Panama to Costa Rica ExpeditionJanuary 16-23, 2024
We are excited to have you as our guest on our upcoming Panama & Costa Rica Expedition. We have put together the following information to give you an idea of the next steps needed to get ready for your cruise, including some required information.
A detailed tour packet web link will be sent to you approximately 3 weeks prior to embarkation with detailed information including packing list, updated itinerary, arrival and departure instructions, and ship information.
Now that you have registered for your cruise, you will have received your updated invoice and attached Terms & Conditions contract. You will have 2 options to complete and sign the required cruise contract to finalize your reservation:
- Option 1: We will be sending an electronic contract via DocuSign for you to complete to the main participant email that you have registered with. One contract will have space for both cabin occupants to electronically sign.
- Option 2: You may physically print your invoice & contract, sign and return it to us via scanned email, fax, or post:
- Scan & Email: email@example.com
- Fax: (888) 589-6498
- Post: KTreks Inc. 3554 NE 85th St, Suite A, Seattle WA 98115
*Please note: The Kosher River Cruise Terms & Conditions contract must be signed and received within 14 days of registration or reservation may be subject to cancellation. All participants 18 years of age and over must sign to be confirmed on and participate in the tour program. Parent’s signature will cover children’s participants under the age of 18.
Your Personal Cruise Portal
Passenger Information: (Flight information forms, updated COVID-19 protocols & instructions, tour packets, travel documents, and general information:
To make the passenger information process a bit easier, we have automated our system using a dedicated online client portal. Each individual passenger will be able to access their online portal (one per passenger) by clicking on the Client Portal button on the top right-hand side of the Kosher River Cruise home page or clicking here:
Client Portal Button
Portal Log in Access
- Reservation ID (listed on the top right corner on your invoice)
- Last Name
On the portal, guests can download and upload their required information and documents. We require:
- Flight information
- Passport information
- Special requests. *Please note we will attempt to accommodate special requests to the best of our abilities. There are no guarantees that we can accommodate some requests, so it is best you speak to a KRC representative before going over your specific needs. Special request information must be received no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
If guests are having trouble navigating the portal or are not proficient, you may also send the information to our email at, firstname.lastname@example.org and we can upload the information on your behalf.
Detailed Tour Information & Tour Packet
A detailed tour packet web link will be sent to you approximately 3 weeks prior to embarkation with detailed information including:
- Detailed Itinerary & timings
- Arrival & departure information
- Updated COVID-19 protocols & instructions (if required)
- Packing list
- Ship information and amenities
- Contact information
If you have any additional questions prior to receiving your tour packet, please feel free to contact us at + 1 310-237-0122
Embarkation & Disembarkation Information
Embarkation January 16 –Panama City, Panama
Group transfers from the airport will begin at approximately 11:00am and will be scheduled according to flight arrivals. Detailed airport transfer times and meeting points will be listed in your tour packet. Please note the boat will only accept guests’ luggage beginning at 16:00. Due to the vessel’s preparation between cruises and required safety inspections, guests will not be allowed onboard until about 16:00.
Guests arriving on day of embarkation January 16, should arrive no later than 14:00.
Early morning airport arrivals: Those guests arriving early morning into PTY airport on the day of embarkation, we may recommend purchasing a day room at a local airport hotel until group transfers begin.
Pre Tour-Panama City Highly Recommend: We highly recommend our pre tour January 15th in Panama City. We have developed this program as a service to our clients since traveling during winter months can be challenging due to weather. Unlike our riverboat cruises, if guests are delayed traveling to Panama and miss the embarkation, there are no options to catch up to the ship, nor will the ship be able to delay its departure time.
Our pre-tour includes:
- Airport meet & greet and private hotel transfer
- 5* Hotel Accommodations
- All Meals – D, B, L
- Day Tour: Panama City & Private Panama Canal Tour
- Transfer to Boat
Private Transfers: Those interested in their own private transfers to the ship via car service or taxi, address details of the ship will be available in your tour packet. It is approximately a 45-minute ride from the airport to the boat.
Please tell us: Guests must inform us if they are interested in the group transfer no later than 4 weeks before arrival. Those guests arriving prior to the day of embarkation can easily take a local taxi from their hotel to the ship.
Disembarkation January 23 – Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Guest will disembark the ship at Puntarenas by 9:30a with a group transfer to San Jose (SJO) Costa Rica airport (approximately 2hr drive). All return flights should be arranged to depart SJO after 14:00.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
We strongly encourage you to purchase travel protection when traveling with Kosher River Cruises, especially in today’s world. Should you choose to travel on Kosher River Cruises without travel insurance coverage, you will need to acknowledge your agreement to take full responsibility for all expenses (trip interruption, trip delay, medical expenses, quarantine expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation) that may arise while traveling with Kosher River Cruises.
For our USA guests we offer and highly recommend the Trip Mate Travel Insurance Company (Generali Insurance Company), with a direct link that can be found on our website for your convenience for information, quotes, and booking (all credit cards accepted).
Please note: Guests with pre-existing conditions must purchase their insurance plan within 14 days of deposit in order to receive coverage for those conditions.
*If you need assistance in getting a quote or purchasing insurance, please feel free to contact us at 310-237-0122.
Air Booking & Pre or Post Night Hotels
For those who need assistance with booking your air you may contact our outside air & travel agent Lisa Rudolf at (718) 776-0484 or email her at email@example.com. Please note there may be a ticket issue fee per person for this service.
We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone onboard. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Kosher River Cruises
What People are Saying
“A Great Find”
“Outstanding experience in a wonderful religious environment viewing centuries of Jewish history”
“Fabulous & flawless service”
“I have been totally spoiled for future vacations. Riverboat is the way to go. I’ve met such nice people, staff was great, food fantastic. A really well run and well thought out trip”
“Another successful experience”
“Our experience was unique in that we were able to tour a lot of territory and a variety of places with minimal inconvenience. The fact that our boat was always with us and there were no long bus rides or waits made this mode of travel extremely enjoyable.”
“It was important that the Kosher River Cruise director was always with us and was ready and willing to make adjustments along the way to keep everything moving smoothly. I would highly recommend Kosher River Cruises and this river cruise as an exceptional vacation experience.” “
Connect With Us
Call Us: USA +1 310-237-0122
Call Us Toll Free USA: 800-923-2645
Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm PST
Israel: 052 836 2661
United Kingdom: 020 3393 6823
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