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Island Vibes

Island Vibes – Caribbean Quilting Cruise

January 13 – 21, 2024

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

 

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Soak up the sun and the vibe of the Caribbean on this fun quilting cruise. 

Not only will you enjoy the music, the culture and the warmth of the people,

but you will be amazed by the beautiful bold colors that create the natural artistry of the islands.

 

The Educator:  Erin Grogan

Erin Grogan is a published quilt pattern designer and instructor who loves incorporating traditional elements into modern quilting designs. Erin designs and publishes patterns regularly under her quilt pattern company Love Sew Modern. She has also been published in Quilter’s World Magazine. You can also find patterns, quilting articles, and tutorials created by Erin at Modish Quilter Magazine where she is the Marketing Director. Erin has been a quilting instructor for the past 6 years teaching and lecturing to guilds around the world, as well at local quilt shops.

 

 

The Project: 

Erin Grogan has designed the “Aparrotly It’s a Party” quilt pattern especially for the Island Vibes Quilting Cruise. This pattern celebrates the vivid colors and parrots of the Caribbean. Each time you snuggle underneath it you will be reminded of the fun adventures you had in the Caribbean. Erin will be teaching her three different methods for traditionally piecing curves including the Drunkards Path block and inset circles. Erin will also be sharing her favorite techniques for strip piecing, half square triangles, and covered corners. This is an intermediate level quilt that finishes at 70″ x 90′, but is also perfect for the confident beginner who is ready to learn how to sew curves.

 

 

Itinerary:

    • 13 January:   Depart from Ft Lauderdale, Florida at 4:30pm – Evening Make & Take sponsored by our Janome Provider
    • 14 January:   Quilting and Cruising Day – Welcome Aboard Reception – Evening Open Sewing
    • 15 January:   Quilting and Cruising Day – Evening Open Sewing
    • 16 January:   Oranjestad, Aruba from 8am to 11pm
    • 17 January:   Willemstad, Curacao from 8am to 10pm
    • 18 January:   Quilting and Cruising Day – Evening Open Sewing
    • 19 January:   Labadee, Haiti from 8am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
    • 20 January:   Quilting and Cruising Day – Farewell Reception
    • 21 January:   Arrive Ft Lauderdale, Florida 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 the newest cruise ship addition to the Oasis Class. 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:

  • Ultimate Abyss Slide
  • The Perfect Storm Waterslide
  • Zip Lining
  • Bionic Bar
  • Broadway’s hit musical Grease
  • AquaTheater Shows
  • Original Productions
  • FlowRider
  • Center Ice Rink
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Casino Royale
  • Sports Court
  • Pool Parties
  • Live Bands
  • Mini Golf
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Comedy Club
  • Parades
  • Nightclubs
  • Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Card Room
  • Rising Tide Bar

Package Includes:

  • Onboard accommodations
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Quilting Class Hours
  • Complete Quilt Top Kit
  • Open Sewing Hours
  • Welcome Aboard Reception
  • Fat Quarter Exchange
  • Dirty Quilter Gift Exchange
  • Group Dining
  • Farewell Reception
  • Machines provided by:

Janome Elna

 

 

 

Pricing:  ALL PRICING IS IN USD.  Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.  Pricing can change at any time until booked and deposited.

Single room rates and other room types are available upon request.

 

Oceanview Stateroom – Starting at $2100 per person

Description: Ocean View Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.

Stateroom Size: 179 sq ft

 

 

 

 

Central Park Balcony Stateroom – Starting at $2200 per person

Central Park 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 Central Park

Stateroom Size: 182 sq ft               Balcony: 52 sq ft

 

 

 

 

Oceanview Balcony Stateroom – Starting at $2300 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: 182 sq ft               Balcony: 50 sq ft

 

 

 

 

Payment Schedule:  MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE

$500 deposit per person due at time of registration

2nd deposit of $500 deposit per person due by 1 January 2023

Final balance due on or before 1 October 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 January 2023

$500 per person cancellation fee begins 1 October 2023

Other cancellation fees apply per Royal Caribbean based on date of cancellation.

Cancellations made within 60 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.

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