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Featherweights Afloat Alaska Cruise JUNE, 2024 - CRUISE 2
by Christian Henry

Join Fellow Featherweight Enthusiasts JUNE 2ND - JUNE 9TH, 2024*, along with The Featherweight Shop for a 7-night Alaska Cruise! (*Cruise 2)

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. This cruise line, ship and itinerary was chosen so that you would be pampered with luxury accommodations, sewing in the Sky Conference Center on the 14th deck, and the combination of three days "at sea" for a memorable quilting and Featherweight experience! The ship will depart from Vancouver, BC on June 2nd, 2024, and will dock in Vancouver, BC on June 9th, 2024.  


Click Here for Cruise Itinerary



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 $240 Value!
  • Gratuities / Tips $125 Value! (approx)
  • WiFi Internet Access $299 Value!
  • Classic Beverage Package $500 Value!
  • Onboard credit $100 Per Person! - Available only for a limited time!

  • 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.

The following list is included from 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 by Laundry Basket Quilts - $225 value!

  • Quilting supplies gift bag - tools and feet for Featherweight activities, a special Featherweight project - over $100 value!
  • Daily prizes and gifts

 The following items are provided to quilters and non-quilters alike:

  • Featherweights Afloat swag bag: T-shirt, Water Bottle, Sticker etc.


Below is a list of the supplies and items that each quilter will need to bring for sewing/maintenance use during the cruise.

  1. Thread
  2. Bobbins
  3. Rulers
  4. Fabric or your own prepared project for sewing

*As instructed by the cruise line, DO NOT bring the following items (but continue reading below for how these needful sewing items will be provided):

  1. Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine
  2. Scissors/Thread Snips
  3. Rotary Cutters**
  4. Irons
  5. Oil
  6. Motor Lubricant / Grease
  7. Needles
  8. Pins
  9. Screwdrivers
  10. Seam Ripper

*The ten items in the list directly above will be available from The Featherweight Shop for use in the classroom.  These items require pre-approval from the TSA and 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 may be confiscated by the TSA.  

** The Featherweight Shop will also bring cutting mats and wool pressing mats for sewing use.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to limited space on the cruise, non-quilters (e.g. spouse, accompanying cruise roommates, etc) will not be able to attend group conference room activities, however, there will be so many fun ship activities for them to participate in while you are learning.  When registering far below, please select your traveler type.



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

Oceanview* Stateroom = $2795

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


Veranda V1* Stateroom = $2995

*Veranda V1 Stateroom:  Located on Deck 8 or 9 in unobstructed viewing areas.  V1 is the highest category of Veranda staterooms, and they are typically more desirable.



Aqua Class* Stateroom = $3395

*Aqua Class:  These select rooms are located on Deck 11. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience.  Savor unique cuisine with priority seating at Blu Restaurant and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga. Aqua Class guests have dining reserved in the Blue Restaurant every evening; dining in the Grand Epernay Restaurant would be on a first-come-first-serve basis for Aqua Class guests.


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). 


Oceanview:  Double-occupancy rates with $600 discount off total
Veranda:  Double-occupancy rates with $700 discount off total
Aqua-Class:  Double-occupancy rates with $1000 discount off total



Initial Deposit at Time of Registration = $750

Final Payment Due on December 31st, 2023

Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
At time of registration = $100 is non-refundable
January 31st, 2024 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
February 15th, 2024 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
March 1st, 2024 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
April 1st, 2024 = 100% of the cruise fare will be non-refundable


Initial Deposit = $750

Final Payment Due on December 31st, 2023

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
January 31st, 2024 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
February 15th, 2024 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
March 1st, 2024 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
April 1st, 2024 = 100% of the cruise fare will be non-refundable