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!

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Package Inclusions

Departs 29 October 2018

  • 10 night cruise on Celebrity Solstice in the accommodation of your choice including all entertainment, main meals and onboard gratuities
  • Light filled private meeting venue
  • Registration morning tea – welcome aboard and introduction
  • High quality ‘Welcome Kit’ containing the design of your choice, yarn to make the design and a selection of other premium crochet items worth over $250
  • Book before 30th June and receive an Early booking BONUS $200 of mixed hue yarn (colour Hue selection)
  • Extra yarn to make a blanket ‘square’ and other fun items for our charity auction
  • 10 selected crochet workshops two on each sea day with teachers on hand to explain & teach their designs and generally assist you with your work
  • Optional lounge ‘Hook up’ sessions on port days and sea days
  • Crochet trivia quiz with fun prizes
  • Final ‘Grand Gala’ get together fun fashion parade & cocktail party
    Note: The crochet package is exclusive to Cruise Express guests who pre book
    and cannot be purchased onboard.
CROCHET KIT
Included in your fare and
valued at over $250!

 

29th Oct 2018SydneyDepart 18:30
30th Oct 2018NewcastleArrive 08:00 – Depart 17:00
31st Oct 2018At Sea
1st Nov 2018At Sea
2nd Nov 2018Airlie Beach Arrive 07:00 – Depart 17:00
3rd Nov 2018CairnsArrive 09:00 – Depart 18:00
4th Nov 2018Willis Islandcruising
5th Nov 2018At Sea
6th Nov 2018BrisbaneArrive 08:00 – Depart 20:00
7th Nov 2018At Sea
8th Nov 2018SydneyArrive 06:30

 

Included Crochet Designs


Depending on your level one of these designs to be included in your ‘Welcome Kit’

Depending on your level one of these designs to be included in your ‘Welcome Kit’

Depending on your level one of these designs to be included in your ‘Welcome Kit’

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


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.

Andrew Mevissen – Cruise Express Host

Easy to spot on the ship, with a height of 6ft 5in – yes his hair does scrape the water sprinklers in the corridors – Andrew began coordinating Cruise Express’ media and public relations activities in 2007. An experienced journalist and PR professional, Andrew writes our press releases, newsletters and content for our websites and works on other editorial projects as well as assisting with advertising. Andrew has worked in the cruise industry since 1996 but cruising has been his passion for longer than that. Ever since his parents took him, at the age of 14, on a family cruise to the South Pacific in 1979 aboard the old ‘Fairstar’, Andrew has been passionate about cruising and has sailed on dozens of cruises in the South Pacific, Europe and around North America. He enjoys the chance to broaden the appeal of cruising through his promotional work for Cruise Express. Married to Moira with three adult children, Andrew also enjoys bushwalking (he has written two hiking books) and fitness activities.

Fares


  • from $2,890 pp twin share  | $4,490 solo 
  • Includes ‘Welcome Kit’ and Early Booking yarn bonus, Onboard events, workshops and ‘hook up’ sessions, bonus surprises!
  • from $3,190 pp twin share  | $5,390 solo 
  • Includes ‘Welcome Kit’ and Early Booking yarn bonus, Onboard events, workshops and ‘hook up’ sessions, bonus surprises!
  • from $3,390 pp twin share  | $5,990 solo 
  • Includes ‘Welcome Kit’ and Early Booking yarn bonus, Onboard events, workshops and ‘hook up’ sessions, bonus surprises!
  • from $3,790 pp twin share  | $6,490 solo 
  • Includes ‘Welcome Kit’ and Early Booking yarn bonus, Onboard events, workshops and ‘hook up’ sessions, bonus surprises!
  • from $3,990 pp twin share  | $7,290 solo 
  • Includes ‘Welcome Kit’ and Early Booking yarn bonus, Onboard events, workshops and ‘hook up’ sessions, bonus surprises!

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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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What our past clients say

This was my first cruise but definitely not my last. It was so good to meet other crocheters and enjoy our craft together at sea. Read more

Karen

South Pacific Crochet Cruise, March 2018
A quick note to thank Hardy, Rebecca and the rest of the Cruise Express team for organising an unforgettable holiday and experience in Iceland and Norway. Read more

Yvonne

Norway and Iceland Escorted Voyage, February 2018
We loved the crochet cruise. It was such a great experience. Read more

Karen

South Pacific Crochet Cruise, March 2018
A very big thank you to everyone involved in organising this amazing trip! Scott and I had a wonderful time from the moment we met the Cruise Express staff at Central Station. Read more

Tricia & Scott

The Long Weekend Rail Journey to the NSW Riverina, September 2017
Having now experienced the whole sail and rail package, we are full of admiration for the whole Cruise Express team for the detail which goes into this holiday. Read more

Eric & Ruth

The Melbourne Limited Rail & Sail, April 2017

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