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A cruise to Alaska is a favorite among quilters and this cruise will be one party you do not want to miss!  Join June Dudley, editor-in-chief of Quiltmaker Magazine along with Deb Roberts, owner of World of Quilts Travel, on Quiltmaker's Block Party @ Sea in June.

This will be an extraordinary quilt cruise adventure as Quiltmaker takes its popular Block Party event onboard Holland America Line's vista class ship, the Westerdam (Registration: the Netherlands).  Round trip from Seattle and stopping in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria our cruise will take us through the scenic and inspirational waters of Alaska's inside passage.  Along our way, we will have incredible opportunities for viewing wildlife and scenic vistas - including a full day of cruising Glacier Bay National Park.

Quiltmaker has lined up an incredible teaching staff, including: Anita Grossman Soloman, Debbie Caffrey, Margie Ullery and editors Carolyn Beam and Diane Harris. All workshops classes will be held during "at sea" time, allowing port time for you to experience Alaska and all of its beauty and splendor -- and of course, the quilt shops. There are quilt shops in every port, and several are walking distance from the ship. Included in our 'Block Party' package are social opportunities and open sewing times for you to meet with the teachers as well as other quilters. It is a great chance to make new friends who share this passion.  We are also arranging very special optional shore excursions exclusively for members of our Block Party.

Consider bringing the entire family as this cruise is one that everyone will enjoy. Holland America offers exciting and adventurous youth programs every day and their adult activities are so numerous that there is always something for every interest.


Our itinerary:

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
0 07 June 2014 Seattle, Washington, US   04:00 PM
1 08 June 2014 At Sea - morning classes, afternoon events    
2 09 June 2014 Juneau, Alaska, US  - morning classes 1:00PM 10:00PM
3 10  June 2014 Glacier Bay - morning classes 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
4 11 June 2014 Sitka, Alaska, US TR 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
5 12 June 2014 Ketchikan, Alaska, US  Demos                                      7:00 AM 1:00 PM
6 13 June 2014 Victoria, British Columbia, CA  Full day of  classes 6:00 PM 11:59 PM
7 14 June 2014 Seattle, Washington, US 7:00 AM

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Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received

Current Pricing effective for bookings after 7/20/13, which are capacity controlled.  The rates below do not include gratuities, government fees and surcharges, taxes or Block Party class registration which is $399.00 per person.  If you are a single and would like to share a cabin, we may be able to assist you in finding a roommate, let us know on the registration form. 

3 and 4 persons per category cabins have been sold out in our block, I apologize for the inconvenience


Cruise only  Double occupancy

Cruise only
SINGLE occupancy

Optional Insurance per person (double occupancy )
with classes

Optional Insurance per person (double occupancy) no classes

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Outside (E)





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Verandah Suite (SY)





The above prices reflect a discount for those paying by cash or check, are capacity controlled and not guaranteed until the time of booking. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Government fees, fuel surcharges and taxes of $191.87 are additional. Pricing does not include gratuities. Insurance rates quoted July 2013 are an estimate and are subject to your year of birth. Rates are subject to change prior to final payment invoicing.  All cabin categories are available, if you would like a Deluxe Verandah Suite or the Penthouse, please call us for pricing.

The Block Party participation price of $399 per person includes all teacher and workshop fees, including: workshops, demos, optional block exchange, use of sewing machines, goodie bag, special onboard events and surprise packages.  Some notions, project materials and/or kit fees are additional.  Complete supply lists will be provided upon class confirmation. 

FAQ: Holland America's answers to questions we all have.

Insurance Information - Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance.  Insurance rates quoted for double occoupancy only. Please inquire about insurance rates for those traveling as a single.

From: $1149 per person/double

An additional Block Party class and event registration price of $399.00 includes:   

  • Experienced quilt teachers

  • Inspired selection of hand and machine classes

  • Welcome reception

  • Janome machines and support

  • Bloc Party @ Sea collectible totebags

  • Quilty giveaways for everyone

  • Quiltmaker trunk show

  • Special surprises!

  • Evening: Teacher Spotlight

  • Learn the Quilitmaker Shuffle

  • Memorable block exchange

  • Show & Tell - get inspired

  • Bonus: Quiltmaker demonstrations

  • Door prizes

  • Quiltmaker Onboard Shop

  • Evening:  Teacher Panel - ask us anything!

  • Open sewing sessions

  • Farewell reception

  • More fun than is possible in one week!

Read about our classes here

Find out more about our teachers

Check out our ship!! See ship facts, staterooms, public rooms, deckplans


Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency.  Government fees and taxes of  $184.14 are per person and are additional to the quoted price. Holland America reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if the fare has already been paid in full. See the applicable Holland America brochure or visit for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  Holland America automatically will charge service charges (tips) to your onboard account of up to  at $12/day (depending on category).  These charges may be altered during the cruise as you wish. Passport fees, insurance and shore tours are not included in the above pricing. Holland America or Deb Roberts' Tours are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Flexibility during cruise port time is allowed so each passenger may enjoy the area at their leisure.  As port time is often quite limited, unless specified on this website, escorted trips to quilt shops or other group activities while on shore are not planned so that one has control of their time in each port.  However, addresses and contact information for quilt shops and places to see quilts will be provided as available and one may visit these as they wish. 

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To participate in the Block Party along with the included activities - this cruise must be booked through Deb Roberts' Tours.

New Canadian visa requirements affecting all Alaska sailings, Alaska tours and Canada & New England sailings that enter Canada:

If you are a NON-U.S. or NON-CANADIAN citizen, you will be DENIED BOARDING without compensation if you do not hold the proper VISA documents! Regardless of what your Consulate official may advise, Canadian officials WILL NOT allow guests to remain onboard while in a Canadian port without proper documentation, so you will be denied boarding if the visa is not presented at the pier at the time of your scheduled cruise departure. To learn more, please visit:

U.S. citizens are NOT required to obtain a Canadian Visa. To verify if your nationality requires a Canadian visa, please visit the following Canadian immigration website, which may be useful to determine what is required:

Security and enforcement at the Canada-United States border has been heightened. For this reason, more U.S. and Canadian citizens with past criminal charges or convictions are refused entry into Canada. Almost all convictions (including DUI, DWI, reckless driving, negligent driving, misdemeanor drug possession, all felonies, domestic violence [assault IV], shoplifting, theft, etc.) make a person inadmissible to Canada, regardless of how long ago they occurred.

It is recommended that persons who have been charged in the past or who have past convictions obtain the necessary documents before attempting to enter Canada.

To learn more about applying for these documents we strongly recommend you visit the following website for details:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers, itinerary, inclusions, projects and schedules may need to change without notice.  In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and tours offered through World of Quilts Travel must be booked through Deb Roberts Tours.  We cannot make exceptions, thank you for your understanding.  Deb Roberts' Tours is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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