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2017 Quilt Cruise for a Cause
10 Day Sea of Cortez and Mexican Riviera Cruise


January 7-17, 2017

Supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Research


What could be more fun that escaping the winter blues than a Tropical Cruise getaway, especially when it is with Hoffman California Fabrics?  No one knows 'tropical' better than Hoffman - known throughout the industry as the leader in batik and island theme fabrics; they have been influencing generations of quiltmakers with their incredible and inspirational tropical designs.

Our teachers, Frieda Anderson, Dana Michelle (Wildfire Designs Alaska and a Hoffman Batik Designer) and Nancy Lesko have many years of experience making things 'Hoffman' style and they have put some fun projects together for our cruise.

Sailing from Los Angeles, to the beautiful Sea of Cortez our stops will include Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta.   Our ship, the Ruby Pricess, offers something of interest for everyone, and while you are not quilting, you will find a variety of interesting activities onboard. In fact, consider bringing the entire family - this ship has something everyone will enjoy.  In addition to all of the planned quilting fun in the sun, by coming along on our cruise, you are helping to support our worthy cause...leukemia and lymphoma research.

Our itinerary:


Day Port Arrival Depart

07 Jan

Los Angeles


4:00 PM

08 Jan

San Diego

7:00 AM 4:00 PM

09 Jan

Quilting Day at Sea


10 Jan

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

11 Jan

La Paz, Mexico

7:00 AM

5:00 PM

12 Jan

Loretto, Mexico

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

13 Jan

Quilting Day at Sea



14 Jan

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

8:00AM 5:00PM

15 Jan

Quilting Day at Sea


16 Jan

Quilting Day at Sea


17 Jan

Los Angeles

7:00 AM



Category Quilter/Double Occupancy Quilter/Single Occupancy
Inside $1299 $2599
Outside $1599 $3099
Balcony $1999 $3899

$100 discount available for non-quilters when booked with a quilter in the same cabin.  Cruise prices are capacity controlled for specific categories only and cannot be guaranteed until booking is received and confirmed.  Cruise line port taxes and surcharges are not included in the above prices and are $125 per person.

Cruise pricing includes all teacher fees, workshop registration, necessary workshop equipment and furnishings, as well as other inclusions on the right side of this page.  Some notions, project materials and/or kit fees are additional.  Class registration will begin in Mid-November, 2016.  

Download the registration packet here

Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received


A Full 10 Day Quilting Cruise
With 4 days of Quilting Fun

From:  $1299 per person/double

The above price is for those taking classes,
discounts will be given for those who are not participating in a workshop.

Your quilter cruise pricing includes:    

  • All shipboard accommodations

  • All shipboard meals and entertainment

  • Your choice of classes and workshops

  • VIQ (Very Important Quilter) Welcome Reception

  • Special Events and Gatherings

  • Open sewing sessions

  • Quilty surprises and gifts for everyone

  • Discount for Non-quilters

  • ..and so much more     

Workshop projects TBA and Coming Soon!


Check out our Ship, the Ruby Princess!

Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency.  Government fees and taxes of approximately $125.00 are per person and are additional to the quoted price. Princess Cruise Lines reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $12 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $60 per barrel, even if the fare has already been paid in full. See the applicable Princess brochure or visit for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  Passport fees, insurance and shore tours are not included in the above pricing. Royal Caribbean or Deb Roberts' Tours are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Flexibility during cruise port time is allowed so each passenger may enjoy the area at their leisure.  As port time is often quite limited, unless specified on this website, escorted trips to quilt shops or other group activities while on shore are not planned so that one has control of their time in each port.  However, addresses and contact information for quilt shops and places to see quilts will be provided as available and one may visit these as they wish. 

2010-2016 Princess Cruise Lines

To participate in the included activities and receive the above inclusions - the cruise must be booked through Deb Roberts' Tours.

If you are a NON-U.S. citizen, you will be DENIED BOARDING without compensation if you need but do not hold the proper VISA documents! Regardless of what your Consulate official may advise, To learn more, please visit:

U.S. citizens are NOT required to obtain a Visa.

 To learn more about applying for these documents we strongly recommend you visit the following website for details:

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