Teaching Trips Abroad

This trip scheduled for July 2018 has been filled already!  Check back here (in January) to see where I will go in 2019…

 

I am thrilled to be going on a 14-day cruise in 2018, from July 7-21!   I love traveling 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)!

Set sail July 7-21, 2018 on Holland America’s Zuiderdam cruising round-trip from Copenhagen. Join other knitters on this voyage visiting popular ports in Norway, Iceland, Faroe and Shetland.

On this cruise I will be teaching some of my popular classes such as Traditional Beginnings (a historic cast-on class), Twined Fingerless Mitts, Fair Isle Tams and Norwegian Mittens. In addition to the distinctive knitting techniques found here the Northern Isles are in a region of the Atlantic Ocean known for its rugged coastlines and cool summertime temperatures. Join fellow knitters on this journey and you’ll keep cool while stimulating your creativity.

For more information, you can get more information at CraftCruises.com by clicking here to fill out the info form.  Please give her my teacher code: R0805-U21094.

I hope you’ll join me!  We’ll have a lot of fun! Here is the detailed itinerary!  Check at the bottom for highlights of the trip!

Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrival Date: July 7, 2018
Departure Date: July 7, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 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 8, 2018
Departure Date: July 8, 2018

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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Bergen, Norway
Arrival Date: July 9, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 9, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Travelers love Bergen because it is one of the least intimidating, most friendly and relaxed cities in Europe, and is very rich in history and art surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Whether you’re looking to shop, sightsee, eat, hike, or just relax, you are sure to feel welcome in Bergen.

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Alesund, Norway
Arrival Date: July 10, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 10, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Art Nouveau architecture, a historic fire, lighthouses, and fishing are all huge facets to Alesund’s culture. Alesund is located atop three different islands in Norway, creating a unique and special experience for visitors. Cruising through fjords to approach the islands is an experience visitors are sure to remember.

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Day at Sea
Arrival Date: July 11, 2018
Departure Date: July 11, 2018

Explore the ship and enjoy taking our various classes.

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Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Arrival Date: July 12, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 12, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Seydisfjordur is a small fishing village situated in the Eastfjords of Iceland surrounded by steep mountains on three sides.

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Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur
Arrival Date: July 12, 2018
Departure Date: July 12, 2018

Scenic cruising Seydisfjordur

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Akureyri, Iceland
Arrival Date: July 13, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 13, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Akureyri, as the largest “city” in northern Iceland, is still quaint in size. Akureyri maintains a robust cultural scene while still being an important port and fishing center for its home country.

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Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur
Arrival Date: July 13, 2018
Departure Date: July 13, 2018

Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur

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Isafjordur, Iceland
Arrival Date: July 14, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 14, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Isafjörður is the perfect port of call for those who prefer exploring places that are off the beaten track. This beautiful town is in the north west of Iceland.

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Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur
Arrival Date: July 14, 2018
Departure Date: July 14, 2018

Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Arrival Date: July 15, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 16, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly city set against a backdrop of snow capped mountains, ocean views and incredible volcanic surroundings. A wild nightlife, colorful building and interesting people make this a must see city.

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At Sea
Arrival Date: July 17, 2018
Departure Date: July 17, 2018

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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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Arrival Date: July 18, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 18, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Torshavn is the largest town and the capital of Faroe Islands. This is the land of fresh air, the deep blue ocean, the vertical sea cliffs, green mountains and picturesque valleys. This magical place was first believed to be populated by emigrants escaping the tyranny of 9th century Norway.

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Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Arrival Date: July 19, 2018 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: July 19, 2018 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Lerwick is the biggest and busiest port on the island of Shetland between Scottland and Norway. With a north and south entrance sheltered from the open ocean make this an accessible and unique port for cruise ships. Lerwicks Here you will be met by locals ready to welcome you with all of the information you will need for your stop here as well as introduce you to the traditional sounds of Sheltland.

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Day at Sea
Arrival Date: July 20, 2018
Departure Date: July 20, 2018

Explore the ship and enjoy taking our various classes.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrival Date: July 21, 2018 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: July 21, 2018

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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2018 Northern Isles Knitting Cruise – Highlights

    • Be inspired by top Danish designers in Copenhagen and shop for yarn at Sommerfuglen, Denmark’s largest yarn shop.
    • Take a private historical walking tour in Copenhagen with an outstanding local historian.
    • Take a tour of the Oleana Sweater factory, located on a scenic fjord near Bergen, and shop for sweaters in the factory outlet.
    • Visit the Dale of Norway sweater store in Bergen.
    • Shop for yarn at Husfliden, Norway’s hand-craft guild store while admiring their selection of fine traditional Norwegian costumes.
    • Shop for Icelandic wool and popular kits at Klæðakot in the beautiful town of Ísafjörður in northwest Iceland.
    • Enjoy a Wild & Woolly Tour of Reykjavik combined with the top highlights of Iceland’s famed Golden Circle.
    • Visit Alafoss where you can shop for Lopi yarn and gorgeous hand-knit sweaters.
    • Take an Icelandic knitting workshop led by Guðrún “Hannele” Henttinen at her yarn shop, Storkurinn, in the heart of Reykjavik.
    • Learn about the wool industry in the Faroe Islands while shopping at Navia in Torshavn.
    • Visit the Shetland Wool Brokers, Jamieson and Smith, to shop for yarn and learn about the 700 knitters, farmers and designers who transform Shetland’s wool into high quality yarn, knitwear and blankets.
    • Visit the Shetland Museum for a private museum tour with an emphasis on Shetland lace.
    • See demonstrations of traditional spinning and knitting given by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and Dyers at the Böd of Gremista and Shetland Textile Working Museum.