CRAFTY CRUISING: Crochet is enjoying a revival as a simple, calming activity which can be enjoyed while cruising onboard Celebrity Solstice.
CRAFTY CRUISING: Crochet is enjoying a revival as a simple, calming activity which can be enjoyed while cruising onboard Celebrity Solstice.

Get hooked on creative cruising

CRAFTY crocheters can combine cruising and their passion, and hook into a great deal which includes $1500 worth of crochet kit including premium yarn, patterns, skill kits, books, tools and workshops.

The 12-night Crochet Cruise will weave its way to Tasmania and New Zealand in October.

French for 'hooked needle' and dating back to the 1820s, crochet is enjoying a revival as a simple, calming activity that expresses creativity and forges friendships, with the number of avid crocheters growing globally.

Departing Sydney on October 27, the Cruise Express Crochet Cruise will travel aboard Celebrity Solstice. The crochet group will be based in a private room with spectacular ocean vistas and where experienced crochet teachers will guide beginner, intermediate and advanced crocheters alike.

The cruise will take in Hobart, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton, Tauranga and the Bay of Islands, with the cruise ending in Auckland.

One night's accommodation and a flight back to Australia are also included in the cost. In Auckland, passengers will also enjoy an exclusive tour of Fibrefest, an annual event dedicated to all things wool, yarn and fibre.

Led by three of Australia's top crochet teachers - Emily Littlefair, Joy Clements and Kathy Hodgetts - the cruise includes skill-building workshops, a choice of three projects according to skill level, crochet-related fun trivia and one-on-one crochet assistance.

The 14-deck Celebrity Solstice offers three pools, six jacuzzis, 11 dining venues, nine bars and lounges, spectacular stage shows, a spacious gym and spa sanctuary and a ship-top deck covered in real grass.

The cruise cost is from $3990 per person, twin-share, including 12-nights onboard the Celebrity Solstice, one night's accommodation at Auckland, an economy flight from Auckland to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, a walking tour of Hobart and crochet inclusions valued at more than $1500.

For more information, call Cruise Express on 1300 766 537 or go to cruiseexpress.com.au.


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