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

9-Day ~ Canada & New England (September 2011)

Royal Caribbean

Start Date:


September 29, 2011


End Date:


October 8, 2011

Canada & New England (September 2011) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

Maritime Canada & New England are popular cruising areas known for their rugged coastlines and distinct maritime culture. This cruising region is known for its distinct beauty, rich history, diverse culture, and natural beauty. With the change of seasons, you can expect to see spectacular fall foliage colors. You will be able to dine along the waterfront on succulent lobster or clam chowder, go beach combing for treasures, bicycling along shady country lanes or shopping for beautiful locally produced yarns. In addition to yarn shopping this area is known for its great gift and craft shops offering local products that range from hand crafts and fine furniture to gourmet chocolate and local art.

Instructors Donna Druchunas and Joan Schrouder delight in sharing their passion for the fiber arts by helping others discover the joy of knitting.

Private Shore Events

In addition to the community of knitters you will get to know onboard this cruise Craft Cruises has organized some exciting private shore events along the way so you can meet some of the wonderful fiber artists of this region. In Portland Maine we've chartered a private coach to visit Halcyon Yarns in Bath, the Tripping Gnome Alpaca Farm in Freeport Maine, the Maine Fiber Arts Gallery as well as two of Portland's most popular yarn stores - Fiber Arts Gallery and Knit Wits.

Craft Cruises has also organized a visit with Lucy Neatby in Nova Scotia as well as private dyeing demonstrations at the Fleece Artist. Lucy is the original Nautical Knitter who is an internationally recognized teacher, designer and writer who has thrilled knitters around the world with her inimitable charm, knowledge and uniquely colourful designs. Her passion for nurturing and empowering knitters and putting them in control of their art is becoming legendary! Lucy’s book Cool Socks Warm Feet, Knitter’s Companion DVD series and line of detailed, technique-rich patterns has successfully encouraged knitters to try new and daring knitting feats, which has gained her a devoted following.

The Fleece Artist was established in 1979 to supply fellow textile artists with natural fibres. Known for providing better colors than were commercially available, their dream was to be able to offer any colour in any natural fibre. The Fleece Artist hand dyes many colourways in silks, wools, kid mohairs, alpacas and angoras in yarns and slivers.