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Craft Cruises® - Cruising with a Purpose

Cruising with a purpose is about collecting experiences and making new friends. If you have found yourself resisting cruising, then you may want to think again. Craft Cruises® is known for having the highest quality educational programs onboard award-winning cruise lines. Craft Cruises® carefully selects the cruise lines, ships, and itineraries to ensure each passenger's safety, comfort, and enjoyment.

 

 

Misconceptions about cruising have kept many from trying it, but it is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-budget vacations available. The most satisfied of all Craft Cruise® participants are the ones who resisted. The onboard classes, the pampering, the friendships, the overall feeling of togetherness, and the exclusive opportunities to meet other like-minded people in ports around the world have led to exceeded expectations and many happy repeaters.

 

 

Craft Cruises® is a full-service travel agency specializing in personalizing the cruise experience by including activities people love. At Craft Cruises®, our purpose is to create the highest quality cruise experience by catering to travelers interested in the shared travel experience, cultural exchange, and learning new skills.

 

“...Loved our fun times together at dinner and our various discussions too. The seminars were just the best! But how can you go wrong with the instructors; the elite of the knitting world....“

Featured Cruises at a Glance

Craft Cruises® was having a record-breaking year when the pandemic struck. Now, as the vaccines roll out, everyone is eager to travel. While few are going right now, the future appears bright, and we are looking forward to many more happy days at sea.

 

Prime dates and itineraries are filling fast. With new travel insurance options and flexible terms, there's little reason not to book now. Having a fun knitting trip to look forward to will lift your spirits.

 

Craft Cruises® has many exciting knitting trips available now and many more in the works. If you have a destination in mind, ask to be added to our wish list so you'll get advance notice when new dates become available.

 

Upcoming trips include Christmas Markets on the Rhine, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Europe, Canada, New England, Alaska, including Denali National Park, Norway, the Polar Ice Caps in the Arctic Circle, Greenland, Iceland, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the British Isles, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Baltic including Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and Russia among others.

 

Instructors will include JC Briar, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Tanis Gray, Galina Khmeleva, Kristin Drysdale, André de Castro, Lucy Neatby, and Alyssa Barton, to name a few.

 

We invite you to join us on our next adventure. Come along and have some fun. You deserve it!

 

“...I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed the Alaska Knitting cruise with you; the combining of the cruise and training really did seem to give the best of both worlds as far as we were concerned. We are describing it as the "event of a lifetime" to our friends and definitely plan to come on another Craft Cruise in a year or two!...“

Celebrate Cultural Differences

At Craft Cruises®, we believe what we have in common is more important than our differences and that by recognizing this, we are better able to celebrate those differences. Craft Cruises® has handcrafted experiences impossible to duplicate traveling alone.

 

In addition to being affordable, cruising offers something for everyone. With Craft Cruises®, our special interest groups make up only a small percentage of the passengers on board. So, while you are attending class, your family, friends, and loved ones can be enjoying a plethora of other onboard activities. On any given day, there are often hundreds of fun activities to keep them entertained. Most cruises offer excellent enrichment programs that range from culinary classes and wine tasting to computer lessons and yoga. Of course, there is also plenty of time for relaxation, sunbathing, and catching up on that book you have wanted to read.

 

“...I have taken three of your knitting cruises so far. I have toured such places as Alaska, New England, and the Baltic. I have never spent money or time more wisely. The cultural and learning on these cruises is beyond what I'd hoped for. The people I've met along the way are unforgettable. And the instructors were simply great!...“

Cruising with a Purpose

Cruising with a purpose offers inspiration to everyone who joins us because we believe happiness is not a destination but a way of life. Take some time for yourself, join us on a Craft Cruise, and discover the joy and freedom travel brings.

“...Your selection of instructors was excellent. This was a very diverse group and I was amazed at the feeling of community that permeated the atmosphere. I will recommend this experience to anyone that has the opportunity to attend. The contacts and information are priceless....“