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

18-Day ~ Panama Canal Knitting Cruise (Apr 2013)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


April 13, 2013


End Date:


May 1, 2013

Panama Canal Knitting Cruise (Apr 2013) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

18-Day Panama Canal Knitting Cruise w/ Chris Bylsma

Join Chris Bylsma on one of the most fascinating cruise journeys in the world - the Panama Canal. Since its completion in 1914 the Panama Canal has enabled ships to transit between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cutting nearly 8,000 nautical miles off the journey between the two oceans and enabling ships to avoid some of the potentially roughest waters in the word around Cape Horn in the Straight of Magellan.

On this cruise you'll enjoy a knit-along using one of Chris's signature drop stitch designs for either a wrap cardigan or a pullover in addition to a number of other fun classes such as her "Travelogue Knitting" to help you pick projects that work great with all those fabulous souvenir yarns you'll pick up along the way, "Day with a Designer" to help you understand and complete future projects, "Eight Empowering Edges" to show you not all edges are created equal and "Each One Teach One" where Chris will not only share her most educational and life-changing knitting revelations but will also encourage students to share their own.

On this cruise you will also have the opportunity to shop for fabulous South American yarn, learn about the culture and textiles of many pre-Columbian people, learn about Peruvian alpaca watch Molas being made in the San Blas Islands.

2013 Panama Canal Knitting Cruise Highlights

  • In Santiago, shop for gorgeous Peruvian yarn hand-dyed in vibrant colors in Chile at the flagship store for Araucania Yarns "Cuentapuntos"

  • Learn about Peruvian textiles at either the Larco or Amano Museums in Lima.

  • Enjoy some of the best Peruvian cuisine in Lima in a beautiful garden courtyard setting

  • Shop for alpaca at the Inca Markets or Michel in Miraflores

  • Take a Holland America Line overland tour to Cuzco & Machu Picchu

  • Visit an Embera Indian village and learn all about this fascinating semi-nomadic group of indigenous people in the Darien Rainforest

  • Learn the history and origin of the beautiful hand-stitched molas made by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands