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Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.
Enrich... We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.
Connect... Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!
Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour!
Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.
Combined we are the world’s leading Kosher Tour operator with over 30 years experience, having satisfied thousands of Clients from USA, Israel, France, Belgium, Switzerland, UK , Mexico, Australia, South Africa on dozens of Cruises. We provide four gourmet meals a day in our own separate area of the dining room. All our meals are freshly prepared under the Management of our Executive Chefs aboard each ship.
The Kashrut is Glatt Mehadrin under the strict Supervision of Rabbi Nechemia Rottenberg Raised in Jerusalem and educated at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. After his marriage, he studied at the Beit Midrash of Horaah at the “Kol Ya’akov” Yeshiva, as well as with the Rishon LeZion, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, z”l He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg came to Vienna to serve as Rabbi in the community in 2002. During his tenure as Rabbi, he was the head of the “Zehut” Beit Midrash, and during his work in the community he dealt extensively in matters of Kashrus as a representative of many Batai Din (בד”ץ) around the world. Before 2002, while living in Israel he has dealt with kashrus issues and ran a weekly radio program on kashrus. During the past decade Rabbi Rotenberg’s main specialty is turning hotels throughout Europe to be able to provide food of the highest Kashrus level for Pesach and the summer months. Kashrus of a hotel is a distinct job and requires much expertise in the field, familiarity with the industrial kitchens, the form of Kashering an industrial kitchen, and of course extensive knowledge of kosher food products in Europe. His Kashrut team are all hand picked and well versed with many years of experience. Rabbi Rothenberg has spent many years developing the community Kosher list in Vienna for hundreds of food products sold in large retail chains throughout the Europe. This knowledge is very important and gives hotel operators in Europe the ability to bring local products and not need to import from Israel or the USA. His Kashrut experience has further expanded into the Kosher Cruises and he the Rav Hamachshir for Kosher Travelers cruise packages. Rabbi Rotenberg works throughout the year to obtain Kosher meat and poultry throughout Europe at the highest kosher level, at the best price. For every shechita Rabbi Rotenberg sends a special overseer on his behalf in reservation to ensure that the shipment of meat from the start will arrive at the hotel with the utmost supervision. Rabbi Rottenberg currently serves as part time Rabbi of Savion community in Israel # Further enquiries pls contact Rabbi Nechemia Rottenberg on +972 584038543 / +436889171489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us pamper you with our freshly prepared cuisine by renowned chefs, cooked from start to finish on board 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 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 Glatt kosher cuisine of uncompromising quality and strict kashrut standards. 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.
Rabbi Baruch Taub: Scholar on board The Epic
Rabbi Baruch Taub is the founding Rav and Rabbi Emeritus of the Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation of Toronto (BAYT). Rabbi Taub established The BAYT together with visionary philanthropist Joseph Tanenbaum z"l and 12 families in 1981. At the time of his retirement in 2010 the congregation had grown to become the largest congregations in North America.
In addition to the multiple Minyanim and classes/shiurim BAYT houses a Kollel of Torah scholars which has enhanced the level of learning throughout the community.
Before returning to his native Toronto Rabbi Taub served with distinction as the National Director of NCSY.
Rabbi Taub is a Yadin Yadin musmach Of The Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore Md. He was President of the Va'ad Harabonim of Toronto and awarded the National Rabbinic and Leadership Award Of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
Rabbi Baruch Taub holds an M.A degree from Loyola College Baltimore/Maryland and a Doctorate in Judaic Studies from Maimonides College.
Rabbi Taub is the author of several books including: Gedola Hateshuva, Kanfei Yona and a two-volume exploration of the weekly sidra And the Dove Found Rest.
Rabbi Taub has made Aliya and currently lives in Netanya with his Rebbetzin Malkah
Rabbi Taub can be reached at: email@example.com
Ship’s design features more efficient use of both indoor and open-deck spaces, with several multi-functional areas. Deck 16 is the activity deck with a water slide, water park, high rope garden, mini-golf. The pool deck is covered with a retractable glass roof. The Beach Club (adults only complex) is beneath the glass roof and features an activity area with 2 waterslides, rock climbing wall, sports deck area. This deck also has a giant LED wall for movies and other outdoor video entertainment. The ship has dedicated club lounges for teens and kids, including for toddlers.
Ship’s panoramic glass elevators also connect the outdoor areas. There is a 45-m above water level located glass-bottomed skywalk, huge wellness complex (Organic Spa and Fitness), a plaza with numerous bars and shops, Atrium Lobby lounge (meeting place with a stage for street performers), large-capacity Theater (show lounge).
Costa Smeralda ship’s entertainment options include Liquid Entertainment (live music, dancing, thrilling shows and other live performances at venues like Colosseum and Piazza Trastevere (bow-located). Piazza Grande Bellezza is a midship-located amphitheater/show lounge for live performances, while Piazza Ravello is an open space with a bar lounge area (with live music and served by Spritz Bar). Live entertainment (DJs and pianists) can be also found throughout the restaurants. Fun street performances are held in several public areas. Ship’s best spots for evening entertainment are Casino Laguna (gaming lounge with bar) and Quelli Della Notte (piano bar).
Ship’s wellness complex includes a large Fitness Center/Gym, and the Samsara Spa (beauty salon, thalassotherapy pool, sauna, salt room, snow room, relaxation room, Turkish Bath/hammam, treatment rooms for massages). The cruise liner Smeralda has 4 swimming pools – La Spiaggia (central/glass roof covered), Settimo Cielo (outside, with a swimming lane) plus 2 for kids. Children also benefit from the Aqua Park and La Sala Giochi (teens-only interactive game room). Younger children can play at Luna Park. The CoDe Museum on Costa Smeralda is fleet’s first Italian design-themed museum. The Trastevere (deck 8 forward) is a Mediterranean marketplace-style complex lined up with shops and bars (also representing the premium brands Ferrari, Illy, Campari).
Follows the complete list of Costa Smeralda lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.
|Year built||2019new ship|
|Builder||Meyer Werft (Turku, Finland)|
|Building cost||EUR 790 million (USD 950 million)|
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & PLC|
|Speed||23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph|
|Length (LOA)||337 m / 1106 ft|
|Beam (width)||42 m / 138 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||183900 gt|
|Passengers||5282 – 6338|
|Decks with cabins||11|
|Sister-ships||AIDAnova, P&O Iona, Costa Toscana, Carnival Mardi Gras|
Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:
There is a $1000 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund.
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