September 2003 Press Release
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises Presents
ANGELES, September 4, 2003 -- Those who wish to relish unparalleled
dining at sea while enjoying traditional Jewish cuisine may now
experience the “World’s Best” cruise line. CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises’ Kosher-style
Dining Program offers a broad range of kosher selections which are
prepared according to traditional recipes.
“We pride ourselves on providing not only unparalleled service but
varied cuisine options for all of our guests,’’ says Toni Neumeister,
Crystal’s vice president of food and beverage operations.
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises strives to accommodate the special needs of those guests
for whom kosher cuisine is important. In addition to vegetarian and fish
entrées, CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises offers kosher meats, poultry and prepared
dishes that can satisfy the kosher observance of most guests. Although
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises, Crystal Symphony, and Crystal Serenity do not have a
separate kosher kitchen, all Crystal chefs, kitchen personnel, and
dining room staff have been trained in kosher food preparation, handling
and serving. Only kosher pots, pans and utensils will be used, and all
plates, silverware and glassware will be washed separately. A selection
of white and red kosher wines is also available, as well as a wide
selection of desserts.
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises requests that guests who wish to dine kosher-style
provide at least 90 days advance notice prior to sailing. In addition,
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises will make every effort to respond to more individual
Available aboard its luxurious CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises, Crystal Symphony and
Crystal Serenity anywhere in the world in 2003, CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises
kosher-style menu features the following choices:
Kosher items available to be prepared Kosher-style
Halibut Lamb Rib Chop Rib Eye Steak
Soups, assorted flavors
Whole Duckling for Roasting
Rack of Lamb
Veal Rib Chop
Whole Chicken for Roasting
Whole Turkey for Roasting
Pre-packaged Kosher meals
CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises also offers pre-packaged certified Kosher meals. Due to
the unique nature of each ship’s itinerary not all pre-packaged
selections may be available on every voyage. CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises reserves
the right to substitute with a similar selection. Each pre-packaged meal
includes a vegetable and a starch, and many desserts are offered on
board that vary with each sailing.
Baked Fillet of Salmon
Lamb Shoulder Chop
Marinated Grilled Chicken
Grilled Lamb Chop
Herb Roast Chicken Breast
Guests may consult the Maître d’ or Headwaiter with any special
requests. Kosher special requests outside the listed standards may incur
charges. If a Mashgiakh is traveling with a guest, at the guests’
expense, a $25 per person, per-day charge will be assessed.
Due to limited provisioning resources, the number of guests per cruise
who may partake in the Kosher-Style Program is restricted to 20.
“Kosher-Style” refers to CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises’ implementation of standard
Kosher guidelines. In order to understand CRUISES - Balconies/Suites Crystal Cruises’
“Kosher-Style” definition, please contact Onboard Guest Services at
1-800-446-6620, Option #5.