Quilting Cruises

Quilting Cruises

Post by Sand » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:51:40





Quote:
> > I get seasick every time I'm on the ocean, no matter what size the
> > boat/ship. On the first morning of our first cruise, our cabin steward
> > (a real sweetheart!) saw that I looked rather "green" and told me to go
> > straight to the desk area and ask for some Bonine. From then on, I've
> > always taken a pill every morning, and I'm fine. :)

> She found something to take that worked, but she said it made her drowsy
>    and even though she made it to the classes etc felt like she didn't
> get much out of them.

> Cheers
> Anne

Bonine doesn't make people drowsy the way some of the other stuff does;
that's why I like it a lot.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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Post by Lizzy Taylo » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:12:19


Quote:




>>> Sounds fun, have you ever been on a cruise (non-quilting) before? The
>>> only reason I ask is because I have a friend who went on a quilting
>>> cruise from Seattle to Alaska and despite having never had
>>> seasickness on boat trips before, she had terrible trouble. I've not
>>> heard of anyone  else having such trouble, so she may well have been
>>> very unlucky that  the size of ship and weather and whatnot was just
>>> what set her off, but  it is worth bearing in mind.

>> I've never been on a cruise, but have lost count of the number of
>> hours I have spent on the 12 hour Hull to Zeebrugge / Rotterdam ferry
>> crossings.  I've only felt slightly ill on a couple of those and that
>> was when thes were rough.

>> Lizzy

> Where did you sail from.
> My eldest son is Chief Electronics Officer on Stena from Harwich to
> Rotterdam.
> My youngest son is also Chief Electronics Officer on Stena from
> Immingham to Rotterdam. His is mainly cargo though.

We use the out of Hull routings almost exclusively.  It takes 90 mins to
get to Hull from Rochdale and you arrive the next mroning after a full
night's rest.  Much better for us than more driving and less sleep.

Lizzy

 
 
 

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Post by Shirley Shon » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:17:03




Quote:




>>>> Sounds fun, have you ever been on a cruise (non-quilting) before?
>>>>The  only reason I ask is because I have a friend who went on a
>>>>quilting  cruise from Seattle to Alaska and despite having never had
>>>>seasickness on boat trips before, she had terrible trouble. I've not
>>>>heard of anyone  else having such trouble, so she may well have been
>>>>very unlucky that  the size of ship and weather and whatnot was just
>>>>it is worth bearing in mind.

>>> I've never been on a cruise, but have lost count of the number of
>>>hours I have spent on the 12 hour Hull to Zeebrugge / Rotterdam ferry
>>>crossings.  I've only felt slightly ill on a couple of those and that
>>>was when thes were rough.

>>> Lizzy
>>  Where did you sail from.
>> My eldest son is Chief Electronics Officer on Stena from Harwich to
>>Rotterdam.
>> My youngest son is also Chief Electronics Officer on Stena from
>>Immingham to Rotterdam. His is mainly cargo though.

>We use the out of Hull routings almost exclusively.  It takes 90 mins
>to get to Hull from Rochdale and you arrive the next mroning after a
>full night's rest.  Much better for us than more driving and less sleep.

>Lizzy

We have done the Hull thing twice. Takes us about 70 minutes to get
there.
Immingham is the other side of the Humber. We used to go there often
when eldest son was on a ship there.  We even spent Christmas onboard
one year when eldest was on duty and could not get home.
We could see the PO ferries across the river.
Shirley
--
Shirley Shone

http://www.allcrafts.org.uk
 
 
 

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Post by John » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 01:00:22



Quote:
> I must admit I like the idea of a quilting holiday, on a boat, seeing
> new places & making new friends. ?One thing that had put me off was that
> on top of the cruise cost would be the cost of flying to the US to catch
> the cruise ship. ?However I found this one:

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Has anybody been on this type of trip? ?Was it enjoyable? Was it worth
> it? Did you learn lots? ?Would you do it again?

> Lizzy

I have taken one cruise. From S.F. up to Alaska and back. Lois and i
both went. It was a gift from my father. Or rather my father had 2
tickets for himself and my mother. She passed away and he didn't feel
like going on the cruise without her. He gave me the tickets. I found
the cruise itself, quite boring. There were plenty of opportunities to
do things, but they mainly involved things I don't do. Gamble, play
cards, eat way too much food, and drink heavily. I have owned sail
boats in the past and love the ocean, but believe me, there is more to
do on a small sailboat than there ever is on a large cruise ship. The
thought of the quilting cruise would be fine if you are somebody that
takes quilting classes or courses, but the cost of the cruise should
be factored into the equation. Do you like to take cruises? If so,
then the combination should be just right for you. For me, I don't
take classes, (I am a self teacher, and prefer that). I will stick to
doing my quilting at home, and sailing a small sailboat wherever and
whenever I can.
My idea of a great cruise, would be sailing and paddling a Kayak down
the Ohio river into the Mississippi, around the coast of Florida, up
the East Coast, via the inter-coastal waterway. Up the  Hudson River,
through the Erie Canal, into the Great Lakes. Over to Chicago, and
then via local waterways, over to and down the Mississippi and back to
the Ohio and home. Now that is a cruise! There  is a society (The
Great Loop Society), that has that route mapped out and many people
have done it, from large power boats to small***le shells. An
adventure, to be sure, but a doable one. in whole or in part. I hope
to do it before I die, or at least while I am still able. Life should
be an adventure, because the alternative is unacceptable.

John

 
 
 

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Post by Laura in Chesapeake, V » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 02:20:08


Lizzy,

I would love to go on a quilting cruise, haven't found one that suites
me, however the timing on this one is really appealing.  If I could
find inexpensive tickets round trip to London I think I might just
think about this one.  The days at sea would be filled with quilting
classes.  We would meet new people, but the price of a single bothers
me.  The information says that they would find a roomate for you if
necessary - that is probably the only way I would go.  I love
Edinburgh, I want to go to Jeffrey's and get another kilt, I lost
weight and now my custome quilt will wrap around me twice!


Quote:
> I must admit I like the idea of a quilting holiday, on a boat, seeing
> new places & making new friends. One thing that had put me off was that
> on top of the cruise cost would be the cost of flying to the US to catch
> the cruise ship. However I found this one:

> http://www.quiltcruises.com/EU10/index.php

 
 
 

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Post by Lizzy Taylo » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:08:58



Quote:
> I would love to go on a quilting cruise, haven't found one that suites
> me, however the timing on this one is really appealing.  If I could
> find inexpensive tickets round trip to London I think I might just
> think about this one.  The days at sea would be filled with quilting
> classes.  We would meet new people, but the price of a single bothers
> me.  The information says that they would find a roomate for you if
> necessary - that is probably the only way I would go.  I love
> Edinburgh, I want to go to Jeffrey's and get another kilt, I lost
> weight and now my custome quilt will wrap around me twice!

If I decide to go for this I will be going for a room-share too.  I
figure that it is only for a few days and there is all the rest of the
ship to spend time on too.

Lizzy

 
 
 

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Post by Alice in P » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:21:53


 Me too!  I guess I've been on seven or eight, including one in the
Mediteranian, one to Alaska, one to the Panama Canal, and one to Hawaii.  My
husband and I really enjoy the ship and it's activities, and visiting all
the ports.  It's great to unpack, and know that you won't need to pack
again, read a map, find a restaurant, etc. etc.  At sea, we "do our own
thing".  Sometimes I read, or take a class.  My husband will go play bridge,
or check out the sports activities.  We both walk several miles a
day.....just to try to compensate for the delicious meals!  We've met some
wonderful people on these cruises, and still keep in touch with many of
them.  We met one couple on our honeymoon cruise (37 years ago), and still
exchange Xmas cards each year, even though we've never seen each other
since!!  I don't know if I could quilt on a cruise...the outdoors is so
enticing....sea breezes, scenery, etc.  Just too much other stuff going on.

My husband and I are planning the "trip of a lifetime" (for us, anyway).  In
January, we will fly to New Zealand to take an 18 day cruise & tour of NZ
and Australia.  We spend 12 days on the ship touring NZ, Tasmania, and then
into Sydney.  From there, we take two short flights and some bus trips to
tour a little of Australia! We plan to add a couple extra days at each end
to do things on our own.  (Maybe that will include a quilt shop, or two)
You see, I'm trying to keep this on topic!!

Getting e***d already,
--
Alice in PA
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:
> How can the days at sea the worst part, with all the things there are to
> do on a cruise??  I just can't imagine that.  For me, there's never enough
> time at sea to do all the activities that are offered.  I've not done a
> quilting cruise, but did an embroidery one.  I don't think I'd ever do a
> class cruise again, for the above mentioned reasons.  Missed way too much
> that the ship had to offer.  I know 2 others that did take a quilt cruise,
> and they said the same thing.  I love cruises.
> Gen




>> The worst part of cruising is the
>> at-sea days, and this would eliminate that problem, as you'd be busily
>> quilting!

>> --
>> Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
>> sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
>> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by KimW » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:51:18


cruises, too, but mainly for the chance to go see a new place. I've done
several cruises, and the shipboard activities are okay, but they're a bit
repetitive. But -- as always -- different strokes .... <G>

I tend to agree Sandy and I've only been on one 3-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Maybe that just wasn't enough time to see what a cruise is really really all
about, I don't know. My idea of a cruise is one where there is no one under
the age of 21, not that I don't appreciate children and young people
but....the cruise we went on, out-of-control kids ruined parts of it. We
couldn't get into the hottubs because they were always filled with kids. The
ship had an ***s only section with two hottubs but one or the other was
always closed and the open one was full of ***s. Kids running up and down
the hallways, playing on the elevators tying them up, pushing and shoving
their way around the food lines, and just generally being out of control. So
a quilt cruise would be wonderful for me I think. I prefer the ports of call
too as I love seeing new places.

Hugs,
Kim

 
 
 

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Post by KimW » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:56:45




Quote:
> Me too!  I guess I've been on seven or eight, including one in the
> Mediteranian, one to Alaska, one to the Panama Canal, and one to Hawaii.
> My husband and I really enjoy the ship and it's activities, and visiting
> all the ports.  It's great to unpack, and know that you won't need to pack
> again, read a map, find a restaurant, etc. etc.  At sea, we "do our own
> thing".  Sometimes I read, or take a class.  My husband will go play
> bridge, or check out the sports activities.  We both walk several miles a
> day.....just to try to compensate for the delicious meals!  We've met some
> wonderful people on these cruises, and still keep in touch with many of
> them.  We met one couple on our honeymoon cruise (37 years ago), and still
> exchange Xmas cards each year, even though we've never seen each other
> since!!  I don't know if I could quilt on a cruise...the outdoors is so
> enticing....sea breezes, scenery, etc.  Just too much other stuff going
> on.

> My husband and I are planning the "trip of a lifetime" (for us, anyway).
> In January, we will fly to New Zealand to take an 18 day cruise & tour of
> NZ and Australia.  We spend 12 days on the ship touring NZ, Tasmania, and
> then into Sydney.  From there, we take two short flights and some bus
> trips to tour a little of Australia! We plan to add a couple extra days at
> each end to do things on our own.  (Maybe that will include a quilt shop,
> or two) You see, I'm trying to keep this on topic!!

> Getting e***d already,

Oh Alice!!! I'm so jealous. That is just the cruise/trip I would love to
take. I have always wanted to go to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania,
especially Australia. Ok now we're saving Marriott points for our own "trip
of a lifetime" lol. And to add quilt shops in will be the icing on the cake.
Oh to *** fabric from "down under". I hope you and your hubby have the
time of your life on that trip and enjoy it immensely.

Hugs,
Kim

 
 
 

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Post by Dragonfl » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 08:42:08


Worst part?!? I *loved* the days at sea on the (non-quilting) Alaska inland
passage cruise I went on with my sister 9 years ago. I brought along some
applique to work on, and we found one of our favorite authors in the
on-board library, and I found a quiet place to sit with an endless view of
the ocean -- it was a heavenly place to sit, and think, and stitch, and read
on our two days-at-sea. (One up, one back.) The ship also had a lot of free
activities going on. I think you would be hard-pressed to be bored!

Dragonfly (Pam)

Quote:

> I've never done a quilting cruise (DH isn't wild about going, though it
> wouldn't affect him in the least; I don't think I'd ever go without
> him), but I have cruised and enjoy it. The worst part of cruising is the
> at-sea days, and this would eliminate that problem, as you'd be busily
> quilting!

> --
> Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
> sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
> http://www.sandymike.net