Join the West's Premiere Quilt Show



APRIL 15-29, 2014





Sorry - we are SOLD OUT.  Watch for our next Road to California adventure in September, 2015!!

Join World of Quilts Travel and Road to California on an incredible full  transit cruise through the Panama Canal. In addition to the array of over 25 fun filled workshops  World of Quilts Travel has planned an extraordinary quilting event at sea especially for the Road family of quilters. The incredible  itinerary, inspirational scenery and variety of our classes make this one quilt cruise you do not want to miss. We have also arranged some optional custom shore tours in some of our stops that will allow you the best of the port, plus craft, fabric and textile related activities.


Don't miss this opportunity to travel with your non-quilting friend or spouse as we have included some great digital imaging and editing classes for anyone, of any skill level. 


Our ship, Holland America’s Vista Class, Westerdam®, 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 Arrive Depart
0 15 Apr 2014 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US   04:00 PM
1 16 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
2 17 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
3 18 Apr 2014 Cartagena, Colombia 08:00 AM 02:00 PM
4 19 Apr 2014 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal CO 06:00 AM  
4 19 Apr 2014 Exit Panama Canal Balboa CO 08:00 PM  
5 20 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
6 21 Apr 2014 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
7 22 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
8 23 Apr 2014 Puerto Chiapas, Mexico 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
9 24 Apr 2014 Huatulco, Mexico 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
10 25 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
11 26 Apr 2014 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
12 27 Apr 2014 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico TR 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
13 28 Apr 2014 Fun Day Quilting At Sea    
14 29 Apr 2014 San Diego, California, US 08:00 AM  




Cruise pricing includes all teacher fees and classes as well as the use of sewing machines.  Specific project materials and/or kit fees may be additional.  Class selection will begin in December and supply lists will be sent with your class official class confirmation.


All prices are capacity controlled and cannot be guaranteed until your booking is received. 


SEATTLE Sailing - While the quilting portion of the cruise will end in San Diego, if you wish to continue on the cruise to Seattle (ends May 2) please call or email for pricing.  All cabins are available for those wishing to continue on the full cruise.


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)

Inside (L)






Outside with Obstructed view







Outside full  window

( E or DD)






Balcony/Verandah (GUARANTEE)






Deluxe Veranda Suite with balcony (SY) $3799 $3649 $1399 $7498 $220

Pricing effective 2/7/14 for new bookings only and is capacity controlled. Above pricing reflects a 3% discount for those wishing to pay in cash.  3rd or 4th person pricing is after two people in cabin pay the double occupancy quilter price. Insurance rates quoted 1/13 and may change prior to booking.  Residents of NY, TX or WA states will have different rates from those posted above, please email me for further information. 

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.

Cruise surcharges and taxes are NOT included in the above pricing and are $337 additional per person.  Insurance quoted January, 2013, prices subject to change prior to final invoicing and covers quilt cruise only.   Please see download for Certificate of Coverage that applies to your state below, at the end of this column.


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.










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Terms and Conditions apply when the registration is received



INSURANCE Coverage Information

  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Oregon.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Utah and South Dakota.
  • Click here to download and print the Certificate of Insurance for residents of 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 and cabin category for quote.
  • (sorry, it is individual state insurance laws that cause all of the above confusion ;-)



    Cabin pricing begins at $1999 for a quilter
    $1799 for a non-quilter

    Included in your cruise package are:


         · Shipboard accommodations

    · All onboard meals and entertainment

    · VIQ Welcome party and reception

    · Farewell Fiesta and show & tell*

    · All classes and workshops*

    · Sewing machines*

    · Operational support for sewing machines*

    · Pirates of the Caribbean block contest*

    · Make It -Take It*

    · Biggest “Splash from your Stash” contest*

    · Evening open sewing sessions*

    · World of Quilts Travel bag and surprise gifts*

    · Discounted cruise rates for non-quilters


     *Included in Quilter Package


    Read more about our teachers:

    Frieda Anderson


    Patt Blair


    Melinda Bula


    Gregory Case


    Anita Grossman Solomon



    See a video and read all 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 port fees and taxes of  approximately $337.00 are per person and are additional. Holland America® 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. 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.

    ©2012-2014 Holland America. 

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






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