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7 day Alaska cruise

30th April - 7th May 2023

Departing from, and
returning to, Vancouver, BC

7 day Alaska inside passage
Alaska April 2023 itinerary

The Ship

The second of the Holland America Signature-class ships, Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates historic New York City with its inspired design. While on board, and in between quilting, enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings, dine in your choice of specialty restaurants, or rejuvenate in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Our quilting space will be located on the Promenade Deck, with windows so that you don't miss that special view.  Room will be available 24/7.


A variety of staterooms are offered to suit your budget.  Click on the pictures to see a description.  Additionally, each room includes a flat-screen TV with interactive menu of programming including; on-demand movies, music stations, as well as both live and pre-recorded television. Guests can access ship information, dining options, an onboard activities schedule, shore excursions, and port information through this interactive media console.  A mini-fridge is included with all staterooms, and coffee makers in Neptune and Pinnacle suites.

What is included in the price

  • Your Stateroom as selected

  • On board Gratuities

  • Teaching from Quiltworx CI Anne Hall, even on port days

  • Use of quilting room located on the Promenade Deck, 24/7

  • Coffee / tea / snacks in the quilting room

Current Prices (as at March 10th, 2022)

  • Inside Stateroom

    • Quilter price CAD $1,589; Non-quilter price CAD $1,339

  • Unobstructed Ocean View Stateroom

    • Quilter price CAD $2,089; Non-quilter price CAD $1,839

  • Unobstructed Balcony Stateroom

    • Quilter price CAD $2,539; Non-quilter price CAD $2,289

  • Signature Suite

    • Quilter price CAD $2,769; Non-quilter price CAD $2,529

  • Neptune Suite

    • Quilter price CAD $3,589; Non-quilter price CAD $3,339

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The Quilting

You have two options:

  1. Bring your UFO projects - either your own, or a paper pieced project that you have started in a previous class or retreat.  Get the help and motivation you need to get your project on track and finished.

  2. The taught project   Anne will select a pattern (or two!) nearer the time. You will learn a variety of techniques, from prepping your papers, deciphering your pattern, and many paper piecing techniques. We have not selected projects yet, as more beautiful patterns will be published nearer the time.

Or ... a combination of the above!  Even if you are not a beginner, you are welcome to get the kit, and work on that and/or your own project.


  • Sewing Machines:  You will need to bring your own – a small one is preferable as you will be sharing a 8ft x 30” table with one other person.  (I use my Featherweight all the time!)

  • Quilt Stores:  YES! There are quilt stores to visit in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan!  We will provide you with information and maps on how to get there.  

  • Party size:  Limited to 20 quilters maximum to ensure that you get personal attention.

  • Kits, patterns and quilting supplies:  If you order a pattern, it will be sent to you in advance, with instructions on how to cut your papers. If you order a kit, it will be shipped to you in advance. Basic sewing supplies will also be available for purchasing.

  • Will I have to go to ALL the quilting classes?: This is your cruise, your class. If you miss anything in class because you want to go for a swim, spa, or walk around the deck with camera in hand, Anne will go over what you have missed when you are ready.

  • What is included:   There’s no getting away from it – cruising is expensive, and CruisePlus has set up a payment plan. More details are available from our cruise specialist, Fiona.

    • 7 nights accommodation

    • Coffee / tea / water and cookies in the quilting room

    • Sewing room available 24/7, on the Promenade Deck.  The room is locked when not in use.

    • Meals and onboard entertainment (some optional dining choices may incur extra charges)

    • Gratuities

  • Dining options:  You will not be confined to dining as one big group each evening, particularly if you are bringing a “significant other” (quilters en masse can be quite an intimidating prospect if you don’t know your fat quarters from your add-a-quarters). If some of you wish to dine as a group, tables can be requested on a day-by-day basis.  We all like to eat at different times and in different places.

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Further Information

Travel related questions

Fiona Butchart
Sales Supervisor
Insurance Specialist
PHONE:   250-760-1200
FAX:        250-760-2000
3018 Ross Road, Nanaimo BC V9T 3Z1

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Quilting related questions

Anne Hall
Sew Peaceful Quilting
Quiltworx Certified Instructor / BeColourful Authorized Teacher
PHONE:   250-468-1534
Bridge Lake, BC, V0K 1E0

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