Crochet Cruise - Celebrity Solstice - from Sydney October 2018

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Crochet Cruising

Improve your skills or perfect the art form on a luxurious Queensland crochet cruise!

We know cruising calms the nerves but so does crocheting – so this cruise in October 2018 will weave a perfect match. Hosted by Cruise Express with workshops led by our world leading crochet teacher, you’ll sail to the Great Barrier Reef aboard Australia’s finest cruise ship, the stylish Celebrity Solstice. Join onboard workshops to make one of a selection of beautiful designs to take home with you.

You will be provided with a free Welcome Kit worth over $250 containing yarn, hooks, needles, cutters, patterns and more. Our light-filled venue with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect workshop location.

We will work together to make Dream Weaver blankets which will be auctioned at the end of the cruise, with the proceeds helping children with learning difficulties. Bring your friends or non-crochet partners who can join in various onboard activities! This exciting cruise promises to be a fun and enriching experience.

But be warned – once you combine cruising with crocheting, you’ll be ‘hooked’ forever!



Package Inclusions

Departs 29 October 2018

  • 10-night cruise on Celebrity Solstice including all entertainment, main meals and onboard gratuities
  • Exclusive workshop venue bathed in natural light
  • Registration morning tea – welcome aboard and introduction
  • High quality ‘Welcome Kit’ containing the design of your choice, yarn and a selection of other quality crochet tools and accessories you’ll need – worth over $250
  • Extra yarn to make a blanket ‘square’ and other fun items for our charity auction
  • Choice of three workshops based on your skill level
  • Additional development workshops to add to your skills base
  • One-on-one assistance for your projects as required
  • 10 crochet workshops (two per sea day) with teachers to explain their designs and generally assist you with your work
  • Lounge ‘Hook up’ sessions on port days and sea days
  • Crochet related fun trivia and activities with prizes
  • Final ‘Grand Gala’ get together, awards, fun fashion parade & cocktail party

Note: The crochet package is exclusive to Cruise Express guests who pre-book and cannot be purchased onboard.

BONUS Early Booking BONUS $200 of mixed hue yarn – choose from three different colour palettes. Book before 31 August, 2018.
Included in your fare and
valued at over $250!


29th Oct 2018 Sydney Depart 18:30
30th Oct 2018 Newcastle Arrive 08:00 – Depart 17:00
31st Oct 2018 At Sea
1st Nov 2018 At Sea
2nd Nov 2018 Airlie Beach  Arrive 07:00 – Depart 17:00
3rd Nov 2018 Cairns Arrive 09:00 – Depart 18:00
4th Nov 2018 Willis Island cruising
5th Nov 2018 At Sea
6th Nov 2018 Brisbane Arrive 08:00 – Depart 20:00
7th Nov 2018 At Sea
8th Nov 2018 Sydney Arrive 06:30


Included Crochet Designs

Your beginner level onboard project will be similar to one of these designs pictured. A similar pattern to the second design will be included in your welcome bag.

Your intermediate level onboard project will be similar to one of these designs pictured. A similar pattern to the second design will be included in your welcome bag.

Your advanced level onboard project will be similar to one of these designs pictured. A similar pattern to the second design will be included in your welcome bag.

All equipment, high quality yarn and pattern for your chosen design will be included in your Welcome Kit delivered on board. Additional designs and yarn can be obtained on board

Your experts and hosts

Emily Littlefair – Crochet Teacher

A world without crochet would be pretty dull, according to one of Australia’s foremost creative crochet designers and teachers’, Emily Littlefair, who will create a special, nautically inspired project for us on our crochet cruise.

An avid blogger and ‘Loopy Stitch’ Instagrammer, with  tens of thousands of followers, Emily has been crocheting since she was 11 and had her first book of crochet published in 2017 which was so successful her publisher has asked for her to craft another one. Emily lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with her three young boys and her fiancé, whom she is trying to convince to learn crochet.

Lynda Tomkins – Crochet Teacher

Lynda learned to crochet from her mother when she was a youngster growing up in Central Queensland. It remained a hobby for her as she pursued a career in accounting until 2014 when she decided a change was needed and crocheting and yarn became her focus. She bought Crochet Australia and has been teaching crochet and running crochet workshops on the Sunshine Coast Queensland ever since. Lynda has completed her Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques with the Crochet Guild of America and likes crocheting garments and accessories. She is also currently working through the Certified Instructors Program for teaching crochet.

Moira Mevissen – Cruise Express Host

Moira has worked in partnership with Cruise Express for over 10 years. As a frequent cruiser, Moira loves life at sea but her passion for cruising was matched in 2016 by her discovery of crochet. “I just get lost in the magic of it and I can’t wait to see others enjoy crochet’s many charms on this very special cruise” Moira says. Moira is also a hospitality professional and will ensure everyone – including partners – is looked after and enjoys themselves.


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Celebrity Solstice

Registry: Valletta - Malta Built: 2008 Builder: Meyer Werft - Papenburg, Germany Gross tonnage: 121,878 grt Passengers: 2,852 Crew: 1,250 Length 314.86 m Beam: 36.88 m Speed: 24 knots
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Crochet Cruising - Queensland

Deposit, terms and conditions: A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person will be due within three days of booking. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit.

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