Set sail with us! A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration.
Join us on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas for Gammill’s first-ever Alaskan Cruise! We set sail June 5, 2020 from Seattle, Washington on a seven-night Alaska Glacier tour. Enjoy education at sea with world-renowned educators while spending quality time with your fellow Gammill quilters and taking in the extreme beauty of Alaska and Canada. Instruction will be available for all Gammill machine types. Rates are also available for non-quilters. Reserve your spot today!
Here are just a few of the many great reasons why you should join us in June 2020.
- Experience beautiful scenery: You’ll have unparalleled views of ice and wildlife from the comfort of the cruise ship. On land, take part in excursions for once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as a helicopter ride to a sled dog camp.
- Become a 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. View the complete class list at https://gammill.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Student-Class-List-2020-1.pdf.
- Make new friends/family: Have you met your fellow quilters? They are awesome people. Enjoy the comradery that comes from learning together and taking adventures together.
- Learn from the best: Where can you find 11 of the world’s top experts on longarm quilting? On the Gammill Alaskan Cruise of course. View the complete line up of educators at Gammill.com/alaska-educators/
- Experience luxury: We are sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, the biggest boldest ship to ever sail Alaska. Its scenery scoping from the unrivaled perspective of North Star® — the highest vantage point on any cruise ship. Even interior staterooms offer real-time views from a Virtual Balcony on this ground breaking ship. Take a tour at https://bit.ly/38dzMkX
- Bring your family and friends: Rates are available for non-quilters and begin at just $1,400 per person which includes taxes, port fees and gratuities.
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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.
Prior to Jan. 31, 2019: $500
After Jan. 31, 2019: $600
Includes stateroom, gratuities, taxes, port fees, complimentary meals and beverages, Gammill Cocktail Party, Ovation of the Seas amenities such as shows and entertainment. Please note conference fees are separate. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Triple and quadruple rooms may be available, please message firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing. A limited number of single rooms are available for additional fees.
Junior Suite: $2,650 per person (SOLD OUT)*
Oceanview Balcony: $2,250 per person
Oceanview (no balcony): $1,900 per person
Interior with virtual balcony: $1,400 per person
VIP Experience – SOLD OUT!
Be one of the first to register and receive a special VIP package valued at more than $200 that includes a special dinner experience with Gammill crew and educators, a special gift, priority class registration, and a $50 onboard credit.
Click here to register now. A $200 per person deposit is due upon registration. To reserve your place on the cruise, please call 417-256-5919 ext 222 or e-mail email@example.com. Final payments will be due in February 2020.
Prior to January 31, 2019: Receive refund less $50 per person cancellation fee. This amount is not covered by trip protection.
Prior to May 1, 2020: Receive refund less $200 per person fee. This amount is not covered by trip protection.
Prior to May 25, 2020: Receive 50% refund.
After May 25, 2020: No refunds
7-night Alaska Glacier Cruise
*Subject to changes from Royal Caribbean
Friday, June 5, 2020: Setting sail from Seattle, Washington
Saturday, June 6, 2020: Cruising
Sunday, June 7, 2020: Juneau, Alaska and the Alaska Inside Passage
Monday, June 8, 2020: Skagway, Alaska
Tuesday, June 9, 2020: Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Cruising
Thursday, June 11, 2020: Victoria, British Columbia
Friday, June 12, 2020: Seattle, Washington
More about the Cruise
Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas® opens up exotic shores — plus a world of new experiences onboard. Roller skating and bumper cars at SeaPlex. Restaurants like Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, plus the robotic bartenders of Bionic Bar— all only on Royal Caribbean.
Looking for adventure? Stand in the Jewel-shaped capsule that reveals breathtaking 360-degree views as you gently ascend 300 feet above sea level. Take part in the gravity-defying Ripcord experience that gives you the thrill and exhilaration of flying in an air machine in a safe, controlled environment.
Alaska Inside Passage
Alaska’s Inside Passage spans 500 miles of shoreline with some of the world’s most amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife. From the comfort of the ship, enjoy 360-degree views.
Juneau is the largest U.S. state capital. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Here, you can go dog sledding over Medenhall Glacier, prospecting along old mining trails, watch for whales on a charter boat, or sample local cuisine and shopping.
Skagway is an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street, get lost in historical reenactments, dog-sled on Laughton Glacier, raft Lynn Canal, hike through the Chilkoot trail, find local artisan paintings, carvings and more.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord, marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. You will be amazed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls as you drift through its 30-mile long stretch. Standing over 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide, Dawes Glacier is known for its spectacular calving displays, which produce huge, chunky icebergs that float in area waters.
Victoria, British Columbia
One of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of romantic British pomp and outdoor Canadian pursuits. Admire Craigdarroch Castle, bike the Galloping Good Regional Trail, explore the vivid floral displays in this “Garden City,” or walk along the boat-lined Inner Harbor, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks.
View the list of classes that will be offered during the Alaskan cruise.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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).
How do I register for classes?
Class registration will be held Jan. 28 to Feb. 7, 2020. We have an amazing lineup of classes for both computerized and hand-guided students, as well as classes that mix techniques.
- Registration is not conducted on a first come, first serve basis. You will be able to select classes anytime between Jan. 28 to Feb. 7, 2020.
- The schedule of classes will be available by Jan. 21, 2020 at Gammill.com/Alaska and will be emailed as well.
Classes are not held during times in port. Please feel free to schedule excursions at our stops in Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria as these will not interfere with class times. Click here to view the class list.
View the complete line up of educators at Gammill.com/alaska-educators/