Patchwork & Quilting Cruise – Jan 2020

Due to the demand and sell out of the 2019 cruise, we are pleased to offer another Patchwork and Quilting cruise for 2020.

This time we are off to the beautiful South Pacific Islands.  We will have 5 sea days that you can work on the project you choose with 6 beautiful islands to explore along the way.

Join Margaret Olive on this awesome cruise.
Workshops are open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced.
Come and join us and learn a new skill or develop an old one.

Don’t miss out. Get a few of your friends and book together.

Welcome aboard  VOYAGER of the Seas for this 12 Nights adventure.


The incredible Voyager of the Seas® introduced many of the iconic features that Royal Caribbean guests still love today. Conquer the rock-climbing wall, or find your adventure on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. If it's zen you seek, achieve it poolside or at the relaxing VitalitySM Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals. And bring along some friends—with spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, and a spectacular three-story dining room, this ship has room for your whole crew.

Departing Sydney 10th January, 2020 and returning 22nd January, 2020

From *$2995 per person,

Above price is per person based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee
(covers 24/7 use of the classroom, awesome instructors, frames, templates and most fabric dependant on option chosen) and a

On Booking Enquiry form please request price for;

  • other cabin types such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person in cabin
  • Single Supplement

Reduced rate is available for husbands, partners, family members or friends who would like to join an not participate in the classes.

*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

*prices subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC



  • Gratuities, Port Fees and taxes
  • Accommodation with private ensuite
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • In cabin safe
    • TV for in-cabin entertainment
  • All meals (alcohol additional - drink packages available onboard)
    • Full breakfast
    • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
    • Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
  • All onboard entertainment and shows
    • Musical stage shows
    • Special guest entertainers
    • Choice of Bars and Lounges
    • Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
  • Inspiring Classes (number of classes dependant on sea days)
    • Use of PRIVATE room - Convention Centre 24/7
    • Welcome Gift
    • Prizes and giveaway
    • Classes on the mornings of cruising days (some cruises may offer additional classes in afternoons)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the below online booking form which will be directed to Geelong Travel where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $200 deposit will be required to guarantee your position and this is payable to Geelong Travel. You will receive a reservation number once you have directly paid them the deposit.  Full payment for balance of cruise/any other travel arrangements made and the scrapbooking portion is payable and due by the date indicated on your invoice.

MARGARET OLIVE - Host and Teacher

Margaret owned Patchwork Paradise Studio in Rockhampton from 2006 to 2018. She has taught allover Australia and Quilting Tours on cruiseships.

Margaret teaches a variety of different designer’s patterns – Quiltworx, Sew Kind of Wonderful, Lynn Wilson, Jaybird along with English Paper Piecing the Sue Daley way.

She is always furthering her education in the patchwork industry by improving her product and technique knowledge, attending workshops held by Judy Niemeyer, Gloria Loughman, Amanda Daley, Jan Phillips, Chris Timmins, Sue Daley, Robyn Pandolph and Kaffe Fassett to name but a few.

She has been heavily involved in the Patchwork industry for the past 19 years. “Even though I had been doing basic dressmaking since leaving boarding school, I wanted to make something that would give other people joy so I signed up for a Patchwork class in 2000 and haven’t looked back. Absolutely love this industry.”

Margaret is a Certified Instructor in many areas of Patchwork especially Quiltworx Foundation Paper Piecing which sees me extensively travel Australia teaching. I have made many trips to outback Queensland to teach various techniques like Foundation Paper Piecing, English Paper Piecing and Patchwork Piecing. Also teaches on Cruise Ships once a year, along with travelling allover Australia attending Craft Shows as a stall holder. In 2017 had a stand at Wellington and Hamilton in New Zealand.

You need to BYO Wadding and Backing threads and general sewing supplies

On the cruise you quilt to your hearts content as you can do one quilt or you can learn how to do four.   All will be available for sale but you get one as part of your cruise (one is slightly dearer and additional cost is involved.
You will have the choice between four quilting kits to do.

  • Bali Wedding Star Table Topper 30” Square                    
  • Rocky Mountain Bear Claw Table Runner 21” x 72”          
  • Chain Reaction Double Size Quilt 82”                                       
  • Take 6 by Chris Timmins Double Size Quilt 67” x 85”   (Additional $70)

All Kits include Fabric to complete top and binding and Pattern.

You need to BYO Wadding and Backing threads and general sewing supplies

Private Group will be set up for those who have booked in so you can ask Margaret any questions that you have.

Each of you will receive a sewing machine to use whilst on the cruise. 
Therefore you don't have to bring one along with you - but you will need to allow luggage space to bring home. 

Download and read the FAQ's Important Cruise Information


If you have any further questions don't hesitate to email Melissa at