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Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland Knitting Cruise

1st - 6th June 2022

6 days from £1,335pp

Step on board Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral for this fantastic five-night cruise around the Scottish Isles, enjoying the scenic isles and lochs as you cruise, and experiencing an inspirational knitting heritage like no other.
  • Enjoy inspirational knitting and crochet workshops with Frederica Patmore 
  • Marvel at Britain’s most famous sea stack as we cruise and craft 
  • Discover the highlights of Orkney’s Creative Trail 
  • Discover the knitwear of Shetland and enjoy some yarn shopping 
  • Full use of on-board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym 
  • Enjoy a full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music 

Made for Knitters

Specially designed for knitters, this Stitchtopia knitting holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded knitters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented knitting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to get those needles clicking!

This five-night escape is crafted to provide a short, yet unforgettable snapshot of some of Scotland’s most beautiful summertime scenes, found within remote waterways and at off-the-beaten-track destinations. Just a short time after departure from Newcastle, our Scottish discovery begins with memorable scenic cruising; on route to the Shetlands Balmoral makes a special diversion to bring the Old Man of Hoy and The Needle sea stacks, both habitats for large seabird colonies, into view. 

We’ll stop at two charming destinations: Lerwick on the Shetland Islands and Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands, for exclusive yarn-related excursions and enjoy two full day workshops with our expert, plus plenty of time for social knitting. 

Your Accommodation

Balmoral

Overview

The largest of the ocean-going cruise ships in the Fred Olsen fleet, Balmoral has 710 well-appointed cabins and suites. She is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining rooms – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey. The ship has a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas providing guests ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with their fellow passengers. In addition, there are 2 show lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis, a fitness centre and Atlantis Spa. There are 3 boutique shops, a library, card room, laundry room, golf nets and gaming tables. All cabins come equipped with climate control, TV, desk, phone, mini fridge, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities.

See the deck plan here >

Room Facilities & Amenities

Please Note: Please see 'book now' button to check availability of cabins. Not all categories will be available for each tour.

Interior Cabins 
Interior cabins are approximately 130 -160 square feet in size. All cabins have a bathroom with shower, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

I | Interior Cabin - Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3
N | Single Interior Cabin - Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3.
H | Interior Cabin - Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5.
M | Single Superior Interior - Bridge Deck 9.
G | Superior Interior Cabin - Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9.

Porthole Cabins
Porthole cabins are approximately 140-165 square feet in size, all have portholes and bathroom with shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

F | Ocean View - Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3.
L | Single Ocean View - Marina Deck 3.

Picture Window Cabins
Picture Window Cabins are approximately 160-165 square feet in size, whilst Category A approximately 200 square feet. They all have a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

A | Superior Ocean View - Lido Deck 8.
B | Superior Ocean View - Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6
C | Superior Ocean View - Atlantic Deck 5. 
J | Single Superior Ocean View - Lido Deck 8.
D | Ocean View - Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4.
E | Ocean View - Coral Deck 4.
K | Single Ocean View - Coral Deck 4.

Balcony Cabins
Balcony Cabins are approximately 180-190 square feet in size. They all have balconies, and bathrooms with baths or showers. All cabins have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

BA | Superior Balcony Cabin - Bridge Deck 9
BC | Balcony Cabin - Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9.

Suite Cabins
All suites have sitting areas and separate befrooms. Bathrooms have baths and/or showers. Category PS & MS have large double beds. All cabins have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

PS | Premier Suite - Highland Deck 11.
MS | Marquee Suite - Highland Deck 10.
SS | Superior Suite - Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9.
JB | Single Balcony Suite - Bridge Deck 9.
BJ | Balcony Junior Suite - Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8.