By David & Anna Smith, Guest Lecturer & ATW Quilt Coordinator
With 36 guests participating during the 180-day Around the World voyage aboard Insignia this year, the colorful ATW quilts have been beautifully completed and raffled. This year, guests created more quilt blocks than expected so two quilts were created, one with 72 blocks and the other with 25 blocks. Each block represents a world port of call visited on the world voyage or life on board. About $2000 was raised in the raffle for the Around the World quilts and was donated to the Insignia crew welfare fund.
Have you ever finished a 10- or 12-day cruise wishing your vacation could have lasted a little bit longer? Sometimes two-week cruises are too short, and you might not be ready to take the leap and set sail on a 180-day Around the World journey just yet. Enter our beautiful Extended Journeys and Grand Voyages, ranging from 17 days all the way up to 116 days. In this category, there is something for everyone – whether you are looking for a long snowbird-style break from the chilly winter or you’ve always wanted to explore a particular part of Europe, South America or Asia in greater depth.
President & CEO Bob Binder
With our Around the World 2019 journey opening for reservations today, I’ve been reflecting on my own world cruise experiences. It was 20 years ago that I first journeyed on an around the world cruise, a westbound route just like Insignia’s magnificent new route.
One of Australia’s most acclaimed pastry chefs and chocolatiers, Tim Clark, will join Insignia’s Azure Seas voyage this May. Chef Clark will be aboard the voyage beginning in Auckland on May 19, 2016 and will share some of the secrets to his delectable desserts during special cooking demonstrations. The Grand Dining Room will also feature an array of his impressive pastry creations during dinner.
There is a quilting buzz aboard Insignia!
Aboard our Around the World in 180 Days voyage, Hostess Tricia Blake recently announced the launch of the Around the World (ATW) Quilt Project. Exotic fabric and textile artist and professional quilter Anna Smith is offering creative input and inspiration while guests contribute to this quilting masterpiece.