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New York Trip 2024

22nd July - 4th August

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Join us for 12 days of Sewing Related Fun!

On this page you will find more information regarding the brief itinerary, the cruise ship and the pricing packages.

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New York

  • Arrive in New York on Monday 22nd July 2024

  • A driver will meet you at JFK Airport to take you to the hotel

  • 5 Nights in the fantastic Refinery Hotel New York  A former Hat Factory in the heart of the Garment District

  • 3 days of Fabric Shopping in the famous Garment District guided by Claire & Amy

  • A visit to the New York Metropolitan Museum

  • Group Dinners each evening in Claire & Amy's favourite restaurants (optional and not included in price)

  • One Free Day of sightseeing

  • Option to arrive in New York earlier

  • Guest Speaker to entertain us on one evening

The Cruise

  • Embark on the Queen Mary 2 on Saturday 27th July 2024

  • Dedicated sewing room set up on board for 5 days to create garments of your choice

  • Masterclasses and Demonstrations from Claire

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner included each day

  • Full use of the fantastic facilities on the ship

  • 2 1/2 free days to relax and be pampered

  • Entertainment every night

  • Group Dinners Optional

  • Arrive back in Southampton on 4th August 2024

The Cabins

Once you have booked the trip you will be given all of the details on how to book your cabin with Cunard.

The prices quoted are for the Britannia Inside Cabin.

There are many other cabin options which are on offer and Cunard will be able to help you with this.

Cabin Types:

  • Britannia Standard Inside

  • Britannia Standard Atrium View

  • Britannia Oceanview

  • Britannia Balcony Sheltered

  • Britannia Club Balcony

  • Princess Grill/Suite

  • Queens Grill/Suite

More information on the cabin types can be found on Cunard's website here


Flights are handled by either you or Cunard.

When booking your cabin with Cunard you will be given the option to add flights to you reservation.

Depending on the price they offer, you can then decide whether to go ahead with the ease of them handling the booking, or alternatively you can research and book you own flight to New York.


Places are limited to 12 so in order to guarantee your place a 25% deposit is required as soon as possible. We will then require a further 25% on 1st November 2023 and the Final Balance will be required on 1st March 2024.
Prices quoted are subject to change depending on Cunard's prices at the time of booking.

Prices are lower if you have someone to share with, due to single person supplements at the Hotel in New York and also on board the Queen Mary 2.

The costs below are based on 
Cunard's current prices (11/12/23) and are approx based on the cost of the flight being £420pp

Whole Trip

from £4549pp

Price based on two people sharing a room in New York and on

The Cruise

Including Flights

Whole Trip

from £6168pp

Price is for 1 Person not sharing.

Including Flights

To make an enquiry please contact us below...

Thank you for your enquiry!

Please Note: You are more than welcome to bring a 'non-sewing' partner or friend with you on the trip to bring the cost of the rooms down. There will be a bespoke quote amount for this. However, please be aware that this person will not be entitled to join in any of the planned activities with the rest of the group including meals in New York or on the Cruise. The planned activities are solely for the attendees of the Sewing Tour & Cruise.

Cancellation Terms

We recommend that you take out insurance as soon as you make the booking with us. Make sure your holiday insurance includes Cruises.

There is a 48hr cancellation period from the time of booking, in which you will receive a full refund.  After this if you cancel before 1st October 2023 you will receive a 50% refund of monies paid.  After 1st October no refund can be given.

Please Note that our cancellation terms differ to Cunard, so please check with Cunard before making your booking.

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