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Nov 11, 2011 12:18 PM

Non-kosher Cruise to Bahamas in January (and two night stay in Bahamas)

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.

Food suggestions?

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  1. It would be helpful to know what hotel you are staying. Most kosher restaurants in Broward County are in west Hollywood. Sterling Road between I-95 and 441 and a few other on Sheridan. Miami with other choices is not that far south.

    8 Replies
    1. re: mrotmd

      don't know the hotel yet, but Miami is not a choice

      1. re: mrotmd

        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

        1. re: berel

          is this that cruise from groupon?

          you should make sure the cruise will let you come on with food, ive heard otherwise

          1. re: shoelace

            it's not from Groupon. I was told the ship will store a box of food for me in it's freezer.

            again, anyone know a well stocked Publix (ie. frozen kosher meals) in the Ft. Laud area?

          2. re: berel

            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

            1. re: mamaleh

              I will definitely check this website for other than main course items like bottled water and snacks

              1. re: berel

                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 :)

                1. re: mamaleh

                  yeah, but they don't have ribeye steaks, and I gots me self -cleaning oven/broiler in the time-share