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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.

Baltic Knitting Cruise (Aug 2018)

 

Cruise with popular knitwear designer Melanie Berg on our Jewels of the Baltic knitting cruise aboard Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam. Set sail with one of the most popular designers on Ravelry and learn how to think outside of the box. Learn about the elements of design utilizing funky color color combinations to create stunning and unique garments you’ll love to wear. The Baltic is one of our most popular itineraries since you’ll not only learn new skills and meet local designers but you’ll be inspired visiting countries where many knitting traditions were born.

 

This cruise combines nicely with our 20-day Viking Passage knitting cruise with Hazel Tindall. Combine this 10-day Baltic for a 30-day knitting cruise extravaganza from Copenhagen to New York!

Transatlantic Knitting Cruise (Aug 2018)

Following the path used by the Vikings, this fabled voyage has become one of our most popular knitting trips. Join knitting expert Hazel Tindall on this knitting cruise sailing from Copenhagen to New York visiting Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on a voyage of a lifetime on board Holland America Line's popular ms Zuiderdam.

 

This cruise combines nicely with our 10-day Baltic knitting cruise with Melanie Berg. Combine this 20-day Viking Passage for a 30-day knitting cruise extravaganza from Copenhagen to New York!

Baltic Knitting Cruise (Sept 2018)

Set sail with with Russian lace expert Galina Khmeleva on a fabulous 2-week Baltic knitting cruise aboard the beautiful ms Koningsdam.  This itinerary has a nice balance between time at sea and time in port. The pace of this cruise allows time to relax, knit, enjoy the ship and explore many fabulous ports along the way. We invite you to join fellow knitters on this knitting adventure where you will learn new knitting skills, meet inspiring local designers and shop for yarn in some of the best yarn shops in Europe in places where many of the knitting traditions we know and love originated.

Australia & New Zealand Knitting Cruise (Oct 2018)

Join Anne Berk on this knitting adventure cruising 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 14-day cruise.

South America Knitting Cruise (Nov 2018)

Visit South America with Gwen Bortner and other knitters and you'll have a blast learning new knitting skills and shopping for yarn.  Visit the Quintessence Alpaca Farm in Chile, explore Santiago, cruise through Chilean fjords and Glacier Alley around Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands and Montevideo where you'll tour Manos del Uruguay and Malabrigo before ending in Buenos Aires where you can shop for yarn in the famous Buenos Aires yarn district.  South America offers some of the most stunning scenery in the world, vibrant textiles and produces some of the world's most luxurious yarn.  We invite you to pack up your needles and join us on this trip of a lifetime.

20th Anniversary Cruise (Jan 2019)

Join Craft Cruises and fellow Craft Cruisers as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary aboard Holland America's newest ship, the ms Nieuw Statendam.  This anniversary reunion cruise sails round trip from Ft. Lauderdale January 13-20, 2019 visiting the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Holland America’s private island, Half Moon Cay.

Hawaii and Tahiti Knitting Cruise (Mar 2019)

Blue crystalline waters surrounded by lush green mountains and pristine white beaches. A welcoming tropical paradise awaits on this knitting cruise with Sally Melville. There’s no better way to explore the islands of the Pacific than from onboard one of Holland America’s most popular ships, the ms Eurodam.

Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (April 2019)

Take a delightful cruise along the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the spring when the tulips are blanketing the fields and the trees are bursting with blossoms.  Discover the rich history and beauty of this region while cruising in luxury onboard the Ama Stella sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam.  Join Gwen Bortner and Annita Wilschut on this springtime adventure where you'll see the explosion of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens and the greatest concentration of windmills in Kinderdijk.

Ancient Empires Knitting Cruise (Apr 2019)

We invite you to join Craft Cruises and master designer, Deborah Newton, on a Mediterranean adventure sailing round-trip from Rome to the Greek Isles.  This itinerary is a treasure trove for history lovers.  Join other knitters and enjoy the lovely coastal scenery and be enchanted by centuries-old history and architecture all while learning knitting secrets Deborah Newton has uncovered over the years. 

Baltic Knitting Cruise (May 2019)

Embark the stunning Nieuw Statendam with Russian lace expert Galina Khmeleva on a spectacular journey visiting the best ports in the Baltic.  This itinerary visits many wonderful ports with just enough time to rest up between the great places you will explore and enjoy everything this stunning new ship has to offer.  Come sail away with fellow knitters on this knitting adventure of a lifetime.  On this cruise you will learn new lace-knitting skills, meet local designers along the way and shop for yarn in every port.  The Baltic is our top knitting cruise itinerary because it is a region where so many knitting traditions began.

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.

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.