Yom Kippur at Sea
I am not sure what I expected. Certainly we wound up with the same challenges on boarding day as last spring on Costa. Services with a location posted and the safety/boarding/lifeboat drill effectively at the same time. By the time I saw the note for Friday evening participation, we were long past the time and on our way to supper.
On the Jewel last spring there was a retired Cantor who happily was up in front of a congregation (the 50 or so who came out of the woodwork to participate on Shabbos).
Now, last night was Erev Yom Kippur and today Yom Kippur. Somewhere in RCI’s literature I thought I remembered that they try to round up a rabbi for the High Holidays. Given that they have 22 ships, it seems like a bit of a stretch to me. OTOH, they managed to have a Catholic Priest on this crossing.
This post is pre placed – so it might yet change after I hit the next port and can give you a slightly more accurate account of actual evens