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Featherweights Afloat Alaska Cruise June 15, 2025 - CRUISE 1
by Christian Henry

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Join The Featherweight Shop June 15th - JUNE 22ND, 2025*, along with fellow Featherweight enthusiasts for a 7-night Alaska Cruise!  (*Cruise 1)

An adventurous experience will be had on this Featherweights Afloat journey to Alaska! Piece a quilt, sew a dustcover, and learn about the Featherweight aboard the Celebrity Solstice. You will see the towns of Juneau, and Ketchikan as well as the Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point. The cruise line, ship and itinerary were chosen so that you would be pampered with luxury accommodations, gourmet cuisine, spectacular scenery and Featherweight sewing in the Sky Conference Center on the 14th deck.  With the combined three days "at sea" for a memorable quilting and Featherweight experience! The ship will depart from Vancouver, BC on June 15th, 2025, and will dock in Vancouver, BC on June 22nd, 2025.  

The price for this ultimate "Featherweights Afloat" Alaska Cruise Package starts at $2895 for each Featherweight Quilter (cabin rates are based on double occupancy.)  For a non-quilter / accompanying roommate (e.g. spouse, traveling friend, etc) the price will be discounted by $500. 

 

Click Here for Cruise Itinerary

SECTION 1 - WHAT'S INCLUDED:

The following list is included from Celebrity as part of each cruise package:

  • Onboard accommodations in the room type of your choice
  • Port fees and taxes $236 Value!
  • Gratuities / Tips $126 Value!
  • WiFi Internet Access $299 Value!
  • Classic Beverage Package $500 Value!


  • All meals plus gourmet dining in the "Grand Epernay Restaurant"
  • Access to the Sky Conference Room on the 14th deck for quilting and sewing

Not Included:

Travel Expenses to and from Vancouver, Shore Excursions, Spa Treatments, Upgraded Meals, Extracurricular Activities and Products sold onboard the cruise ship.

Provided by the The Featherweight Shop as part of each quilter's cruise package (non-quilters do not receive these benefits):

  • A fully serviced Featherweight to use for the entire journey
  • Featherweight technical support for the duration of the cruise
  • Use of maintenance and sewing supplies onboard
  • Ready-to-sew laser pre-cut quilt kit and pattern
  • Featherweight swag bag of goodies plus a special Featherweight project
  • Daily gifts
  • Over $100 value!

 

SEWING SUPPLIES LIST:

FEATHERWEIGHT SHOP PROVIDES for CRUISE USE:  

  • * Featherweight Machine - serviced, set-up & ready to sew
  • * Thread Snips & Scissors
  • * Pins
  • * Seam Rippers
  • * Mini Irons will also be provided to use at each sewing station
  • * Machine Needles
  • Neutral-colored Aurifil Thread
  • Selection of scant and true ¼” presser feet & seam guides (but feel free to bring your personal favorite!)
  • Thread Posts & Thread Stand

ADDITIONAL ITEMS PROVIDED by The Featherweight Shop
FOR QUILTERS TO USE & SHARE
 while onboard:  

  • * Rotary Cutters
  • * Oil & Grease
  • * Screwdrivers
  • Bobbin Tension Meters
  • Cutting Mats
  • Pressing Mats

* IMPORTANT REMINDER:  DO NOT bring the items above indicated with an asterisk *.  The starred items in the lists above will be available from The Featherweight Shop for use in the classroom.  These items require pre-approval from either the TSA or Celebrity Cruise Lines and will be put on the ship prior to your arrival.  Any of these items brought personally may not be allowed through security and possibly confiscated. 
 

IMPORTANT  ITEMS FOR QUILTERS TO BRING for this cruise:

  • TBD

OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING: 

(The Featherweight Shop will not have a store to purchase anything on the ship.)

  • Handy Stickers or fabric unit markers of your choice

  • Quarter-Inch Foot (low shank) or Seam Guide if you already have a personal favorite that you would prefer to use versus those provided on board.

  • Sewline Trio Colors Pencil or marking pencil of your choice

  • Tin Mug or Small Container to hold tools 

  • Small Empty Spray Bottle if you like to use water spritzing while pressing.

  • Quart or Sandwich-sized Ziploc Baggies to store unfinished pieces & blocks

  • Lighting for your own sewing station

  • Your own sewing project if you wish to not sew the quilt kit on board.

  • Additional 100% cotton thread if you need thread to sew your personal project.

  • Additional cutting rulers and cutting mats if you need them to coordinate with your personal project.

  • A “cushy for your tushy” (or your back), for sitting and sewing in the conference room. 

  • Hand-sewing project for any possible quiet times
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    NOTE:  All irons for use in the sewing room are dry irons only.

    REMINDER: The Featherweight Shop will not have a store to purchase anything on the ship.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:  Due to limited space in the sewing room, non-quilters (e.g., spouse, accompanying cruise roommates, etc.) there may or may not be extra room during teaching activities, so please check with Featherweight Shop cruise staff for extra guest attendance.  All are welcome to join us for the meet & greet the first evening!  Plus, there will be many fun ship activities for guests to participate in while you are learning, too.  When registering far below, please select your traveler type.

     

    SECTION 2 - PAYMENT DETAILS:

    There will be three types of staterooms available for this cruise:


    Oceanview* Stateroom = $2995
    *Oceanview Staterooms:  Located on Deck 3 and feature expansive views of the ocean right from your window.

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    Veranda V1* Stateroom = $3350
    *Veranda V1 Stateroom:  Located on Deck 6-9 in premium, unobstructed locations.  V1 is the highest category of Veranda staterooms, and they are typically more desirable.

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    Concierge Class* Stateroom = $3450

    *Concierge Class C2:  These select rooms are located on Decks 9 and 10. As a special member of the Concierge Class, you’ll receive personalized concierge service, and extra perks like priority disembarkation. Dedicated attendants are readily available to answer your questions and make restaurant reservations for you. Ask for the pillow menu to customize your bedding experience and enjoy complimentary shoeshine services during your cruise. Sparkling wine and daily delectable delights are also available upon request. 

    Upon arrival, guests of the Concierge Class will receive an in-room welcome letter detailing the date, time, and location of the Concierge Class luncheon. You’ll have your pick of dining options in the Main Restaurant onboard the ship.

    While there’s no shortage of dining choices available throughout the ship, at the Concierge Class Luncheon, you’ll find a more intimate setting where you can meet and mingle with fellow cruisers. Get to know your stateroom “neighbors” and new friends alike.

    The luncheon typically ends around 2 p.m. on embarkation day, so be sure to select an early boarding time in the app when checking in.

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    Prices are per person based on double occupancy*.

    *Room prices are based on double occupancy; if you need to find a quilting roommate, click here to join our Featherweights Afloat Facebook group.  Feel free to introduce yourself, and post that you are looking for a roommate.  If you are wanting a single room all to yourself, the booking discounts are listed below.  Again, cruise cabin costs are still based on double occupancy, but there is a slight discount for single booking rates with room style specification (subject to change depending on advance booking). 

     

    Payment Schedule for Quilter:

    Initial Deposit at Time of Registration = $500

    Final Payment Due by December 31st, 2024

     
    Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
    At time of registration = $100 is non-refundable
    February 15th, 2025 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
    March 15th, 2025 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
    March 31st, 2025 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
    April 15th, 2025 = 100% of the cruise fare will be non-refundable

    Payment Schedule for NON-Quilter 
    (Accompanying Roommate Only):

    Initial Deposit = $500

    Final Payment Due by December 31st, 2024

    The price for a non-quilter is $500 less than the price for a quilter.

    Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
    At time of registration = $100 is non-refundable
    February 15th, 2025 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
    March 15th, 2025 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
    March 31st, 2025 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
    April 15th, 2025 = 100% of the cruise fare will be non-refundable

    Register early to lock in your rate.  *Price is subject to change until booking!

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