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Baltic Knitting Cruise (July 2010) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

Join us on this knitting cruise and visit the Gems of the Baltic along with two very inspiring and fun knitwear designers, Chrissie Day and Chris Bylsma. On this itinerary you are sure to be inspired every step of the way.
Knitters find pure knitting bliss in this region of the world because it is truly a knitter’s haven. Meet localknittersdesigners and artisans on this inspiring cruise of discovery.
Both Chrissie Day and Chris Bylsma are very passionate and knowledgeable about knitting and their love for the art of the craft is apparent in their work as well as their desire to help others share the joy of knitting. This cruise will feature special port lectures and private events in nearly every port along the way.
Explore the leading fiber art places of interest in each port of call.
Shop at Sommerfuglen in Copenhagen, known for great prices (in spite of the exchange rate) for kits byHanne FalkenbergVivian Hoxbro as well as their wide selection of specialty and traditional yarns.
Meet local fleece producer, Leena Riihivilla, at her booth at the waterfront market in Helsinki where you can purchase 100% Finnsheep Wool dyed naturally with plants and mushrooms.
Visit three beautiful yarn stores in old town Kiel where you can be inspired by gorgeous yarn and local designers and in Berlin we might even have the opportunity to meet the magnificent Horst Schulz and see his work at one of his favorite local yarn shops.
Visit the handcraft guild stores of Estonia in Old Tallinn, buy traditional hand-knit Orenburg lace shawls in Russia and much, much more on this inspiring journey to one of the world’s most beautiful cruising regions.

This cruise is ON SALE!!!  If you’ve been considering a trip to one of the world’s richest knitting region – now is the time to act!  Not only is July an excellent time to visit this region but in every port along the way you will find hand knit treasures, you will meet local knitters and you will have the opportunity take home the most beautiful souvenir yarns sold in Europe.

If you book within the next week you will receive $100 off per person and if the cruise line reduces their prices at any time in the future you will get the reduction AND the extra discount!

Chrissie Day and Chris Bylsma are are a winning team.  Both are expert instructors who will inspire you in the classroom and will accompany you while experiencing amazing things in each port.  These two ladies are passionate travelers who will show you the best each port has to offer.

Not only will you enjoy an incredible educational program but in each port Craft Cruises has arranged opportunities for you to meet local designers and fiber artists as well as for you to shop at the very best yarn stores in Europe (with special discounts and goody bags).

Special Highlights

  • In Berlin Horst Schulz will give a trunk show at a local yarn store.
  • In Copenhagen Marianne Isager will also give a trunk show and have goody bags for everyone.
  • In Copenhagen you will have the opportunity to try on samples and purchase kits from Hanne Falkenberg at a discount.
  • In Copenhagen visit Wilfert’s Yarn for a trunk show featuring Lotte Kjaer hip and trendy designs.  Purchase her work or simply be inspired.
  • In Helsinki visit Menita, the largest yarn store in Finland and purchase 100% Finnsheep Wool dyed naturally with plants and mushrooms from Leena Riihivilla’s open air stand at the waterfront market.
  • In Estonia you will experience the coolest “Old Town” in modern Europe.  Tallinn retains its medieval character while featuring some of the best design studio and art galleries in Europe.  Combine this with the handwork union craft guild stores (great yarn for unbelievable prices and hand knit lacework and other amazing knitwear and local designer art) and this will without a doubt be your favorite port on this cruise (don’t miss the ship – of all the cruises I arrange this port poses the greatest threat of not paying attention to time and not really caring because it would be a great place to be left behind).

Current Cruise Pricing (discount applied to these prices)
Double                          Single
Inside Stateroom from       $2,009.36 p.p.             $2,859.36 single
Partial Ocean View from    $2,189.36 p.p.             $2,189.36 single
Large Ocean View from     $2,259.36 p.p.             $3,234.36 single

Other categories available.  Let us give you a custom quote.

Rates include:

  • Cruise, all meals & shipboard activities
  • Taxes & port fees
  • Base program fee (classes are $15 an hour additional)
  • Welcome cocktail party (open bar for an hour)
  • Social gatherings

For non-participating (those not taking classes) you may deduct $150 from the prices listed.  Best price guarantee given to every everyone who books.  See a lower price offered by the cruise line and if it applies to this sailing date and the category you selected and we will have the cruise line lower your price.

Last year the cruise line dropped their prices and we were able to get the lower price – for everyone – even if already booked and under deposit.  Our classes fill up early so book now and you will still get the lowest pricing guaranteed.

We would love to have you join us on this cruise and look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Melissa Gower-Pence

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