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9-Day ~ Canada New England Knitting Cruise (May 2022)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


May 12, 2022


End Date:


May 21, 2022

Canada New England Knitting Cruise (May 2022) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

9-Day Canada New England Knitting Cruise with Tanis Gray
May 12 - May 21, 2022


Cruise the Atlantic Coast from Ft. Lauderdale to New England and Canada with Tanis Gray in late spring. This directional itinerary offers a chance to relax in Florida before embarking in Ft. Lauderdale on an adventure to some of the most beautiful ports along the Northeastern US seaboard and Canada, including Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Quebec City, and ending in Montreal. Opt for special fiber-related excursions, including special yarn presentations, dyeing demonstrations and plenty of shopping for unique hand-dyed yarn inspired by colors of this region. Learn new knitting skills, make new knitting friends, see dramatic coastal scenery and simply enjoy the luxury of shipboard living.


This Eastern seaboard cruise is perfect for people who prefer to travel closer to home. When the ship is not in port, Tanis Gray will be teaching some of her favorite knitting technique classes. The onboard knitting program will include the following classes: Roosimine, an Estonian inlay technique similar to intarsia, Mosaic Fingerless Mitts, Fair Isle, Double Knitting, Two-Colored Cables and Latvian Braids. In addition, Tanis is designing an exclusive knitalong project for the group using luxurious yarn from Seven Sister's in Maine .


9-Day Canada New England Knitting Cruise Highlights


  • In Ft. Lauderdale, stroll along the ocean and take a bus trip to visit Sheep Thrills yarn shop.

  • Walk in the steps of the America Revolution on Boston's Freedom Trail and pick up some souvenir yarn at Stitch House Dorchester.

  • Enjoy sampling New England clam chowder and eating fresh caught lobster

  • Whale watch on an optional ship excursion.

  • In quaint Bar Harbor take a carriage ride in Acadia National Park, and visit a pop-up yarn shop with Karen Glover from Seven Sisters.

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

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

  • On the Sydney waterfront visit the Cape Breton Island Centre for Craft & Design gallery shop where you'll find the latest work by local artisans including items from the Opulent Alpaca, a multi-generation family farm

  • Dating from before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Quebec City's historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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

  • Shop at Biscotte, a boutique yarn company specializing in hand-dyed yarn on natural fibers.

  • Extend your stay in Montreal to visit a yarn factory and to enjoy some of the wonderful things this fabulous city has to offer.