Dear quilters and friends,
We are very excited to experience this unique Mediterranean itinerary. Beautiful cities, rich in history await us as we sail roundtrip from Venice to Croatia, Turkey and the Greek Isles! We'll cruise on Holland America Line's Vista Class ship, Oosterdam.
We'll start in Venice, giving you a chance to explore this fabulous port. See St. Mark's Square and the Doges Palace. Ply the canals in a Gondola or shop for Venetian glass. We are then off to explore Split, Croatia's second largest city. It's home to Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also on this itinerary, see the Acropolis, Constitution Square and Olympic Stadium, as you explore the wonders of Athens, Greece. Another overnight in Istanbul allows you to visit the Grand Bazaar. Turkish carpets and Kilims, Spices, Jewelry, silks and even Aladdin's lamp are available in the 4000 shops of the Bazaar! We will stop in Kusadasi, gateway to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archeological sites in the classical world. Explore its grand colonnaded marble streets, the Celsus Library, the ancient Agoura and the Baths. You will see Mykonos and Santorini, with their easy going island lifestyle and beautiful white-washed, blue domed architecture. Our last port of call before returning to Venice is Katakolon, Greece, where you can see Olympus, site of the original Olympic Stadium and host to some games of the 2004 Olympiad.
If you just want to relax in our floating hotel, why not try the spa? Sit in on exciting port lectures and find out more about the area we're visiting or plan a few excursions. Or, after an exciting day of exploring, visit with your fellow quilters at our evening "Sew"cials and open sewing sessions. You will also have the opportunity to perfect your quilting skills by taking stunning and fun classes taught by award-winning instructor Kathy Wylie.
Whatever you decide to do, this will be a "trip of a lifetime!" For all of you that have sailed with us before – welcome back! For those of you that are new to the fabulous experience of quilting at sea, we look forward to getting to know you and creating lasting memories. Bring a friend, your spouse or your family. Non-quilters are always welcome to join us! They have many activities to pursue while you are in class.
You absolutely must book early as this trip will sell out fast. We can't wait to see you in Venice!
Quilt Seminars at Sea