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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.

Northern Isles Knitting Cruise (July 2021)

14-Day Northern Isles Knitting Cruise w/ JC Briar
July 18-August 1, 2021

 

This Northern Isles knitting cruise features knitting expert JC Briar onboard Holland America's newest ship, ms Ryndam. Departing from Amsterdam, 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.

 

Rhine Christmas Markets (Dec 2021)

2021 Christmas Markets Knitting Cruise on the Rhine
December 5-16, 2021
(4-night Switzerland + 7-night Rhine Cruise)

 

Kick off the 2021 Holiday Season on a Rhine river cruise visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland. See gorgeous scenery, shop for Swiss Mountain Silk, improve your knitting skills and make new friends on this fabulous knitting cruise at the most festive time of year, Christmas. There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when visiting festive Christmas 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. Join us and you'll be sure to cherish these memories for years to come.

 

Rhine Christmas Markets (Dec 2021)

2021 Christmas Markets Knitting Cruise on the Rhine
December 5-16, 2021
(4-night Switzerland + 7-night Rhine Cruise)

 

Kick off the 2021 Holiday Season on a Rhine river cruise visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland. See gorgeous scenery, shop for Swiss Mountain Silk, improve your knitting skills and make new friends on this fabulous knitting cruise at the most festive time of year, Christmas. There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when visiting festive Christmas 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. Join us and you'll be sure to cherish these memories for years to come.

 

Southeast Asia Knitting Cruise (Jan 2022)

Southeast Asia Knitting Cruise with JC Briar
January 17-31, 2022

 

Join Craft Cruises and JC Briar on this 14-day Southeast Asia knitting cruise sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong visiting some of the most beautiful ports in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, onboard Holland America Line's stylish and comfortable ms Noordam. This cruise combines nicely with our 14-day China & Japan Knitting cruise sailing January 31-February 14, 2022.

 

China and Japan Knitting Cruise  (Jan 2022)

14-Day China and Japan Knitting Cruise with JC Briar
January 31 - February 14, 2022

 

Join Craft Cruises and JC Briar on this 14-Day China and Japan Knitting Cruise visiting ports in China and Japan aboard Holland America Line's elegant ms Noordam. This cruise starts in Hong Kong and ends in Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Nagasaki and more. This cruise can be combined with our Southeast Asia cruise for a 28-day Asian knitting adventure.

 

New Zealand and Australia Knitting Cruise (Mar 2022)

14-Day New Zealand and Australia Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel - March 31-April 14, 2022

 

Join Beth Brown-Reinsel on this knitting adventure cruising from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia 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 aboard Holland America's Oosterdam.

 

Gems of Southeast Europe Knitting Cruise (Apr 2022)

Gems of Southeast Europe Knitting Cruise
April 18-25, 2022

 

Take a springtime cruise with Craft Cruises visiting parts of Europe rich in traditions and picturesque landscapes. Rural destinations along the Danube are rich in history dating back to the Roman and Ottoman Empires. Here you will enjoy a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere combined with old-world charm. There is just enough urban sophistication combined with untouched landscapes to please most travelers. Join us on our next adventure. Come along and have some fun.

 

Canada New England Knitting Cruise (May 2022)

9-Day Canada New England Knitting Cruise with Tanis Gray - May 12 - May 21, 2022

 

Cruise New England and Atlantic Canada with knitting expert and instructor Tanis Gray in May 2022. Sail from Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal on Holland America's Zaandam. 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 and having fun.

 

Musk Ox and Glaciers Alaska Knitting Cruise (May 2022)

7-Day Musk Ox and Glaciers Alaska Knitting Cruise with Galina Khmeleva - May 22-29, 2022

 

Join Russian lace expert, Galina Khmeleva, on our most popular Alaska knitting cruise itinerary, Musk Ox & Glaciers. This cruise aboard Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam cruises through some of Alaska's most stunning scenic areas, including the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park. Take just the 7-night knitting cruise or add our exclusive 4-night Musk Ox tour for an ultimate 11-night Alaska knitting adventure.

 

Polar Ice Caps Knitting Cruise (June 2022)

21-Day Polar Ice Cap Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel - June 12 - July 3, 2022

 

Join other knitters on a cruise to the Arctic Circle and the Land of the Midnight Sun. Set sail from Rotterdam roundtrip with knitting expert Beth Brown-Reinsel and bring your knitting needles. This exciting itinerary on Holland America's Volendam includes Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, and Scotland. Enjoy long days, pleasant temperatures, and unparalleled natural beauty.

 

Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and New England (Aug 2022)

24-Day Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and New England with Kristin Drysdale
August 3-27, 2022

 

Join Kristin Drysdale on a spectacular 24-day journey visiting Canada, Greenland, and New England. This cruise visits southern Greenland and several very off-the-beaten-path ports. Sailing round-trip from Boston aboard the beautiful Nieuw Statendam with knitting expert Kristin Drysdale. This late-summer cruise allows participants to enjoy sunny days, cool nights, and the far north's exceptional natural beauty.

 

British Isles Knitting Cruise (Aug 2022)

14-day British Isles Knitting Cruise with Lucy Neatby - August 14-28, 2022


Immerse yourself in the British culture on this cruise that visits many off-the-beaten-path ports. Set sail from Rotterdam on a British Isles adventure with knitting expert Lucy Neatby from August 14-28, 2022, onboard Holland America's Volendam. Bring your knitting needles and join us for an exciting adventure to ports in England, Ireland, and Scotland, including stops in Guernsey, Isle of Sky, and Orkney.

European Explorer Knitting Cruise (Aug 2022)

13-day European Explorer Knitting Cruise w/ André de Castro
Aug 28-Sep 10, 2022


Enjoy the magic of Europe in late summer on this 13-day repositioning sea and river cruise itinerary that includes ports in France, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, and Italy. Set sail August 28-September 10, 2022, from Rotterdam to Rome on Holland America's beautiful Volendam. Join Portuguese knitting expert André de Castro and other knitting enthusiasts on an itinerary that will make you fall in love with Europe for the first time or all over again.

Baltic Knitting Cruise (Oct 2022)

13-Day Jewels of the Baltic Knitting Cruise with Galina Khmeleva
October 2-15, 2022

 

Embark the stunning new Rotterdam, Holland America's latest flagship, along with Russian lace expert Galina Khmeleva and other knitters on a spectacular journey visiting the best ports in the Baltic. Beat the crowds on this early autumn cruise. 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.