Details: Quilters seeking dedicated time to practice their art and be among like-minded crafters will enjoy a selection of sailings that offer several quilting-focused days at sea. Participate in workshops, work on group projects and learn from the talents of other quilters. Itineraries may include Caribbean, Alaska or Bermuda sailings, among others. Rates vary by date and destination.
Details: Join like-minded crafters specializing in knitting and crocheting on a selection of tours that offer nearly daily classes on topics that appeal to beginners through experts. A variety of trips are offered annually, including Bermuda in the spring, Northern Europe in summer and New England and South America in the fall. Cruises are on Holland America and Royal Caribbean ships. Rates vary by date and destination. Classes are an additional $15 to $20 per hour.
Details: From cable knit to crochet, knitting has grown from an age-old craft to a hip and trendy hobby. And now, knitters can celebrate the 2015 New Year while cruising the Danube River on AmaWaterways' Knitting New Year's Cruise. Departing from Germany on December 27, the cruise aboard AmaBella -- hosted by textile expert and owner of Trendsetter Yarns in Los Angeles, Barry Klein -- will feature the latest luxury yarns, fashion trends, classes, patterns and techniques. Also offered will be excursions such as guided tours of Vilshofen, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Melk Abbey. To ring in the New Year, passengers will enjoy a celebration with music, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Fares start at $2,799 per person.