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Alaskan Adventure 

Join us June 5-12, 2020 as we cruise to Alaska! During time at sea, take classes to become an even more confident quilter. Our class list features more than 35 classes. From business lessons to CreativeStudio instruction to planning hand-guided designs, there is something for every quilter

Class Schedule 

Class Descriptions

Educators

 

About Class Registration
  • Registration is not conducted on a first come, first serve basis. You will be able to select classes anytime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 7, 2020.
  • Please note that many classes are offered more than once.
  • Changes to the schedule may need to be made to accommodate as many students as possible. A confirmation of your classes will be sent to you by March 1.
How to Register
  • Registration will not be available until Jan. 28.
  •  Step 1: Click here for the registration link.

  • Step 2: Select “Already Registered” located just below the “Register Now” button.

  • Step 3: Enter your email address and confirmation number and click submit. Click “forgot your confirmation number?” to have it resent to your email address.  If you are unable to locate your confirmation number, please email shandibrinkman@gammill.com.

  • Step 4: Click “Modify Registration” and click next to bypass the already entered registration information.

  • Step 5: On the Class Registration Page, please review the registration instructions.  Then select your preferred classes.  Please only register for up to 12 classes with a maximum of 10 classes that are labeled as Computerized and General Session.  

  • Step 6: Once your class selections are made, select “next”

  • Step 7: Continue to select “Next” through the remainder of the registration

  • Step 8: The final page will say “Order Summary.” Please select “submit.”

  • You will receive a final page that says congratulations you are registered once your class selections have been successfully submitted.

 

About the onboard education

Conference includes a minimum of 10 classes.  Please note, to attend the conference you must also book your cruise room through Gammill. All classes will be taught via lecture. No machines will be onboard.

What is my Stateroom Number and Reservation Number?

If you and your roommate have each registered for the cruise, you should have received your stateroom number and your reservation number via e-mail.  

Stateroom Number: You can view your stateroom on the Ovation of the Seas Deck Plan by clicking here. Use the menu on the right to select the correct deck, indicated by the first digit of your stateroom number.

Reservation Number: Your reservation number is what you will use to book amenities, such as excursions, through the online Cruise Planner. If you and your roommate have each completed online registration and you did not receive this information, please contact ShandiBrinkman@gammill.com.

How do I make payments on the cruise?

If you and your roommate both completed your cruise registration, you should have also received a link to an invoice for your cruise balance. Don’t worry, this is not due until February 2020. However, if you would like to make partial payments along the way, you can use this invoice to do so. You may also mail checks to: Gammill Cruise, 1452 Gibson, West Plains, MO, 65775.

Do I need a passport?

You can use a valid passport to board the ship. OR, U.S. Citizens may use an original or a certified birth certificate AND driver’s license. If you have different names on your documents, such as birth certificate and driver’s license, then you must bridge the difference with other documents, such as marriage license and/or divorce papers. The additional bridging documents must be the original or a certified or notarized copy. Click here for more information.

What food and beverages are included?

There are many complimentary dining options on board. This includes the Windjammer, Solarium Bistro, Sorrento’s, and Main Dining Room, which is where we have a nightly reservation for a sit-down dinner at 5:30 p.m. for all who wish to join. There are specialty dining options on board that come at an additional fee. Here is a link to a complete list separated into complimentary dining options vs. specialty restaurants. Complimentary beverages include tea, coffee, water, milk and, usually, a few other options as well. Drink packages are available for sodas and alcohol or these can be purchased individually. Packages can be purchased through the online Cruise Planner.

How can I book a transfer to or from the airport?

Royal Caribbean does offer airport transfers to the ship on the morning of embarkment. You will book these through Gammill. Transfers are available from Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SEA). On arrival day, your plane must be arriving prior to 12:45 p.m. to utilize a Royal Caribbean shuttle. On departure day, your flight must be after 11:45 a.m. to utilize a Royal Caribbean shuttle. The cost of the transfer is $30 each way, per person. To book a transfer, please e-mail shandibrinkman@gammill.com. The following information is needed: Airline, flight number, departure time, arrival time, city of origin and destination.  If you plan to arrival in Seattle prior to June 5, you may still use the shuttle by returning to the airport the morning of June 5. 

Additional Resources

Driving directions and parking information

Port of Seattle Homepage

Other transportation options in Seattle

What time should I arrive at the port?

Check in is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Port of Seattle. Please note, it is important to arrive prior to 2:30 p.m. All guests must check in at least 90 minutes prior to the 4 p.m. set sail time.

Port of Seattle

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91
2001 West Garfield Street
Seattle, WA. 98199

Is travel protection available?

If you would like to purchase travel protection through Royal Caribbean, please message ShandiBrinkman@gammill.com so that it can be added to your invoice. Travel protection must be purchased prior to Feb. 1, 2020. Cost varies by stateroom. Prices are per person but it must be purchased by all stateroom mates to be in effect. Find more information at https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/Royal. Coverage is not available through Royal Caribbean to New York residents. More information is available from AON (1-800-453-4022). 

What should I wear?
A common question we receive is about the dress code for evening dinner. The cruise ship features a main dining hall where the Gammill group has a nightly dinner reservation for 7:30 p.m. Evening dinners are optional and there are plenty of other dining options on board should you decide not to attend. However, dinner is a great time to socialize with your fellow quilters (not to mention, try delicious food!)
 
Below is the usual dress code for the dining room on a seven-night glacier cruise. You can confirm the day’s itinerary and dress suggestions on the Cruise Compass that will be left in your stateroom each day. These are simply suggestions for attire. Please dress to your level of comfort. A very wide variety of styles and levels of casual and formality can be found in the dining room.
 
Day 1 Casual  | Day 2 Formal | Day 3 Smart Casual   | D ay 4 Smart Casual | Day 5  Smart Casual | Day 6 Formal | Day 7 Smart Casual
 
Casual: Jeans, tees, tank tops, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck.
Smart Casual: Think of this as a step up from typical dinner wear. Dress to impress with jackets, sports coats, blazers, collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits.
Formal: Make it a night out in your best black-tie look – suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns.
What hotels offer shuttles?

Below is information regarding some of the shuttles and hotels in Seattle.  Reservations can be made directly through the hotels.  Please note, this information is provided only as a courtesy.  Please confirm accommodations and transportation upon booking your reservations.

Hotels with Airport Shuttles

Seattle Airport Marriott

Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Airport Phone: +1 206-787-3000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Seattle-Sea-Tac Airport

Offers a complimentary SeaTac shuttle

In addition, they have a Stay and Sail Package that includes round-trip transportation for 2 from the hotel to the port.

 

Fairfield Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Airport

Offers a complimentary airport shuttle

 

Hotels Close to Port

 

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Waterfront location

The Edgewater

Located near the cruise ship terminals

 

 

Downtown Hotels that will arrange port shuttles

 

Holiday Inn Seattle Downtown & the Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Port shuttle service can be arranged through the hotel for an additional fee. Arrange by contacting Albert Bay at abay@bmihospitality.com.

About: Holiday Inn is conveniently located in the City Center district of Downtown Seattle, within mere walking distance to several eminent Seattle attractions like the Space Needle, the MoPOP Museum, Pike’s Place Market, Etc.  Please note the Holiday Inn Express & Suites will be under some construction at the time of sailing.

Hyatt Olive 8

The Hyatt offers one-way transfers to the cruise ship ($11/person), round trip transfers for guests returning to the Hotel ($22/person)) and round trip transfers for guests returning to the Airport ($31/person). Round trip transfers need to be pre-paid in advance.

Arrange by contacting:   Alex Kazmierczak 1 (206)-676-4415 or alex.kazmierczak@hyatt.com

 

Independent Cruise Ship Transfers

 

Seattle Express

$35.00 pp Round-Trip or $20.00 pp One-Way.

Operates between SeaTac area hotels and the cruise ship terminal.

info@seattleexpress.com

 

 

Bee Line Tours

info@beelinetours.com

 206-632-5162

 

 

Royal Caribbean Shuttle Service

 

Royal Caribbean does offer airport transfers to the ship on the morning of embarkment. You will book these through Gammill. Transfers are available from Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SEA). On arrival day, your plane must be arriving prior to 12:45 p.m. to utilize a Royal Caribbean shuttle. On departure day, your flight must be after 11:45 a.m. to utilize a Royal Caribbean shuttle. The cost of the transfer is $30 each way, per person. To book a transfer, please e-mail shandibrinkman@gammill.com. The following information is needed: Airline, flight number, departure time, arrival time, city of origin and destination. If you plan to arrival in Seattle prior to June 5, you may still use the shuttle by returning to the airport the morning of June 5.