7-Day ~ Alaska Inside Passage Knitting Cruise (July 2013)
Holland America Line
July 6, 2013
July 13, 2013
Alaska Inside Passage Knitting Cruise (July 2013) ~ Knitting Cruises Description
7-Day Inside Passage Alaska Knitting Cruise w/ Ginger Luters & Marly Bird
Every year Craft Cruises offers a uniquely different Alaska cruise itinerary. The cruise itineraries offered by Holland America Line are as diverse as the Great Land itself. In 2013 we are offering "The Best of the Best". July is the best month to visit Alaska since the days are warm and long resulting in active, calving glaciers, the wildflowers are in full bloom, the Humpback hunting tactic of bubble-netting is at its peak, and anyone who works in education is on summer holiday.
This Alaska itinerary also includes Tracy Arm, which is often touted as having the best wilderness scenery in all of Alaska. Tracy Arm is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest and consists of two deep narrow fjords filled with active glaciers producing dark blue ice, abundant waterfalls and a wide variety of wildlife including bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and numerous bird species.
Sailing round trip from Vancouver, British Columbia is also the best for those wanting to witness the splendor of Canada's Inside Passage. On this itinerary you not only get to cruise this narrow passageway all the way up to Glacier Bay National Park but you get to cruise through it on your way back down to Vancouver doubling your scenic viewing enjoyment of an area considered to be the most beautiful in the world. If you are fortunate enough to witness a sunset with a Bald Eagle soaring overhead you'll be guaranteed to get tears in your eyes.
So if you are considering a knitting cruise to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska this "The Best of the Best" Alaska cruise wins hands-down.
2013 Alaska Knitting Cruise Highlights
- Arrive a day early to explore Vancouver on a yarn crawl featuring trunk shows by local fiber producers and designers
- Enjoy a traditional Pacific Northwest salmon dinner on the Vancouver waterfront at Monk McQueens, known for the freshest fish and liveliest jazz in town
- Spend three luxurious days at sea with classes offered by knitting experts Ginger Luters and Marly Bird
- Shop for Alaska produced yarns, including Qiviut, in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan
- Stay an extra day to visit Seattle and take the Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island for a hosted reception at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
- Visit Pike Place Market and So Much Yarn just one block north. This lovely shop has a friendly atmosphere, nice selection and is in an extremely convenient location for anyone visiting Downtown Seattle.