Hawaiian Island Quilting Cruise
October 4 ~19, 2013
15 day Quilt 'n Cruise for a Cause Adventure to Hawaii & Mexico

Featuring Lisa Erlandson, Nancy Lesko and Judy Coates Perez 

A fundraising cruise for breast cancer research.

Prices starting at $1649 for non-quilters

Yes! Due to popular demand, we are Hawaii bound once again!

Beyond the donation to our worthy cause, breast cancer research, what could be more inspiring than a cruise to Hawaii where you can explore the amazing beauty of these incredible islands? A quilt cruise where you will meet new friends, be inspired with amazing workshops and have the beauty of the Pacific all around you.  Join World of Quilts Travel owner, Deb Roberts, with our phenomenal teachers, Lisa Erlandson and Judy Coates Perez, for our 15 day cruise where we will discover all of the beauty these islands offer.  Not only will the quilting events be fun and reflect our itinerary, but throughout the cruise, there will be 'talk story' about the unique culture and heritage of the islands.   You may also choose from onboard activities like hula and ukulele lessons and lei making.

The response to our 2010, 2011 and 2012 round-trip California Coast to Hawaii cruises was so overwhelming that we ran out of cabins before everyone who wished to go could sign up.  As such, we are now looking forward to another great Pacific Ocean and Island cruise adventure.  We've expanded to offer you more classes, more choices, more contests (more prizes) and having navigated these waters more than any other quilt cruise provider, we promise our time together will not only be inspiring, but it will build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.  Our teachers have designed some wonderful workshops and you may rest assured they will be geared toward every skill level. 

In addition to the inspiring island beauty, we have found the cruising atmosphere of the Pacific perfect for an amazing time at sea for both quilters and non-quilters alike as our ship has hundreds of activities that  will appeal to all.  Bring the whole family, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Our trip will begin in San Francisco where we will board our home for the next 15 nights, the amazing Grand Princess, (Bermudan Registry). Quilting classes will abound, yet our schedule will still allow plenty of time to relax and enjoy the shipboard services, amenities and activities that Princess is known for.   Our workshops will only be held during the days we are at sea, allowing you to fully enjoy all shipboard entertainment and activities without feeling like you have to make a choice.  This will also allow you to spend each day in port doing as you wish, and at your leisure. 

Consider joining all the fun!  As we have mentioned, in addition to the quilting activities, there will be hula and ukeleke lessons, lei making lessons, all you need to make your Hawaii vacation truly an island adventure.

Our itinerary includes port stops on the Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai, and includes bonus port visit in Ensenada, Mexico.



Day Port / Date Arrive Depart
San Francisco, California
Friday, October 4
  4:00 PM
Quilting at Sea
Saturday, October 5
Quilting at Sea
Sunday, October 6
Quilting at Sea
Monday, October 7
Quilting at Sea
Tuesday, October 8
Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday, October 10
7:00 AM 11:00 PM
Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii
Friday, October 11
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Hilo, Hawaii
Saturday, October 12
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Quilting at Sea
Sunday, October 13
Quilting at Sea
Monday, October 14
Quilting at Sea
Tuesday, October 15
Quilting at Sea
Wednesday, October 16
Ensenada, Mexico
Thursday, October 17
4:00 PM 8:00 PM
At Sea - Fiesta
Friday, October 18
San Francisco, California
Saturday, October 19
7:00 AM


Meet each of our authors, designers and teachers by visiting their websites:

Nancy Lesko

Judy Coates Perez

Lisa Erlandson

Joan Shay

Some categories are already sold out - please do not delay in sending in your registration papers.
Please inquire via email for insurance rates.




3RD OR 4TH PERSON TO A CABIN PRICE after 2 per cabin


One person /cabin




$1199 each





 Sold out





$1599 each





Sold out







Higher category suites are available, please call or email for prices.

For 3rd and 4th person rates, the first 2 people in a cabin pay the quilter price, the 3rd and/or 4th person in the same cabin pay the reduced price.  For cabin category already sold out above, please contact us to see if there is anything available outside of our group block.

Download Registration Forms Here

Terms and Conditions
apply once registration is received

Because of our stop in Ensenada, passports are required and must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date of the cruise.


bullet Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance.
bullet Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Oregon.
bullet Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Utah and South Dakota.
bullet Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for NY, WA or TX - please note, insurance rates for these states is not included in above chart and may be age dependent.  Please inquire, stating birth year for quote.



 Cruise prices begin at $1949 for a quilter

Discounted to $1649 for a non-quilter

Your quilter cruise includes:           

 - All shipboard accommodations, meals and entertainment.

 - All classes and workshops

 - Welcome VIQ (Very Important Quilter) Party and Reception

 - "Island Paradise" Quilt Block Contest

 - Biggest Spash from Your Stash Contest

 - Funky Aloha Shirt Day

 - Show and Tell Fiesta

 - 24 hour complimentary room service

 - Sit and Stitch (open sewing sessions)

 - World of Quilts Travel Bag, prizes, gifts

See our projects here


See a video about our ship!

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  $115.00 are per person and are additional. Princess Cruise LInes 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 Princess brochure or visit princesscruises.com  for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  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 will be provided as available and one may visit these as they wish.  Any prize winners are responsible for shipping their prize.

2010-2013 Princess Cruise LInes

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

Sponsored by:

 All American Crafts
Publishers of: The Quilter & Fabric Trends Magazines as well as eleven other exciting art, craft and hobby magazines.


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Quilt inspired journeys since 2004.

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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