Those of you who have signed up, or were thinking of signing up for my Alaska Cruise in July of 2016 are going to be excited to learn that we have changed our travel plans!
When I was first asked to teach on this cruise, it was with the understanding there would be 4 instructors –and the 2 full days at sea would be filled with 4 3 hour workshops, and the students would rotate from teacher to teacher to teacher to teacher.
That is an awful lot of moving of quilters and quilt stuff around on a ship.
While on the Caribbean cruise a couple of weeks ago, we experienced MY favorite way of cruising, where I was the ONLY instructor and we were a retreat at sea –I had 50 cruisers –and once they chose their work space in our beautiful conference center classroom, that was THEIR spot for the entirety of the cruise.
They could leave their stuff without having to haul it. They could come and go and do ship activities as they pleased, fitting in the sewing when they could and when they wanted. They had their stations as their own.
It was a totally fun and RELAXING experience.
I received a phone call the morning I was leaving to Maine asking me if I would be up to doing the Alaska cruise by myself as the solo instructor.
I gave it a resounding YES! A full week on one project is much better than 4 3-hour mini workshops and fighting for a machine to sew at during open sew time after dinner in the evenings.
One cruise, one class, one project. This is just my preferred way to cruise.
And since there is a limit of only 50 quilters, versus 100 or more, I get to spend more one on one time getting to know YOU!
It’s more like a RETREAT!
In this case, LESS is definitely MORE.
Now, this cruise only has about 20 slots left. It’s already more than half full!
I have updated the Alaska Cruise 2016 tab at the top of the blog. You can catch up on all of the info and insights to our itinerary HERE. I posted some lovely travel videos of the places that we are going to visit, so please check them out.
Come Quilt Cruise With Me!
Bring a friend!
But if you want to see a show? Go dancing? Enjoy the music in the piano bar?
This is YOUR cruise and you are not required to do ANYTHING but enjoy being with us and relaxing.
Schedule a massage, a facial, a pedicure, or all three. Enjoy the scenery deck side – and take a hand project with you.
Can’t you see us all sitting around enjoying a fruity umbrella drink and hand stitching on something? I can’t wait!
And yes, hubbies can come! Friends can come. Family can come. They don't have to sew --ask about the "non sewing partner" pricing!
So here is what you do:
To make your reservations call Craftours at 815-663-4046, toll free at 877-887-1188 or submit your reservations online.
For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or info on the convenient payment plan, please call the toll-free number or use the contact form.
This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. A 3% discount applies for check payment paid in full. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment.
For more information visit my travel page on the Craftours website HERE.
Get your reservation in there because this cruise is going to fill quickly. And when you register, please tell them you read about it on my blog and you are signing up with me!
I’ll see you in Seattle!