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Does anyone have experience being on a cruise that Kosherica is on, but booking it on your own and eating the ship's kosher food options?
I wanted to know if Kosherica is okay with joining their minyan or do they have a problem with that.
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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 12:22:09 AM »
Does anyone have experience being on a cruise that Kosherica is on, but booking it on your own and eating the ship's kosher food options?
I wanted to know if Kosherica is okay with joining their minyan or do they have a problem with that.

I thought they very much didn't allow this, unless you are a member of the program.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 12:35:39 AM »
Does anyone have experience being on a cruise that Kosherica is on, but booking it on your own and eating the ship's kosher food options?
I wanted to know if Kosherica is okay with joining their minyan or do they have a problem with that.

Been on Kosherica, they are not very comfortable with people who are not on their program joining  even shul  minyanim, they are aware that people go on the ship on their own, someone from Kosherica may or may not approach you about your KR wrist band.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 04:26:56 PM »
Been on Kosherica, they are not very comfortable with people who are not on their program joining  even shul  minyanim, they are aware that people go on the ship on their own, someone from Kosherica may or may not approach you about your KR wrist band.

do they ever let you join the program on the ship by paying?

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 04:38:10 PM »
Been on Kosherica, they are not very comfortable with people who are not on their program joining  even shul  minyanim, they are aware that people go on the ship on their own, someone from Kosherica may or may not approach you about your KR wrist band.
that seems cruel to not allow Jews to pray in a minyan.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 05:38:47 PM »
that seems cruel to not allow Jews to pray in a minyan.
business is business.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »
business is business.
i get that. But they're not losing anything by letting them pray.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 05:46:37 PM »
that seems cruel to not allow Jews to pray in a minyan.
It seems cruel to expect to use facilities that someone is paying for for free

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 05:49:44 PM »
It seems cruel to expect to use facilities that someone is paying for for free
im not sure exactly how this works. But if they happen to be in the ship anyway I don't see the issue. If people are gaming them then I get it.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 05:56:11 PM »
Of course people were gaming. So they need a policy.
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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 06:01:38 PM »
It seems cruel to expect to use facilities that someone is paying for for free

Should shuls allow non-members to only pray if they pay a membership fee?

Its just joining a minyan on the cruise. They lose nothing.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 06:03:30 PM »
Of course people were gaming. So they need a policy.
then I stand corrected

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 06:06:15 PM »
Should shuls allow non-members to only pray if they pay a membership fee?
This is not a shul. It's a business. One of the services they're selling is a shul for their customers.

Its just joining a minyan on the cruise. They lose nothing.
Obviously they feel that allowing people to just join the minyan costs them customers and/or devalues their product.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2018, 06:07:42 PM »
This is not a shul. It's a business. One of the services they're selling is a shul for their customers.
Obviously they feel that allowing people to just join the minyan costs them customers and/or devalues their product.

I could be mistaken, but I think the people who dont join the program, will not start to join just because of the minyan access.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2018, 07:17:02 PM »
It seems cruel to expect to use facilities that someone is paying for for free
we did a cruise on our own and they gave us a conference room to use (for free) for Shacharis every day.