Discover the Baltic capitals that combine in spectacular fashion medieval renaissance and modern architecture as you sail from Denmark to Sweden and from Finland to Russia and Estonia on a magnificent itinerary weaving its way around the most beautiful cities of the Baltic Sea. Experience the overwhelming beauty of the picturesque landscapes that will surround you, delight in the sites from your ship as you gaze upon rolling hills and ancient castles and take advantage of this unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and enrich your life’s experiences.
We proudly present this sensational Glatt kosher Cities of the Baltics & Russia cruise of your dreams, aboard the magnificent ms Zuiderdam complete with wonderful synagogue services, stimulating cultural programs, exquisite Glatt Kosher cuisine and exciting entertainment, all making for an unforgettable vacation.
The ms Zuiderdam began her inaugural season in 2002 as the first ship in our Vista-class series. As with all ships in the Vista-class, the ms Zuiderdam embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a full-scale diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability. Forward-looking in both design and spirit, the ms Zuiderdam was also the first ship to offer data ports in every stateroom for Internet and email access.
At the heart of the ms Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. On board the ms Zuiderdam, marvelous nooks and crannies contain priceless works of art. Guests will find a recurring Venetian theme throughout the ship; the most dazzling features figures in the time of Carnival in Venice, created by Daniel Ogier. Guests can also expect signature Holland America touches, such as a gracious and unobtrusive staff, gourmet meals, spacious accommodations and the very best in entertainment and activities. The ms Zuiderdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Fall 2005.
Join us aboard the ms Zuiderdam in 2009 for a Glatt Kosher cruise..
Signature features include:
- 85 percent of all staterooms have ocean views, 67 percent of all staterooms have verandahs and 28 staterooms are wheelchair accessible
- The two-tier Vista Dining features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options
- The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes
- The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more
- The Vista Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
- The Crow’s Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands
- Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12
- The Loft, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age
Available Room Types
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Northern EuropeBeautiful Baltics Discover the Baltic capitals that combine in spectacular fashion medieval renaissance and modern architecture as you sail from Denmark to Sweden and from Finland to Russia and Estonia on a magnificent itinerary weaving its way around the most beautiful cities of the Baltic Sea. Experience the overwhelming beauty of the picturesque landscapes that [...]Read more
|Friday 11 August||Copenhagen, Denmark||Departs||22:00|
|Saturday 12 August||Kiel, Hamburg, Germany||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 13 August||At Sea|
|Monday 14 August||Tallinn, Estonia||08:00||16:00|
|Tuesday 15 August||St. Petersburg, Russia||07:00|
|Wednesday 16 August||St. Petersburg, Russia||18:00|
|Thursday 17 August||Helsinki, Finland||08:00|
|Friday 18 August||Stockholm, Sweden||07:00|
|Saturday 19 August||Stockholm, Sweden||16:00|
|Sunday 20 August||At Sea|
|Monday 21 August||Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany||06:00||20:00|
|Tuesday 22 August||Copenhagen, Denmark||11:00|
|Wednesday 23 August||Copenhagen, Denmark||06:00|
Inside Stateroom (Click for Details on Inside Cabin)
||Step inside. You’ll find everything you’ll need at sea. Thoughtful and stylish appointments include a TV, sitting area and more.|
|K||Inside Large Stateroom||$4,940|
|J||Inside Large Stateroom||$4,950|
|I||Inside Large Stateroom||$4,965|
Outside Staterooms (Click for Details on Outside Cabin)
||Stylish and comfortable oceanview staterooms feature excellent appointments. All accented by stylish touches with clear views of the sea.|
Veranda Staterooms (Click for Details on Veranda Cabin)
|Experience it all. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Or unwind inside in well-appointed and stylish accommodations.|
|VF||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,150|
|VE||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,265|
|VD||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,330|
|VC||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,400|
|VB||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,470|
|VA||Deluxe Veranda Outside||$6,540|
Superior Verandah Suite (Click for Details on Mini Suite)
|Wake up to brilliant views from sliding glass doors. Mini-Suites also feature luxury bath and shower, room for up to four and more.|
|SY||Mini-Suite with Balcony||$8,305|
|SS||Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony||$8,450|
Deluxe Verandah Suite (Click for Details on Suite)
|The ultimate cruise experience. Ideal for two…or the whole family. Enjoy the finest touches throughout. Indulge in all-day luxury.|
|SC||Deluxe Veranda Suite||$9,625|
|SB||Deluxe Veranda Suitey||$10,035|
|SA||Deluxe Veranda Suite||$10,445|
|PS||Penthouse Suite with Balcony||$15,985|
* Room measurements are approximated, and some rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement, windows or fixtures from those pictured.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
• All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
• Gratuities not included – unless indicated.
• $1000 per person deposit due at time of booking.
• Payment in full is due 90 days before sailing.
• Single rate is 170% in all categories.
• 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $3000 (adult or child).
Capacity for 3rd/4th passenger may not be available for all cabin categories
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $211.77
• Gratuities to be paid on board the ship - $12.50 per person per day for standard staterooms and $13.50 per person per day for suites.
Regular cabins: Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 90 days before sailing when full payment is due. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund.
Suites and Higher Categories (not including Mini-Suites): Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 125 days before sailing when full payment is due. From 124 days to 90 days: Bookings are refundable less 25% of total invoice amount. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Scholars & Entertainers
Eddie’s Kosher Travel & Maritime Glatt Kosher MGK
Let us pamper you with our award-winning cuisine, prepared by renowned chefs, cooked from start to finish on board from scratch and entirely from fresh ingredients.
From casual hot & cold buffets to elegant glatt kosher dining in our ocean view restaurant with choices sure to please those with even the most discerning tastes.
Expect fine china, crisp linens, fine glassware and cutlery, and sheer elegance through which you will enjoy a mouth-watering glatt kosher dining experience at sea.
To compliment the three delightful meals, there are also afternoon and late night snacks to tempt your palate.
You will enjoy the finest & most delicious Gourmet Glatt kosher cuisine of uncompromising quality and strict kashrut standards. Our own staffs meticulously design each menu and prepare every meal on board from fresh ingredients – you will taste the difference and delight in the choice!
All meat is Glatt kosher and milk products are Chalav Yisrael. Our on-board Kosher kitchen is under the full time supervision of a team of mashgichim, headed by our cruise Rav HaMachshir.
All our cruises are Glatt Kosher, Chalav Yisrael and Pat Yisrael.
Your additional Jewish needs have also all been catered for, including stimulating Jewish entertainment and lectures, daily Minyanim, Shiurim, Shabbat arrangements and on-board rabbi to assist where needed.
The MGK is a conglomerate of various Rabbanim who all are either currently or have previously held the highest administrative positions in mainstream Kashrut organizations. Each Rav Hamachshir is responsible for hiring and training his own group of mashgichim who will support him in the supervision of that particular cruise. Our Head Mashgichim have all had cruise supervision experience, a critical element in insuring that the highest level of Kashrut be maintained.
Rabbi Leibel Miller – Rav Hamachshir
Rabbi Leibel MillerWith over 15 years of Cruise Ship and Resort Kosher Supervision Rabbi Miller is one of the most experienced Rav Hamachshir in the Kosher Cruise industry. He has supervised kosher resort programs worldwide, in some of the most exotic and exclusive locations imaginable. Rabbi Miller has consistently provided the highest standard of uncompromising kosher service in venues as diverse as The Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, China, Hawaii, Europe, and throughout The United States. His resume includes both numerous National Kashrus organizations, corporate, and private clientele of the most strict and demanding standards. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Miller directly for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org USA (954) 456-4696
Rabbi Aharon Chein
Aharon CheinRabbi Aharon Chein has been associated with the Georgian Jewish Community since 1992. He was born in Georgia and grew up in Israel where he studied consecutively at the following institutions: Rabbi Yosef Caro elementary school, Yeshivat Hanegev, Yeshiva Ketanah, and Gedola. He completed his Rabbinical studies in the Kollel of Sderot in 1982.
In 1998 he received an invitation from Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze to join him in Georgia to celebrate the 26th century of Jewish existence in the country. It was in that year that Rabbi Chein decided to form a new organization, Federation of Georgian Jews, dedicated to uniting all Georgian Jews. Rabbi Chein spent many years working as a Shochet, and is considered an expert in Kosher Meat production. Rabbi Chein is also an expert mohel since 1980 as well as a sofer. In 1999, Rabbi Chein founded Strictly Kosher Organization and leads it presently. The highest standards of Kashrut are always observed.
Rabbi Manish Spitz
Rabbi Manish Spitz has worked for over 25 years in the kashrut field. He works for various national kashrut organizations and local Va’ads in Florida. He previously worked for Florida’s state kashruth enforcement. He was the Rav and Rav Hamachshir for many years for the Crown Hotel and San Soucci Hotel of Miami Beach. He also gave the Daf Yomi shiur.
Rabbi Spitz has trained many mashgichim and given lectures on kashrut, including a seminar in Yerusalaim on how to kasher the house for Passover. Rabbi Spitz has been the Rav Hamachshir on many cruises.