Benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma Research

14 Day Quilt Cruise for a Cause to
Australia & New Zealand

January 11-25, 2013
 With teachers Sue Daley, Sylvia Pippen and Sue Spargo
on this amazing quilting journey Down Under.

prices begin at $1899 for quilters
(discount given for non-quilters)

Only a few cabins remain  - - call for registration information.

Join Deb Roberts from World of Quilts Travel with Sue Spargo, Sue Daley and Sylvia Pippen for this 'Down Under' cruise adventure. Departing from Sydney, Australia onboard Princess Cruise Lines, Diamond Princess,  our cruise includes a fabulous 14 day itinerary with quilting classes and activities you will not want to miss.  In port quilt shop lists will be provided as well as opportunities to visit with quilters from the area.


Between Sydney and our disembarkation port, Auckland, New Zealand, our cruise will call on the ports of Hobart, Australia; Melbourne, Australia, Fiordland National park, New Zealand; Port Chalmers for Dunedin, NZ; Lyttelton for Christchurch, NZ; Picton, NZ; Wellington, NZ; and Tauranga for Rotorua NZ; 


As with all of Princess Cruise Line ships, the Diamond Princess has hundreds of onboard activities that appeal to every interest and provide an amazing time at sea for both quilters and non-quilters alike. Bring the whole family as there will be something for everyone to enjoy.






Day Date Port Arrive Depart
0 11 Jan 2013 Sydney, Australia   8:00  PM
1 12 Jan 2013 At Sea (Quilt Classes)    
2 13 Jan 2013 Hobart, Australia 08:00 AM 6:00 PM
3 14 Jan 2013 At Sea (Quilt Classes)    
4 15 Jan 2013 Melbourne, Australia 07:00 AM 4:00 PM
5 16 Jan 2013 At Sea (Quilt Classes)    
6 17 Jan 2013 At Sea (Quilt Classes)    
7 18 Jan 2013 Fiordland National Park, NZ 07:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 19 Jan 2013

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), NZ

09:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 20 Jan 2013 Christchurch (Lyttelton) NZ 08:00 AM 6:00 PM
10 21 Jan 2013 Picton, NZ 08:00 AM 5:00 PM
11 22 Jan 2013 Wellington, NZ 07:00 AM 6:00 PM
12 23 Jan 2013 At Sea (Quilt Classes)    
13 24 Jan 2013 Tauranga, NZ 09:00 AM 7:00 PM
14 25Jan 2013 Auckland, NZ 06:00 AM





Are you or is someone traveling with you in the military or a military veteran?  If so, you may be eligible for Princess' $250 onboard credit offer which applies to this cruise.


Yes, cabins are still available.

Cabin Category

 Price per person, double occupancy

Non Quilter per person double occupancy

 3rd or 4th person sharing same cabin

Single rate for one person to a cabin

 Insurance per person for double occupancy (2 sharing cabin)






$120 per person

Outside with Obstructed view





$135 per person

Outside full     window





$150 per person

Balcony (guarantee)





$160 per person

Balcony Mini Suite (guarantee)







$195 per person

Above pricing reflects a 3% discount for paying in cash. Pricing effective 10/20/12 for new bookings and is capacity controlled.  The above prices cannot be guaranteed until your registration arrives and the booking is made as cabins are selling quickly. 

3rd or 4th person pricing is after two people in cabin pay the regular price.

If the 3rd/4th person rate is sold out or waitlisted in the category you want, please contact me to see what we might find in at a different category level.

Insurance quoted 11/11, prices subject to change prior to final invoicing and covers cruise only.                      Participation in the optional tour will add more.  Residents of New York, Washington or Texas, please inquire about insurance rates for your state as a different policy applies to those who live in these states.


Cruise prices are capacity controlled for specific categories only and cannot be guaranteed until booking is received and confirmed.  Inquire as to the availability and pricing of insurance (which differs) for those living outside the USA/Canada.


Cruise pricing includes all teacher fees and classes, specific project materials and/or kit fees are additional.  Supply lists will be sent with your class official class confirmation.



Optional Pre Cruise Sydney Tour:  SOLD OUT

In addition to the cruise, we are including an optional pre-cruise extension of your Australia/New Zealand journey with a 4 day -  3 night Sydney adventure that includes visits to some of Sydney's most famous sites.  Our tentative pre-cruise Sydney itinerary:


January 8, 2013: Independent arrival at our hotel and free afternoon with a group dinner meeting scheduled.


January 9, 2013:  Orientation tour of Sydney with a visit to the picturesque Botanical Gardens, Opera House and Sydney Harbor Cruise.  Following the cruise we will have time in the city center, making our own way back to the hotel.


January 10, 2013:  Private tour of Featherdale Wildlife Park where we will have the opportunity to see Australian native animals such as the Kangaroo's, Koala's, Possums, Emu's and native birds.  The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the Sydney area.


January 11, 2013:  Private coach transfer to the Diamond Princess with quilt 'shop hops' along the way.


Price for the above option is $1050 per person (double) inclusive of breakfast daily except on day of arrival.  The price for a single (private room) is $1699.





Read more about our teachers

Sue Daley


Sylvia Pippen


Sue Spargo



Download the Registration Packet Here




Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received



Insurance Coverage


Your quilter cruise pricing includes:           

 - All shipboard accommodations

 - All shipboard meals and entertainment

 - All classes and workshops

 - Welcome Reception

 - Fat Quarter Swap

 - Show and Tell Farewell Gathering

 - 24 hour complimentary room service

 - World of Quilts Travel Bag, prizes, gift


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Read about our ship!! See ship facts, staterooms, public rooms, deckplans, etc.

Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency.  Government port fees and taxes of  $239.00 are per person and are additional. Princess Cruises 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. Other restrictions may apply.  Visa fees, passport fees, insurance and shore tours are not included in the above pricing. Princess Cruises 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 may be provided as available and one may visit these as they wish.  Availability is not guaranteed.  See the applicable Princess Cruise Line brochure or visit for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

2010-2012 Princess Cruises. 

To participate in the included activities and receive the above inclusions - the cruise must be booked through Deb Roberts' Tours.


Please be advised that U.S. and Canadian passport holders require a visa for the following country: Australia

Non-U.S. and non-Canadian passport holders are responsible for verifying their visa requirements based on the countries visited.

For a complete description of requirements, visit the Cruise Personalizer at  Passports must be valid for 6 months after return from the cruise.

Airfare:  Please book travel dates with the rules of the international date line in mind.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers, itinerary, inclusions, projects, special offers and schedules may need to change or be canceled 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.

Contact Information: Telephone -  USA (001) 646 84 QUILT or 646 847-8458 (please listen to voice recording for instructions)


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