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17-Day ~ Hawaii Knitting Cruise (Jan 2023)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


January 14, 2023


End Date:


January 31, 2023

Hawaii Knitting Cruise (Jan 2023) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

17-Day Hawaii Knitting Cruise with Alissa Barton
January 14-31, 2023

Hawaii is the perfect cruise itinerary for those who enjoy the luxury of shipboard living combined with gorgeous island scenery and stunning ports of call. Hawaii is a magical place that, for many, invokes a multitude of exotic images and vibrant colors. The sweet smell of tropical flowers, ocean breezes, tranquil waters, and breathtaking natural scenery will renew your inner spirit and warm your soul. There's no place on earth like Hawaii. There are diverse activities available catering to a range of interests. From touring gardens, cultural attractions, and culinary places of interest to a never-ending array of water sports, visitors here will never be at a loss for something to do. Hawaii never disappoints whether you take it easy lying beneath a palm tree in a hammock overlooking the sea or take a helicopter tour among volcanoes, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls.

Enjoy the luxury of shipboard living as you revel in many relaxing days at sea. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, work out in the spa, enjoy the fresh sea air as you walk around the promenade deck, pamper yourself with a massage, take a knitting class or relax on deck; the possibilities are endless.

While at sea Alissa Barton will teach various knitting classes, including such favorites as Knitting Lace from Charts, Owning the Decrease, Spring Flowers Colorwork Socks, Hats from the Top Down, and Felted Fair Isle Purse, as well as an Introduction to Brioche and Advanced Repair. With so many days at sea, this cruise is perfect for knitting. Alissa is a fantastic knitting instructor who thoroughly enjoys traveling and sharing her knowledge of knitting with others. Craft Cruises invites you to pack up your needles and join us on this knitting cruise.

17-Day Hawaii Knitting Cruise Highlights

  • In San Diego, before the cruise, learn about Baah! Hand Painted Yarn and how this company that had its origins here started.

  • Visit Apricot Yarns located at a converted military base in San Diego which also has many art and weaving studios, quaint shops, and a fabulous food court.

  • Shop for indie yarns from local dyers.

  • Take knitting classes with Alissa Barton, a knitting instructor with extensive teaching experience who loves to travel and finds knitting cruises to be the ultimate escape.

  • On Maui, you can shop for locally-dyed yarns, enjoy a perfect day at the beach, sip a tropical drink and see the best luau in the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Learn about astronomy on a tour of the stars on Kaanapali Beach, where the crystal-clear Maui skies make this one of the world's best locations for stargazing.

  • Take an awe-inspiring helicopter tour of Maui and experience legendary views of waterfalls and the Haleakala Crater, as well as the Seven Sacred Pools and the Hana rain forest. The stunning shoreline of northeast Maui is truly a sight to experience.

  • Visit Pearl Harbor, take in Waikiki from the top of Diamond Head crater, tour the Polynesian Cultural Center, or watch the North Shore or Waikiki Beach surfers on Oahu.

  • Enjoy authentic island hospitality while playing with the dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life snorkeling off the Kona coast.

  • Come face to face with an active volcano.

  • In Hilo, learn all about the cultivation of vanilla from the vanilla orchid while having lunch at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company.

  • Shop for exquisite gourmet Hawaiian chocolates at Big Island Candies, where everything looks good, tastes good, and brings happiness to others through the Japanese concept of omiyage, which refers to gift-giving with a sense of place.