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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #160 on: October 16, 2015, 01:49:42 PM »
what are the good place to book cruise this days

with kosher meals/ weberman style
Are you referring to websites?
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #161 on: October 16, 2015, 03:29:43 PM »
what are the good place to book cruise this days

with kosher meals/ weberman style

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #162 on: January 17, 2016, 05:11:04 PM »
having been on multiple cruises with Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, My opinion is that you that you get what you pay for.  I would suggest that if you can swing it, spend the extra bucks. Theres a reason why some cruise lines are cheaper.   Also look into booking through the Costco travel site. Also if you own 100 shares(or more) of CCL stock you get $100 onboard credit for a 7 day cruise.

hi, I am looking into booking a cruise in may. Which cruise line do you recommend?
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #163 on: May 11, 2016, 01:05:34 AM »
Has anyone ever been on royal Caribbean? What's the minyan matzav and also kosher food? Tia

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2016, 06:17:47 PM »
Has anyone ever been on royal Caribbean? What's the minyan matzav and also kosher food? Tia
Plenty to eat if you are not makpid on chalav stam besides the standard one step above airline frozen meals.

Regarding Minyan, it depends when you go and where you leave from. We had a nice minyan when we went over shabbos nachamu.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #165 on: May 12, 2016, 09:29:06 PM »
Plenty to eat if you are not makpid on chalav stam besides the standard one step above airline frozen meals.

Regarding Minyan, it depends when you go and where you leave from. We had a nice minyan when we went over shabbos nachamu.

did Royal Caribbean provide a separate/private room for minyanim? 3 per-day plus Shabbos?
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #166 on: May 12, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »
They allowed us to use the ship chapel. We had a minyan every day and a huge one on Shabbos.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #167 on: November 15, 2016, 10:36:10 AM »
anyone here has experience with cruising with a baby? seems like even an infant is considered a person regarding occupancy of rooms, and pays full rate. is there any line that discounts or allows babies to cruise free?
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #168 on: March 23, 2017, 04:07:17 PM »
I have never been on a cruise before. I was thinking of going on a 4 night cruise from Port Canaveral, FL to the Bahamas on the Carnival Liberty. It comes out to about $475 per person including taxes and fees for an Oceanview room.

Has anyone ever been on this ship? I have been reading conflicting reviews regarding how nice/good this cruise is and I'm not sure if I should go. Any input?

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #169 on: July 27, 2017, 12:26:19 AM »
Has anyone had recent experience with kosher food on the carnival lines? I'm reading conflicting reports online...
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #170 on: July 27, 2017, 08:43:37 AM »
Has anyone had recent experience with kosher food on the carnival lines? I'm reading conflicting reports online...

I traveled with Carnival in winter 2015 but that is not recent.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #171 on: February 07, 2019, 12:49:31 AM »
I just booked a kosherica alaska cruise (spending a crazy amount of money i never thought i would spend with all my point savings).
1) am i crazy/should i cancel?
2) anyone been on a kosherica alaska cruise and found it worth it?
3) any tips for someone who gets seasick on small boats (anyone used these patches for behind the ear and can confirm they somehow work? https://www.amazon.com/MQ%C2%AE-Motion-Sickness-Patch-Count/dp/B00S9FSPOG/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1549518431&sr=8-3&keywords=motion%2Bsickness%2Bpatch%2Bbehind%2Bear&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&th=1)

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« Reply #172 on: February 07, 2019, 02:06:49 AM »
I just booked a kosherica alaska cruise (spending a crazy amount of money i never thought i would spend with all my point savings).
1) am i crazy/should i cancel?
2) anyone been on a kosherica alaska cruise and found it worth it?
3) any tips for someone who gets seasick on small boats (anyone used these patches for behind the ear and can confirm they somehow work? https://www.amazon.com/MQ%C2%AE-Motion-Sickness-Patch-Count/dp/B00S9FSPOG/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1549518431&sr=8-3&keywords=motion%2Bsickness%2Bpatch%2Bbehind%2Bear&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&th=1)
1) maybe :-)
2) no, I was not on a kosherica cruise before
3) they (should) give you on the ship sea calm pills for free. And they work.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #173 on: February 07, 2019, 02:29:07 AM »
Don't want to just do Alaska on your own?

Everyone on the Antarctica cruise got prescription Scapolomine patches before the cruise and they worked well for most. Worked wonders for me.

I did go through some withdrawal symptoms afterward, though that may have just been after effects of a 10 day cruise.
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #174 on: February 07, 2019, 04:30:52 AM »
Don't want to just do Alaska on your own?

Everyone on the Antarctica cruise got prescription Scapolomine patches before the cruise and they worked well for most. Worked wonders for me.
my mo-in-law's life dream was to do a kosher alaska cruise (she has rich friends that have told her how amazing it is), and the inlaws and my dad are getting older, so we decided we should just bite the bullet and take them as a special gift (they covered our rent for our first few years and have never let me repay them). will be my most expensive vacation by far so i can't deal with my wife potentially seasick all seven days...
thx for heads up on prescription, we will ask a doctor.
 

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2019, 11:51:02 AM »
I know a couple in their 60s that went and thought it was amazing.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2019, 04:40:17 PM »
I know a couple in their 60s that went and thought it was amazing.
yeah, it seems these cruises are mainly seniors...

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #177 on: February 07, 2019, 04:45:56 PM »
Definitely get the prescription Scopalomine patches. They likely won't be cheap depending on your insurance, but they can make or break your whole trip. I made it to and from Antarctica unscathed with the help of my patch.

Also, try one before you go for 2-3 days to see if it causes you any side effects. I got dilated eyes from them, and many others in our group had dry mouth, and some dry eyes.

For the Drake Passage, I combined with OTC Dramamine and wristbands I got from Amazon. It may have been overkill, but I survived the Drake much better than most, and would rather be safe than sorry.

As far as the cruise, when I once looked into other kosher cruises (not Dan's :), I was told that some of them can have significant kashrus issues. Check to see who's providing the actual hashgacha on your cruise, and make sure you're comfortable with it.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #178 on: February 07, 2019, 07:51:44 PM »
Patches didn't work for me, actually made me very dry

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #179 on: February 07, 2019, 07:53:23 PM »
And maybe someone that was on a cruise other then the Antarctica one should chime in if you need the patch etc as it's not the Drake + bigger ships