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Author Topic: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread  (Read 63878 times)

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: November 19, 2014, 11:47:53 AM »
Another vote for the cruise here, though will be very expensive if you do it the right way with Kosherica.
Not guaranteed a minyan without Kosherica. Although you can book a regular reservation on a boat that has a kosher group on it and daven with them, but won't be able to eat their food.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: November 19, 2014, 12:16:28 PM »

Not guaranteed a minyan without Kosherica. Although you can book a regular reservation on a boat that has a kosher group on it and daven with them, but won't be able to eat their food.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: November 19, 2014, 02:08:27 PM »
Not guaranteed a minyan without Kosherica. Although you can book a regular reservation on a boat that has a kosher group on it and daven with them, but won't be able to eat their food.

Even that you may not be able to do. They have gotten more strict about it over the years, now they make you pay if you want to Daven in their room.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: November 19, 2014, 02:16:29 PM »
Even that you may not be able to do. They have gotten more strict about it over the years, now they make you pay if you want to Daven in their room.
Wow. I did that about 2.5 years ago and there was some commotion about the kosher group not wanting "the others" to use their Torah, but in the end we were all one happy minyan.  ;D

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: November 19, 2014, 02:29:02 PM »
Wow. I did that about 2.5 years ago and there was some commotion about the kosher group not wanting "the others" to use their Torah, but in the end we were all one happy minyan.  ;D

When I did it about 1.5 years ago with Kosherica, they told the other people to give a donation to a certain Yeshiva if they participate in the Minyan, thought that was fair. But they told me, one time a huge group (like 50+ people) who weren't part of Kosherica, came on a cruise that had a group on it, and they were turned away for the Minyan.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 19, 2014, 03:31:48 PM »

Even that you may not be able to do. They have gotten more strict about it over the years, now they make you pay if you want to Daven in their room.

That's new.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 19, 2014, 04:28:09 PM »
That's new.

People were taking advantage over them. And at the end of the day, Minyan costs money too, to get the Torah, rent the private room etc..

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 19, 2014, 06:15:49 PM »
They really should contract with the cruise operator that nobody is allowed to get kosher meals at all outside of their program.

That's how I would structure it.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 19, 2014, 07:15:50 PM »

They really should contract with the cruise operator that nobody is allowed to get kosher meals at all outside of their program.

That's how I would structure it.

But some food happens to be kosher.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 19, 2014, 07:20:52 PM »
They really should contract with the cruise operator that nobody is allowed to get kosher meals at all outside of their program.

That's how I would structure it.

Why would the cruise do that? The kosher food you get from kosherica and the food you get otherwise is completely different. You would get same kosher food on any cruise.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: November 19, 2014, 08:23:14 PM »
Why would the cruise do that? The kosher food you get from kosherica and the food you get otherwise is completely different. You would get same kosher food on any cruise.

The cruise would not want to.   Kosherica would have to negotiate it from them as part of their agreement. Kosherica would want to do it to stop freeloading on their program and to corner the kosher market.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: December 01, 2014, 07:50:26 PM »
Which Caribbean island can I book with avios?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: December 01, 2014, 07:52:21 PM »
Which Caribbean island can I book with avios?

Basically every one is connected through MIA.

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: December 03, 2014, 10:40:07 AM »
Go on a cruise from Sunday till Sunday so shabbos u are on the water

do you really recommend going on a 7 day cruise rather then staying on 1 island for a week?

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Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: December 03, 2014, 10:41:23 AM »
Another vote for the cruise here, though will be very expensive if you do it the right way with Kosherica.

Kosherica is way too expensive for me, close to 3k pp.

do you really recommend going on a 7 night cruise, rather than staying on 1 island for the week?