Bold & Beautiful
April 6 – 14, 2024
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas
The beautiful islands of Aruba and Curacao are so colorful and inviting, plus we get a day at Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination of Labadee, Haiti. The Southern Caribbean is a great backdrop for our quilting days at sea.
The Educator: Jacquelyn Morris Smith
I have been sewing since a very young girl and found my true passion in the world of quilting in 2007. I took many lessons, learned the hard way: made lots of mistakes, had uneven seams, wonky and uneven blocks, forced the blocks together, and still I have progressed. I love to teach others, after all, since I have made all the mistakes no one else has to. My teaching goals are simple: to let students learn a technique and find their way out of an “ooops” moment. There is nothing that can’t be fixed, and I like to see my students having a stress free, fun-filled time and all the while finishing with a positive experience.
I began teaching quilting in 2009 while working at a quilt shop in Green Valley, AZ. I enjoyed that experience as it forced me to learn even more techniques than I wanted to learn. I have been privileged to speak and teach at several guilds in Arizona, California and Utah – as well as on cruise ships.
Jacquelyn is busy designing and creating a new project for this cruise. Once completed, we will upload the picture and description here. It will be a piecing project, with bold and beautiful colors and Jacquelyn will be a hands-on educator sharing all of her tips and tricks, as well as her favorite techniques.
- 6 April 2024: Depart Ft Lauderdale at 4:30pm – Make & Take sponsored by Janome
- 7 April 2024: Quilting & Cruising Day at Sea – Welcome Aboard Cocktail Reception – Evening Open Sewing
- 8 April 2024: Quilting & Cruising Day at Sea – Evening Open Sewing
- 9 April 2024: Day in Aruba from 8am to 9pm –
- 10 April 2024: Day in Curacao from 8am to 6pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 11 April 2024: Quilting & Cruising Day at Sea – Afternoon Quilting Event – Evening Open Sewing
- 12 April 2024: Day in Labadee, Haiti from 8am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 13 April 2024: Quilting & Cruising Morning at Sea – Afternoon Quilting Event – Farewell Party
- 14 April 2024: Arrive Ft Lauderdale at 7am – Disembarkation per Royal Caribbean
About the Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Go big on bold when you sail aboard one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
Get ready for a perception remixing, memory maxing mic drop — the new Symphony of the Seas® is all that and more. It’s your favorite onboard hits, including the ten-story test of courage, Ultimate Abyss℠ and twin FlowRider® surf simulators, plus revolutionary new firsts, like glow-in-the-dark laser tag. And deck-defying attractions aren’t the only things to look forward to when you sail onboard this Oasis Class ship. Symphony of the Seas® is also loaded with delicious new ways to tempt your taste buds — like the gameday game changing Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade — and larger-than-life ways to stay, like the Ultimate Family Suite. Go get your thrill on.
Features of this ship include:
- Mystery Dinner Theater
- Broadway-style shows
- Ice Skating Shows
- Guest Lecturers
- Casino Royale
- Sports Court
- Pool Parties
- Live Bands
- Mini Golf
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Outdoor Movie Nights
- Pools and Hot Tubs
- Onboard accommodations
- Port fees and taxes
- Onboard Gratuities
- Quilting Class Hours
- Complete quilt top kit
- Open Sewing Hours
- Welcome Aboard Reception
- Quilting Events
- Group Dining
- Farewell Party
- Machines provided by:
Pricing: ALL PRICING IS IN USD. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.
Single room rates and other room categories are available upon request.
Oceanview Stateroom: Pricing starts at $2105 per person
Oceanview Staterooms offer two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed; considerable closet space; private bathroom with shower; sofa; flat-screen TV; individual safe and large picture window.
Stateroom Size: 160 square feet
Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom: Pricing starts at $2199 per person
Boardwalk Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a boardwalk view balcony, a sitting area, and a private bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 182 – 274 sq ft Balcony: 52 – 73 sq ft
Oceanview Balcony Stateroom: Pricing starts at $2325 per person
Oceanview Balcony stateroom has two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed; considerable closet space; private bathroom with shower; sofa; flat-screen TV; individual safe; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private verandah overlooking the ocean.
Stateroom Size: 164 sq ft Balcony: 47 sq ft
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
Deposit of $500 per person due at time of booking
2nd Deposit of $500 per person due by 1 June 2023
Final balance due on or before 15 November 2023
**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.
***Cancellation Fees may apply as follows:
$250 per person cancellation fee begins 1 June 2023
$500 per person cancellation fee begins 15 November 2023
Other cancellation fees may apply based on the cruiseline cancellation policy.
Cancellations made within 90 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.