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7-12 Day ~ Musk Ox & Glaciers (May 2014)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


May 25, 2014


End Date:


June 1, 2014

Musk Ox & Glaciers (May 2014) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-12 Day Musk Ox & Glaciers Knitting Cruise

Musk Ox & Glaciers is one of our most popular Alaska knitting cruise itineraries. Join us on this Northbound Alaska cruise from Vancouver, BC to Seward, AK. Take just the 7-night cruise or extend your adventure with our post-cruise package allowing you to meet local knitters, designers and fiber producers as well as a visit to the Musk Ox Farm and Museum. Then heading further north by taking the McKinley Explorer Domed train and the Tundra Wilderness Tour into the heart of Denali National Park. Join fellow knitters along with knitting expert Ann Budd, author of numerous knitting books, on this fun Alaska knitting adventure.

This trip includes the best of the Northwest by starting in Seattle or Vancouver, a Northbound cruise and then after the cruise the opportunity to explore the interior, meet some of the friendliest locals on earth. This custom designed cruisetour allows you to explore Alaska's most beautiful scenic areas, learn about musk ox and shop for lots of stunning yarn. You will meet friendly local knitters and fiber producers along the way while learning all about the qiviut industry. Qiviut is the fluffy and warm undercoat of Musk Ox. This luxury fiber is spun and knit into intricate hand knit items of all sorts.

2014 Musk Ox & Glaciers Trip Highlights

  • Seattle or Vancouver Pre-Cruise Yarn Crawl

  • 7-Night Northbound cruise aboard the ms Oosterdam

  • Onboard educational program with Ann Budd

  • 4 Night post-cruise Musk Ox Tour package starting from $1,139 per person (estimated)

  • Shop at all the best yarn shops in Alaska

  • Visit the Oomingmak Cooperative

  • Tour the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer with the chance to comb for qiviut

  • Learn all about Musk Ox & Qiviut

  • Learn about the designs and patterns used by the Alaskan knitters of rural coastal villages to create beautiful one-of-a-kind garments out of luxurious Qiviut

  • Meet local Alaskan knitters

  • Take the McKinley Explorer Domed Train

  • Learn all about the Iditarod dog-sled race by visiting The Husky Homestead and home of Jeff King

  • Get into the heart of Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and visit bear country

  • View countless snow-capped mountains and many large glaciers