January 10 – 19, 2020
We are chasing the sun as we head south towards the Equator. Along the way, we’ll visit amazing ports of call and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine as well as the tropical ocean breeze. We hope you’ll join us!
I’ve been sewing since my teens and quilting for more than 25 years. My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day. Since I had a king sized bed, it made sense to me to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid ’80’s!) Let’s just say my fabric tastes have changed since then!
I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I’m the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I’m foremost a teacher. I teach modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds and shows across the country.
I’m a contributing author to the book Classic Modern Quilts and a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood, and 50 Little Gifts published by Lucky Spool. You can frequently find my work in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine and Modern Patchwork Magazine.
Let’s connect! You can find me on my blog: www.heatherkojan.com or on Instagram @heatherkojan.
Heather has designed a super fun, colorful and creative project for this cruise. She is calling it, Cruise Under the Stars. It’s a real skill builder class where we’ll explore several ways to make the different components (flying geese, etc.) Plus there will be opportunity for exploration and making it your own. You can also check out more of Heather’s work at www.heatherkojan.com to get an idea of her style.
- 10 January 2020: Depart Miami, Florida at 5pm
- 11 January 2020: Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
- 12 January 2020: Labadee, Haiti from 8am to 5pm
- 13 January 2020: Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
- 14 January 2020: Kralendijk, Bonaire from 9am to 6pm
- 15 January 2020: Oranjestad, Aruba from 8am to 9pm
- 16 January 2020: Willemstad, Curacao from 8am to 5pm
- 17 January 2020: Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
- 18 January 2020: Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
- 19 January 2020: Arrive Miami, Florida at 7am
About the Ship:
The second of five in the revolutionary Voyager-class series that started with Voyager of the Seas in 1999, Explorer of the Seas follows the floating resort concept, with a wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment that will appeal to every age group. The ship underwent an U.S.$80-million refit in May 2014, with amenities added including an ice skating rink/concert venue/TV studio, spa/solarium complex, a shopping/dining/entertainment boulevard, 3D movie theater, outdoor movie screen, wedding chapel and florist. A fitness center, outdoor jogging track and outdoor youth area with a rock-climbing wall, full-court basketball, 9-holeminiature golf and brand new FlowRider Surf Simulator offers active cruisers of all ages, from children to seniors, something to enjoy.
Features of Explorer of the Seas include:
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Outdoor Movie Theater
- Dance Classes
- Sports Court
- Mini Golf
- Ice Skating
- Scuba Certification
- Ice Shows
- Nightly Entertainment
- Jewelry Making
- Pools and Whirlpools
- Fitness Center and Spa
- Casino Royale
- Onboard Accommodations
- All port fees and taxes
- Onboard gratuities
- Onboard Group Dining
- Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party
- All class education
- Complete project kit
- That’s A Wrap Farewell Party
Pricing: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Other categories and single, triple and quad occupancy are available upon request. All pricing is in USD. $350 discount for those not participating in the workshops.
INTERIOR STATEROOM: $1895 per person
Description: Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 150 sq ft *
PROMENADE STATEROOM: $1995 per person
Description: Promenade View staterooms feature a view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 160 – 256 sq ft *
OCEANVIEW WITH BALCONY: $2450 per person
Description: Spacious Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 179 – 275 sq ft
Balcony: 52 – 65 sq ft
PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKED AND DEPOSITED!
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
$250 deposit per person due at time of registration
2nd deposit of $250 per person due by February 1, 2019
Final balance due on or before October 1, 2019
**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.
***Cancellation Fees may apply as follows:
$100 per person cancellation fee after February 1, 2019
$250 per person cancellation fee after October 1, 2019
Other cancellation fees apply per Royal Caribbean based on date of cancellation.
Cancellations made within 30 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.