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Craft Cruises® - Cruising with a Purpose

Craft Cruises® - Cruising with a Purpose

 

Cruising with a purpose is about collecting experiences and making new friends. If you have found yourself resisting cruising then you may want to think again. Craft Cruises® is known for having the highest quality educational programs onboard award winning cruise lines. Craft Cruises® carefully selects the cruise lines, ships and itineraries used to ensure each passenger's safety, comfort and enjoyment.

 

 

Misconceptions about cruising have kept many from trying it but it is truly one of the safest, most comfortable and easy-to-budget vacations available. The most satisfied of all Craft Cruise® participants are the ones who resisted. The onboard classes, the pampering, the friendships, the overall feeling of togetherness, and the exclusive opportunities to meet other like-minded people in ports around the world have led to expectations being exceeded and the cruise experience being repeated over and over again.

 

 

Craft Cruises® is a full service travel agency specializing in personalizing the cruise experience by including activities people love. At Craft Cruises® our purpose is to create the highest quality cruise experience by catering to travelers with a keen interest in the shared travel experience, cultural exchange and learning new skills.

 

“...I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed the Alaska Knitting cruise with you; the combining of the cruise and training really did seem to give the best of both worlds as far as we were concerned. We are describing it as the "event of a lifetime" to our friends and definitely plan to come on another Craft Cruise in a year or two!...“

Featured Cruises at a Glance

Craft Cruises® has many exciting knitting trips in the works for 2018 and beyond. Our trips fill fast so we recommend planning early. If you have a destination in mind ask to be added to our wish list so you'll get advance notice when new dates become available.

 

In 2018 cruise with us through the Panama Canal, Asia from Shanghai to Tokyo, Canada New England, the Fjords and Highlands of Ireland and Scotland, tour Alaska's interior then cruise south to Vancouver, visit the Northern Isles of the Atlantic, the Baltic, the Viking Passage Transatlantic crossing from Copenhagen to New York, Australia New Zealand and South America around Cape Horn. In 2019 join other Craft Cruisers on our 20th Anniversary Reunion cruise to the Caribbean, Tahiti and Hawaii round-trip from San Diego, Norway and the Arctic Circle or our ever popular 35-day Voyage of the Vikings round-trip from Boston among others. Instructors will include Sally Melville, Gwen Bortner, Carol Feller, Merike Saarniit, Beth Brown-Reinsel, JC Briar, Melanie Berg, Hazel Tindall, Galina Khmeleva and Anne Berk to name a few.

 

“...I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed the Alaska Knitting cruise with you; the combining of the cruise and training really did seem to give the best of both worlds as far as we were concerned. We are describing it as the "event of a lifetime" to our friends and definitely plan to come on another Craft Cruise in a year or two!...“

Celebrate Cultural Differences

At Craft Cruises® we believe what we have in common is more important that our differences and that by recognizing this we are better able to celebrate those differences. Craft Cruises® has handcrafted experiences impossible to duplicate traveling alone.

 

In addition to being affordable, cruising offers something for everyone. With Craft Cruises®, our special interest groups makes up only a small percentage of the passengers onboard. So while you are attending class, your family, friends and loved ones can be enjoying a plethora of other onboard activities. On any given day there are often hundreds of fun activities to keep them entertained. Most cruises offer excellent enrichment programs that range from culinary classes and wine tasting to computer lessons and yoga. Of course there is also plenty of time for relaxation, sunbathing and catching up on that book you have been wanting to read.

 

“...Unlike some of my past experiences with knitting retreats your operation is way ahead of them all. Within 50 minutes of my e-mail giving you the go ahead on the Baltic Knitting Cruise you sent a confirmation with all the details I needed to finalize my plans. Keep up the good work....“

Cruising with a Purpose

Cruising with a purpose offers inspiration to everyone who joins us because we believe happiness is not a destination but a way of life. Take some time for yourself, join us on a Craft Cruise and discover the joy and freedom travel brings.

“What could be better than spending quality time with my daughter and other knitters who enjoy traveling, knitting, and having a good time. I feel so excited when I know a trip is coming; looking forward to it months in advance; knowing I'll meet new teachers, make new friends, and see former travel mates.....”