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Rendezvous on the Riviera – Mexican Riviera Quilting Cruise

April 9 – 19, 2021

COME SEE THE MEXICAN RIVIERA IN A WHOLE NEW WAY!

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We are thrilled to head down the West Coast of Mexico and visit some smaller historic towns of this country.  Come join us for the fun as we quilt and cruise, enjoy the sunshine and beauty of the region, and make new friends during our sewing days at sea.

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About the Educator:     Jacquelyn Morris Smith

Jacquelyn has been part of the Quilt Retreat at Sea family since the beginning.  She is transitioning from her role as Program Director to Educator for the second time and can’t wait to meet all of you and show you her techniques that make quilting fun and simple, while coming away with a beautiful project.

Quilting entered my life in 2007, and I became so absorbed in all its facets, I knew I had to keep learning.  I have taken classes from some of the nation’s top quilters, and from the VERY talented instructors here in our own little world of Pima County- Tucson, AZ.  Now I am teaching those who want to learn and those who are already advanced. But I have found through the teaching experiences that I also learn from the students. Teaching experience has taken me across the United States, and on the open seas- as the Program Director and educator for Quilt Retreat at Sea.

Past students have remarked that they “like to take my classes, because I have already made the mistakes, and they won’t have to”.

About the Project:

Although the project is still in its early design stage, my style seems to be traditional quilts with a modern twist to form new and exciting quilts. I love color and this destination, so it only makes sense to feature the vibrant colors of Mexico. The project will include piecing and a method I created called “Switch-up”, which makes one block into four blocks. Not only will your blocks be colorful and fun to make, your quilt can be pieced together in several different ways so you can go home with a quilt uniquely your own.

Warped Pinata – a Switch Up Quilt:     

     

 

Itinerary:

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  • 9 April 2021:      Depart from San Diego, California at 5pm
  • 10 April 2021:    Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
  • 11 April 2021:    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from 11am to 6pm
  • 12 April 2021:   Pichilingue, Mexico from 8am to 6pm
  • 13 April 2021:   Loreto, Mexico from 8am to 6pm
  • 14 April 2021:   Topolobampo, Mexico from 5am to 11pm
  • 15 April 2021:   AM Cruising and Quilting
  •                          Mazatlan, Mexico from 12pm to 6pm
  • 16 April 2021:   Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 8am to 11pm
  • 17 April 2021:   Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
  • 18 April 2021:   Cruising and Quilting Day at Sea
  • 19 April 2021:   Arrive San Diego, California at 8am

About the Ship:

 

We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Maasdam.   Maasdam showcases the world at its most engaging, authentic and personal. Every voyage features fascinating lectures, interactive workshops, cultural performances and memorable shore excursions to immerse you in each unique itinerary through some of the world’s most exotic locales. And being the only Holland America Line ship outfitted with nimble, inflatable Zodiacs, on select port calls you can explore further than ever before.

Features of this ship include:

  • Explorations Cafe
  • Mix Lounge
  • Self Service Launderette
  • Showroom at Sea Theater
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Wine Tasting Bar
  • Gourmet Shops
  • Casino
  • Sea View (Aft) Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa and Thermal Pool
  • Lido Pool
  • Several Whirlpool Tubs
  • Crows Nest Observation Lounge
  • Practice Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court

Package Includes:

  • Onboard accommodations
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Quilting Workshops
  • Complete project kit
  • Stitch and Sail – Open Sewing
  • Welcome Aboard Reception
  • Mug Rug Exchange
  • Group Dining
  • Farewell Reception
  • Machines provided by:

Janome Elna

 

 

Pricing:  ALL PRICING IS IN USD.

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.

Interior:  Interior staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed and private bathroom with shower. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.

Stateroom Size: 141 – 226 sq ft *

Quilter:  $2250        Non-Quilter:  $1900

 

 

Oceanview:   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: 174 – 255 sq ft *

Quilter:  $2499        Non-Quilter:  $2149

 

 

Lanai:  Lanai staterooms feature sliding glass doors that lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck, 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: 181 – 256 sq ft *

Quilter:  $2995       Non-Quilter:  $2645

 

 

Vista Suite:   Vista Suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a door that opens to a private verandah, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, sitting area with sofa, and private bathroom with shower and full-sized whirlpool tub. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.                                                                                                Suite Amenities: Pillow menu, mini-bar with refrigerator, personalized cruise stationary, oversized bath towels, concierge service, fresh flowers, and DVD library.

Stateroom Size: 283 sq ft *

Quilter:  $5250                   Non-Quilter:  $4900

 

Payment Schedule:  Monthly Payment Plans are Available Upon Request

$450 per person deposit due at time of booking

2nd deposit of $450 per person due on or before 1 July 2020

Final balance due on or before 1 January 2021

**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.

***Cancellation Fees Apply beginning 1 July 2020 (see Terms and Conditions when registering for details)

 

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