Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

14 - Day ~ China, Korea & Japan Knitting Cruise (Mar 2013)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


March 18, 2013


End Date:


April 1, 2013

China, Korea & Japan Knitting Cruise (Mar 2013) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

14-Day China, Korea & Japan Knitting Cruise w/ Lily Chin

Join Craft Cruises and Lily Chin on Holland America Line's beautiful ms Volendam where you will cruise in style and comfort to some of the best ports in Asia. Have fun yarn shopping with Lily Chin, meeting local knitters and seeing the sights throughout this wonderful journey.

Cruise from Hong Kong to Kobe, Japan and explore some of the most fascinating and ancient cultures in the world. On this cruise you will enjoy learning more about cultures quite different than our own. This cruise is well balanced with time in port to explore and time at sea to relax and learn new knitting skills. This cruise journey begins in pulsating Hong Kong where you'll get to meet a group of local English-speaking knitters and see the sights before embarking on your cruise that will take you to such interesting places as Shanghai, Beijing, Darian, Busan (Pusan), Nagasaki and Kobe. After the cruise spend a few extra days in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto, where you'll learn about Japanese culture, visit the textile art center and shop for Japanese yarn at Habu Textile's newest retail outlet.

2013 China, Korea & Japan Highlights

  • HONG KONG YARN CRAWL, SIT & KNIT & LASER LIGHT SHOW - Shop for yarn in Hong Kong and enjoy meeting and knitting with local knitters at one of the many English-speaking knitting groups that meet weekly. You'll also have time to enjoy the choreographed laser-light show known as "A Symphony of Lights" taking place nightly over Victoria Harbour.

  • SHANGHAI YARN CRAWL - Spend two fabulous days in Shanghai exploring with Lily Chin that combines sightseeing and shopping for gorgeous yarns of exceptional quality at the lowest prices you could ever imagine. Some of the Chinese yarns you'll find include Shokay Yarns, Heng Yuan Xiang Wool as well as a variety of exotic yarn such as and blends including bamboo, yak, otter and even possum.

  • BEIJING SIGHTSEEING & SHAKUN CHINA CASHMERE - Visit Beijing on an optional overnight private Craft Cruise fiber event. Spend two full days in China meeting locals, seeing the sights and shopping for the most luxurious yarns produced in China - Shakun China Cashmere under the label of Lotus Yarns.

  • KYOTO, JAPAN VISIT TO THE GEISHA DISTRICT, KYOTO TEXTILE ART CENTER, HABU TEXTILES & OLYMPUS YARN - Kyoto is Japan's cultural center known for its traditional Japanese architecture and flowering trees. Here you will discover the "real Japan" where you can partake in a tea ceremony, learn about ancient culture, visit the geisha district, the Kyoto Textile Art Center, Kic Tac, Olympus Thread Manufacturing for a tour of their yarn production facilities and Hubu Textiles newest store.