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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.

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. 

Rhine Christmas Markets (Dec 2019)

Kick off the 2019 Holiday Season in Switzerland with Chris Bylsma on a knitting cruise.  A Christmas Markets river cruise on the Rhine visits many amazing places in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.  Join other knitters on this knitting cruise at the most festive time of year, Christmas.  Enjoy sparkling lights, festive music, and colorful decorations while tantalizing aromas such as spiced wine, crepes, roasted chestnuts, waffles and gingerbread fill the brisk winter air. Combine all this with making new friends, working on a fun knitalong project and shopping for souvenirs and you'll be sure to cherish these memories for years to come. 

Danube Christmas Markets (Dec 2019)

Cruise Europe's most fabled waterway, the Danube, during the most festive time of year on this Christmas Markets knitting cruise with Karen Morin.  There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when visiting Europe's festive markets during the holidays.  Enjoy sparkling lights, festive music, and colorful decorations while tantalizing aromas such as spiced wine, crepes, roasted chestnuts, waffles and gingerbread fill the brisk winter air.  Combine this with making new friends, shopping for colorful souvenir yarn, participating in a fun knitalong and you've got the ingredients for a trip of your lifetime.

Antarctica & South America (Jan 2020)

22-Day South America and Antarctica Knitting Adventure

 

Visit South America and Antarctica on this cruise adventure with knitting expert Beth Brown-Reinsel. The unparalleled beauty of the region combined with the warm and inviting hospitality of the people and vibrant South American knitting culture will give you great memories. Along the way, enhance your yarn stash with gorgeous South American yarn. Learn new knitting techniques with expert knitter Beth Brown-Reinsel while onboard. In port, shop for South American yarns such as Malabrigo, Manos del Uruguay and Quintessence Alpaca, among others.