Indonesian Cruise Adventure

Imagine joining likeminded quilters on the ultimate quilting getaway, and the adventure of your lifetime in Indonesian Cruise Adventure, on a 10% off!

4 nights Brisbane, 14 day Indonesian Cruise to Singapore, 2 night in Singapore, Fly back to Brisbane – Total 20 days

20 January – 08 February, 2023

All new format for our cruise. Meet in Brisbane for 3 day intensive workshop to prepare for our cruise.

We have 3 wonderful tutors champing at the bit to get to Brisbane and start creating.

You will spend 3 days in Brisbane with Pauline Rogers (PQW), Caroline Sharkey or Alison & Shuji Yamazaki (Wabi Sabi), planning and creating your pieces.

After our 4 nights in Brisbane we board the 14 day Cruise on the P&O – Pacific Encounter to Singapore – stopping in Airlie Beach, Darwin, Komodo Island, and Bali.

On board, you will spend 6 intense ½ days with your tutor stitching and appliqueing to achieve a finished product.

After arriving by cruise into Singapore we have 2 nights to explore this exotic city before flying back to Brisbane.

If you would like to extend your holiday in Singapore, I can adjust the price accordingly.

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How do you know if the Asian Cruise Adventure is for you?

  • You want to create meaningful memories instead of being just another tourist
  • You have a passion for quilting or batik fabrics
  • You’d love to experience the real Indonesian culture and get behind the scenes peek at local life
  • You want to have a safe, well organised trip with other friendly like-minded ladies
  • You want to be able to kick back, relax and have fun without worrying about all the small details
  • You love batik fabric and would jump at the chance to make some of your own using authentic Javanese materials

  • You think visiting an exotic destination with someone who knows the location and culture well would be an advantage

I’ve designed Indonesian Cruise Adventure to be a relaxing and energizing getaway for quilting enthusiasts.

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What do you get when you join the 20 day Asian Cruise Adventure?

Your 20 day Indonesian Adventure Price Includes:-

  • 4 nights accommodation in Brisbane, Qld
  • Continental breakfast at hotel Brisbane
  • Welcome Dinner in Brisbane
  • Choice of two world famous tutors
  • 6 Days tutoring (3 days Brisbane/6 half days on Board)
  • 30% discount at Wacky Jacky’s Pop-up Shop in Brisbane Venue
  • Other Pop-up shops in Brisbane Venue
  • Morning Tea / lunch / afternoon tea on working days in Brisbane
  • Transfer to Brisbane Cruise Terminal
  • 14 day cruise on P&O Pacific Encounter
  • All main meals on board Cruise Ship
  • 2 nights accommodation in Singapore
  • All batik fabrics & linen for your project
  • Singapore to Brisbane Flight
  • In Bali a day out to Candidasa, to check out the home of Wacky Jacky’s fabric shop and café.
  • Optional Extra Days (at your own cost)

– Finally the choice of two world famous tutors waiting to start creating with you –

Pauline Rogers
“A Mystery to Behold”

Using her fantastic tools – which save time, money and frustration, Pauline will be teaching us several different techniques such as Quilt As You Go, Bias Appliqué, and many more. All are great techniques that can be used in many other creative ways.

Along with all the texturing techniques you will learn all sorts of Free Motion Quilting that is achievable on an average sewing machine.

For our 3 days spent in Brisbane – we will design and ready your project for hand sewing on board the ship. Pauline will take you through choosing your colour combination at the Wacky Jacky’s Pop-Up shop.

Once on board our 14 day cruise to Singapore, we will hand stitch and embellish with Pauline’s fantastic techniques and finish your wonderful creation.

Your project will be a wall hanging or lap quilt size but will remain a mystery until you get here. This class is a fantastic learning experience.

Caroline Sharkey
“Making Magic”

Stitch the magical colours of Batik and embellish with beautiful thread.

Plan and Design your project with Caroline in Brisbane then during the cruise enjoy time to embellish with slow stitching and decorating the pages or wall hanging.

Caroline will share the joy of playing on the surface and her love of colour, texture and design to help you make your memento of the time spent together on tour with Jacky and crew.

Participants will design a project using the beautiful Wacky Jacky Batik collection Caroline has chosen especially for this workshop.

Make a beautiful textile art book or wall hanging…

Alison & Shuji have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things shibori and indigo dyeing. Spend your first 3 days in Brisbane stitching, tying, clamping & dyeing the base fabric for your Mixed Technique Indigo Hanging. You can choose from one of Alison’s designs or create something unique yourself.

Once on board our 14 days cruise to Singapore, we will spend most at sea mornings stitching, embellishing & appliqueing your magnificent wall hanging.

This project is suitable for both beginner and experienced dyers and stitchers – you will each take your own creative journey with expert guidance from both Shuji and Alison.

We will also have the chance to try other Japanese ‘zakka’ projects – fun hand sewing to make bags and accessories.

Dates: 20 January – 08 February, 2023

Prices :

Inside Room – Twin Share $5199

Inside Room – Single $6999

Balcony Cabin – Twin Share $5799

Balcony Cabin – Single $7899

Non-textile guests – price available on Application

Non-Australian Guests are responsible for their own Entry Visas into Australia.

Please contact Jacky and she will customize your price.


Terms and conditions for promo period:

  • Applicable from 1 August 2022 to 31 August 2022.
  • Bring a friend with you, and your friend is entitled to get 10% discount for their purchase.
  • Applicable only for the Cruise Adventure.


A 2nd instalment of $1000 will be due prior to 1st June, 2022

Your final instalment – the balance will be required prior to 1st November, 2022

Travel Insurance:

IMPORTANT:- Wacky Jacky’s does NOT supply travel insurance. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements and the requirements of Indonesian and Singapore Government. Wacky Jacky’s also recommends that you purchase your insurance on booking and paying your deposit for your retreat.

Cancellation Policies:

Corona Virus Cancellation Policy:-

Wacky Jacky’s is not prepared to cancel any retreats or to refund monies due under my cancellation Policy due to Covid 19, but on the other hand would be happy to transfer over monies paid to other replacement retreats. Any retreats that cannot be held in Bali or Java in the due to Covid Restrictions will be postponed to later dates and you will be provided with a list of dates to choose from. No monies will be refunded but instead will be transferred over to your chosen dates. This cancellation policy supersedes the my standard date Cancellation Policy.

Here is my standard cancellation policy:

Days prior to Retreat: Cancelation charge:
365 days or more $200 administration fee
121 – 365 days Deposit Amount
76 – 120 days 30% of total fare
75 – 31 days 50% of the total fare
Less than 30 days Total Fare

​Depending on the reason for your cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your travel insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned.

Airline tickets(if included in your price) – Once the tickets have been purchased they are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline and may NOT BE REFUNDABLE, TRANSFERABLE OR DATE-CHANGEABLE.

The Company reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.

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Flight Details:

All Terms and Conditions for flights including cancellation policies are set by the airline, Virgin Australia. Please review their website for Terms and Conditions

All prices are based on the departure point specified. We are happy to organise flights from your preferred departure point and will notify you of any changes to the price. We will do our best to ensure that everyone meets up in Bali at the same time. Sometimes this is not possible and this may incur a small additional fee for transfers from Denpasar to Candidasa.

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