March 14 – 21, 2020
Come experience the beautiful colors and beaches of the Caribbean as we visit several islands known for their turquoise waters, friendly residents, and sunny beaches. Add to that the enthusiastic and fun techniques that our educator, Brandy Maslowski, will bring along and you have the perfect vacation.
Brandy Maslowski is a quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of Kristy’s Quilt. In her business Quilter on Fire, the texture, color and boundless possibilities of fabric ignite a passion in Brandy that heals her stress and leaves her refreshed and joyful in the studio. Join her to enjoy the timeless beauty of an Eastern Caribbean Cruise and for the inspiring opportunity to Quilt at Sea. You can find her everywhere online as the Quilter on Fire.
The name of the quilt is ZEN OCEAN WAVES. The techniques you will learn are: precision piecing (simple four patch), angled improve piecing, curved piecing and creative quilt backing. The quilt is 68” x 78” and there is only one color way but you will have plenty of fabric and the choice to make it more aqua or more blue in the improv stripped blocks. You decide the outcome as you go.
Click the link to Brandy’s website and learn more about her!
- 14 March 2020: Depart Ft. Lauderdale at 5pm
- 15 March 2020: Key West, Florida from 8am to 5pm
- 16 March 2020: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 17 March 2020: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic from 8am to 5pm
- 18 March 2020: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos from 8am to 5pm
- 19 March 2020: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 20 March 2020: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas from 7am to 3pm
- 21 March 2020: Arrive Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at 7am
About the Ship:
Nieuw Amsterdam is a ship whose name is associated with a rich and celebrated history for Holland America Line, and being on the ship gives you a sense of the classic age of cruising, back when Hollywood starlets graced the pool deck and dressing up for dinner was a time-honored ritual.
You might notice the small details, such as the cool towels provided at the dock before you return to the ship from a day at port, the wrapped silverware in the buffet restaurant and the way crew members and even passengers in the hallway are more likely to say, “Good afternoon” or “Good evening,” rather than a more informal “Hi!” The whole effect is dignified and unrushed.
Features of the Nieuw Amsterdam include:
- America’s Test Kitchen
- Digital Workshops
- Greenhouse Spa and Salon
- BB Kings Blues Club
- BBC Earth Experiences
- Lincoln Center Stage
- Billboard Onboard
- The Mainstage
- Explorer’s Lounge
- Seaview Pool (Aft Deck)
- Lido Pool (Midship)
- Whirlpool Jacuzzis
- Sports Court
- Onboard Accommodations
- All port fees and taxes
- Onboard Group Dining
- Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party
- All class education
- Complete project kit
- That’s A Wrap Farewell Party
- Machines Provided by
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: $1875 per person
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 *
OCEANVIEW STATEROOM: $2025 per person
Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.
Stateroom Size: 169 – 267 sq ft *
OCEANVIEW WITH VERANDAH: $2250 per person
Verandah staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a door that opens to a private balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, sitting area, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.
Stateroom Size: 213 – 379 sq ft *
PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKED AND DEPOSITED!
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
$600 deposit per person due at time of registration
Final balance due on or before December 15, 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 May 1, 2019
$250 per person cancellation fee after December 15, 2019
Other cancellation fees apply per Royal Caribbean based on date of cancellation.
Cancellations made within 30 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.