October 20 – 27, 2024
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas
It’s been a while since we headed west, so here we go! Departing from Galveston, come along for all the fun as we quilt at sea and explore the ports of the Western Caribbean, with it’s beautiful blue waters, friendly people and interesting cultures.
Guests who attend this cruise will receive FREE admission (on request) to Houston International Quilt Festival, which takes place just a few days after the end of this cruise, provided by Travel Adventures by Michelle (value of approximately $60).
Travel and lodging are not included, but Travel Adventures by Michelle will assist you in making those arrangements.
The Educator: Rebecca Lidstrom
Rebecca Lidstrom is the founder and creative force behind Studio R Quilts. She is an enthusiastic quilter, designer, and instructor.
Rebecca made her first quilt in 2004 and immediately fell in love with all things quilting. She incorporates simple design changes to create dynamic quilts that are easy to make. Her quilts and patterns have been featured in various quilting magazines and she is a 2023 Maywood Maker.
In addition to quilt pattern design, Rebecca presents lectures and trunk shows to quilt guilds. She also teaches workshops and classes to guilds and quilt shops. She creates from her studio in Madison, WI.
You can find Rebecca online at www.studiorquilts.com. She is also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube @studiorquilts.
The Project: Create a quilt that will let you cherish the memories of tropical blue waters as you quilt your way through the western Caribbean. The Sparkling Seas quilt is at 63” x 81” quilt that is full of gracefully curved shapes created without any curved piecing. Throughout our quilting adventure, Rebecca will be sharing tips and tricks to help you perfect your square in square blocks, flying geese, and half-square triangles. This quilt is ideal for the intermediate level quilter, but also perfect for a confident beginner looking to learn new techniques.
Visit Rebecca’s website to see more of her work: www.studiorquilts.com
- 20 October 2024: Depart Galveston at 4pm – Janome sponsored Make & Take
- 21 October 2024: Quilting & Cruising at Sea – Welcome Reception – Evening Open Sewing
- 22 October 2024: Quilting & Cruising at Sea – Evening Open Sewing
- 23 October 2024: Roatan, Honduras from 8am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 24 October 2024: Costa Maya, Mexico from 8am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 25 October 2024: Cozumel, Mexico from 7am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 26 October 2024: Morning Quilting & Cruising at Sea – Farewell Reception
- 27 October 2024: Arrive Galveston at 7am
About the Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Big Thrills. Bolder Getaways.
It’s one of the world’s largest cruise ships, and it’s filled with family-friendly adventures to match.
What do you get when you combine one of the biggest ships in the world with some of the boldest thrills at sea? A gravity defying, status-quo denying, electrifying expedition onboard Harmony of the Seas® that will set a new standard for family vacations. From first-at-sea feats to the favorites you know and love, you’ll find so many ways to make memories onboard — like the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss℠, deck-defying stunts at the AquaTheater, and the robot-helmed Bionic Bar. Not to mention dazzling Broadway performances and globetrotting gastronomic experiences that go from Asia to the Mediterranean, and beyond.
Features of this ship include:
- Beautiful Bars and Lounges
- Vitality at Sea Fitness Center & Spa
- The Royal Theater
- Broadway style shows – featuring the musical “Grease”
- Late Night Comedy Shows
- 3 Water slides
- Flow Rider Surfing
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Bionic Bar
- Studio B Ice Rink
- Royal Promenade
- Casino Royale
- Outdoor Pools and Whirlpools
- Indoor Solarium Pool and Whirlpools
- Jogging Track
- Kids Clubs
- Sports Court
- Sun Deck – Adults Only
- Viking Crown Lounge
- Onboard accommodations
- Port fees and taxes
- Onboard Gratuities
- Janome sponsored Make & Take
- Scheduled Quilting Hours
- Complete quilt top kit
- Open Sewing Hours
- Welcome Aboard Reception
- Quilting Events
- Group Dining
- Farewell Party
- FREE Admission to Houston International Quilt Festival (on request) – Lodging and transportation not included
- Machines provided by:
Pricing: ALL PRICING IS IN USD. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.
Non-Quilters pricing will include a $500 per person discount.
Single room rates and other room categories are available upon request.
Oceanview Balcony: Pricing starts at $2200 per person
Description: Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area with sofa, full bathroom, and a private balcony.
Stateroom Size: 182 – 272 sq ft *
Balcony: 50 – 80 sq ft *
Boardwalk View Balcony: Pricing starts at $2100 per person
Description: 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 *
Studio Oceanview: Pricing starts at $1950 per person
Description: Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a private bathroom, and a sitting area.
Stateroom Size: 179 – 246 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 December 2023
Final balance due on or before 1 June 2024
**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 December 2023
$500 per person cancellation fee begins 1 June 2024
Other cancellation fees may apply based on the cruise line cancellation policy.
Cancellations made within 90 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.