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14-Day ~ British Isles Knitting Cruise (Jul 2020)

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British Isles Explorer

Start Date:

July 11, 2020


End Date:

July 25, 2020


British Isles Explorer ~ Itinerary

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrival Date: July 11, 2020
Departure Date: July 11, 2020 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Amsterdam often referred to as the Venice of the north and has a storybook quality with is lovely canals and quaint architecture. No two houses are alike and it is a fun city to explore. The attractions are really too numerous to list here but guide books of things to do abound.


Amsterdam can easily assessable by foot or by bike or by boat. The city itself can be walked from end to end in about 30 to 40 minutes. Bikes easily outnumber cars in this city and can be rented very easily by tourists. Another charming way to tour the city is by boat. Boats tours offer a picturesque way to tour the city through the city's numerous canals.

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At Sea
Arrival Date: July 12, 2020
Departure Date: July 12, 2020

While at sea you can enjoy the vast amenities offered aboard the cruise ship. Craft Cruises holds various classes during times at sea.


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St. Peter Port, Guernsey (Channel Islands)
Arrival Date: July 13, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 13, 2020 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

St. Peter Port, Guernsey's main town, is built into a steep valley with spectacular island and coastal views. This port has been rated as one of the 50 most historic towns in all of England and Wales. The brightly painted houses and medieval castle overlooking the harbor make this a picture perfect port of call with a mild climate and scenic sandy beaches.


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St Marys, Isles Of Scilly, United Kingdom
Arrival Date: July 14, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 14, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, just off the southwest coast of England, has an untouched-by-time feel to it. From beaches and quaint village gardens to rich Pre-Roman historical sites and a Medieval castle, St. Mary's is charming place to visit on your cruise. 

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Holyhead, Wales, United Kingdom
Arrival Date: July 15, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 15, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Holyhead is located on Holy Island, which has a population of 13,659 at the 2011 census. It was originally connected to Anglesey via Four Mile Bridge, so called because the bridge was four miles (6 km) from Holyhead on the old turnpike Road.

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Liverpool, England
Arrival Date: July 16, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 16, 2020 Departure Time: 10:00 PM

Liverpool was designated as the European Capital for Culture in 2008 and it is the second most important city in England outside London. This well located city is on the River Mersey and is well connected by canals as well. The city is known most for its historical buildings, monuments and celebratory events including music, visual arts, performing arts, sports, architecture and heritage.


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Dublin, Ireland
Arrival Date: July 17, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 17, 2020 Departure Time: 11:00 PM

Dublin is known for being the home of Guinness Beer, numerous literary greats and the rock band U2. Dublin is a fun city that is currently enjoying the status of being one of the hottest and most livable cities in Europe.


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Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrival Date: July 18, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 18, 2020 Departure Time: 11:00 PM

Belfast Northern Ireland is part of England. It has grown into a safe and trendy place offering a wide variety of activities of interest to cruise passengers. From culture and quaint countryside towns to shopping and dining there is something for everyone.


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Day at Sea
Arrival Date: July 19, 2020
Departure Date: July 19, 2020

Explore the ship and enjoy taking our various classes.


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Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Arrival Date: July 20, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 20, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Stornoway, Scotland, is a picturesque harbor town on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, famous for Harris Tweed fabric, coastal scenery, and stark but hauntingly beautiful moors. Steeped in thousands of years of history, the island offers excellent examples of Bronze Age and Iron Age ruins as well as a Victorian-era castle overlooking the harbor. 

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Scrabster, Scotland
Arrival Date: July 21, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 21, 2020 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Scrabster is the primary port for Scotland's fishing industry and is becoming more popular for cruise ships in the region. This part of northern Scotland consists of rolling hills and offers endless opportunity for activity in the summertime. Here you will find scenery characterized by wild beauty and stunning ancient monuments dating back hundreds of years. This old fishing port offers many opportunities to visit with locals and learn about the cultural heritage of northern Scotland.

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Kirkwall, Scotland
Arrival Date: July 22, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 22, 2020 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Kirkwall is the capital and administrative centre of Orkney. It is a Viking town that was founded around 1035 by Earl Rognvald Brusason. The name Kirkwall comes from the Old Norse, 'Kirkjuvagar' meaning 'church-bay' and refers to a much older church than the present day Cathedral. The original town is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (S. Queensferry)
Arrival Date: July 23, 2020 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 23, 2020 Departure Time: 11:00 PM

South Queensferry is your jumping-off point for the highlights of Edinburgh, including historic Edinburgh Castle, housing the Scottish crown jewels and the palace that was once home to Mary Queen of Scots. This part of Scotland is known for its rain so be prepared for lush gardens and pretty cobbled walkways that can be slippery when wet. Edinburgh has a great old town with many major historic monuments. This region easily dates back to medieval times.


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At Sea
Arrival Date: July 24, 2020
Departure Date: July 24, 2020

While at sea you can enjoy the vast amenities offered aboard the cruise ship. Craft Cruises holds various classes during times at sea.


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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrival Date: July 25, 2020 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: July 25, 2020

Amsterdam often referred to as the Venice of the north and has a storybook quality with is lovely canals and quaint architecture. No two houses are alike and it is a fun city to explore. The attractions are really too numerous to list here but guide books of things to do abound.


Amsterdam can easily assessable by foot or by bike or by boat. The city itself can be walked from end to end in about 30 to 40 minutes. Bikes easily outnumber cars in this city and can be rented very easily by tourists. Another charming way to tour the city is by boat. Boats tours offer a picturesque way to tour the city through the city's numerous canals.

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