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Featherweights Afloat Alaska Cruise JUNE, 2024 - CRUISE 2 (SOLD OUT)
by Christian Henry

Cruise is already sold out, but please feel free to enter your information on the waiting list far below.  If something becomes available, we will let you know. 

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

An adventurous experience will be had on this Featherweights Afloat journey to Alaska! Piece a quilt, sew a Featherwieght themed project, 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

 

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 $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!



  • Featherweight swag bag of goodies plus a special Featherweight project
  • Daily gifts
  • Over $100 value!

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

    • T-shirt, Water Bottle, Sticker

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:

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
  • Folded Corner Clipper Ruler
  • Sewline Trio Colors Pencil or marking pencil of your choice
  • SeamAlign Glue
  • Easy Press Pen 
  • 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 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.

     

    SECTION 2 - PAYMENT DETAILS:

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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). 

    SINGLE QUILTER TRAVELER DISCOUNT RATES:

    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

     

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR QUILTER:

    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

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR NON-QUILTER 
    (ACCOMPANYING ROOMMATE ONLY):

    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

    REGISTER EARLY TO LOCK IN YOUR RATE.  *PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKING! 

    Cruise is already sold out, but please feel free to enter your information on the waiting list below.  If something becomes available, we will let you know. 

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