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Handspinning Cruises

Craft Cruises™ is Offering Something New!

We can't let knitters and crocheters have all the fun so we are offering cruises for handspinners.  Classes will be offered onboard to include spinning techniques for spinning wheels and drop spindles.

Our handspinning cruises combine fiber arts so handspinning and other fiber art classes will be offered.  

Handspinning allows us to create the most luxurious customized yarn at a fraction of the cost.   Handspinning is also a very relaxing form of meditation.

Why Handspin?

Handspinning is an ancient textile dating back thousands of years.  Today, artisan spinners, have put a new spin on this ancient fiber art.  Not only do handspinners spin their own yarn to control specific yarn qualities but they also spin it to produce yarn that is not widely available commercially. 

Handspinners also may spin for self-sufficiency, a sense of accomplishment, or a sense of connection to history and the land. In addition, they may take up spinning for its meditative qualities.

Even if you simply learn to have a better understanding of the variety of yarn types and qualities available for knitting, giving handspinning a try will be a very rewarding experience.

What to Expect on a Handspinning Cruise

Our enriching handspinning cruises allow you to improve your skills while visiting some of the most interesting ports in the world. Each day you will experience something new.

Unlike most handspinning retreats, with our handspinning cruises you are pampered onboard a beautiful cruise ship.   Our handspinning cruises provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where you can be yourself without having to worry about anything except having a good time.

Handspinning classes will be offered while the ship is cruising and while we are in port there will be numerous opportunities to meet local fiber artists along the way.  Visiting fiber farms, local handspinners and yarn producers along the way will inspire you and give you a glimpse into other cultures that most tourists rarely enjoy.

Handspinning Classes

Our handspinning cruise class programs are designed to offer an array of topics and skill levels. Depending on the length of the handspinning cruise and the number of sea days on the itinerary a variety of handspinning classes are offered. We recognize people take handspinning cruises for different reasons so you can take a single class, a full schedule, or anything in between.

Cruising with family, friends and loved ones

Cruisingoffers something for everyone. On our handspinning cruises, the handspinning group makes up a small percentage of the passengers onboard so while you are attending class, your traveling companions are enjoying hundreds of other onboard activities. Activities range from reading by the pool to culinary arts, art auctions, massages or fitness exercises to mention but a few. We offer inspiration to everyone who travels with us and believe happiness is not a destination but a way of life.

Take some time for yourself. Come join us on a handspinning cruise and discover the joy and freedom cruising brings. 

Handspinning Cruise Exclusive Parties

An ice breaking event designed to introduce your professional escort, the instructors and the participants. Held the first night of the handspinning cruise prior to dinner, this fully hosted event is something you don't want to miss.