SEW, SMILE & SNORE AT SEA

Quilting Cruise

8-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise - March 5-13, 2022

Onboard the Allure of the Sea out of Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

  • Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

  • Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

  • Plus quilting classes on the 3 days at sea 


All rates are per person for double occupancy

Inside cabin  $1,519 – Outside view  $1,689 – Balcony  $1,859

  • Included in advertised rates – port fees, taxes, prepaid gratuities, two group receptions, workroom refreshments, quilting class with pattern.

  • Bring your own travel sewing machine, basic quilting supplies and pre-cut fabric to make Stone's Throw (pictured here).

Questions? Contact Christine at 3satsea@gmail.com

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FAQ

Helpful Information

WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE ABOARD SHIP?

For the most up-to-date information, please visit Royal Caribbean’s website - https://www.royalcaribbean.com/the-healthy-sail-center

MY TRAVEL COMPANION DOESN’T SEW.  WILL THERE BE ANYTHING FOR THEM DO WHILE I’M IN CLASS?

Oh gosh!  So much!  Onboard activities include zip-line, rock climbing wall, Flow Rider surf simulator, spa & fitness center, shopping, music shows, comedy shows, Broadway-style shows, ice skating, aqua theater, archery, art auctions, game shows, sport court, pools & hot tubs, mini golf, parades and more.

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/allure-of-the-seas

WHAT SEWING SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will need to bring a sewing machine with power cord and foot pedal (if applicable).  Machine must be small enough to fit through the carry-on luggage scanner. Also needed is thread, bobbins, snips/scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter, small cutting mat (8x10 inch recommended), small quilting ruler-at least 6 inches square. Fabric requirements for the onboard project are two 42-piece sets of 10” squares (layer cakes) – one in bright colors and one in background colors. Pre-cut all fabric into 2”x10” strips.  If you will be flying remember to pack all sharp items in your checked bags. Irons are prohibited for passengers.  As group leader, I will be providing irons for use in class.

WHEN WILL QUILTING CLASSES BE HELD?

Classes will be held on at-sea days from 9am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Don’t worry about missing out on shipboard activities.  Classes will be a casual format.  I’ll catch you up on any instructions missed while enjoying the spa, seeing a show, etc.

IS FOOD & DRINK ALLOWED IN THE SEWING ROOM?

Coffee, tea, water & pastries/cookies will be provided in the sewing room on class days.

HOW CAN I GET MY SEWING MACHINE TO THE SHIP?

You will need to hand-carry your machine onto the ship, which is why it must be small enough to fit through the carry-on luggage security scanner.  Sewing machines may be brought on airplanes as checked baggage – extra fees may apply.  Check with your airline.  If you are travelling from the U.S. Midwest, we are working on an option to have your machine driven to FL by one of our cruiser who holds a CDL.  Please contact me for cost and additional details.

WHAT OTHER GROUP EVENTS WILL WE HAVE BESIDES THE SEWING CLASSES?

There is a welcome reception on the first day.  Time & place to be determined.  A selection of complementary cocktails will be provided.
We will also have a farewell reception with hot & cold canapés and a selection of complementary cocktails will be provided. Time & place to be determined.

WHAT ARE THE DINING OPTIONS?

It is unlikely you will go hungry while on the cruise.  Your package price includes all of the complementary restaurant choices aboard ship.  Options include: Main Dining Room, Park Café, Dog House, Café Promenade, Sorrento’s Pizza, Windjammer Buffet and more.
Specialty Dining is available at an additional cost.  Options include: Starbucks, Samba Grill, Johnny Rocket’s, Sabor, Izumi Hibachi& Sushi, Chops Gille, Giovanni’s Table and more, along with room service.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE ONBOARD?

Daytime is casual & comfortable.  If you tend to feel cold, you may want to wear layers in the workroom.  Dinner in the Main Dining Room ranges from ‘Smart Casual’ to dress your best.  More information can be found here -

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/generic-onboard-dress-code

CAN WE HAVE MORE OR LESS THAN TWO PEOPLE IN A STATEROOM?

Contact Shaina Flum at Burkhalter Travel (608.833.6968 / Ext. 250 or sflum@burkhaltertravel.com) for pricing options for single travelers, and 3rd or 4th travelers.

Still have questions?  Please contact me at 3SatSea@gmail.com.