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G L AT T KO S H E R C RU I S E S

018 2 – 2 ust 1 ights

to ALASKA

Aug ays - 7 n 8d

CRUISE

Guide : Rabbi Dov Shacahr

Fresh meals are cooked in the kitchen supervised by two Machguichim


About Us With over 10 years in the Kosher travel industry, Destinations is your best bet at a luxury travel vacation, without breaking your bank. From our yearly sold out Pesach program in the Catskills, to our Luxury Cruises. The Kosher Traveler knows that Destinations provides the best in customer care, fascinating trips all at a price you can afford. This Is Your Kosher Vacation! Our Cruises are 5 star experiences with only the best in freshly cooked meals (never airline food), prepared by the finest chefs around the world. Plated gourmet dinners, featuring mouth watering appetizers and desserts. With Destinations, your days of double wrapped fish are over! With 3 mashgichim on each cruise and daily minyanim, all of your religious needs are met. Our Land Tours also feature only freshly prepared meals. On this trip we have our own catering company following is with each stop. No other trip compares to this experience. The food on the tour portion is supervised by Rabbi Dov Shachar, also our tour manager whose primary responsibility is to ensure that all food that is served is kosher. The cruise is under the hashgacha of both Rabbi Shachar as well as Rabbi Sarfsaty, Chief Dayan, Antwerp. Hotels We use four star or five star hotels when available. Taking into consideration dining, convenience and availability, each hotel on this trip was handpicked by our team to offer you the most comfortable and enjoyable experience Dov Shachar, Guides Rabbi Dov Shacahr, has been leading tours around the world for decades and we are excited that he will be leading the tour with us. Fluent in both Hebrew and English, Dov’s knowledge of Jewish History, regular history, different cultures, and language are beyond compare. He has led this tour on multiple occasions as well as tours to Australia, South America and many more. It will be an exceptional experience.


Hubbart Glacier

YUKON Juneau

Sitka

Ketchikan

DAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Victoria

Seattle


DATE

STOPOVER

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

Sunday, August 12th

Seattle - Pudget Sound

-

16:00PM

Monday, August 13th

At sea

-

-

Tuesday, August 14th

Juneau

13:00PM

21:00PM

Wednesday, August 15th

Hubbard Glacier

14:00PM

18:00PM

Thursday, August 16th

Sitka

8:00AM

16:00PM

Friday, August 17th

Ketchikan

7:00AM

13:00PM

Saturday, August 18th

Victoria / Canada

18:00PM

11:59PM

Sunday, August 19th

Seattle

7:00AM


ALASKAN CRU For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place.


UISE PROGRAM

DAY 1

In the early afternoon, we will board the Holland America Cruise Ship. The voyage will start through the Puget Sound.


DAY 2

CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE Spend the entire day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the worlds’ famous waterways.


DAY 3

STEPHENS PASSAGE Stephens Passage is a long stretch of dark water filling the gap between mountain ranges in Southeast Alaska. The water is deadly cold and rich with sea life. Fog and low clouds usually hang in the Passage, which is an arm of the Pacific. Fjords with emerald rivers pour in and it is lined with conifers, blue stone and rocky hollows. It is indescribably beautiful. On a chilly day, with low-hanging fog, you can see pods of Orca knifing through brackish inlets; humpback whales, their flukes high, plunging towards the ocean floor; clear water gushing from crevasses; brown bears with cubs scouring the beaches for salmon remains; bald eagles; hundreds of birds, their calls filling the air. The wilderness almost inviolate. In the morning we'll arrive at Alaska’s scenic capital city, Juneau. We will explore the city and the Capitol Building. Auke Lake. View the Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice with rugged crevasses and a distinctive blue color, and we will learn about the lifecycle of salmon and hatchery operations.

JUNEAU


DAY 4

HUBBARD GLACIER Stretching over 90 miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier severs into great ice chunks, known as "calves."


DAY 5

SITKA One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to build his "castle" here. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Sitka's past is a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history. The historic and scenic community is situated on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience. Sitka lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy the fresh outdoors on well-marked mountain trails. Take to the water for a picturesque boat trip or kayaking adventure among nearby islands or charter a boat to nearby fishing grounds to fish for world-class salmon and halibut.


DAY 6

KETCHIKAN We'll arrive at Ketchikan, the salmon capital. The town is built along a steep hillside, part built on pilings over the water where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. An outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.


DAY 7

SHABBAT AND VICTORIA Shabbat morning is a day of relaxation as the cruise sails back towards Seattle. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by. In the evening (after Shabbos) we will stop in Victoria/Canada - This intimate, sophisticated seaside City is the vacation capital of Canada and the premiere tourist spot in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and sparkles in one of Canada's mildest climates. This area is the sunniest spot in the province and the gentlest in the country in terms of climate, environment, and lifestyle. Victoria's unique character is deeply rooted in its 150-year history -- a history full of colorful people and fascinating tales. The city's British colonial heritage is still very much in evidence, but contemporary Victoria has a distinctly Pacific northwest flavor. Today, Victoria is best known as the capital city of British Columbia, and as a world-renowned tourism destination. One of the most visitor-friendly cities anywhere, Victoria is also one of Canada's favorite places to call home. Greater Victoria and its outlying areas now have a population of 300,000, and the one-time colonial outpost is alive with cosmopolitan dining, superb shopping, a colorful nightlife and a full complement of cultural offerings.


MS AMSTERDAM CRUISE SHIP MS Amsterdam Cruise Ship by Holland America is a 1,380 passenger ship sailing the world from Africa to the Caribbean to Alaska. Destinations change throughout the calender year. The ship has a 3,675 square foot casino, exceptional cuisine, entertainment, activities and spa. Onboard activities abound, including exclusive BBC Earth Experiences: learn about the ocean and natural world through amazing concerts, films, shows, and children’s activities. Hone video-editing, movie-making, and scrapbook skills in the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®, rejuvenate at our Greenhouse Spa, go to a wine tasting or simply relax and unwind.

GLATT KOSHER CRUISE ■ The Cruise features the highest level of Kashrut : 100% MEHADRIN and 100% CHOLOV YISRAEL. ■ We provide four gourmet meals a day, a separate dining room where our meals are cooked by the best chefs on the ships. ■ Our chefs work under the close supervision of four Mashgichim, watching on our behalf and all products are Glatt Kosher and stored in refrigerators and freezers that are locked and are at all times under the supervision of the Mashgichim.

SYNAGOGUE

During the voyage, we have exclusive use of our own synagogue for three daily prayers, Torah and Torah classes are also provided at regular intervals.


ON BOARD


RATES

ONLY CRUISE : HOLLAND AMERICAN SHIP MS AMSTERDA INT BALCONY*

EXT BALCONY - OCEAN VIEW* OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM*

2390€ PARTIALLY OCEAN VIEW*

1990€

2190€

2

There may be changes in the order of visits and days. The route is subject to the flight schedu

3 OPTIONS : CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE!

■ Option before the cruise to stay in a hotel in Vancouver : Saturday before the cruise 10/08 and 11/08 in full pension, Kosher Mehadrin food. Price : 440 € per person in a double room (the price includes transfer to the port). ■ Option after the cruise on 19/08 : moved to Vancouver and stayed at the hotel : And an organized tour of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Transfer to airports on 20/08. Price: 360 € per person ■ Option of a trip to the Rocky Mountains bus from 05/08 until 12/08 - with half a pension + sandwich at lunchtime - Kosher Mehadrin food (for more information please contact the tour guide).


8 days 7 nights

2270€

EXT BALCONY VISTA SUITE*

2950€

EXT BALCONY VISTA SUITE*

PREMIUM

3180€

ule and changes may be made accordingly.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

■ Travel insurance and personal expenses ■ A shipping tax of $ 13.5 per day will be paid by ship (to hand over a credit card to the ship). ■ For the waiters and chamberlains. ■ Beach tours.

PICTURES ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION*

AM from 12/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 (price per person - double room)


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