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Exclusive AQS Member Panama Canal Quilt Seminar at Sea

12 Days • February 2-14, 2025

A memorable journey to the historic Panama Canal on our inaugural American Quilter's Society Member’s only cruise!

Cruise Pricing

We are pleased to offer a special cruise rate for all passengers aboard the 2025 Exclusive AQS Member Panama Canal Quilt Seminar at Sea.

Your Quilt Seminar at Sea includes:

  • Award-winning quilting instructors Heather Kojan, Heidi Proffetty, Cindy Seitz-Krug and Catherine Redford
  • Numerous class choices
  • Fabulous Holland America cruise
  • AQS Welcome Party
  • Exclusive Tour in Costa Rica
  • Sew & Tell at the Farewell party
  • Challenge Block Contest
  • “Sewcial” events onboard
  • Quilt Seminars at Sea Souvenir Tote Bag
  • AQS Gift Package

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 2 Twin beds), a TV, safe, refrigerator and bathroom with a shower and/or tub. Cabins which are designed for the physically challenged are also available.

Prices & cabin options

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

Room Type Double* Single*
Forward/Aft (std) – K
Midship (large) – J
Forward/Aft – F
Midship – C
Forward/Aft – VD
Midship – VA
Vista – A
Signature – SS
*Neptune – SA

*Includes Suite Amenities

Looking for an “All-Inclusive” package for your cruise?

Purchase Holland America’s “Have It All” package for only $55 per person, per day of the cruise. This valuable package includes the Signature Beverage package, Wi-Fi Surf package, 2 Nights of Specialty Dining and a $200 Shore excursion credit per person.

Please note that if this package is selected, ALL persons traveling together in one stateroom must purchase this package. For more details click here.

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 $2349 for inside and oceanview cabins and $2389 for verandah or suite categories. 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 $665 per person are additional.

Other items not covered in the cruise cost are kit fees for each class, plus items of a personal nature 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 at least $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.

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Deposit & final payment

A deposit of $600 per person by credit card is needed to guarantee your reservation. ($150 per person is non-refundable). Final payment will be due no later than October 1, 2024. Final payments may be made by check (payable to AAA Travel), or by major credit card.


The cruise cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Before 100 days prior to the cruise: $150 per person, non-refundable
  • From 99 days to 75 days prior to the cruise: 50% per person, non-refundable
  • There is no refund within 74 days of sailing.

Above cancel fees apply to the cruise portion only. If you have purchased airfare, pre or post cruise accommodations, tours, ground transportation or any other items related to this cruise they may have different cancelation policies than the cruise. Please contact us for details.