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Featherweights Afloat Caribbean Cruise 2021
by Christian Henry

Join us for a Featherweights Afloat Caribbean Cruise in March of 2021! Enjoy several days and evenings of relaxation as well as ample sewing time with fellow Featherweight friends on board the Celebrity Constellation. As with all of our Featherweights Afloat cruises, one special day will be devoted entirely to learning Featherweight Maintenance!


We will have a one day class for Featherweight Maintenance, as well as several days and evenings for you to relax and sew with your Featherweight on board the Celebrity Constellation.  You will see the Islands of Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Kitts, St Thomas, and the Dominican Republic. This particular cruise line and the itinerary was chosen so that you would be pampered with luxury accommodations with the combination of four days "at sea" for memorable quilting and Featherweight experience! The ship will depart from Tampa, Florida on March 19th, 2021 and will return to Tampa on March, 29th 2021.  

The price for this ultimate "Featherweights Afloat" Alaska Cruise Package starts at $2795 for each Featherweight Quilter / Workshop Attendee (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. 

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

Additional items included for the Featherweight Quilter / Maintenance Workshop Attendee:

  • Novice Maintenance Workshop Class
  • A Singer Featherweight Tune-Up Kit
  • Featherweight technical support for the duration of the cruise
  • Sewing room access with fellow Featherweight Quilters for sewing time and fellowship
  • Use of maintenance and sewing supplies for workshop & sewing times
  • Featherweight Shop Quilter's Swag Bag - $200 Value!
  • Lots of Featherweight sewing goodies, surprises & gifts from the Featherweight Shop
If you do not have a Featherweight, or if you do not wish to transport one, the Featherweight shop will provide one for you to use for $125.

    Not Included:

    Travel Expenses to and from Tampa, Shore Excursions, Spa Treatments, Upgraded Meals, Onboard Gratuities, Dining Services, Extracurricular Activities and Products Sold Onboard the Cruiseship

    PLEASE NOTE:  Due to limited space on the cruise, non-quilters (e.g. accompanying cruise roommates) will not be able to attend the Maintenance Workshop or group sewing times.  When registering far below, please select your traveler type.



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

    Oceanview* Stateroom = $2795
    Veranda 2A* Stateroom = $3095
    Aqua-Class A2* Stateroom = $3795 (Prepaid Gratuities, $150 per person Onboard Credit and Premium Beverage Package Included!)

    Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

    *Oceanview Stateroom: Located Mid-Ship on deck 2; these rooms feature expansive ocean views from your large window.

    *Veranda 2A Stateroom:  Located on Deck 7 in the midship area.  Due to their central location, these staterooms are typically more desirable. 

    *Aqua-Class A2:  These rooms are located on Deck 9. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience.  Savor unique cuisine with priority seating at Blu Restaurant, and escape to the private Sauna in the Persian Garden. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga.

    These Aqua-Class rooms also come with the following added perks:

    1. The Premium Drink Package
    2. Prepaid Gratuities
    3. $150 Onboard Credit Per Person

    Because the rooms are based on double occupancy, if you need to find a quilting roommate, click here to join our Featherweights Afloat Alaska 2021 Facebook group.  Feel free to introduce yourself, and post that you are looking for a roommate.

    Payment Schedule for Quilter / Workshop Attendee:

    Initial Deposit at Time of Registration = 10%

    Second Payment on August 1st, 2020 = 30%

    (If registering after August 1st, the second payment will be due one month after registration)

    Third Payment on October 1st, 2020 = 30%

    Final Payment on January 1st, 2021 = 30%

    Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
    At time of registration = 10% is non-refundable
    Septermber 1st, 2020 = a total of 40% will be non-refundable
    November 1st, 2021 = a total of 70% will be non-refundable
    February, 15th 2021 = total price 100% will be non-refundable 


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

    Initial Deposit = 10%

    Second Payment on August 1st, 2020 = 30%

    (If registering after June 1st, the second payment will be due one month after registration)

    Third Payment on October 1st, 2020 = 30%

    Final Payment on January 1st, 2021 = 35%

    The price for a Non-Quilter is $500 less than the price for a Quilter.

    Cancellation Schedule and Fees for Non-Quilter 
    (Accompanying Roommate Only):
    At time of registration = 10% is non-refundable
    September 1st, 2020 = a total of 40% will be non-refundable
    November 1st, 2021 = a total of 70% will be non-refundable
    February, 15th 2021 = total price 100% will be non-refundable 


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

    Below is a list of the supplies and items that you will need to bring to the maintenance workshop and for sewing the duration of the cruise.

    Supplies for Quilter to Bring for Maintenance Workshop & Cruise Sewing:

    1. Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine (in working order)
    2. Small Towel 
      (to set your machine on while servicing at the Maintenance Workshop)
    3. Thread
    4. Bobbins
    5. Rulers
    6. 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. Scissor Thread Snips
    2. Rotary Cutters**
    3. Irons
    4. Oil
    5. Kerosene
    6. Motor Lubricant and Grease
    7. Needles
    8. Pins
    9. Screwdrivers

    *The nine items in the list directly above will be provided by the Featherweight Shop for use in the classroom.  These items required 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 will not be allowed through security and will be confiscated by the TSA.  

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