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Craft Fair at Sea to New Zealand

15
Nights
2019
Mar 28
From
$4295
Celebrity
Solstice
Including accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

This cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice will be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy luxurious ship-board life, see the sights of New Zealand and learn techniques from the country’s finest craft experts. Come along and join us.

Visiting Tauranga, Wellingotn, Akaroa, Dunedin, Fiordland National Park, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydeny.

With Michelle Marvig, Jane MacDonald and Sharon Burgess

Tour highlights

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Sightseeing tours in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Hobart and Melbourne
  • 13 Exclusive Craft Classes with Michelle Marvig, Jane MacDonald and Sharon Burgess
  • Cushla’s Village fabrics in Devonport
  • Explore the geothermal activity of geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters of Rotorua
  • Katipatch Patchwork and Quilting Boutique - Tauranga
  • Mount Victoria, where we have 360 degree views of the city of Wellington
  • The Giants House, a historic house with original art works and terraced gardens filled with amazing sculptures and mosaics - Akaroa
  • Jacobean-style Olveston House - Dunedin
  • Kitz n Thingz, where there are a wide range of fabrics and accessories to suit quilters, stitchers and sewers
  • Cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand as we visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound
  • Buy, swap and sell tour exclusive
  • Thread, Needlework and Patchwork store established over 40 years ago - Hobart
  • Cutting Cloth. They stock a collection of fine fabrics with project kits and pre-cut fabric and bundles - Melbourne
  • Farwell dinner
Download Workshops Information Craft Fair at Sea to New Zealand  Map

Includes

  • Travel on Celebrity Solstice in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Solstice during the Craft Fair at Sea cruise
  • Leadership and workshops (with a maximum of 22 people) by Michelle Marvig, Jane MacDonald and Sharon Burgess
  • All Craft Fair at Sea cruise members can book 13 classes and receive information on the classes you will be attending
  • One nights accommodation in a first-class hotel in Auckland on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing tours in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Hobart and Melbourne
  • Port and handling charges, cruise taxes and gratuities on Celebrity Solstice
  • Professional workshop manager and tour management by Travelrite International
  • A certificate confirming the successful completion of the workshop
Celebrity Solstice Deck plans

Celebrity Solstice

Since Celebrity Solstice joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most welltravelled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Solstice hosts a variety of five star speciality restaurants including Murano a French restaurant, the Tuscan Grill, Silk an Asian restaurant and Qsine, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck’s Lawn Club and the incredible pampering services in AquaSpa, and you may never want to set foot on land again!

Michelle Marvig

Michelle Marvig

Michelle has always had a love affair with textiles. She has been a part of the Australian quilting industry for the last 25 years. She started as a sample quilt maker for a fabric importer and her work was seen by magazine staff. This was the start of a long career working with Australian patchwork magazines, which included publishing over 100 projects, feature writing, editing three books culminating as Creative Director for Quilters Companion for the past year. She has presented eight DVDs’ on a wide variety of techniques and last year published her third book, Quilt Workshop for Beginners. She has designed three fabric ranges and is now working on her fourth range of fabrics for Leutenegger. Michelle enjoys imparting her knowledge to students and has a busy teaching schedule all around Australia. Her work has won several awards at the NSW Quilt Guild Show. She has been leading the Travelrite International patchwork tours since 2008, enjoying exploring America, France, England, Japan, Europe, Canada and Vietnam with her fellow quilters.

Read an Interview with Michelle Marvig Sharon Burgess

Sharon Burgess

Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations is an English born Aussie girl with a passion and addiction to English Paper Piecing and fussy cutting. She lives in the beautiful historic town of Bendigo, Central Victoria in Australia with her family. Sharon began her quilting journey after the birth of her fourth child and it was not long after that, that she found and fell in love with English Paper Piecing. Sharon loves to share her love of English Paper Piecing through her patterns, introducing unique shapes to her work and her hands-on teaching method, sharing her techniques and favourite supplies. She is the Author of “Quilting on the Go... English Paper Piecing” through Tuva Publishing, released mid 2017 and is busy writing her second book due for release in late 2018.

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald is the owner of BeBe Bold, an Australian based studio shop and online store specialising in Japanese textiles and craft. Based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Jane travels extensively with BeBe Bold to exhibit and teach at major craft and quilt exhibitions. Returning frequently to Japan to learn from specialists in traditional sashiko techniques and to source the latest design trends, Jane has become a prominent figure in Japanese textile arts in Australia. BeBe Bold is a speciality store with a wide range of Japanese textiles including yarn-dyed fabrics, sashiko, kogin, crochet, embroidery and boro inspired designs including the ever popular Boro. Inspired Reversible Loop Bag. BeBe Bold developed from Jane’s great interest in Japanese textile history and aesthetic, inspiring her to create distinctive quilt designs with a focus on traditional kimono-width fabrics including yukata and kasuri. Jane has taught widely in Australia as well as further afield in the UK and France. Jane has been invited to teach at numerous retreats including the latest one which was the annual Northern Rivers Textile Retreat 2016. Jane’s previous experience in teaching on cruise ships has been really positive as she really enjoys the friendships formed and knowledge shared through teaching.

Day 1 Thursday March 28, 2019 Auckland
Today we board flights to Auckland. Upon arrival we are transferred to our city hotel. We will enjoy a welcome drinks party to meet other members of the Craft Fair at Sea and the teachers who will be inspiring us during our tour.

Day 2 Friday March 29, 2019 Embarkation
Auckland is the largest city and commercial centre of New Zealand. Our morning tour takes in the main sights of Auckland city, including the Harbour Bridge, which spans the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. We visit Cushla’s Village fabrics in Devonport, which displays a large selection of kits, threads and fabrics. We will have time to explore this attractive suburb. In the afternoon we are transferred to the port to board Celebrity Solstice. Make sure you are up on deck as Celebrity Solstice slips her moorings and makes her way into the Hauraki Gulf at the start of our Craft Fair at Sea cruise around New Zealand.

Day 3 Saturday March 30, 2019 Tauranga
This morning we arrive in Tauranga, a thriving commercial and business centre and a very busy port. Dominating the scene is the harbour and Mount Maunganui. We enjoy a full day sightseeing around Rotorua, a small city on the shores of Lake Rotorua, where we explore the geothermal activity of geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. We will see a geyser display, where boiling water shoots many metres into the air and the blue and green lakes named for their reflective qualities. We will visit Cottage Flair, an award winning shop in Rotorua. They supply books, magazines, fabrics, kits, haberdashery and patterns.

Day 4 Sunday March 31, 2019 Tauranga
Today we travel north to the Katipatch Patchwork and Quilting Boutique located on an avocado orchard. It is surrounded by a lovely garden which is accessible to visitors, allowing them to wander around in the natural beauty. The owner, Carol, is extremely knowledgeable about quilting and only stocks the best quality fabrics and accessories. We return to the ship at lunch time and lessons will be offered in the afternoon. Choose from our list of teachers to enjoy the first session of our project.

Day 5 Monday April 1, 2019 At sea
Today we will offer classes in the morning and afternoon or you might like to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Celebrity Solstice.

Day 6 Tuesday April 2, 2019 Wellington
This morning we will have a sightseeing tour of the main sights of Wellington including the Houses of Parliament known as ‘the Beehive’. We visit Mount Victoria, where we have 360 degree views of the city. We travel to visit Busy Bee quilt shop, where many quilting supplies are available. This afternoon will be available to explore Wellington as you wish.

Day 7 Wednesday April 3, 2019 Akaroa
Today we call in to the village of Akaroa. Originally founded by the French, it is now a delightful town, still retaining the ambience of France. We will have a sightseeing tour of the town. We continue with a visit to The Giants House, a historic house with original art works and terraced gardens filled with amazing sculptures and mosaics. This house was the first bank manager’s house in Akaroa, built in 1880. We will return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon join one of our teachers for a class.

Day 8 Thursday April 4, 2019 Dunedin
We arrive in the city of Dunedin this morning. Originally founded by Scottish settlers and known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, it now consists of beautifully preserved buildings overlooking parklands. We will visit the historic Jacobean-style Olveston House, containing a treasure trove of art and antiques, as we explore this attractive city. This afternoon we will have free time and you will have the opportunity to visit Kitz n Thingz, where there are a wide range of fabrics and accessories to suit quilters, stitchers and sewers. Some tour members may like to visit Lanarch Castle as an optional excursion at an extra cost.

Day 9 Friday April 5, 2019 Fiordland National Park
Today we cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand as we visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Fiordland National Park will be a highlight of the cruise, with spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife. We will have classes available this afternoon. This evening we will enjoy a buy, swap and sell.

Day 10 Saturday April 6, 2019 At sea
Today we will offer classes in the morning and afternoon or you might like to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Celebrity Solstice.

Day 11 Sunday April 7, 2019 At sea
This morning and afternoon we are offering classes or you might like to attend activities offered by the ship. We will enjoy a relaxing day at sea. This evening we will enjoy time for Show and Tell with tour member’s able to ask questions of the craft teachers.

Day 12 Monday April 8, 2019 Hobart
This morning we have a sightseeing tour of the city of Hobart. We see the waterfront, the old city and the historic Georgian district of Battery Point. We will visit the Thread, Needlework and Patchwork store established over 40 years ago. They offer patchwork and needlework supplies and accessories to complete your latest project. We return to the ship mid-afternoon. We suggest you visit The Patchworks a store adjacent to the dock. Tour members can visit at different times as it is a small store.

Day 13 Tuesday April 9, 2019 At sea
Today we will offer classes in the morning and afternoon or you might like to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Celebrity Solstice. Late afternoon we will enjoy a Show and Tell with tour members able to ask questions of the craft teachers.

Day 14 Wednesday April 10, 2019 Melbourne
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Melbourne which includes the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Queen Victoria Market and the central shopping area of Melbourne. We travel to Fairfield to visit GJ’s Discount Fabrics, which has a large range of quilting fabric including Liberty, Tula Pink, Lewis and Irene and the French General. We continue with a visit to Cutting Cloth. They stock a collection of fine fabrics with project kits and pre-cut fabric and bundles.

Day 15 Thursday April 1 1, 2019 At sea
Today we will offer classes in the morning and afternoon or you might like to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Celebrity Solstice. We will enjoy a farewell dinner aboard the ship, where we can have a show and tell of the work produced in the classes, under the guidance of the teachers.

Day 16 Friday April 12, 2019 Sydney
This morning we cruise into Sydney Harbour and after breakfast we disembark and tour activities conclude.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
11 Interior 7 $4,295 $6,525
9 Interior 9,10,11 $4,495 $6,645
8 Oceanview 3 $4,895 $7,685
2C Deluxe Balcony 6 $5,295 $8,385
2B Deluxe Balcony 6,7 $5,350 $8,490
C3 Concierge Balcony 9,10 $5,795 $9,365
C2 Concierge Balcony 9,10,12 $5,895 $9,545
C1 Concierge Balcony 9,10,12 $6,195 $10,135
A2 Aqua Balcony 11 $6,195 $10,135

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Travel on Celebrity Solstice in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Solstice during the Craft Fair at Sea cruise
  • Leadership and workshops (with a maximum of 22 people) by Michelle Marvig, Jane MacDonald and Sharon Burgess
  • All Craft Fair at Sea cruise members can book 13 classes and receive information on the classes you will be attending
  • One nights accommodation in a first-class hotel in Auckland on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing tours in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Hobart and Melbourne
  • Port and handling charges, cruise taxes and gratuities on Celebrity Solstice
  • Professional workshop manager and tour management by Travelrite International
  • A certificate confirming the successful completion of the workshop

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Airfares to Auckland. Please call our experienced travel consultants for the best available airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Solstice is operated by Celebrity Cruises and cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete a Celebrity Cruise online check-in.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The client must confirm the booking by paying a cruise deposit equal to 10 percent of the cruise fare within seven days of the booking being confirmed. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 92 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Solstice cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Refunds

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
91 days or more Loss of deposit
91 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International regarding visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE: Baggage is a at owners’ risk throughout the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 92 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

CLASSES OFFERED:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the classes offered due to unforeseen events. Classes which you have signed on to attend can’t be changed after final payment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS accredited A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these cruises, shall act only as agents for the passenger in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in cruises, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these cruises and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any cruise and/or make such changes in the cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Celebrity Solstice cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises as detailed on the back of the Celebrity Cruises reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd 423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Tel: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068

Further information can be obtained by phoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 34 years and operating in Victoria for more than 38 years. It is a top selling agent of Celebrity Cruise Lines. It has two ATAS accredited offices at Balwyn and Heathmont A10538 which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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