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Frequently Asked Questions

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A few Frequently Asked Questions
that may help with some of your quilting travel questions.

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Do I need a passport?
Passports are strongly recommended, but not required.  If you do not have a passport, a certified copy your birth certificate and drivers license will be needed in addition to proof of name change if you are married.  Please see Royal Caribbean’s website for complete details.

Do you furnish machines to sew on during class?
Absolutely!  The new Bernina 330 model or better will be provided on all of our cruises.  Each machine will be equipped with the traditional pressure foot as well as a quarter-inch and an open toe foot.  If you would like to bring your own machine, you may do so.  However, support for your machine may be limited.  Please contact us for the additional paperwork with customs.

How many people are coming?
Generally, our classes are limited to 25 students per class.  Most trips have three classes, some have two.

Is transportation provided to the ship from the airport?
Royal Caribbean generally runs buses the day of the cruise for a fee.  If you are coming in the day before, you will need to find your own transportation to the hotel and cruise terminal.  Many hotels offer free transportation from the airports.  Stitchin’ Heaven Travel will recommend a hotel in each departure city, but the choice is up to you.

Can we sew during non-class hours?
YES!! The sewing room will be open (generally) til midnight each night.  It will not be open during dinner or while we are in port.

What about Travel insurance?
Travel insurance is available for your protection from Royal Caribbean in the form of their CruiseCare Program. It is either $59 or $89 per person, depending on the cost of your trip. Both cabinmates must purchase the insurance before final payment date. In the event insurance is used please be aware that it covers the cost of the cruise only. Sewing package fees are not refunded. Full details of the plan can be found here.