Non-kosher Cruise to Bahamas in January (and two night stay in Bahamas)
- berel Nov 11, 2011 12:18 PM
We'll be flying to Ft Lauderdale Saturday night and staying at a hotel in Ft Lauderdale (included in the cruise deal)
Cruise sails at 5;30pm Sunday (we can check in as early as 12pm and would like to)
Kosher meals available for an extra $25 pp per meal
We arrive in Grand Bahama Monday morning and will be staying 3 days two nights at a Time-share that has a full kitchen (i'm hoping for a self-cleaning oven)
We sail back to Ft Laud on Wednesday night and stay over again at hotel on Thursdaty night in Ft laud that's included in the deal.
Ok, I just made the actual reservations. I'll be staying @ the Ramada on 441 (5100 N State Road 7) Saturday night.
I ordered the kosher meals for the cruise.
What I need is a well stocked A Publix with a good frozen kosher section (meal mart frozen type stuff) btw The Ramada and Palm beach (where the cruise originates from) for my two nights/3 days at the timeshare in the Bahamas.
Any other suggestions are welcome too
Sounds like fun. A few thoughts:
1. You may not be allowed to bring pre-purchased food on board. If not, can you purchase some extra meals from the cruise line caterer to take with you to your time share?
2. We were able to arrange to have our refrigerator and cupboards stocked before our arrival at a time share in Puerto Rico for a very small service fee. The service was offered through the time share resort. We were able to request specific brands of packaged food, fruit, veggies and paper goods (paper goods were very expensive - I would bring them from the US next time). Is that a possibility for you so you don't have to spend your vacation time hunting for food? I believe the big supermarket chain in the Bahamas is City Market an they accept fax orders, and you may be able to call them and find out if they have any kosher brands in advance. Also, see www.foodstore2go.com
I think I just found my next vacation! They have eggs, pasta, Thomas breads, horizon cottage cheese and yogurt, beans, Philly cream cheese, Boca vegan burgers, Tribe hummus, edamame, and a full line of kashi cereal. I'm bringing a frying pan, pot, and can opener and staying for at least a month, or maybe forever :)