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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.

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 Alissa Barton - 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 Alissa Barton 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.

European Explorer Knitting Cruise (Aug 2020)

17-day European Explorer Knitting Cruise w/ Chris Bylsma & Karen Morin
Aug 22 - Sep 8, 2020

 

Enjoy the magic of Europe in late summer on this 17-day repositioning sea and river cruise itinerary that includes ports in Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, and Croatia in August 2020. Set sail from Amsterdam to Venice on Holland America's Veendam with knitting experts Chris Bylsma and Karen Morin, and fall in love with Europe for the first time or all over again.

 

South America Knitting Cruise (Oct 2020)

South America Knitting Cruise w/ Marie Greene
Oct 30 - Nov 13, 2020

 

Visit South America with Marie Greene and other knitters on this cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Come be inspired, learn new skills and shop for beautiful South American yarn. Come early and visit Peru and the Quintessence Alpaca Farm just north of Santiago before cruising through Chilean fjords and Glacier Alley around Cape Horn. This cruise includes stops in the Falkland Islands and Montevideo where you'll learn about Falkland wool, Manos del Uruguay and Malabrigo. 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.

 

Hawaii Knitting Cruise (Nov 2020)

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

 

Join Alissa Barton on this 18-day Hawaiian knitting cruise visiting the best ports in Hawaii. While at sea enhance your knitting skills in a variety of knitting classes and share in other fun activities with fellow knitters. On this trip you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenir yarn, learn new skills and be energized by all of the things that make Hawaii so magical.