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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.

 

“...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!...“

Featured Cruises at a Glance

When you are ready to start planning your next cruise, we'll be prepared to help guide you every step of the way.

 

At Craft Cruises®, we make travel easy, rewarding, and fun by taking care of all the details. The future is looking brighter, and we see many more happy days at sea. With trips filling fast, new travel insurance options, and flexible booking terms, there's little reason not to book your next trip now. Having something fun to look forward to will not only lift your spirits but will also give you a well-deserved break. There is nothing quite like the joy travel brings.

 

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

 

Instructors will include Tanis Gray, Galina Khmeleva, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Kristin Drysdale, Lucy Neatby, André de Castro, JC Briar, Gwen Bortner, Alyssa Barton, Lily Chin, Margaret Holzmann, and Martina Behm, to name a few.

 

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

 

“...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!...“

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 just keep coming back! The Baltic Knitting cruise was my first Craft Cruise and the main attraction for me was the private tour and visit with Horst Schulz in his flat in Berlin. This was a surprise inclusion and a definite highlight. The high quality of instructors was also great and many of the topics I have an interest in were covered. I have been attending various workshops for 6 years, but have found the particular close contact and communication interchange provided onboard to have been the most valuable experience in my developing understanding of the techniques covered..."

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.

“...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!...“