A craft cruise to Alaska? Yes Please! I don’t know about all of you but I have been interested in doing a cruise for a LONG TIME. John and I are not really beach kinda people and have always mentioned that if we did a cruise we would like to go to a cooler type place. Well, as I was looking through magazines and saw an add for Craft Cruises I knew that was something I just had to do!
But how in the heck was I going to get John on a Knitting Cruise? Then it occurred to me…what if I got to teach on that cruise and spend time with a bunch of knitters and crocheters AND my hubby? After that a Craft Cruise to Alaska became something on my bucket list.
Well, it looks like my dream has come true! Not only do I get to go on THE. BEST. CRUISE. IMAGINABLE. But I get to teach on it too! You gotta love that
Join me on the Alaska Inside Passage Knitting Cruise July 6, 2013 – July 13, 2013 and I promise we will have a great time.
In the words of Craft Cruises themselves: Every year Craft Cruises offers a uniquely different Alaska cruise itinerary. The cruise itineraries offered by Holland America Line are as diverse as the Great Land itself. In 2013 we are offering “The Best of the Best”. July is the best month to visit Alaska since the days are warm and long resulting in active, calving glaciers, the wildflowers are in full bloom, the Humpback hunting tactic of bubble-netting is at its peak, and anyone who works in education is on summer holiday.
This Alaska itinerary also includes Tracy Arm, which is often touted as having the best wilderness scenery in all of Alaska. Tracy Arm is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest and consists of two deep narrow fjords filled with active glaciers producing dark blue ice, abundant waterfalls and a wide variety of wildlife including bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and numerous bird species.
Sailing round trip from Vancouver, British Columbia is also the best for those wanting to witness the splendor of Canada’s Inside Passage. On this itinerary you not only get to cruise this narrow passageway all the way up to Glacier Bay National Park but you get to cruise through it on your way back down to Vancouver doubling your scenic viewing enjoyment of an area considered to be the most beautiful in the world. If you are fortunate enough to witness a sunset with a Bald Eagle soaring overhead you’ll be guaranteed to get tears in your eyes.
So if you are considering a knitting cruise to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska this “The Best of the Best” Alaska cruise wins hands-down.
Okay, I know many of you are thinking that it might be out of your price range…not to worry! It’s a year away…start putting money away now and you will be good to go! Not to mention that you can have your friends and family put money towards this as a gift (The gift of travel would be AWESOME).
Also, come on, I am going to be on the cruise…you know it is going to be fun!
I am teaching several different classes on this Craft Cruise to Alaska including: Thrummed Mittens (perfect for an alaska cruise, right?), Curvy Knits: How to fit your knits (upper body), Japanese Stitch Dictionaries: How to read and understand them, Entrelac Hat in the Round, and Twists and Turns: Cables.
My partner in crime, Ginger Luters, will also be offering several wonderful classes as well.