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CRUISE 1 - Featherweights Afloat Caribbean Cruise January 20th, 2025
by Christian Henry


Join The Featherweight Shop January 20th - January 30th, 2025*, along with fellow Featherweight enthusiasts for a 10-night Caribbean Cruise!  (*Cruise 1)

An adventurous experience will be had on this Featherweights Afloat journey to the Caribbean!  Piece a quilt, sew a Featherweight-themed project and learn about Singer Featherweight Maintenance all aboard the Celebrity Eclipse. You will see the islands of Tortola, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Kitts. 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 four sea days, each quilter is provided with a memorable quilting and Featherweight experience! The ship will depart from Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 20th, 2025, and will dock in Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 30th, 2025.  

The price for this Featherweights Afloat Southern Caribbean Cruise package starts at $3595 for each Featherweight Quilter (cabin rates are based on double occupancy.)  For a non-quilter / accompanying roommate (e.g., spouse, traveling friend, etc.), the package price will be discounted by $500. 


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 $148 Value!
  • Gratuities / Tips $180 Value! (approx)
  • WiFi Internet Access $299 Value!
  • Classic Beverage Package $500 Value!
  • Onboard credit $200 Per Person! - Available only for a limited time!

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


Not Included:

Travel expenses to and from Fort Lauderdale, 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 book - $280 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, if desired, 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:

Veranda V2* Stateroom = $3595

*Veranda V2 Stateroom:  Located on Decks, 6, 7 and 8 feature unobstructed views from the veranda.


Veranda DV* (Deluxe Veranda) Stateroom = $3695

*Veranda DV Stateroom:  Located on Decks, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in unobstructed viewing areas in midship with larger balconies.  These large balcony rooms are typically more desirable.


Concierge Class C1* Stateroom = $3895

*Concierge Class C1:  These select rooms are located on Decks 9, 10 and 11. 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.


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. Contact us for current single-cruiser rates.


Payment Schedule for Quilter:

Initial Deposit at Time of Registration = $500

Final Payment Due on August 31st, 2024

Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
At time of registration = $100 is non-refundable
September 31st, 2024 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
October 16th, 2024 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
November 1st, 2024 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
December 1st, 2024 = 100% of the cruise fare will be non-refundable

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

Initial Deposit = $500

Final Payment Due on August 31st, 2024

Cancellation Schedule and Fees:
At time of registration = $100 is non-refundable
September 31st, 2024 = a total of 30% will be non-refundable
October 16th, 2024 = a total of 60% will be non-refundable
November 1st, 2024 = a total of 80% will be non-refundable 
December 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!