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7-Day ~ Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise (Apr 2020)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


April 27, 2020


End Date:


May 4, 2020

Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise (Apr 2020) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-Day Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Apr 27-May 4, 2020



Set sail with Beth Brown-Reinsel up the Pacific Coast on a spring cruise stopping at many popular ports along the way. Some of the main highlights on this cruise include Santa Barbara which is known as the American Riviera with its perfect year-round weather and outdoor activities; Monterey with its iconic reputation for offering something for everyone including the most beautiful scenery in the entire country along Highway 1; San Francisco with its amazing sightseeing, museums, shopping and dining experiences; Seattle for Pike Place Market, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and Chihuly Gardens; Victoria for stunning Butchart Gardens and Beehive Wool known to be the largest yarn shop in the entire Pacific Northwest; and Vancouver known for its international flare, Stanley Park and the home of SweetGeorgia Yarns.



This cruise offers a good balance of interesting ports and scenic time cruising. Starting in San Diego, those who arrive early have a chance to learn about Baah! Yarns and other indie-dyers from Southern California as well as visit the historical Old Town and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Onboard Beth Brown-Reinsel will be offering some of her most popular knitting classes including Traditional Beginnings - Cast Ons from Long Ago, Introduction to Twined Knitting, Latvian Wristers, and to help bring the culture of the Coast Salish people to life from British Columbia, a class on how to knit a Cowichan Inspired Pullover.



For the ultimate cruise experience we invite you to combine this 7-day cruise Pacific Coast knitting cruise with our 14-day Great Alaskan Explorer knitting cruise with Sally Melville visiting such remote places as the Inian Islands, Valdez, Homer and Anchorage allowing a visit from the ship to the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.



7-Day Pacific Coast Knitting Cruise Highlights



  • Arrive in San Diego early to meet the creative genius behind Baah! Hand Painted Yarn

  • Enjoy a traditional Mexican meal in historic Old Town, known for its colorful markets, fresh tortillas and icy-cold margaritas

  • Take classes with knitting expert Beth Brown-Reinsel , who specializes in traditional knitting techniques

  • Visit the coastal community of Santa Barbara, the celebrity hideaway of the rich and famous nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains known for its near-perfect climate, sandy beaches and rocky coves

  • Shop for souvenir yarn at Cardigan's Yarn shop in Santa Barbara

  • Choose from a plethora of options in Monterey such as touring vineyards, enjoying a memorable meal at one of many celebrated restaurants , visiting a world-class aquarium or experiencing the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway 1 past the unparalleled scenery of the California Redwoods and craggy Pacific coastlines

  • Find your knitspiration at fabulous Monarch Knitting, in Pacific Grove, near the port of Monterey

  • See the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz or just shop to your heart's content at two of the best yarn shops in the Bay Area, A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland and Imagiknit in the Castro District

  • Shop at the largest yarn store in the Pacific Northwest, Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria, British Columbia

  • Visit Butchart Gardens, Canada's most beautiful National Historic Site, known for its stunning floral displays

  • In Seattle, take the ferry to shop at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, go to So Much Yarn in Pike Place Market or ride the Monorail to the Seattle Center where you can see Chihuly glass on display at Chihuly Garden

  • In Vancouver, shop at Urban Yarns, Maiwa Supply on Granville Island and see yarn dyed at the dye studio of SweetGeorgia Artisan Hand-Dyed Luxury Yarns