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The Love Boat Goes Kosher: Princess Cruises’ Exciting New Offering for Yeshiva Week 2025

Princess Cruise Lines is making waves in the cruise industry with an exciting new offering: fresh Kosher cruises. For the first time, Princess will provide a premium cruise experience catering to the needs of Glatt Kosher travelers. 

Princess Cruise Lines first Kosher Sailings

The inaugural kosher sailings will take place aboard the Sky Princess®, departing from Fort Lauderdale on two consecutive weeks that coincide with Yeshiva Week vacation: 

  • January 19-26, 2025 ports of call: Princess Cays (private island), Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas 
  • January 26-February 2, 2025 ports of call: Princess Cays (private island), Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico 

Both cruises will run Sunday to Sunday, offering a perfect week-long Caribbean getaway with Shabbat spent at sea. 

On these fresh kosher sailings, Princess Cruise chefs will prepare three kosher meals daily throughout the cruise under Orthodox kashrut supervision. (Note: milk used will not be Cholov Yisrael). A dedicated kosher dining room will be available for program participants, ensuring that guests can enjoy freshly made, high-quality kosher cuisine while at sea. 

Guests will also be able to snack on additional kosher options like freshly made pizza and sandwiches between meals. 

A daily minyan will take place on board the ship in a dedicated space.

With Princess Cruise Line’s 59-year legacy in upscale cruising, including its fame as the original “Love Boat” cruise, this initiative aims to attract kosher travelers seeking a premium cruise experience without compromising their dietary needs. This move follows Royal Caribbean Cruise’s successful foray into the kosher market over the last few years, offering a fresh kosher program aboard some of its signature ships on select cruises in January and summer. 

How to Book

A modest supplementary fee applies for the kosher program. On the January Princess cruises, the fee is $55 per person per day (half price for children 6-12, free for under 6), in addition to room rates. 

This kosher offering cannot be booked directly with Princess Cruise Lines.

Dalia Stelzer of Travel Journey LLC is an exclusive travel agent authorized to book these kosher sailings. To secure your spot on this unique kosher cruise experience, email Dalia at or join her WhatsApp group for updates on this and future kosher cruises.  

Dalia Stelzer is a trusted partner of YeahThatsKosher and sponsor of this content.

Act fast – premium rooms and availability are limited.

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.

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