Teaching Trips Abroad

I am thrilled to be going on a 12-day cruise in 2017, from July 30 to August 11!  Below is the itinerary: Copenhagen to Scotland to Ireland to Scotland to Norway and back to Copenhagen.  I love trailing on the Holland-America ships.  They are midsize (about 1200 passengers and 800 crew), not like those enormous 4400 passenger ships.  The food is good and there are many things to do for non-knitters (sometimes string quartets play in the evening, movies, the casino, and my favorite: high tea)!

I’ll be teaching UK-themed classes while we are at sea: Traditional Gansey Techniques, Fair Isle Tams, and Norwegian Mittens!  For more information, you can contact Melissa of CraftCruises.com by emailing her or calling her:   (877·972·7238).   Please give her my teacher code: R0805-U21094.

I hope you’ll join me!  We’ll have a lot of fun!  Here’s an overview of the itinerary, with more details below that.

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
0 30 Jul 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark

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1 31 Jul 2017 At Sea
2 01 Aug 2017 Portree (Isle of Skye), Scotland, United Kingdom TR

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10:00 AM 05:00 PM
3 02 Aug 2017 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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10:00 AM 08:00 PM
4 03 Aug 2017 Dublin, Ireland ON TC

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08:00 AM
5 04 Aug 2017 Dublin, Ireland TC

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06:00 PM
6 05 Aug 2017 Liverpool, England, United Kingdom TC 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
7 06 Aug 2017 Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland, United Kingdom

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08:00 AM 05:00 PM
8 07 Aug 2017 At Sea
9 08 Aug 2017 South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom TR 10:00 AM 11:59 PM
10 09 Aug 2017 At Sea
11 10 Aug 2017 Kristiansand, Norway

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07:00 AM 04:00 PM
12 11 Aug 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark

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07:00 AM

Celtic Adventure ~ Itinerary

Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrival Date: July 30, 2017
Departure Date: July 30, 2017 Departure Time: 04:00 PM

The Little Mermaid greets you at the harbor. At its center is Tivoli, whose gardens, lakes and fountains are said to have inspired Walt Disney. Sample shore excursion: Castles of North Zealand

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At Sea
Arrival Date: July 31, 2017
Departure Date:July 31, 2017

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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Portree, Isle of Skye, UK
Arrival Date: August 1, 2017 Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Date: August 1, 2017 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Portree is the principal town on the romantic Isle of Skye. Wherever you go on the island, you will find the Gaelic language still thriving, giving Skye a distinctly different feel to mainland Scotland.
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrival Date: August 2, 2017 Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Date: August 2, 2017 Departure Time: 04:00 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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Dublin, Ireland
Arrival Date: August 3, 2017 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: August 4, 2017 Departure Time: 06:00 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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Liverpool, England
Arrival Date: August 5, 2017 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: August 5, 2017 Departure Time: 05:00 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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Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
Arrival Date: August 6, 2017 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: August 6, 2017 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Located on the River Clyde, Greenock is on the steep west coast of Scotland, offering spectacular views to the mountains beyond. From the looming Victorian tower in Cathcart Square to the McLean Museum and Art Gallery on Union Street, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Head to Craig’s Top for magnificent views from the summit of Lyle Hill, or head to nearby Glasgow to view its fine cathedral and art galleries. Sample Shore excursions: Panoramic Scottish Lochs; Stirling Castle.
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Day at Sea
Arrival Date: August 7, 2017
Departure Date:August 7, 2017

Explore the ship and enjoy taking our various classes.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (S. Queensferry)
Arrival Date: August 8, 2017 Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Date: August 8, 2017 Departure Time: 11:59 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: August 9, 2017
Departure Date:August 9, 2017

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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Magdalene Fjord
Arrival Date: August 10, 2017 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: August 10, 2017 Departure Time: 04:00 PM

Navigating the Magdalene Fjord is truly spectacular and everyone one who does it is in awe of the nature in the raw surrounding them. Magdalena Bay is a stuinning natural beauty with it’s awesome 28 foot high glacier that casually calves off massive chunks of ice into the fjord. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ will delight you with long summer days, low-key ports of call, unspoiled fishing villages and a range of historic sites from Viking ships to medieval churches.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrival Date: August 11, 2017 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date:August 11, 2017

The Little Mermaid greets you at the harbor. At its center is Tivoli, whose gardens, lakes and fountains are said to have inspired Walt Disney. Sample shore excursion: Castles of North Zealand

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