7-Day Caribbean Cruise
Join us for a 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise featuring Carol Doak and the staff of Stitchin' Heaven. We will depart from Galveston, Texas on March 6th, 2011, then travel to Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel. During your days at sea, you'll be 'entertained' with quilting classes, sewing, and the many fun activities aboard the ship.
We will sail out of Galveston, Texas, on March 6, 2011 for a 7-day, roundtrip cruise through the Caribbean on board the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas. We'll visit Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel, with three exciting days cruising at sea. Classes will be held during those three days at sea, but you are free to roam about the ship as you please, and take advantage of all the ship's wonderful amenities. The Voyager of the Seas is a revolutionary marvel of naval engineering. Enjoy features like an ice-skating rink, the Royal Promenade, a TV studio and concert arena, rock-climbing wall, and much more. How did they accommodate all of these innovative ideas? Simple. They built a bigger cruise ship. The 138,000-ton, 3,114-guest Voyager of the Seas became the world's largest cruise ship when it entered service in November 1999.
Punctuated by two atria, Voyager of the Seas' most compelling space is the Royal Promenade -- a horizontal atrium that has the look and feel of an upscale shopping mall. There are designer boutiques, a sidewalk cafe, a British-style pub and even a red Morgan sports car, which used to belong to Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean's chairman and CEO.
Classes will be held during our three "at sea" days. There are three classes, and three teachers, so everyone will be able to enjoy a class with each of the teachers. Don't worry, students will not have to rotate classrooms, the teachers will come to you.
Kits will be available for $169.95
How can all this get any better? Here's how!
PLUS ... You'll be sewing on a new Bernina machine!
Texas Quiltworks, in Rockwall, Texas, has generously agreed to furnish everyone with a new Bernina sewing machine during the cruise! There's no need to bring your sewing machine all the way from home, and you may even take home a great deal on your brand new Bernina! So, travel light, and sew in style while you're there. Stop in at Texas Quiltworks' website and check out Bernina's latest machines, and get ready for some happy quilting days ahead!
As a best-selling author, celebrated teacher and lecturer and award-winning quiltmaker, Carol Doak has greatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her accomplishments include a sizable collection of popular books. With over one million books in print, it is no secret that Carol has raised the popularity of paper piecing, her trademark technique, to heights never before seen in the world of quiltmaking. She also has an impressive range of beautiful blue-ribbon quilts have been featured in several books, such as Great American Quilts 1990 and The Quilt Encyclopedia and on the covers of numerous magazines.
Carol's lighthearted approach and ability to teach have earned her high marks and positivecomments from workshop participantsworldwide and at national shows such as the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show. If you have ever taken a class from Carol, you know that her enthusiasm for quiltmaking is infectious. Carol has a gift of sharing her inspiring ideas with her students in such a positive and unique way.
Carol's history in quiltmaking is nothing short of remarkable, and the future of quiltmaking will benefit from her generous knowledge, enthusiasm, and most of all from her love of quilts. Click on the quilt for a larger image.
To read more about Carol Doak, you can visit her website at www.caroldoak.com.
Deb is the owner of Stitchin’ Heaven and has been active in the quilting industry for over 13 years. She started sewing at the young age of 13 and took her very first sewing lessons from her mother. In 1985 when her son was born she decided to make her first quilt and was not successful because she was not aware of the importance of taking classes. Some years later she attempted again and with the encouragement of friends and family completed her first quilt.
During our cruise Deb will guide you through the steps and share with you the secrets she discovered while making her first. Of course, ”Gumballs” come in a variety of flavors so you can choose your own: Strawberry Parfait, Blueberry, Latte, and others. Our exclusive flavor for the cruise is “Voyager Treat” and it is wonderful!
Linda has been teaching in quilt shops since 1996 beginning with garment classes (pin weaving) and expanding to quilt classes. As a child Linda enjoyed hand work of any kind, knitting, needle point and sewing. Her mother was an avid seamstress and crafter so she observed her and wanted to do the same.
Where do we begin? It can be very hard to relax on Voyager of the Seas -- even on sea days -- because of the head-spinning array of activities that run from dawn to dusk and beyond! The ship's entertainment staff offers an intriguing blend of options, and everyone, from the most traditional passenger to the completely contemporary traveler, will find something to do.
During the day, if you don't want to sew, you'll find plenty of activities, such as bingo, dance lessons, horse racing, art auctions, Mr. Sexy Legs contests, rock-climbing wall competitions, bridge play, art and craft workshops and films in the tiny cinema. Poolside, throughout the day, a live band plays a blend of Caribbean and American songs, and parades take over the Promenade's main thoroughfare.
Nighttime sees a similar variety of entertainment options. The gorgeous La Scala Theater is a state-of-the-art show lounge inspired by the legendary one in Milan, Italy. There is an excellent Broadway-style production show with a cast of 16 singers and dancers, and the ice skating show is not to be missed! And, also, for those who want to catch the big game, Scoreboard on the Royal Promenade and the 19th Hole in the Viking Crown Lounge area have satellite TV.
Spa & Fitness
The 15,000-plus-square-foot, Steiner-operated ShipShape Center and Day Spa has 14 massage and treatment rooms; a relaxation area with sea views; full-service beauty salon; oceanview workout area with stereo and TV monitors; 66 Reebok machines including 20 treadmills; free weights; and an aerobics area with wood-suspended floor, mirrored wall, two large-screen TV monitors and wrap-around windows. One of the spa's nicest features is its round hydrotherapy pool.
* Port charges, taxes & fees of $239 not included
Cruise prices includes the Royal Caribbean Cruise, cabin, fine dining,
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