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7-Day ~ Canada and New England Knitting Cruise (May 2018)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


May 5, 2018


End Date:


May 12, 2018

Canada and New England Knitting Cruise (May 2018) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-Day Canada and New England Knitting Cruise w/ Carol Feller


Cruise New England and Maritime Canada with Carol Feller on a voyage of discovery to North America's most scenic, historic and culturally rich seaports. Among the main highlights on this cruise include tracing the path of American independence; eating fresh New England lobster; watching dyeing demonstrations; visiting a working mini-mill and farm near Charlottetown; and shopping for yarn at some of the best shops in the region.


This directional cruise from Montreal to Boston visits several ports in Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Maine. On this knitting cruise, you will see spring flowers while sampling the delights of French Canada and New England. There are many compelling reasons we invite you to join us as we celebrate the stunning beauty of spring onboard Holland America's ms Veendam.


This cruise is ideal for those with limited time since, unlike many cruises to this region, it is only 7 nights. There will be optional extensions offered both before and after the cruise for those with more time. The cruise begins in historical French Canada visiting many interesting ports followed by one day at sea. Carol Feller will be offering a class program designed specifically for this itinerary. Carol, who calls Cork, Ireland home, is both an artist and structural engineer. She has authored five popular knitting books. For the onboard knitting program Carol will work you through the process of knitting a cabled hat from side-to-side. Everyone will learn provisional cast-on techniques, ways to perfect your cables, German Short Rows with cables and finally grafting both knit and purl stitches. When you've finished your hat you'll have a new set of skills and an amazing hat!


7-Day Canada and New England Cruise Highlights


  • Take an optional tour to visit Louet North America where participants will learn about the production of Louet yarn as well as their well-designed knitting needles

  • Learn about popular local indie dyers and their inspirations at two popular yarn shops in Montreal, Espace Tricot and La Maison Tricotée

  • Savor Old-World French flair in both Montreal and Quebec City where you'll enjoy heritage dating back more than 400 years.

  • Cruise the St. Lawrence River where you will experience spectacular lakes and archipelagoes from the comfort of Holland America's ms Veendam.

  • Tour the Belfast Mini Mills outside Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island where participants will learn about mini-mills, shop for yarn and explore the farm.

  • Be wowed at the Fleece Artist & Handmaiden dye studio where you'll see dyeing demonstrations and learn how they source their luxurious silks, wools, kid mohairs, alpacas, seaweed and angora fiber.

  • Meet designer Ilga Leja at Tradewind Knits Studio in Halifax.

  • Enjoy a succulent lobster lunch in the quintessential New England town of Bar Harbor.

  • Shop for Seven Sisters Arts yarn at a "pop-up" shop in Bar Harbor.

  • Extend your stay in Boston and learn about the American Revolution along the Freedom Trail, wander through public gardens or shop for yarn at Boston's most popular yarn shops including Classic Elite's Hubb Mills and Stitch House Dorchester.