Indonesian Cruise Adventure

How you can experience the ultimate ladies quilting retreat combined with a world class tropical cruise!

Quilting, textile and Batik secrets revealed by renowned fabric and cultural experts.

Imagine if you could join like-minded quilters on the ultimate quilting getaway AND have the adventure of a lifetime on the “Indonesian Cruise Adventure”…..

7 days in Bali then 12 day Cruise Singapore to Brisbane – Total 19 days
29 October – 16 November, 2020

Hi, I’m Jacky. I’m a seasoned traveller and have been visiting Indonesia for the past 27 years. I’m also a passionate quilting instructor and have designed a fun, relaxed and exciting retreat with all your needs as a ‘lover-of-batik’ in mind.

​As a fellow quilter and hoarder of fabrics let me tell you Indonesia is a quilter’s dream destination. If you know where to look, there are so many amazing fabrics still made in the traditional way. You can learn and experience more in a few days here than years back at home.

Indonesia offers some of the most unique and beautiful Batik designs in the world. But when you visit as a tourist, you’ll often pay 3 or 4 times more than you should for each fabric purchase.

There’s an amazing depth of culture in Indonesia yet when you’re a tourist you just can’t manage to access it without dodging a minefield of “tourist only” products and cultural activities posing as the real thing.

You end up missing out on the real artisans and having authentic experiences.

Our Indonesian Adventure

This is a fully guided tour with Jacky as your host.

How do you feel about spending 7 days in Candidasa, Bali enjoying the culture and warm weather?  Candidasa is a low key, chilled out fantastic place to holiday far from the tourist crowds.

We have 2 wonderful tutors champing at the bit to get to Bali and start creating.

You will spend 3 days in Bali with Pauline or Caroline, planning and creating your pieces.

Next, we will fly to Singapore to embark on a 12 day Cruise on the Royal Caribbean – Radiance of the Seas through the Scenic Archipelago of Indonesia to Brisbane, Australia.

On board, you will spend 3 intense days working with your tutor to achieve a finished product.

Carolyn will teach her unique style of Textile Art with fabrics and threads to finish your fantastic “Wall Hanging” that you will be only to proud to hang when you get home.

Pauline will teach you her fantastic style of quilt as you go and how to use her time saving tools and techniques, to finish your Amazing Mystery Lap Quilt.

How do you know if the Indonesian 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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Here’s what some of my previous clients have to say about my retreats:

Robyn Young’s story:

A great experience for my first time in Bali. Even though it was a quilters retreat, it was more like a Balinese tour. I did spend one day sewing! Yan was an amazing driver – caring, funny and informative. Thanks!”

Joyce Voigt’s story:

“I have been privileged to meet you Jacky and all your staff and artists to whom we have had contact. You have ensured that we have been catered for in all possible areas and times. Your thoughtfulness and caring has been appreciated.”

Robyn Cavanagh’s story:

“Thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the people. Enjoyed experiencing the cultural outing and loved the Batik painting day. The companionship of the ladies was fabulous and sewing by the sea will be an unforgettable experience. Thank you.”

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What do you get when you join the 19 day Indonesian Cruise Adventure?

  • Brisbane to Bali Flights
  • Bali to Singapore flights
  • Return transfer from airport to Hotel.  Please note that these free transfers are only valid for group flights or individually booked flights into and out of Bali that are within the group flights times.  Any transfers out of these times will incur a cost of approximately $45 per car
  • 6 nights accommodation in Candidasa, Bali
  • Welcome Dinner in Candidasa, Bali
  • Full breakfast at hotel
  • Batik factory or shopping day (depending on which tutor you pick)
  • Morning Tea on working days
  • 30% discount in Wacky Jacky’s Batik Shop Bali
  • 12 nights cruise on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas
  • All main meals on board Cruise Ship
  • Complimentary Sewing Machine (this machine is yours to keep)
  • All batik fabrics for your project
  • Choice of two world famous tutors
  • 6 Days tutoring (3 days Bali/3 days on Board)
  • Full use of conference room on Cruise Ship for classes
Guests wishing to depart from other destinations can be catered for.
Non-Australian Guests are responsible for their own Entry Visas into Australia.

– 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, Chenille sticks, rouching & scrunching fabric. 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.

In Bali – one of the days will be a day out at a batik factory to do your own Batik Panel for you to use as part of your project.  Pauline will then take you through choosing your colour combination at the Wacky Jacky’s Shop and collect colour swatches in your desired pallet.

You get to spend 3 intense “at Sea” days on the cruise learning Pauline’s fantastic techniques and finishing your wonderful creation.

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

Caroline Sharkey
Textile Delight

Embellishing the surface is Caroline’s way of creating textures that are interesting and change the way you as the viewer look at fabric.

Stitching into the surface changes the palette, and adding colours will bring your artwork to life.

Caroline’s approach in her art practice is to chop the fabrics into small confetti styled pieces, and then mix the colours and textures to create beautiful new fabrics. She uses raw edge applique and thread painting to enhance these surfaces.

Caroline is passionate about teaching her techniques of fabric embellishments and textured surfaces and loves to inspire and encourage everyone to experience the creative side of Textile Art.

In Bali – Caroline will take you through her style of textile art and how to choose and use your fabrics.  One of the days in Bali will be spent shopping for fabrics, threads and embellishments that would be ideal for your wall hanging.

You get to spend 3 intense “at Sea” days on the cruise creating and finishing off your beautiful wall hanging.

Dates: 29 October – 16 November, 2020

Prices :

Inside Room – Twin Share $5199

Inside Room – Single $6999

Ocean View Cabin – Twin Share $5399 — Sold Out

Ocean View Cabin – Single $7299 — Sold Out

Balcony Cabin – Twin Share $5799

Balcony Cabin – Single $7899

Non-textile guests – price available on Application

Guests wishing to depart from other destinations can be catered for. 

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

Please contact Jacky and she will customize your price.



A 2nd instalment of $1000 will be due prior to 1st February, 2020

Your final instalment – the balance will be required prior to 1st June, 2020

Travel Insurance:

IMPORTANT: Wacky Jackys does NOT supply travel insurance. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements.

Cancellation Policies:

Cancellations made are as per below:-

Days Prior to Retreat Cancellations Charge
365 days or more $150 administration fee
181 – 365 days Deposit Amount
121 – 180 days 20% of total fare
76 – 120 days 30% of the total fare
75 – 31 days 50% of 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 – 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.

What you need to bring:

– Optional…….. Your patterns – so you can collect fabric to take home with you.
– Spending money for lunch, dinners, drinks, souvenirs and shopping days etc.
– Sunscreen, bathers, cool clothes, good walking shoes for shopping.
– Pin number for your credit cards as most shops will not take signatures.
– Sense of humour and easy going approach to the Indonesian people, as they are one of the friendliest people on earth and really like to talk to guests

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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