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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.

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. 

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.

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.

 

Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise (Apr 2020)

7-Day Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel - Apr 27-May 4, 2020

 

Join Craft Cruises on a scenic journey up the Pacific Coast. Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery and rich Redwood forests as you are pampered in luxury from San Diego to Vancouver. Join Beth Brown-Reinsel and other knitters on this knitting cruise sailing from California to Canada. For the ultimate cruise experience combine this 7-day cruise with our 14-day Great Alaskan Explorer knitting cruise with Sally Melville visiting such remote places as the Inian Islands, Valdez, Homer and Anchorage allowing a visit from the ship to the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. We invite you to pack up your needles and join in the fun while you learn new skills, shop for locally-made yarn and make new knitting buddies.

 

Great Alaskan Knitting Cruise (May 2020)

14-Day Great Alaskan Knitting Cruise with Sally Melville - May 4 - May 18, 2020

 

Set sail on an Alaskan cruise in spring when the wilderness awakens to new life. Join expert knitter and instructor Sally Melville and other knitters on this knitting cruise sailing round trip from Vancouver, British Columbia. For an even more amazing cruising experience, combine this with our 7-day Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel which sails from San Diego, California to Vancouver the week before, including stops in San Francisco, Seattle, and Victoria.

 

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.

Canada and New England Knitting Cruise (May 2020)

11-Day Canada New England Knitting Cruise with Judith Durant - May 26 - June 6, 2020

 

Cruise New England and Atlantic Canada with knitting expert and instructor Judith Durant in May 2020. Sail from Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal on Holland America's Amsterdam. Along the way, stop in scenic and historically-significant ports. Shop for hand-dyed yarn, dine on succulent seafood, and make new knitting friends, all while being pampered on board ship.

 

Northern Isles Knitting Cruise (July 2020)

14-Day Northern Isles Knitting Cruise with JC Briar - July 2-16, 2020

 

This Northern Isles knitting cruise features knitting expert JC Briar onboard Holland America's Zuiderdam. Departing from Denmark, this cruise visits multiple ports in Norway, Iceland and Scotland. This is the perfect itinerary for knitters because the places visited offer a glimpse into yarn production and traditional knitting techniques found in this region. Here you will see fiber arts and Northern European culture intertwined in daily lives of those living here. Summer is the best time to visit this region, when the days are long and the flowers are blooming.

 

British Isles Knitting Cruise (Jul 2020)

14-day British Isles Knitting Cruise with Gwen Bortner - July 11 - July 25, 2020

 

Immerse yourself in the British Isles on this cruise that visits many off-the-beaten-path ports. Set sail from Amsterdam on a British Isles adventure with knitting expert Gwen Bortner in July 2020. Bring your knitting needles and join us for an exciting mid-summer cruise on Holland America's Veendam to ports in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.