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2014 Quilt Cruise for a Cause
10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise


March 11-21, 2014

Supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Research


What could be more fun that escaping the winter blues in March than a Tropical Caribbean Cruise getaway, especially when it is with Hoffman California Fabrics?  No one knows 'tropical' better than Hoffman who is  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, Carol Britt (owner of Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics) and Gerri Richards (owner of Cool Cat Creations) and Rose Hughes, have many years of experience making things 'Hoffman' style and they have put some fun projects together just for our cruise.

Sailing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, to the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and St. Kitts, our ship, Royal Caribbean's, Explorer of the Seas, 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 - from miniature golf to ice skating, this ship has something everyone will enjoy.  In addition to all of the planned quilting fun in the Caribbean sun, by coming along on our cruise, you are helping to support our worthy cause..


Our itinerary:


Cape Liberty, New Jersey


4:00 PM


Quilting Day at Sea



Quilting Day at Sea



Samana, Dominican Republic

11:00 AM

6:00 PM


Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

8:00 AM

6:00 PM


Philipsburg, St. Maarten

8:00 AM

5:00 PM


Basseterre, St. Kitts

8:00 AM

5:00 PM


Quilting Day at Sea



Quilting Day at Sea



Quilting Day at Sea



Cape Liberty, New Jersey

8:00 AM


Pricing includes your classes, your cabin and *gratuities!  It isn't any easier.





Optional Insurance per person double

Inside (M)





Promenade (PR)





Outside (H or G)





Balcony (E1)





Deluxe Balcony (D2)





Suite - Please Call





*Gratuities, of course, are optional and may be adjusted and/or refunded to your shipboard account once you are on the ship. These prices are capacity controlled, and do not include port taxes.  Please register early to avoid disappointment.  Insurance rates quoted are not applicable for New York, Washington or Texas, please inquire for rates for these states.  If you would like a cabin in a category not quoted above, please contact us - all cabin categories are available.

Cruise pricing includes all teacher fees, workshop registration, use of sewing machines, other classes and 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 December and complete supply lists will be provided upon class confirmation. 

Download the registration packet here

Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received


  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Oregon.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Utah and South Dakota.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for NY, WA or TX - please note, insurance rates for these states is not included in above chart and may be age dependent.  Please inquire, stating birth year for quote.


    A Full 10 Day Quilting Cruise
    With 5 days of Quilty Fun

    From:  $1399 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

    • Janome Sewing Machines

    • Sewing machine support specialist

    • Welcome Reception

    • Pirates of the Caribbean quilt block challenge

    • Biggest "splash" from your stash contest

    • Show and Tell Farewell Gathering

    • Open sewing sessions

    • Quilty surprises and gifts for everyone

    • Shipboard tips and gratuities

    • Discount for Non-quilters

    • More fun than you can imagine in 7 days       

    See our workshop projects here

    Read about our ship - it is like a small village afloat!  With everything from ice skating to miniature golf, there is something onboard for everyone to enjoy!
    Liberty of The Seas

    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  $127.00 are per person and are additional to the quoted price. Royal Caribbean 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 Royal Caribbean 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. 

    2010-2014 Royal Caribbean

    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:

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