As more Jews become more interested in their culture and history, Jewish cruises are becoming more competitive and are creating more immersive and enticing Jewish tours.
Many travelers, particularly those who have Jewish ancestors or are practicing Judaism go on these tours because they want to learn their history, pay respect to the Jews of the past, or just explore the Jewish communities in the region.
One of the best ways to go on a heritage tour is through river cruises.
River cruises can go to remote places and are also known for their active, immersive and educational activities.
Right now, there are many cruise lines who offer a Jewish themed tour. But there are Jewish-run cruises who offer more than just a themed cruise.
Here are the top river cruises you should definitely try for a great Jewish cruise experience.
Kosher River Cruise
One notable Jewish cruise is the Kosher River Cruise. It is a luxury river cruise known for their immersive excursions and state of the art riverboats. They are also known for their exemplary customer service.
Their most well-known destinations are the Danube River, Rhone River, Mekong River, Douro River, and Northern Italy. They also have exotic destinations like Mekong River, the Ganges River in India and the Amazon river.
Another great thing about kosher river cruise is that they are all-inclusive. So you don’t have to spend extra on any of the activities. Plus the Glatt kosher food is available from morning to midnight. Guests won’t have a problem staying fit because there are is a gym and spa on board as well.
Another notable all-kosher cruise is the Kosherica Cruises. Being in the industry for 25 years, Kosherica is now cruising to more destinations compared to other river cruises in the industry.
It has fantastic five-start river liners that offer glatt kosher gourmet prepared freshly by chefs that are under strict supervision.
Their unique selling point is their nonstop entertainment like Vegas-style casinos, comedians, and magicians as well. For kids, Kosherica offers different workshops, kids club, and also exclusive teen areas.
If you are not keen on spending a lot, Cruise Kosher is for you. A subsidy of Kosherica, Cruise Kosher is a good alternative for those who want to go on a Jewish cruise but are on a tight budget. They serve Glatt kosher meals and you can enjoy different salads and hot meals for breakfast and lunch and hefty meat options for dinner. Cruise Kosher also provides three minyanim daily plus laundry services for free.
Cruise Kosher destinations include Alaska, Greek Isles, Scotland and Iceland, Mediterranean, New York, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
Going on a Jewish heritage tour doesn’t have to be luxurious, but there’s nothing wrong if you spend extra to experience a memorable Jewish journey via River Cruise. Restore your energy by relaxing yourself on a fine riverboat while gaining memorable experiences from your trip.