synagogue on board 14 June 09 - 31 October 09
as well as daily minyanim, traditional Aqua Sol Holiday Village Category A - Paphos
shabbat services (always on sea days)
and special shabbat activities.
In the enchanting Coral Bay by the sea shore.
Self catering apartments with kosher kitchenette and mini-market
Rather than pre-packed, airline-style with kosher food section. Ready frozen meals available at request.
meals, five-star chefs cook everything
fresh, to glatt kosher requirements,
under the eye of kosher supervisors
and serve the meals on fine china with
silver cutlery. Kosher cruises replicate Kosherica’s itineraries for Costa Fortuna include a Jewish music cruise SUMMER IN HOLLAND
the vanished world of luxury kosher 2 August 09 - 21 August 09
hotels, with five-course luncheons and america’s Westerdam. a 10-night possible.” so kosher duck à l’orange, Hotel Tulip Inn - Beekbergen
dinners, morning coffee, afternoon tea Mediterranean cruise sails around the coq au vin and corvina with the velvety
and late night buffets. Greek Islands on Celebrity solstice, white sauce soubise vie with the favour- A high standard 3 star hotel located in the most fascinating
eddie’s Travel (www.koshertravel- from august 7 to 17. and departing on ites grandmother used to make, but area, ideal for families with children. Very reasonable rates.
ers.com) has been arranging kosher august 18, for 13 nights, is The ancient with a gourmet edge.
cruise packages on luxury ships for empires cruise, from Italy to Greece, Kosher alaska is on Kosherica’s
many years. It has a loyal following, Turkey and egypt, stopping in Israel cruise list, from august 16 to 23, depart-
especially for its cuisine, prepared on for a day each in haifa and ashdod. ing from seattle on holland america’s
board daily under the direction of summer cruises go north, too, to the Westerdam. summer cruises cover
ariel Porat, executive chef of the dan Baltics and Russia on Costa atlantica, Mediterranean ports in Italy, spain,
accadia herzlia. from august 9 to 16. scenic Norway is France and Tunisia (august 3 to 10, on
“We personally host our cruises and on the itinerary for an august 16 to 23 the MsC Fantasia) and Greek Isles and
give guests individual attention,” notes kosher cruise on the same ship.
In winter, kosher cruises head to
Croatia from Venice (august 17 to 24 on Mr Parienti & Sirius Tours
david Walles, eddie’s Travel business the Costa Fortuna with Rabbi Marvin
manager, “we’re also known for the the sunshine. eddie’s Travel has seven- hier as scholar in residence). Proudly Announce
PESACH HOLIDAY 2010
quality of our food; the ships’ regular night cruises to the eastern Caribbean a Northern europe and scandinavia
chefs like to stop by the kosher kitchen on Celebrity solstice departing Janu- cruise from august 11 to 23 on the ms
to see what’s cooking and often ask us ary 17 to 24 and January 24 to 31, 2010. Rotterdam (holland america) visits
for recipes.” Kosherica (www.Kosherica.com and estonia, Russia, Finland, sweden, Ger- 30 March to 8 April
educational programmes are var- www.JSinglesCruise.com) is a family-run many, denmark and Norway and con-
ied, with daily shiurim and at least one business with a 15-year background cludes, appropriately, in Rotterdam.
scholar-in-residence on each cruise. in kosher cruises. “We have a huge Kosherica’s first winter cruise to the Hotel Elpiro 4* Hotel Green Garden 4*
The 2009 line-up includes Rabbi Laibl international clientèle and many have eastern Caribbean is convenient for Italy Mallorca
Wolf, Malcolm hoenlein, Richard Joel, become friends over the years.” says school holidays, december 20 to 27, on www.hotelelpirojesolo.com www.gardenhotels.com
president of yeshiva University and hilit edelstein, a company executive. the MsC Posia. The Western Caribbean Suites
Rabbi J.J. schachter. an innovative chil- “We’re a hands-on company, with a cruise goes out for seven nights from
dren’s programme is also offered on Kosherica representative on each Fort Lauderdale, Florida on december
some cruises. cruise, so get to know every one of our 27, 2009, on Costa Fortuna.
eddie’s Travel, with Lasko Tours, is guests on board. In early 2010, Kosherica is planning
featuring five kosher summer cruises. “Food is five-star, to match the a Caribbean cruise from January 24
There is still time to get on board for ships,” adds Mr edelstein. “Our chefs to 31, on holland america’s Wester-
alaska, departing on august 9 from collaborate with the top chefs from the dam, as well as two theme cruises. The
seattle for seven nights on holland shipping line to match menus as far as spiritual Wellness Cruise sails out on
the Costa Fortuna to the Western Car-
ibbean, January 17 to 24, featuring dr
Gary Neuman and dr yael Respler.
The Jewish Music Festival with can-
torial, opera, yiddish and Israeli music
will hit all the right notes. Costa For-
tuna sets sail on January 24 to 31 for the
eastern Caribbean, carrying a bumper * 2 sedorim * 3 copious meals daily * Tea & Coffee Bar
complement of the biggest names in * Wine & soft drink * Synagogue services * Swimming Pool
Jewish music. almost non-stop music-
making, concerts and recitals will * Evening entertainment * Children’s club (Mallorca only)
barely leave time to consume all that Under the Supervision of NICE BETH DIN (Glatt, no kitniot)
non-stop kosher food. full board (excellent Children’s Reduction)
Groups of friends, families or
organisations can even charter their
own small ship, complete with kosher
food and amenities. Kosher expedi-
For Further Information please call
tions (www.kosherexpeditions.com) Tel: 020 8958 7917 Mob: 07988 737182
offers custom group departures with Fax: 020 8958 94 35
20 to 200 guests on year-round pro-
grammes. They cover the world, with E-mail: parientiedensea@hotmail.com
such destinations as the Mediterra-
nean, Caribbean, Galapagos, antarc-
tica and europe (river boats). Kosher We wish you a Shana Tova and
Cruise enterprises (www.kcecruises.
com) is also promoting Kosher expe- look forward to seeing you soon.
ditions’ cruise exploring the Panama
Canal region on The discovery, a pri-
Sirius tours, BAL: 261
Laid-back pursuits on Costa Fortuna include fun on the water-slide vate 24-person, 12-cabin catamaran.

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