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Current Featured Cruises

Our programs are hand-crafted to create experiences that are impossible to duplicate when traveling alone. No matter which trip you choose, you'll be exposed to new cultures, given unique opportunities to meet the locals and form new friendships that will last a lifetime. You'll learn about history, art, flora, fauna, food, and nature in ways that would be impossible on your own.

Select from one of our pre-designed trips outlined below. If you don't see the trip you have in mind please send us a message with your destination and instructor wish list and we'll use your feedback to develop new trips. Most of our trips are repeated every year, every other year or sometimes every 3-5 years.

20th Anniversary Cruise (Jan 2019)

Join Craft Cruises and fellow Craft Cruisers as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary aboard Holland America's newest ship, the ms Nieuw Statendam.  This anniversary reunion cruise sails round trip from Ft. Lauderdale January 13-20, 2019 visiting the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Holland America’s private island, Half Moon Cay.

Hawaii and Tahiti Knitting Cruise (Mar 2019)

Blue crystalline waters surrounded by lush green mountains and pristine white beaches. A welcoming tropical paradise awaits on this knitting cruise with Sally Melville. There’s no better way to explore the islands of the Pacific than from onboard one of Holland America’s most popular ships, the ms Eurodam.

Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (April 2019)

Take a delightful cruise along the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the spring when the tulips are blanketing the fields and the trees are bursting with blossoms.  Discover the rich history and beauty of this region while cruising in luxury onboard the Ama Stella sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam.  Join Gwen Bortner and Annita Wilschut on this springtime adventure where you'll see the explosion of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens and the greatest concentration of windmills in Kinderdijk.

Ancient Empires Knitting Cruise (Apr 2019)

We invite you to join Craft Cruises and master designer, Deborah Newton, on a Mediterranean adventure sailing round-trip from Rome to the Greek Isles.  This itinerary is a treasure trove for history lovers.  Join other knitters and enjoy the lovely coastal scenery and be enchanted by centuries-old history and architecture all while learning knitting secrets Deborah Newton has uncovered over the years. 

Baltic Knitting Cruise (May 2019)

Embark the stunning Nieuw Statendam with Russian lace expert Galina Khmeleva on a spectacular journey visiting the best ports in the Baltic.  This itinerary visits many wonderful ports with just enough time to rest up between the great places you will explore and enjoy everything this stunning new ship has to offer.  Come sail away with fellow knitters on this knitting adventure of a lifetime.  On this cruise you will learn new lace-knitting skills, meet local designers along the way and shop for yarn in every port.  The Baltic is our top knitting cruise itinerary because it is a region where so many knitting traditions began.

Alaska Knitting Cruise (Jun 2019)

Embark on an Alaskan journey when the days are long and warm, the glaciers are calving and the wildflowers are in full bloom.  Join Tanis Gray on this cruise sailing round trip from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Midnight Sun (July 2019)

Want to beat the heat of summer?  Join other knitters on this incredible 14-day Voyage of the Midnight Sun adventure sailing from Amsterdam July 7-21, 2019 to the Arctic Circle.  Set sail on this knitting cruise adventure visiting some of the most gorgeous ports in Norway aboard Holland America's newest ship Nieuw Statendam.  Knitting classes will be offered by Norwegian knitting expert, Beth Brown-Reinsel, who will be offering a range of classes onboard.  Shop for yarn, visit mills and meet local knitters along the way on the perfect summer cruise that will have you returning home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Colors of Canada and New England (Sep 2019)

12-Day Canada & New England Knitting Cruise w/ Alissa Barton

Cruise New England & Maritime Canada with Alissa Barton next fall. Set sail from Quebec City to New York City on Holland America Line's popular Colors of Canada and New England fall foliage cruise. This popular itinerary visits some of the most beautiful and evocative seaports in Canada and along the eastern seaboard. Enjoy fall colors while learning new knitting skills, eating succulent lobster, making friends and shopping for gorgeous hand-dyed yarns along the way.

Portugal and Spain Knitting Cruise (Oct 2019)

Join Craft Cruises and AmaWaterways on their popular Flavors of Portugal and Spain river cruise next October. Set sail from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges” and gateway to the Douro River Valley.  Cruise through rambling vineyards and spectacular scenery.  Extend your stay and explore Madrid, one of Spain’s most glorious cities. Chris Bylsma, a nationally-known knitting instructor, will demonstrate the Incan or "around the neck" knitting style known locally as "Portuguese Knitting Style" as well as lead the group in a knitalong project and yarn shopping adventures in the cities visited along the way.  We invite you to come along for some fun on this river cruise visiting a region known for its many timeless traditions.