Alaska Classes

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



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.
  • After Jan. 28, click here for the cruise registration page.
  • Select “Already Registered” (located under the register now button)
  • Enter your email address and confirmation number. This is the number you received upon your initial registrations. Not your booking number.
  • To have your confirmation number resent to you, select “forgot your confirmation number?” or contact
  • Once logged in, select “modify registration”
  • Select “Next” until you reach the class registration page
  • Class registration instructions and reminders will also be posted on the cruise Facebook group.


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

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 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 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 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 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

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Classroom Machines

While supplies last hand-guided classroom machines are available for a special year-end price. Purchase a machine with an 18-inch throat for $9,499 or a 22-inch throat for $12,499. This special price includes a new table plus delivery, setup and training. Quantities are limited. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Contact your local Gammill dealer today to learn more. 

While supplies last save thousands on a Statler computerized quilting system. Savings vary based on machine and machine size. Quantities are limited. Includes a new 12-foot table.

Contact a dealer for more information

Vivid Lighting System

Light Up Your Quilting! Add a Vivid Lighting System to your Gammill. The system can be added to most Gammill machines.
  • Eliminates shadows
  • Makes it easier to thread the needle
  • Illuminates the entire quilting area
  • Shows a quilt’s true colors
  • Provides points of light on all sides of the needle

The complete system is available for $499 MSRP (USD).

Download a PDF flier

Contact your Gammill dealer to purchase a Vivid Lighting System.