Kosher dining information for Oceania and Regent Cruises
Oceania and Regent vessels do not have a separate kosher kitchen, but we are happy to provide pre-packaged certified kosher meals for our guests. These can be heated in the non-kosher ovens as they are double wrapped for this purpose. In addition, guests can order from a larger selection of pre-packaged certified kosher meals with 90 days advanced notice.
The vessels are able to accommodate frozen kosher meat. The meat is kosher but the preparation is not.
The only possibilities to prepare kosher food onboard according to kashrut rules and regulations are for a full ship kosher charter.
Basic Kosher Meals
This is always available onboard.
Food Weberman “Ready-to-Eat” meals.
1) Cheese Blintzes, Home Fries
2) Cheese Omelette, Home Fries
3) Vegetarian Omelette, Hash Browns
4) Plain Omelette, Hash Browns
5) Egg Beaters, Breakfast Patty
6) French Toast
9) Spanish Omelette, Lyonnaise Potatoes
1) Beef Bourguignonne
2) Chicken in Pot
3) Eggplant Parmigiana
4) Fillet of Salmon
5) Honey Glazed Breast of Chicken
6) Rib Steak, Boneless
7) Stuffed Chicken
90-day on Request
This is an extension to the Basic Kosher Meal including a selection of Appetizers, Main Dish & Desserts.
1) Stuffed Cabbage (Beef)
2) Mushroom Crepe
3) Moussaka (Beef)
4) Gefilte Fish / Moroccan Sauce
5) Sesame Chicken
6) Mini Egg Roll
7) Potato Piroge, large
8) Spinach Crepe
9) Spaghetti & Meatballs
1) Chicken Matzo Ball
2) Lentil Soup
3) Potato & Leek Soup
4) Split Pea Soup 5) Tomato Soup Entrees
1) BBQ Beef, Carrot Kugel, Vegetable Rice
2) Brisket, Mixed Vegetable, Oven Potato
3) Salisbury Steak, Potato Croquette. Onion & Peppers
4) Chicken Pad Thai
5) Roast Chicken Breast, Noodle Kugel, Tzimmise
6) Grilled Chicken Leg, Risotto, Spinach Kugel
7) Salmon Gingered, Baby Carrots, Vegetable Rice
8) Snapper, Potato Croquette, Julienne Carrot
9) Veal Patty, Carrot Kugel, Vegetable Rice
10) Turkey & Lamb Stew, Minted Potato, Vegetable Quiche
11)Cabbage Vegetable, Sweet Potato, Squash
12)Chili Vegetarian, Sweet Potato, Spinach
13) Vegetable Chop Suey
12) Honey Cake
13) Apple Compote
14) Apple Pie
15) Apple Strudel
17) Parve Cheesecake
18) Lemon Chiffon Cake
The following easy-handling procedures will enable your food server to present the foods in a respectful and dignified manner that will guarantee kashrus and customer satisfaction.
All food products are wrapped and double-sealed in a Kosher Certified Package, and need to be thawed before serving. Foods that require heating are sent in Dual Therm containers that are microwaveable/oven-proof. Recommended heating temperature is 250° F for 45 minutes (not to exceed 350°F).
For Microwave use, place meal on paper doily and vent corner with a pinhole puncture. Heat from 1 to 5 minutes or until completely hot. Product needs to be brought to an internal temperature of at least 180°F in order to enjoy the full flavor and quality of the food. To determine the product temperature without puncturing the seal, place the top of your hand on the heated product for 5 seconds.
If the heat prompts you to remove your hand from the product, then at that point the product is ready to serve.
All product labels are marked with a kosher status of either MEAT, DAIRY or PARVE (All foods which do not fall into the Featuring: of Meat or Dairy are considered pareve, and can be consumed freely with either meat or dairy.)
The meal will be served in the container it came in. In all cases, meals are not reheated under kosher supervision.
We will offer our regular “Ready-to-Eat” selection for our guests to choose from. Dishes would be presented on our regular chinaware covered with a paper doily, a plastic cover and accompanied by disposal plastic ware (or brand-new silverware that was previously dipped & sanitized in hot boiling water). Guests will have the choice of having breakfast in the Terrace Café or in the GDR. For your information, U.S. Kellogg’s cereals, fresh whole milk and smoked salmon are Kosher as default. Kosher UHT milk may apply.
Lunch & Dinner
We will offer the existing “Ready-to-Eat” dinner selection for our guests to choose from. All dishes are already processed and/or cooked in individual portions; they just need to be reheated in their original packaging. Served dishes would be presented on our regular chinaware covered with a paper doily, a plastic cover and accompanied by disposal plastic ware (or brand new silverware that was previously dipped & sanitized in hot boiling water).
The vessels will be able to accommodate frozen kosher protein items (limited quantities may apply). Five (5) uncooked Kosher Protein Items 1) Kosher Lamb Rack 2) Kosher Turkey Breast 3) Kosher Veal Rack 4) Kosher Beef Rib Eye Roll 5) Kosher Chicken Fryers These items will be butchered on board in a sanitized area in the butcher shop. Separate pots and pans will be used for sautéing or roasting the kosher meat items in or on the non-kosher grills, stoves or ovens. Please note the meat is kosher but the preparation will be non-kosher. These proteins are not prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws.
Cold foods do not need a Kosherized area or equipment, but must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. A small table in the Pantry & Pastry can be used for final preparation.
The following Kosher Wines are available onboard:
1) Manischewitz White Wine
2) Manischewitz Red Wine
3) Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon
4) Baron Herzog Sauvignon Blanc
Extensive Kosher Program
Breakfast & Lunch (limited option) Kosher food could be offered to groups with a minimum of 20 guests served in one of the Specialty Restaurant blocked on request for the occasion for breakfast and lunch.
Setup would feature extensive/customized “Ready-to-Eat” catering food vacuum-packed that require only reheating procedures at Breakfast & Lunch.
It is more or less the same as the individual dishes that we offer, except that everything is prepared for groups and placed into chafing dishes.
Dishes such as marinade, sauce and other ingredients will also be ready to reheat/serve.
In addition to the menu selection… bread, appetizers, salad dressing, desserts and accompaniments will also be shipped frozen. These will include, but not limited to: Daily Rolls, Challah Bread, Daily Salad Dressing, Daily Garnish, including Roasted Potatoes, Kugel, Ratatouille & Rice, etc.
Note that menus could be sent to the group in order for everyone to make their selection. Also, the tradition is to switch off all ovens, grills, electric stoves as of Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown. Group leader should confirm.
There might be additional cost towards the group or sales department depending how extensive the program will be.
We will offer the existing “Ready-to-Eat” dinner selection for our guests to choose from. All dishes are already processed and/or cooked in individual portions; they just need to be reheated in their original packaging. Served dishes would be presented on our regular plates covered with a paper doily, a plastic cover and accompanied by disposal plastic ware (or brand new silverware that was previously dipped & sanitized in hot boiling water).
There are additional dietary restrictions during the Jewish Holiday Passover, and many foods that are kosher for year-round use are not "kosher for Passover."
Full Ship Kosher Charters Extraordinary planning will be required with the Rabbi. The details are endless, from the logistics of koshering the ship’s galleys, to buying all new china and kosher food products, to train the crew in the galley, dining room, bars and housekeeping.
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