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10-Day ~ Canada New England Knitting Cruise (Aug 2024)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


August 31, 2024


End Date:


September 10, 2024

Canada New England Knitting Cruise (Aug 2024) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

10-Day Canada & New England Knitting Cruise with Lucy Neatby
August 31 - September 10, 2024

Cruise Maritime Canada and New England with Lucy Neatby on this 10-day voyage of discovery to North America's most scenic, historic, and culturally rich seaports. Sail from Montreal to Boston August 31-September 10, visiting ports in Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine.

Visiting Maritime Canada & Maine is a delightful experience for knitting enthusiasts. This region is home to a growing community of fiber artists supported by many fabulous yarn shops and fiber producers. Among the many highlights of this cruise, knitters will also have the opportunity to learn about yarn production, dyeing, and shopping.

This off-the-beaten-path itinerary allows cruisers to enjoy the beauty of summer while sampling the delights of Canada and New England. We invite you to come along and have some fun as we celebrate the stunning beauty of this region onboard Holland America's ms Volendam.

While onboard, Lucy Neatby will offer a range of knitting classes. Lucy is a top knitting expert and plans to share many great tips and techniques to give knitters a deeper understanding of knitting. Courses will include a range of popular topics. Lucy will teach popular favorites such as the Sea Lettuce Scarf, Bosnian Toe Up Toes, Fabulous Finishing, Double Up and Around, Phoenix From the Ashes, Garter Stitch Short Row Heel and Almost Saintly Knitting - It's SO Holey.

Join us on this knitting adventure and kick up your skills a few notches!

10-Day Canada & New England Knitting Cruise Highlights

  • Learn about Biscotte Yarn in Montreal and Quebec City, a boutique company specializing in hand-dyed yarn on natural fibers.

  • Shop for yarn produced by popular local indie dyers at La Maison Tricotée in Montreal.

  • Sample delicious Montreal-style bagels. These bagels are boiled in honey and water and baked in wood-fired ovens, giving them a deeper and crunchier crust than the New York-style bagels found elsewhere.

  • Explore the old town neighborhood in Quebec City, North America's best-preserved walled fortification. Known for its iconic landmarks, quaint alleyways, and rich history., Quebec City dates from before the Pilgrims landed and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous Chateau Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

  • In Baie-Commeau, learn about regional wildlife at the Maison de la Faune or visit the fascinating Glacier Center, where visitors can experience glaciers' temperatures, sounds, and movements.

  • Learn about the history and traditions of the local Innu First Nations people in Havre-Saint-Pierre while taking in stunning coastal scenery and shopping for unique handmade crafts created by local artisans.

  • Explore the heritage district of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where you can view the Memorial to Captain James Cook, who mapped the area in 1767.

  • Travel back 1,000 years to the first European settlement in the New World at L'Anse aux Meadows north of St. Anthony. This UNESCO World Heritage Site depicts how the Vikings lived and how these tough people lived, ate, and rested when not at sea.

  • In St. Johns, Newfoundland, shop for locally-made crafts at Nonia that are handmade by women from Newfoundland and Labrador, some of whom have been knitting and weaving for NONIA for over 50 years.

  • Watch a dyeing demonstration with Fleece Artist and Handmaiden, plus a trunk show with a local designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Also, hear stories about the Titanic at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.

  • Visit the Maine Fiber Arts Center in Portland, shop for yarn at the enormous Halcyon Yarns, and feast on fresh-caught Maine lobster.

  • Browse an extensive selection of delicious yarns and fabulous patterns at KnitWit in downtown Portland. Knit Wit is Quince and Co.'s original flagship shop known for carrying a large selection of skeins made in Maine.