Eastern Caribbean Quilt Seminar at Sea

7 Days • November 25 – December 2, 2017
Beat the winter blues and take a short break from everyday life. Visit some of the most beautiful ports in the Caribbean with instructors Frieda Anderson, Linda J. Hahn and Stevii Graves.
Eastern Caribbean Quilt Cruise

Cruise Pricing

We are pleased to offer a special cruise rate for all passengers aboard the 2017 Eastern Caribbean Quilt Seminar at Sea.

Your Quilt Seminar at Sea includes:

  • Your shipboard accommodations for the 7 day cruise
  • Meals, services, activities and entertainment on board
  • Quilting classes and Round Robin Sampler
  • Souvenir tote bag
  • "Sewcial" activities and parties onboard, including:
    • Welcome Aboard party
    • Challenge block contest
    • "Sew & 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 Nieuw Amsterdam deck plan.

Room Type Cost Per Person (Double Occupancy) Cost Per Person (Single Occupancy)
Standard Inside – L $899 $1,299
Standard/Large Inside – K $919 $1,429
Large Inside – J $939 $1,459
Large Outside – E $1,089 $1,689
Large Outside – D $1,129 $1,759
Large Outside – C $1,149 $1,789
Verandah Outside – VD $1,299 $2,249
Verandah Outside – VC $1,329 $2,309
Verandah Outside – VB $1,359 $2,369
Verandah Outside – VA $1,389 $2,429
Signature Suite – SS $2,149 $3,899
Neptune Suite* – SC $2,599 $4,799
Neptune Suite* – SB $2,849 $5,299
Neptune Suite* – SA $3,099 $5,799

*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 $1044 – $1144 per person depending on category chosen. Other cabin categories are also available, including the penthouse suite (call for pricing).

Costs not covered in the cruise price

Port charges are included in the above prices, however government fees, fuel surcharges, and taxes estimated at $145 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 $15 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 $350 per person is needed to guarantee your reservation. ($100 per person is non-refundable). Final payment will be due no later than August 11, 2017. Payments may be made by check (payable to AAA Travel), or by major credit card.


The cancellation policy is as follows:
Before final payment: $100 per person, non-refundable
Final payment to 65 days prior to cruise: 50% per person, non-refundable
64-45 days prior to cruise: 75% non-refundable
44-25 days prior: 100% non-refundable