Scottish Isles to the Faroes Knitting Cruise

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24 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
Duration: 7 nights
Ref: 18018
With: Jane Crowfoot

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Deposit: £250

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JOIN US ON OUR KNITTING CRUISE!

If your passion is for knitting and you would relish a relaxing cruise in the company of fellow crafters and accompanied by well-known expert Jane Crowfoot, then we have the perfect combination for you!

Taking you north to the remote and beautiful Faroese archipelago and delightful Scottish Islands, this cruise promises to be the perfect get away from it all. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of breath-taking scenery, bountiful wildlife and dramatic nature. Each time you step ashore discover fascinating traditions and cultures, explore historic cities and learn of the mysteries surrounding ancient sites. Visit traditional knitting isles of Shetland and the Faroes, with visits to Orkney and Isle of Mull too. Enjoy the expertise and company of Jane Crowfoot throughout the cruise who will host 3 workshops whilst on board and accompany you on 2 included ‘woolly’ excursions on Shetland and the Faroes. Plus you’ll have free time on-board to join in 'knit and natter'’ sessions and enjoy the company of your fellow cruisers.

DAY 1:

With a late afternoon sailing you’ll have time to make your way to Newcastle where ample car parking is available. Setting sail at 4pm we will have time to settle in before our welcome get-together and our first dinner aboard with Jane and your fellow craft cruisers.

DAY 2:

We arrive into Dundee in the early hours of the morning where we will have free time ashore before the ship sets sail after lunch. This afternoon Jane will lead her first workshop on board the ship.

DAY 3:

Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Isles, is our port of call today and we have included another exclusive excursion just for our group. Our tour will take us through the spectacular Shetland scenery to discover the fascinating rich heritage of wool and knitting of these islands. We’ll visit Hoswick Visitor Centre to view the textile machinery exhibits, visit local designer Niela Kalra’s shop; Nielanell. Have a light lunch of soup and a sandwich before taking in the Shetland Textile Museum and the Shetland Museum & Archives in Lerwick with some free time to shop.

DAY 4:

This morning is your second workshop with Jane. We arrive into Klaksvilk at lunchtime. The first settlement at Klaksvík dates back to Viking times, but it was not until the 20th century that the district merged to form a large, modern Faroese town that became a cultural and commercial centre for the Northern Isles and the Faroe Islands as a whole.

Klaksvík is located between two inlets lying back to back. It has an important harbour with fishing industry and a modern fishing fleet. Originally, four farms were located where Klaksvík is now. In time, they grew into four villages: Vágur, Myrkjanoyri, Gerðar and Uppsalir; which finally merged to form the town of Klaksvík in 1938. What triggered the development of the town was the establishment of a centralized store for all the northern islands on the location.

DAY 5:

Overnight we have arrived into the capital of the Faroe Isles; Torshavn, and have arranged an exclusive included excursion for our group. With our driver-guide we will explore highlights of the beautiful Faroese scenery with an insight into local knitting traditions and visit a well-known wool shop. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a local home before returning to the capital Tórshavn with time to visit local handicraft shops.

DAY 6:

With and early arrival into Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Isles, a hive of creative activity and its many craft workshops are perfect to explore. There’s the chance to join optional excursions to discover these beautiful islands with a 6,000 year history with Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae.

DAY 7:

This morning we arrive into Tobermory – Isle of Mull. Established in the late 18th Century as a fishing port, Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. The picture postcard village has a large natural harbour where colourful boats bob on the waves watched over by a rainbow of brightly painted buildings backed by woodland-fringed hills. This afternoon will be your last workshop with Jane.

DAY 8:

Arrival into Liverpool in the morning and time to depart after a final hearty breakfast.

PRICES (PER PERSON):

Price from: £1095 (standard twin inner)

Cabin upgrades (per person):
Standard twin ocean view (cat 6): £210
Standard twin ocean view (cat 7): £230

Single supplements:
Premium inner single: £300
Premium ocean view single: £600
Standard single ocean view: £430

Other extras:
Port parking: £77
Liverpool to Newcastle coach transfer: £30
Newcastle to Liverpool coach transfer: £30

Deposit: £250

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • 7 nights' full board cruise aboard Magellan
  • The company and expertise of Jane Crowfoot
  • Three half day workshops on board in private workshop room
  • Workshop Kit included
  • Two exclusive excursions in the Faroes and on Shetland
  • Knit and Natter sessions during the cruise with Jane
  • On-board programme of entertainment and activities
  • The services of an experienced tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED:- Travel to and from Newcastle/Liverpool, drinks and meals other than mentioned, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.

NON-CRAFTERS

Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe - £50

WHY NOT MEET US THERE?

Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.

THE "STITCH TOGETHER" PROGRAMME

For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.

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YOUR CRUISE SHIP - MAGELLAN

The 46,052grt Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship. She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly British cruise experience. Magellan is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.

Her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout including the two-tier theatre style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there are two swimming pools, three whirlpools and expansive deck areas.You’ll be spoilt for choice whilst onboard with six venues for entertainment ranging from extravagant shows to classical piano and violin recitals. There’s an equally impressive selection of restaurants in which to dine and lounges and bars in which to relax and enjoy a drink. Restaurants include the Waterfront, Fusion, Chef’s Table and Alfresca Grill. The seven lounges and bars and two speciality coffee and tea shops are an ideal place in which to relax and the Jade well-ness centre offers a gym, massage and a range of beauty treatments. On deck the traditional wooden decking and promenade has two pools and ample sunbeds on which to enjoy the sunshine.

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CABINS

Magellan offers a wide selection of well-appointed inner and ocean view cabins. All accommodation is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time on board.

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