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Quilting Adventures in Iceland

July 12 – 26, 2025

Holland America Eurodam


On our cruise to Iceland, explore the country’s massive glaciers and dramatic landscapes. Renowned for its pure air and otherworldly terrain of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, and spectacular waterfalls, this cruise to Iceland with Holland America Line offers travelers amazing vistas and memorable encounters. Visit Reykjavik, a cosmopolitan urban center that runs on geothermal power. Retrace its Viking heritage at the National and Saga museums, and in its fjords and bays on your Iceland cruise.

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The Educator:  Joan Ford


On February 8, 2003, Joan Ford took her first quilting class and was hooked! Since then, Joan has completed countless quilts – hundreds and hundreds. But who’s counting?!

Joan Ford with birdIn 2006, Joan established her company, Hummingbird Highway. She has taught workshops, featuring the popular ScrapTherapy book and pattern series which helps quilters relieve the guilt of a growing scrap fabric stash.

A thorough overview of the process is detailed in the book ScrapTherapy®, Cut the Scraps! published by The Taunton Press. Her second and third book in the Scrap Therapy series ScrapTherapy®, Scraps Plus One! patterns and ScrapTherapy, The Verstaile Nine Patch, were released by The Taunton Press in 2013 and 2017.

As an avid bird lover, Joan developed a monthly pieced pattern series called The FLOCK. A new patchwork bird kit is shipped to member quilters each month. She is currently developing new techniques and online classes to combine quilting and charted stitchery.

As owner of Hummingbird Highway, LLC, Joan designs in her home studio and office. Joan, her husband, Dave, and their three pet birds live in Syracuse, New York.



The Project:  Joan is working on designing a series of small handiwork projects that will in the end create a small memory quilt/wall hanging.  Stay tuned for more details on this as Joan presents the finished project description.


In the meantime, feel free to visit her website to see her style of work: 




Itinerary:  All of our project classes will be held during our times at sea.  An itemized agenda will be provided to you prior to our departure.  

    • 12 July 2025:  Depart Rotterdam, Netherlands at 3pm
    • 13 July 2025:  Sea Day
    • 14 July 2025:  Stavanger, Norway from 8am to 5pm
    • 15 July 2025:  Sea Day
    • 16 July 2025:  Akureyri, Iceland from 10am to 6pm
    • 17 July 2025:  Scenic Cruising Eyjajordur
    • 18 July 2025:  Grundarfjordur, Iceland from 8am to 5pm
    • 19 July 2025:  Reykjavik, Iceland from 7am to 7pm
    • 20 July 2025:  Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland from 7am to 3pm
    • 21 July 2025:  Seydisfjordur, Iceland from 8am to 5pm
    • 22 July 2025:  Sea Day
    • 23 July 2025:  Inverness, Scotland from 8am to 5pm
    • 24 July 2025:  Edinburgh, Scotland from 9am to 11pm
    • 25 July 2025:  Sea Day
    • 26 July 2025:  Arrive Rotterdam, Netherlands at 7am


About the Ship:  Holland America ms Rotterdam

Holland America’s newest ship, Rotterdam, delivers the best of everything they do: exquisite cuisine, award-winning service, superbly appointed staterooms and suites, and world-class entertainment. Dance the night away at B.B. King’s Blues Club or relive your favorite rock classics at Rolling Stone Rock Room. Experience Rotterdam’s Pinnacle Class luxury and find a mastery of the details that keep their guests returning again and again.


Features of this ship include:

  • World Stage Theater
  • BBC Earth presentations
  • Lincoln Center Stage productions
  • Fitness Center
  • Sports Court
  • Greenhouse Spa
  • Music Walk venue
  • BB Kings Blues Club
  • Casino
  • Several bars and lounges
  • Specialty restaurants
  • 2 Main Pools and several hot tubs
  • Sundeck

Package Includes:

  • Onboard accommodations
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Scheduled Sewing Hours
  • Project Kit
  • Open Sewing Hours
  • Welcome Aboard Reception
  • Other Group Events
  • Group Dining
  • Farewell Party





Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.  Other categories and occupancy are available upon request.  Pricing is subject to change until booked and deposited in full.

The Have It All Promotion is currently available and will automatically be added to your booking.  Your invoice will reflect the higher price, but the value is well worth the price.  The Have It All promotion is valid for the 1st and 2nd person in the stateroom and includes a FREE beverage package, FREE specialty dining for 1 night, and a shore excursion credit.  Your invoice will reflect the Have It All promotion, but should you choose to remove that please let Michelle know.

Neptune Suite:  Pricing starts at $8150 per person


With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed – Holland America Line’s signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

Stateroom Size: 465 – 502 sq ft *


Verandah Stateroom:  Pricing starts at $4650 per person


Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed – Holland America Line’s signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

Stateroom Size: 228 – 405 sq ft *


Oceanview Stateroom:  Pricing starts at $4300 per person


With accommodations for five guests, this stateroom includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed and one upper bed – Holland America Line’s signature Mariner’s Dream beds with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus one sofa bed for two persons. There are two bathrooms: one with bathtub, shower, sink and toilet, one with shower and sink.

Stateroom Size: 222 – 231 sq ft *







Deposit of $750 per person due at time of booking

2nd Deposit of $500 per person due by 1 April 2024

Final balance due on or before 1 April 2025


**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 April 2024

$500 per person cancellation fee begins 1 April 2025

Other cancellation fees may apply based on the cruise line cancellation policy.

Cancellations made within 90 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.

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