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Cruise 2017

My stitching Sister and I are heading back to sea and hoping you’ll consider joining us for a relaxing – and educational – cruise on the Harmony of the Seas on May 7, 2017.  Last year, we sailed with 70 embroiderers on the beautiful Royal Caribbean Allure. We all had a blast – so much fun that we didn’t want to leave the ship as evidenced in this photo: cruise1bl

Many came with friends or spouses and left with a slew of new friends.  Some of our guests from last year have already signed up for the May 2017 cruise but there are still spots available.  It will be a terrific way to spend Mother’s Day weekend. Think about it: top of the line Baby Lock machines, sewing room open every day, delicious food, interesting ports of call, beautiful ship and nothing to worry about except what color of thread to use next!cruise2bl

Many of our guests were students we’ve met around the country over the past ten years.  Marie and I were delighted to see each of them again. Of course, we hope to meet many more this year and make new friends!cruise4bl

What can you expect from a Stitching Sisters cruise? Marie and I take care of the details – along with our skipper, Harold Havard of Flash Sew and Quilt in Naples, FL. Harold has at least a dozen stitching cruises under his belt you can be assured each one goes off without a hitch.   Marie and I will guide you through three days of designing, digitizing, stitching and quilting with an embroidery machine.  But we’re not heading to sea by ourselves, oh no, we’ll also be joined by two of DIME’s Inspiration Consultants. You’ll be in good hands for three days of embroidery fun and exploration.

Of course the Allure has lots of fun night time activities like shows, music, contests and more.cruise5bl

Or you can sneak back into the sewing studio and stitch some more.cruise6bl

This cruise will be our second on the Allure and fourth with the Royal Caribbean cruiseline. Click here to see why we think this ship is the best on the water.

Marie and I have already booked our rooms and we’re working on the class materials now.  Since we want all of the projects to be fresh and new for this special occasion, we are making sure all of the latest techniques, ideas and trends are included in the three days of embroidery fun. So details on the stitching portion of the cruise will be available at a later date. But it’s a good idea to grab your cabin now!  Please call Lenore Deck Travel at 352-270-8658 or email to [email protected].  There is limited space in the embroidery studio so get on the list today. Hope you’ll join us on the Allure!

You can learn more about the cruise and select your cabin at the special rate by visiting

We hope you’ll join us for a relaxing and educational vacation!  Just pack a bag, wear comfortable shoes and show up. We’ll handle the rest!




  • Joanne Banko

    Your quilted clothesline with swimsuits and such is simply adorable!!! I’m sure you’ll be making some great embroidered projects this coming May! Looks like a ton of fun!!!

  • Francine Meyer-Drasutis

    I had so much fun on the cruise with you and your family. I would love to do it again if I could find someone to share a cabin with.

    • Kahleen

      This sounds like so much fun. I never travel alone for things like this and my husband doesn’t want to go on another cruise.
      Have you Ben on one of these cruises before?
      Kathleen from Alaska

  • Beverly Murphy

    Hi I’m new to all of this cruising can you tell me where it leaves from. I live in Boston Ma, Thanks ^j^

  • Marti Morgan

    What a blast we had and if I wasn’t married and free to make all my own vacation plans – YOU WOULD SEE ME AGAIN!!! What fun! Have a great and safe trip.

  • Bonnie Sikorski

    Wonderful to see familiar faces from last years cruise. No t-shirt is safe after learning how to dress them up. Thanks Marie, Eileen, Harold and Lenore for giving me the vacation of a lifetime.

    • Norma Winner

      Why have you scheduled this at the same time as the AEC (American Embroidery Conference) in Palm Beach Gardens? I have been going to the AEC for over 12 years.

  • Linda A

    You show the 2017 trip is going to be on the Harmony. says it on the Allure.
    Can you check to see which one it is?

  • Bruce

    Great post. Thanks for sharing!


  • Tessie

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  • Anne

    I was wondering if there will be a cruise for2019

  • Kay

    Will there be a cruise for 2019