Lighting the Menora

The same laws that apply to lighting a menorah in a hotel apply to a ship with one exception. If permitted by the hotel authorities, it is certainly halachically “better” to light in the window of your room, facing a public area and , thereby, creating a greater publicization of the miracle. The preferred condition is that you try to eat your meal in the room , if possible.. In the case of a ship, however, where the window faces out directly to the sea, it perhaps is better halachically to light in the main dining room.