Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

10-Day ~ Panama Canal Crochet Cruise (January 2010)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


January 12, 2010


End Date:


January 22, 2010

Panama Canal Crochet Cruise (January 2010) ~ Crocheting Cruises Description

Get off the beaten path and join us on a crochet adventure this January to break up the winter blues. Be inspired by two of the most leading edge fiber artists in the crochet world. January is the best time to cruise the Caribbean and Central America. On this cruise we’ll visit Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s award winning private island paradise, Aruba for some fun in the sun, the quaint, colorful and very Dutch island of Curacao, exotic Panama and our favorite place in the Americas, Costa Rica. Costa Rica adds magic to any cruise.

The Panama Canal is an engineering feat everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Transiting the Gatun Locks and and cruising around Gatun Lake surrounded by lush jungle with an abundance of wildlife is a truly memorable experience.

Costa Rica is an artist’s palate of vibrant colors. The vividly colorful flora and fauna of Costa Rica will inspire your creations for years to come. Join others from our group on a tour of Tortuguero. This is Costa Rica’s Amazon. Enjoy the flora and wildlife amidst a maze of winding canals through a rainforest so dense it is not accessible by land. This park protects a wide range of exotic birds, howler monkeys and endangered species such as green macaws, jaguars and several species of sea turtles.

The instructors Melody MacDuffee and Julia Bryant will provide excellent instruction and inspiration along the way with an extensive and varied onboard learning program.

Melody MacDuffee is a creative genius for developing a technique known as crochet overlay that creates a kaleidoscopic effect in the work. Her work is intricate using beautiful geometric designs. Melody MacDuffee is an acclaimed designer and professional instructor who is an passionate about beadwork as she is crochet. Melody also combines the two to create artistic masterpieces. Melody’s work is of museum quality and leaves you with the impression of other cultures being represented through her designs.

Julia Bryant is a Canadian textile artists who has been creating exquisite Tunisian Crochet sweaters, jackets, vests, children’s garments and wall hangings since the 1980’s. Julia Bryant is passionate about knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, tapestry weaving and Tunisian Crochet.

What is Tunisian Crochet? It is described by many as an absolute marriage of knit and crochet producing a lovely fabric the perfect weight for sweaters, coats, vests and wall-hangings.


Deposit this cruise before the end of the month and receive one FREE BOOK written by Lily Chin or if you do not crochet you may choose a free bottle of wine instead. All you have to do is mention the bonus at the time of booking.