New Zealand Explorer Quilt Seminar at Sea

14 Days • January 18 – February 1, 2020
Don't miss an unforgettable cruise Down Under! Join fellow quilters and two award-winning, renowned instructors, Karen Combs and Sue Nickels.
2019 Northern Isles Quilt Cruise

Cruise Pricing

We are pleased to offer a special cruise rate for all passengers aboard the 2020 New Zealand Explorer Quilt Seminar at Sea.

Your Quilt Seminar at Sea includes:

  • Your shipboard accommodations for the 14 day cruise
  • Meals, services, activities and entertainment on board
  • Quilting classes
  • Souvenir tote bag
  • "Sewcial" activities and parties onboard, including:
    • "Welcome Aboard" party
    • Challenge Block contest
    • Show & Tell at the "Farewell" party

Your cabin

Your cabin will be modern and cheery whether you choose a more economical inside cabin or a room with a view. You can even have your own private balcony if you choose, or a penthouse suite. Each cabin has two lower beds (which can be arranged into a Queen or Twin bed), a TV, safe, refrigerator and bathroom with a shower and/or tub. Cabins designed for the physically challenged are also available.

Prices & cabin options

For more information on room types and locations, please refer to the ms Noordam deck plan.

Room Type Cost Per Person (Double Occupancy) Cost Per Person (Single Occupancy)
Large Inside – L $2,299 $3,649
Large Inside – K $2,329 $3,739
Large Inside – J $2,359 $3,789
Large Ocean View – F $2,579 $4,089
Large Ocean View – E $2,609 $4,139
Large Ocean View – D $2,719 $4,249
Large Ocean View – C $2,749 $4,299
Verandah Outside – VD $3,199 $5,849
Verandah Outside – VC $3,239 $5,929
Verandah Outside – VB $3,279 $6,009
Verandah Outside – VA $3,309 $6,089
Neptune Suite* – SB $6,999 $13,849
Neptune Suite* – SA $7,349 $14,499

*Includes Suite Amenities

Rates are per person, cruise only. If you are a single and would like to share a cabin, we can assist you with finding a roommate. The rate for the third person in the cabin is $1,449 – $1,549 for any category chosen. Other cabin categories are also available, including the penthouse suite (call for pricing). Non-quilters receive a $300 discount off any rate listed above.

Costs not covered in the cruise price

Port charges are included in the above prices, however government fees, fuel surcharges, and taxes estimated at $300 per person are additional.

Other items not covered in the cruise cost are kit fees for classes (cost depends on instructor, typically $20-$60 per class), transportation, plus items of a personal nature on board, such as photographs, laundry, massage, as well as shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, sodas, or tipping. Holland America applies a service charge for tipping to your account on board at the rate of up to $14.50 – $16.50 per guest per day. All service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge, so no additional tipping is necessary except for bar drinks and spa services which have "as-you-go" service charges added separately. Optional shore excursions are available in each port of call and may be booked with Holland America online approximately six months prior to sailing.

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. For specific rate information, please click here.

Deposit & final payment

A deposit of $600 per person is needed to guarantee your reservation. ($100 per person is non-refundable). Final payment will be due no later than September 20, 2019. Payments may be made by check (payable to AAA Travel), or by major credit card.

Cancellations

The cancellation policy is as follows:
Before 76 days prior to the cruise: $100 per person, non-refundable
From 75 days to 46 days prior to the cruise: 50% per person, non-refundable
From 45 days to 16 days prior to the cruise: 75% non-refundable
There is no refund within 15 days of sailing.