Making Waves – Southern Caribbean Quilting Cruise
January 2 – 11, 2025
The Southern Caribbean is a world of its own.
Just north of South America, here you can experience the wonders of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
Flamingos, Cacti, Salt Mines, Beautiful Beaches, Warm Waters
The Educator: Gina Kleppinger
Gina Kleppinger has been a professional quilter and teacher for over forty years. She holds a degree in Clothing Textiles and Design. She is currently working towards becoming certified as a quilt appraiser and judge. Gina sews professionally for clients creating one of a kind projects. She enjoys teaching new techniques and helping her students create wonderful works of art. Her style is typically traditional quilting but that does not limit her scope of abilities and experiences. Gina lives in Parker, Colorado with her husband. She is the mom to 5 boys.
From the moment we contacted Gina, she started creating new designs for this quilting cruise. She is busy working on which one to offer, and will provide us with those details and pictures as soon as she can.
- 2 January 2025: Depart Ft Lauderdale at 3:30pm – Evening Make & Take sponsored by Janome
- 3 January 2025: Quilting & Cruising – Welcome Aboard Reception – Open Sewing
- 4 January 2025: Quilting & Cruising – Open Sewing
- 5 January 2025: Kralendijk, Bonaire from 8am to 6pm – Open Sewing
- 6 January 2025: Willemstad, Curacao from 8am to 8pm
- 7 January 2025: Oranjestad, Aruba from 8am to 6pm – Open Sewing
- 8 January 2025: Quilting & Cruising – Open Sewing
- 9 January 2025: Georgetown, Grand Cayman from 10am to 6pm – Open Sewing
- 10 January 2025: Quilting & Cruising – Farewell Reception
- 11 January 2025: Arrive Ft Lauderdale at 7am
About the Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse will feed your wanderlust, offering the best way to explore Europe and the Caribbean. Luxury and spectacular design are mainstays aboard this floating masterpiece, and exceptional service, as well. Whether you’re being pampered in the Aqua Spa Relaxation Room, indulging at the main dining room, beneath a two-story glass wine tower and dazzling chandeliers, or inside the Eclipse Theatre, enjoying the show.
- Year Built: 2010
- Tonnage: 122,000
- Passengers (Max Occupancy): 2850 Passengers
- Number of Crew: 1246
- Country of Registry: Malta
Features of this ship include:
- Basketball Court
- Sky Observation Lounge
- Jogging Track
- Canyon Ranch Fitness & Persian Garden Spa
- Indoor & Outdoor Pools and Hot Tubs
- The Library
- Several Bars and Lounges
- Many restaurants to enjoy
- Eclipse Theater
- Galleria Boutiques
- Shops on the Boulevard
- Fortunes Casino
- Celebrity Central
- Onboard accommodations
- Port fees and taxes
- Onboard Gratuities
- Janome Sponsored Make & Take
- Quilting Class Hours
- Complete quilt top kit
- Open Sewing Hours
- Welcome Aboard Reception
- Quilting Activities
- Group Dining
- Farewell Reception
- Machines provided by:
Pricing: ALL PRICING IS IN USD. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.
Pricing is subject to change until booked and deposited.
Single room rates and other room categories are available upon request.
At the time of booking, Michelle will always check into current promotions and room locations and will book you into the best option available.
Sunset Verandah with Balcony
Package starts at $3660 per person
Description: Sunset Veranda staterooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda overlooking the ship’s aft, two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower stall, as well as a comfortable sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own 32 inch interactive LCD television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, hair dryer, mini bar, individual safe, 100% cotton towels and linens, complimentary use of bathrobes, and 24 hour room service.
Stateroom Size: 194 sq ft Balcony: 54 sq ft
Prime Concierge Stateroom with Balcony
Package starts at $3450 per person
Description: Concierge Class staterooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private veranda with lounge seating, with two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a comfortable sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has it’s own 32 inch interactive LCD television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone and voice mail, wireless internet access, hair dryer, mini bar, individual safe, 100% cotton towels and linens, complimentary use of bathrobes, and 24 hour room service.
Special Concierge Class Amenities: Priority check-in, welcome bottle of sparkling wine with fresh fruit and flowers, evening hors d’oeuvres, pillow menu, restaurant seating preferences, shoeshine service, and Celebrity tote bag.
Stateroom Size: 194 sq ft Balcony: 54 sq ft
Prime Verandah with Balcony
Package starts at $3260 per person
Description: Indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious stateroom and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your luxury experience. Prime Veranda staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in the most-desirable locations on the ship.
Stateroom Size: 192 sq ft Balcony: 54 sq ft *
Package starts at $2750 per person
Description: Your escape at sea, Inside staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities. Prime Inside staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in the most-desirable locations on the ship.
Stateroom Size: 183 sq ft *
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
$500 deposit per person due at time of registration
2nd deposit of $500 per person due by 15 May 2024
Final balance due by 15 September 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 15 May 2024
$500 per person cancellation fee begins 15 September 2024
Other cancellation fees apply per Royal Caribbean based on date of cancellation.
Cancellations made within 60 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.