Join the International Quilting Association

IQA's Cruiseapalooza Panama Canal Adventure

With Stevii Graves, Marti Michell, Karen Sievers and Linda Pumphrey


10 Day Panama Canal Cruising Adventure

April 8-18,2016


Join the International Quilting Association on our quilters journey to the canal as we sail through the amazing azure blue waters of the Caribbean.  The IQA board has planned an extraordinary quilting event at sea featuring an fantastic itinerary, inspirational scenery as well as a variety of classes geared for every ability level. We will be enjoying ports in the Caribbean, Central and South America as well as the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. 

Our renowned teachers, Stevii Graves, Marti Michell, Linda Pumphrey and Karen Sievers have designed some very special projects especially for us.  These workshops will be held only during "at sea" time, which allows you to experience all that the ports have to offer, whether it be the wild-life, scenery or the culture.


Our ship, Holland America’s Vista Class, Zuiderdam®, is well known for its exciting activities and programs, with hundreds of onboard activities that appeal to every interest.  This will be an amazing time at sea for both quilters and non-quilters alike; consider bringing the whole family, as there will be something onboard for everyone to enjoy.  





Day Date Port
0 8 Apr 2015 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
1 9 Apr 2015 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
2 10 Apr 2015 Fun Day Quilting At Sea
3 11 Apr 2015 Oranjestad, Aruba
4 12 Apr 2015 Williamstad, Curaco
5 13 Apr 2015 Fun Day Quilting At Sea
6 14 Apr 2015 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal CO
6 14 Apr 2015 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal CO
6 14 Apr 2015 Colon, Panama
7 15 Apr 2015 Puerto Lima, Costa Rica
8 16 Apr 2015 Fun Day Quilting At Sea
9 17 Apr 2015 Fun Day Quilting At Sea
10 18 Apr 2015 Fort Lauderdale, Florida




CATEGORY Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Inside  $1499 $2449
Outside  $1599 $2699
Verandah $1999 $3899
Signature Suite $2299 $4499
Neptune Suite  $3799 $7498

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 $350 per person.


IQA Classes and Events: $300 - includes 4 days of workshops, quilter parties and onboard events (see other inclusions at right)


Included in your cruise only package:

*Shipboard Accommodations

*All onboard meals and entertainment

*Welcome party and reception

*Farewell Gathering


Also included in your IQA cruise package are:

*VIQ Welcome party and reception

*Farewell Gathering with Show and Tell

*All Classes and Workshops

*Use of new, top of the line Janome Sewing Machines

*Operational support for sewing machines-you won't even need to thread 

 your own needle!

*Evening events and gatherings

*Make it/Take it Sessions


*Daily Open Sewing Sessions

*Afternoon High Tea at Sea

**Special drawings for IQA Members

  • Your Cruising Package Includes   


Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received



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Cruise Only pricing starts at $1499


Read About our Teachers and Workshops COMING SOON!

Learn more about our ship!  See ship facts about the MS Zuiderdam including, staterooms public rooms and deck plans.

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  approximately $350.00 are per person and are additional. 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. Other restrictions may apply.  Visa fees, 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. Availability is not guaranteed until a deposit is received and a booking is made.  See the applicable Holland America Cruise Line brochure or visit for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.  Upon booking the cruise, each passenger explicity agrees to the terms of the Passage Contract found at  Please read all sections carefully as they affect the passenger's legal rights.

To participate in the quilting portion of this cruise,  along with the included activities, this cruise must be booked through Deb Roberts' Tours.

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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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