Join the International Quilt Association

for A Tropical Caribbean Adventure 


November 5-12, 2017


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What others say:


"Deb, thanks so much for the incredible cruise.  It was my first with you and won't be my last."


"I can't believe the fun I had on this cruise!  The classes were great and the personal attention from your staff could not have been better."


"I did not know what to expect, but this exceeded anything I could have thought.  I'll be coming again."


"There's no such thing as too much fun.  Thanks Deb."


The International Quilt Association is hosting a FUN RAISING cruise to the Caribbean!  Join our incredible quilting adventure in Galveston, or, extend your Houston Quilt Festival fun as our cruise begins just as Festival ends on November 5, 2017.  Best of all, its for a good cause! 

The IQA has brought an exciting group of fun-loving and creative teachers together to bring you more classes, more variety, more adventure and more time for quilty fun than you could  dream or imagine for any 2017 Caribbean Quilt Cruise.  

A spectacular itinerary is planned onboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, which will allow you to take advantage of the fun ports as well as our quilting opportunities. Our incredible educators are providing special projects that will enhance your Caribbean adventure. Additionally, we will be offering special events including an exclusive quilter beach party and the availability of optional private group shore tours.  Onboard we will have evening open sewing opportunities with demos and fun make it/take it projects.  Our wonderful ship has amazing amenities and onboard facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Our cruise itinerary:



Sailing Itinerary


Port or Activity




5 Nov

Galveston, Texas


 4:00 PM

6 Nov

Fun Day at Sea Quilting & Cruising

7 Nov

Fun Day at Sea Quilting & Cruising

8 Nov

Roatan, Honduras

8:00 AM

 5:00 PM

9 Nov

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

 8:00 AM

 5:00 PM

10 Nov

Cozumel, Mexico

7:00 AM


11 Nov

Fun Day at Sea Quilting & Cruising

12 Nov

Galveston, Texas

 6:00 AM


*** All itineraries are subject to change without notice.



Cruise only pricing for the 7 Day IQA Quilt Crusie

You will receive the best available (at the time of booking) cabin in the group category or higher:


Quilter Double Occupancy


Inside - best available



Oceanview - best available



Deluxe Balcony - best available



Superior Balcony - best available  $1459 $2299

 **Interested in a tour of the Houston area, including the Texas Quilt Museum AND the Quilt Festival AND the cruise? Join our week long tour of Houston which includes show entry, hotel and transportation to the ship. Read about it here.

All cruise rates are capacity controlled and are subject to availability,   Rates cannot be guaranteed until your booking is received.  A $100 discount is available for a non-quilter sharing a cabin with a quilter.

You may make a cabin selection based on current availability, however, BEST AVAILABLE allows you to be eligible for a complimentary upgrade should one become available to you.  See the applicable Royal Caribbean Cruise Line® brochure or for their  terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  

Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the return of this tour. Stated prices offer a savings discount for those who pay by cash.  The regular price of this approximately 3% more.


Read about travel protection coverage here, rates are approximately
8-10 % of your total cruise fare.



 Read about our teachers and workshops


Download Registration Pack Here


*Terms and Conditions apply when registration is received




Cruise Pricing for this 7 day adventure begins at

$1099.00/double occupancy





Your IQA cruise fare includes:           

 - All shipboard accommodations

 - All shipboard meals and entertainment

 - Quilting workshops

 - Exclusive IQA Island Beach Party

 - Use of new Janome sewing machines

 - Sewing machine technical assistance, you won't even have to thread your own needle if you don't want to!

 - Open Sewing Time

 - Make it/Take it and Demo nights

 - Welcome VIQ (Very Important Quilter) Reception

 - Welcome goodies, door prizes and surprise gifts

 - Special evening events and gatherings

 - Show and Tell Gathering/Farewell Party

 - A 24 hour complimentary room service menu*

 - More tropical quilty fun than you ever thought possible

 - Availability of private optional shore tours offered by ShoreTrips

What is not included with your cruise fare?

 - Optional Gratuities

 - Passport fees

 - Airfare

 - Transfers to/from the ship

 - Optional Beverage Packages

 - Surcharges, Port and Government Fees

 - Kit fees/materials cost

 - Optional Shore Tours

 - Onboard meals in specialty restaurants

Learn more 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.  RCCL reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $12 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.  Additional surcharges including Port and Government fees of $175,  passport fees, shore tours, gratuities and insurance are not included in the above pricing.  Other restrictions may apply.  Third person in a category rate applies only after two quilters are paying the regular cabin rate in a cabin, special offers only valid for first 2 in cabin. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Deb Roberts Tours are not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Travel protection is optional and is not applicable until the final payment has been made.  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 group activities are not planned while on shore so that one has control of their own time in each port.  Minimum enrollment for the hotel option is required.  Guests are encouraged to wait until the group is confirmed as a go prior to purchasing independent airline tickets.

©2011-2017 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

To participate in the included activities and receive the above inclusions - the cruise must be booked through Deb Roberts' Tours.  Passports must be valid for 6 months after the end of this cruise/tour.





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. Such incidents do not negate our cancellation policy.  In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and tours offered through World of Quilts Travel or HandCrafted Retreats 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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