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Current Featured Cruises

Our programs are hand-crafted to create experiences that are impossible to duplicate when traveling alone. No matter which trip you choose, you'll be exposed to new cultures, given unique opportunities to meet the locals and form new friendships that will last a lifetime. You'll learn about history, art, flora, fauna, food, and nature in ways that would be impossible on your own.

Select from one of our pre-designed trips outlined below. If you don't see the trip you have in mind please send us a message with your destination and instructor wish list and we'll use your feedback to develop new trips. Most of our trips are repeated every year, every other year or sometimes every 3-5 years.

Alaska Knitting Cruise (Jun 2019)

Embark on an Alaskan journey when the days are long and warm, the glaciers are calving and the wildflowers are in full bloom.  Join Tanis Gray on this cruise sailing round trip from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Midnight Sun (July 2019)

Want to beat the heat of summer?  Join other knitters on this incredible 14-day Voyage of the Midnight Sun adventure sailing from Amsterdam July 7-21, 2019 to the Arctic Circle.  Set sail on this knitting cruise adventure visiting some of the most gorgeous ports in Norway aboard Holland America's newest ship Nieuw Statendam.  Knitting classes will be offered by Norwegian knitting expert, Beth Brown-Reinsel, who will be offering a range of classes onboard.  Shop for yarn, visit mills and meet local knitters along the way on the perfect summer cruise that will have you returning home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Colors of Canada and New England (Sep 2019)

12-Day Canada & New England Knitting Cruise w/ Alissa Barton


Cruise New England & Maritime Canada with Alissa Barton next fall. Set sail from Quebec City to New York City on Holland America Line's popular Colors of Canada and New England fall foliage cruise. This popular itinerary visits some of the most beautiful and evocative seaports in Canada and along the eastern seaboard. Enjoy fall colors while learning new knitting skills, eating succulent lobster, making friends and shopping for gorgeous hand-dyed yarns along the way.

Portugal and Spain Knitting Cruise (Oct 2019)

Join Craft Cruises and AmaWaterways on their popular Flavors of Portugal and Spain river cruise next October. Set sail from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges” and gateway to the Douro River Valley.  Cruise through rambling vineyards and spectacular scenery.  Extend your stay and explore Madrid, one of Spain’s most glorious cities. Chris Bylsma, a nationally-known knitting instructor, will demonstrate the Incan or "around the neck" knitting style known locally as "Portuguese Knitting Style" as well as lead the group in a knitalong project and yarn shopping adventures in the cities visited along the way.  We invite you to come along for some fun on this river cruise visiting a region known for its many timeless traditions. 

Rhine Christmas Markets (Dec 2019)

Kick off the 2019 Holiday Season in Switzerland with Chris Bylsma on a knitting cruise.  A Christmas Markets river cruise on the Rhine visits many amazing places in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.  Join other knitters on this knitting cruise at the most festive time of year, Christmas.  Enjoy sparkling lights, festive music, and colorful decorations while tantalizing aromas such as spiced wine, crepes, roasted chestnuts, waffles and gingerbread fill the brisk winter air. Combine all this with making new friends, working on a fun knitalong project and shopping for souvenirs and you'll be sure to cherish these memories for years to come. 

Danube Christmas Markets (Dec 2019)

Cruise Europe's most fabled waterway, the Danube, during the most festive time of year on this Christmas Markets knitting cruise with Karen Morin.  There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when visiting Europe's festive markets during the holidays.  Enjoy sparkling lights, festive music, and colorful decorations while tantalizing aromas such as spiced wine, crepes, roasted chestnuts, waffles and gingerbread fill the brisk winter air.  Combine this with making new friends, shopping for colorful souvenir yarn, participating in a fun knitalong and you've got the ingredients for a trip of your lifetime.

Antarctica & South America (Jan 2020)

22-Day South America and Antarctica Knitting Adventure

 

Visit South America and Antarctica on this cruise adventure with knitting expert Beth Brown-Reinsel. The unparalleled beauty of the region combined with the warm and inviting hospitality of the people and vibrant South American knitting culture will give you great memories. Along the way, enhance your yarn stash with gorgeous South American yarn. Learn new knitting techniques with expert knitter Beth Brown-Reinsel while onboard. In port, shop for South American yarns such as Malabrigo, Manos del Uruguay and Quintessence Alpaca, among others.

 

Australia & New Zealand Knitting Cruise (Feb 2020)

2020 Australia & New Zealand Knitting Cruise

 

Join Lucy Neatby on a knitting cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand visiting the most popular ports along the way. Learn new skills, meet local knitters, shop for souvenir yarn and be pampered every step of the way on this 15-day cruise.

 

Baltic Knitting Cruise (May 2020)

14-Day Baltic Explorer Knitting Cruise with Lily Chin - May 23-June 6, 2020


Join Lily Chin on a Baltic knitting cruise like no other. This cruise visits new and off-the-beaten-path places with fewer ships and less crowding. Come join other knitters aboard the Veendam visiting some of the best ports in the Baltic as well as a few new ones. This itinerary includes two new ports, Ronne on the island of Bornholm in Denmark and Klaipėda in Lithuania as well as some past favorites such as Oslo, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Stockholm.