Kosher Riverboat Cruises is an all-inclusive travel option that is open to people of all races, ethnicity, color, and religious affiliation. It was primarily established to provide Jewish tours to cater to people who practice Judaism, but our cruise is enjoyed by other people as well. Even if you’re not Jewish, you won’t be treated any differently while you’re on board and you’ll have equally as much fun as your fellow travelers.

However, there is a certain decorum you must observe, just as every religious practice has its own customs and norms that must be followed.

Respect the Sanctity of the Synagogue

It’s not necessary for you to attend the synagogue, but it would be nice for you to respect its sanctity. While there is an ongoing service, try not to make so much noise as it may distract the rabbi and the people attending the ceremony. You don’t have to stay away from the venue and keep yourself in your cabin; you just need to remain silent during the duration.

Wash Your Hands Before and After You Eat

Cleanliness is of utmost importance to Judaism, and it’s basically common sense to wash your hands before and after you eat. You will be meeting many people and shaking many hands, the last thing you want is to have food stuck in between your fingers when you meet new people.

Wait Until Everyone is Seated at the Table Before You Eat

Most of your meals will be set buffet style, but it’s common courtesy to wait for all members to be seated before you take your first bite. During buffet meals, there is no host to signal people to begin their meals, so what you can do is to appoint a head of the table to give the semblance of a host.

Dress Appropriately When Visiting Temples

Like many old cultures, Judaism remains conservative. You don’t want to have too much skin showing when visiting different temples as it is considered disrespectful and distracting to the people who are visiting.

As long as you retain respect for your fellow passengers, they will do the same for you while you’re on our
Jewish tours.

For more information on tour dates and cabins, feel free to leave us a message. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.