- Cost: 2500+
- USA MIAMI 305 695 2700 ISRAEL JERUSALEM 02 569 5091 CANADA TORONTO 647 367 1602 UK LONDON 0203 318 2725
Tour Operator: Kosherica
Summer 2016 Glatt Kosher Cruises to Alaska With kosherica
Whether relaxing in the Caribbean or exploring Alaska, Norwegian Pearl has something for everyone. The bowling alley, the 16 different dining options, 13 bars & lounges, a massive spa, two pools, six hot tubs, the Aqua Kid’s Club, kid’s pool, a rock climbing wall, fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Broadway theater and a lively casino certainly proves that point. For accommodations, she has it all, with the three-bedroom Garden Villas, the exclusive Courtyard Villas with private pool deck, and lots of multi-room suites and inter-connecting staterooms to make traveling as a family a breeze.
Joshua Runyan is the Editorial Director of Mid-Atlantic Media and the Editor-in-Chief of the Baltimore Jewish Times, Washington Jewish Week, The Jewish Chronicle (Pittsburgh) and the Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia). A veteran of online, print and broadcast journalism, he was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Chabad.org News, a reporter at The Jerusalem Post and a news producer at USA Radio. He was profiled in The New York Times in 2008 and has received numerous awards for hard news reporting, feature writing, headline writing, editorial writing and editing. Joshua was born in Philadelphia, and he and his wife and their eight children call Baltimore home. Joshua studied political science at the University of Pennsylvania and received rabbinical ordination from the Central Lubavitcher Yeshiva. He is also an accomplished pilot and flight instructor.
David was born in Melbourne and attended local Jewish day school, followed by two years of full-time Yeshivah study, and then a bachelor’s degree majoring in mathematics and computer science. To his mother’s disappointment, David declined to enrol in an honours year, and instead took a job at a leading stockbroking firm. He worked there initially as a software developer and later as a quantitative analyst, publishing several papers.
David then shifted into business on his own, starting three technology businesses, and partnering in another two. After some 15 years, he returned to study and completed a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and then expanded his writing, public speaking and advisory practice. This journey led him to develop his “three streams” approach to his life:
Business Stream: David has created a mesh of three technology businesses, partnered in another two (one successful exit, and one dismal failure), all in the IT&T (information technology and telecommunications) sector.
Not-for-profit Stream: David completed eight years as a director of JewishCare, and remains there on two committees in microfinance and social banking. He is a founding director of Australian Jewish Funders (sister organisation of Jewish Funders Network), a director of the Shabbat Project Melbourne, a director of Lamdeni Jewish School, and a handful of other roles.
Personal Stream: More recently, David has developed as a writer, public speaker and advisor. He writes extensively through his blog and on several web sites, and is writing a book on the societal impact of social media. As a public speaker, he speaks about entrepreneurship, family wealth and intergenerational issues, leadership, and Jewish theology. He is an accomplished strategic advisor and mentor and uses his broad mix of expertise to assist family offices.
Lipa Schmeltzer, a husband and father of four is the advancement of Jewish music and entertainment. He has released over fifteen blockbuster albums as well as several music videos that has cumulated and inspired millions. He has performed at numerous venues such as Madison Square Garden, Town Hall, and venues in Israel as worldwide. He even sang in front of President Obama at the most recent Chanukah party at The White House. In 2009 he founded The Airmont Shul where the only requirement is acceptance to all. Recently, he has been recording inspirational messages reaching many hearts around the globe. At a late age he went to school for secular education and earned a dual degree in Liberal and Performing arts. Currently, Lipa is enrolled in Columbia University, crafting a duet of Creative Writing and Visual Arts. To tie body and soul, Lipa visits the elderly, homebound, ill as well as Holocaust survivors cheering them up by singing and composing poetry with them; a partnership with Musicare a division of Americare, Lipa’s greatest pride.
MAJOR CRUISE QUESTIONS
What is included in the price of my cruise?
Virtually everything, with the exception of certain items of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Your cruise fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, standard meals, services and onboard entertainment.
What’s not included
Items that are of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Not included in the cruise fare are items that are of a personal nature including gratuities, shore excursions, airfare, telephone calls, faxes, spa treatments, salon services, photographs, laundry and valet service as well as wine, liquor and other beverages.
Will I need a passport or visa?
You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements. Guests with out proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. All major cruise lines encourage all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs.