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18-Day ~ Hawaii Knitting Cruise (Nov 2020)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


November 3, 2020


End Date:


November 21, 2020

Hawaii Knitting Cruise (Nov 2020) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

18-Day Hawaii Knitting Cruise w/ Alissa Barton
Nov 03-21, 2020


This is the perfect cruise for those who enjoy the luxury of shipboard living combined with gorgeous island scenery and stunning ports of call. Hawaii is a magical place that, for many, invokes a multitude of exotic images. The sweet smell of tropical flowers, ocean breezes, tranquil waters and breathtaking natural scenery will renew your inner spirit and warm your soul. Thereâ??s no place on earth like Hawaii. There are an amazing variety of activities from leisurely island sightseeing and cultural adventures to foodie tours and a never-ending array of water sports so you will never be at a loss for something to do. Whether you take it easy lying beneath a palm tree in a hammock overlooking the sea or take a flight seeing tour among volcanoes, lush valleys and cascading waterfalls, Hawaii never disappoints.



Revel in many relaxing days at sea sailing to and from the islands: have breakfast delivered to your stateroom, be pampered in the spa, take a knitting class or just relax on deck watching the scenery go by. There will be a variety of classes led onboard by Alissa Barton including such favorites as Knitting Lace from Charts, Owning the Decrease, Spring Flowers Colorwork Socks, Hats from the Top Down and Felted Fair Isle Purse as well as two knit-along cruise projects. With so many days at sea this cruise is perfect for a knit-along cruise project as well as many skill-building technique classes. Alissa is a beloved teacher who thoroughly enjoys traveling and sharing her knowledge of knitting with others. Craft Cruises warmly invites you to pack up your needles and join us on this knitting cruise of discovery sailing round trip from San Diego on an 18-day adventure.



2020 Hawaii Knitting Cruise Highlights



  • In San Diego, before the cruise, meet the creative genius behind Baah! Hand Painted Yarn dyed in sunny southern California

  • Visit Apricot Yarns located at a converted military base in San Diego which also has many art and weaving studios, quaint shops and a fabulous food court

  • Shop for yarn at a pop-up yarn kiosk at the group hotel before the cruise in San Diego hosted by Yarning for You featuring indie yarns from local dyers

  • Take knitting classes with Alissa Barton, a knitting instructor with extensive teaching experience who loves to travel and finds knitting cruises to be the ultimate escape

  • On Maui you can enjoy a perfect day at the beach, sip a tropical drink and see the best luau in the Hawaiian Islands

  • Learn about astronomy on a tour of the stars on Kaanapali Beach where the crystal-clear Maui skies make this one of the world's best locations for stargazing

  • Visit Pearl Harbor, take in Waikiki from the top of Diamond Head crater, tour the Polynesian Cultural Center or watch the surfers on the North Shore or Waikiki Beach on Oahu

  • Take an awe-inspiring helicopter tour of Kauai and experience legendary views of waterfalls and the Hanapepe Valley, considered one of the most beautiful places on earth or take a walk on Hanalei Bay Beach, which is one of the top beaches in the world for its miles of white sand and mountain scenery

  • Enjoy true island hospitality while playing with the dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life snorkeling off the Kona coast

  • Come face to face with an active volcano

  • In Hilo, learn all about the cultivation of vanilla from the vanilla orchid while having lunch at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company

  • See chocolate made and shop for exquisite gourmet Hawaiian chocolates and macadamia nut shortbread cookies at Big Island Candies where everything looks good, tastes good and brings happiness to others through the Japanese concept of omiyage, which refers to gift-giving with a sense of place