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International Quilt Study Center & Museum

 Mediterranean Riviera Quilting Cruise
12 Days: June 12-24, 2019

With Janice Gunner (UK), Liza Prior Lucy (US), Gillian Travis (UK) and Sue Spargo (US)


Has a Mediterranean cruise been on  your bucket list?

What could more inspirational than a cruise on the beautiful azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea?  How about a quilting cruise to support the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska?

Join the IQSCM and World of Quilts Travel for this fabulous cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.  Together we will be visiting the beautiful ports of Rome and Livorno (for Florence), Italy; Gibraltar, British Territory; Cartegena,  Cadiz, Malaga and Barcelona, Spain; Marseille, France and Monte Carlo, Monaco. While at sea, we will be enjoying creative workshops with our incredible teachers who've planned fabulous projects for our Mediterranean adventure.

In addition to our cruise, we've planned a 3 night optional pre-cruise tour in Rome allowing you time to enjoy the Eternal City at your pleasure. 



Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart Activity
12 June Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - 5:00 PM Boarding
13 June Quilting Day at Sea - - Cruising
14 June Cartagena, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
15 June Gibraltar, British Territory 1:00 PM 11:59PM Docked
16 June Cadiz (Seville), Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
17 June Malaga, Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
18 June Quilting Day at Sea - - Cruising
19 June Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM Overnight Docked
20 June Barcelona, Spain - 5:00 PM Docked
21 June Marseille (Provence), France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
22 June Monte Carlo, Monaco 8:00 AM 10:00 PM TENDER
23 June Livorno (Florence/Pisa) Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked
24 June Civitacecchia (Rome), Italy 6:00 AM - Departure


Category Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Inside   $2299 $4259
Ocean View $2659 $4959
Verandah/Balcony  $2999 $5759
Vista Suite $3499 $6479
Signature Suite $4599 $8789
Neptune Suite SB $5599 $10798
Neptune Suite SA $5899 $11398

You may review cabin category images and descriptions here.

The above rates are discounted for cash payments and are capacity controlled.  The cabin and rate cannot be guaranteed until the cruise line confirms availability and price once your registration is received.  The prices above reflect a discount for those who wish to pay by cash. The regular price for this cruise is approximately 4% more than the discounted price shown above.  We offer this discount for those who wish to pay by check or money order, otherwise, when paying by any other means, such as a third party like PayPal, the discount no longer applies.


$150 discount available for non-quilters when booked with a quilter in the same cabin. After there are 2 in a cabin, 3rd and 4th person cabins are limited but available, Inside/ocean view/ verandah, 3rd/4th person $1549.   Suite 3rd/4th person $1799. Please inquire about availability for 3rd/4th person cabins as they are limited. There are no 3rd and 4th person non-quilter discounts as a discount has already been applied. Specials and offers in a cabin that might be provided by Holland America apply to the first two guests only.  Cruise prices are capacity controlled for specific categories only and cannot be guaranteed until booking is received and confirmed. Cruise line port taxes and surcharges are not included in the above prices and are $295 per person. Cabins are booked in the best available in each group class category, not all categories are available at the above rates. Cash payments accepted by check, money order or bank transfer.   Cabins are booked in the best available in each group class category, not all categories are available at the above rates. Cash payments accepted by check, money order or bank transfer.
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 (not guaranteed).  Should you choose a cabin, you are locked into that cabin. 

 A passport is required, your passport must be valid for 6 months after the return of this cruise.



ROME PRE-CRUISE TOUR Itinerary: 4 days, 3 nights in Rome

June 9, 2019: Arrive in Rome and make your way to our beautiful 4 star city center hotel.

June 10, 2019: This morning after breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of ancient Rome, including a skip the line tour of the Coliseum. After lunch we will have a walking tour that will include the Roman Squares, Trevi Fountain, Navona Square and the Spanish Steps. 

June 11, 2019: Today we will visit the Vatican Museums and enjoy a free afternoon for you to explore on your own.

June 12, 2019: This morning we will check out of the hotel and depart on our one hour drive to the Civitavecchia Pier for cruise embarkation.  

Pre-Cruise Tour Price: $1099 double occupancy/$1699 single occupancy.  Breakfast is included each day.  Minimum participation required for the pre-cruise tour to be confirmed.

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Prices for the 12 day cruise
begin at $2299
Discount available for non-quilters

Your Cruise includes:     

  • All shipboard meals, entertainment and accommodations

  • Quilting workshops

  • Open Sewing Time

  • Welcome VIQ (Very Important Quilter) Reception

  • Special prizes and gifts

  • Private Events and Gatherings

  • Access to Private Optional Shore Excursions

  • Farewell Party and Show & Tell Gathering

  • Complimentary Room Service Menu*

Not included with your cruise:

  • Passport or Visa fees

  • Airfare

  • Non included beverages or specialty menu room service

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Gratuities

  • Kit fees/materials cost

  • Travel protection

  • Shore Tours

  • Onboard meals in specialty restaurants

**Have you registered for this cruise?  If so, information about class enrollment and cruise updates will begin on or around April 15, 2019.  In the meantime, we will let everyone know when the cruise is a definite "go".  Have questions, please feel free to ask.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Ship, Holland America's brilliant Koningsdam

Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency.  Holland America 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 $295,  Passport fees, shore tours, gratuities (suggested, $15-16.00/day) and travel protection fees 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 quilter cabin rate in a cabin, special offers only valid for first 2 in cabin. Availability and any special offers by the cruise line are not guaranteed until a deposit is received and a booking is made. Holland America 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.  *Complimentary room service is applicable to that menu provided by Holland America with no charges. Room service gratuities are not included.  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.   Guests are encouraged to wait until the group is confirmed as a go prior to purchasing independent airline tickets.

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

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.

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