Here are the best Passover cruises in 2024
There’s a unique opportunity for the Jewish community to enjoy a luxury Passover getaway, away from the typical Easter crowds this year. With most cruise lines offering Kosher dining options, it’s the perfect time to take a cruise!
We need to travel to see the world; to feel it and taste it. And with all that’s going on in our lives, there seems to be fewer opportunities to do that. Work pressures, time spent commuting, day-to-day responsibilities (the school run, the cooking, the endless pile of laundry), and a heap of other background anxieties leave us playing catch up and with no time to ourselves nor to do what we want to do.
On the other hand, the Passover holiday period in 2024 offers a unique opportunity. Falling on different dates to Easter, we can enjoy a vacation away from the typical holiday crowds and without the exorbitant airfares that this time of year is normally associated with. Take this opportunity to celebrate the holiday season, make a little time for yourself and tick a couple of items off your bucket lists.
Treat yourselves to the rest and relaxation you deserve. Finally do that luxury cruise you’ve always dreamed of and see parts of the world you’ve always wanted to see. This article outlines the best Passover cruises in 2024.
Why take a luxury cruise at Passover?
Passover is a time for reflection, celebration and unity. Traditional seders and family gatherings are obviously essential for this holiday, but an emerging trend is for families to use Passover as a time to get away from their usual day-to-day lives and live a little. Travellers — more specifically, cruisers — can still observe rich traditions associated with the holiday, but combine them with luxury, sightseeing and indulgence.
Cruises at Passover in 2024
Push the boat out and use this opportunity to do something special for the holiday period. Passover 2024 starts on the evening of Monday 22nd April 2024 and ends on Tuesday 30th April. It’s a great time to take a luxury cruise anyway, with the weather starting to turn and spring finally in bloom! On the other hand, Easter 2024 is celebrated from Friday 29th March to Friday, 12th April.
Bridge to Mexico with Oceania Cruises
Head to Mexico from Los Angeles with Oceania Cruises on 20th April.
Explore the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, and more, while making exclusive savings of up to 50% off your fare. Return flights are included, so you don’t need to worry about that. Oceania Cruises also always include extras such as a selection of wines to enjoy during a seder, and you can stay connected to home with complimentary WiFi. Oceania Cruises caters to Kosher diets. Despite not having a separate Kosher kitchen, they do serve pre-packaged meals from Borenstein Caterers in New York
Save up to 50% and book now from just £3,299pp! Click here to find out more.
Tokyo to Singapore with Silversea
How’s this for bucket list?
Sail from Tokyo to Singapore with Silversea aboard Silver Moon for the experience of a lifetime. Over 16 nights you’ll discover sleepless Tokyo’s incredible buzz and enjoy overnight stays in some of Asia’s best cities, Incheon, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh. Take advantage of massive savings of £3,000 per suite and Silversea’s incredible ultra all-inclusivity with butler service in every suite(!), private chauffeur transfers, complimentary shore excursions, unlimited beverages, dining experiences and more.
Silversea can also offer a selection of pre-packaged kosher meals to guests on all ships and itineraries.
Prices start at £6,999pp! Click here to find out more.
Adriatic & Aegean Allure with Regent Sevens Seas
Something closer to home maybe?
Embark on an ultra-luxurious adventure with Regent Seven Seas. Aboard Seven Seas Voyager, you’ll spend 12 nights immersing yourself in the beauty of Athens, Santorini, Kotor, Split and more. As always with Regent Seven Seas, everything is included; flights and overseas transfers, up to 76 shore excursions, unlimited WiFi, beverages of all kinds and more. Kosher dining options are available with Regent Seven Seas, if you notify them in advance of your sailing.
Save big on a Deluxe Veranda Suite from just £4,290pp! Click here to find out more.
What about other Jewish heritage-themed cruises?
Uniworld provide three Jewish-themed cruises within their Jewish Heritage programme, highlighting a vibrant tapestry of Jewish communities, culture and history.
These river voyages visit Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic, and the featured ships for these itineraries are River Empress, S.S. Beatrice, and River Duchess. They aren’t sailing during the Passover period however.
Avalon Waterways offers the "Danube Dreams Jewish Heritage" cruise, sailing the Danube from Budapest to Vilshofen. This unique experience includes Holocaust scholars on board and specially-curated shore excursions centred around Jewish culture. Again not sailing during the Passover period, but you can call us to find out more!