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

14-Day ~ New Zealand & Australia Knitting Cruise October 2010

Holland America Line

Start Date:


October 22, 2010


End Date:


November 5, 2010

New Zealand & Australia Knitting Cruise October 2010 ~ Knitting Cruises Description

While this may be Craft Cruises first cruise Down Under, we've specialized in custom tours to this region for many years. Our expertise and connections will create opportunities that simply are not available to regular travelers. We will meet local fiber artists, visit farms and learn all about the culture of the Kiwis and Aussies along the way. What could be better? Imagine the life... many luxurious days at sea relaxing and learning new skills in knitting classes led by expert instructors, the luxury of shipboard living and the anticipation each beautiful port along the way.

New Zealand and Australia are ideally seen from a cruise ship since you only need to pack and unpack once. This trip will include all of the main highlights of New Zealand and will take us to Tasmania, Canberra and Sydney. For those wanted to extend their stay in Australia, we will help you plan a trip to match your interests and budget.

Visitors from North America to Australia and New Zealand will feel at home because of the many similarities in national makeup and approach as well as the shared language. These two countries have uniquely distinctive differences from North America with their staggering landscapes, cultural traditions and exclusive wildlife.

Australia has an allure for its outback, which is used to describe the Country's large areas of wilderness, as well as its first-rate beaches and surfing opportunities. While New Zealand encompasses two main islands, the North Island and South Island, each has its own uniqueness. Enjoy experiencing the lively metropolis of Auckland, with its lush green hills and unusual black sand beaches. Further into the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to visit the "Switzerland of the South Pacific" when you visit Christchurch and Dunedin located on the South Island.

Lily Chin and Jenny King will be teaching a challenging onboard educational program geared to different skill levels. There will be knitting, knitting with beads, and crocheting classes offered onboard this cruise. Come expecting to learn lots of new fun tips and tricks to add to your stash of skills.