Knit Alaska with Laura Nelkin: Summer 2019!

July 27th  - August 4th, 2019
(Optional extension to August 8th)


Time for our next knitting adventure... This is one I've been dreaming about organizing for a while, ever since I found out I like to cruise! How about a little outdoor adventure, with knitting on the ship in between?

I have a room reserved for us on the ship for nightly knit nights... activities are being planned for our day at sea with no extra charge! I have an idea up my sleeve that I think you will all ADORE!!! I will be designing something super special for the trip. Yarn will be included in your goodie bag and the piece will be revealed at Sweet Georgia Yarns on our first night together. We'll have a class that focus's on the skills used in the new design on the first day and then I'll be available to get you going and help with any knitting questions throughout the trip. We have arranged group dinners every night we are on the boat.

Daily Itinerary:
July 27th- Vancouver-
Meet at 5pm the hotel lobby for a tour of Vancouver City, a stop at Granville Island for dinner (on your own) and a visit to Maiwa Handprints. and then a studio tour and visit (with shopping!) at Sweet Georgia Yarns.
(Included: Overnight at Residence Marriott Vancouver Downtown and breakfast)
July 28th- Vancouver-
Check on board Holland America's newly renovated and highly reviewed Westerdam
(Included: Hotel/pier transfer, all meals on board the ship)
July 29th- Scenic Cruising Day-
Class with Laura (the group will be split in two so you'll have time to do other things on the ship!)
July 30th- Ketchikan

July 31st- Juneau
August 1st- Skagway
August 2nd- Glacier Bay
August 3rd- Sea Day-
Laura has a plan for this day that will be ALOT of fun and be quite interactive!
August 4th-
Seward/Anchorage- (trip is over for those not doing the Denali extension.  You will be transferred by motorcoach from Seward to Anchorage for your return flight home) Those doing the extension will transfer by rail to Anchorage from Seward. I am looking into a visit to a Musk Ox farm later this day but don't have timing from the cruise ship to organize this yet... if I can pull it together there will be an extra fee (hopefully not big!).
(Included: Overnight in Anchorage, meals not included for the rest of the trip, a meal plan is available if desired... I just plan to eat ALOT on the boat and then take it easy for a few days! )
August 5th and 6th- Denali- Train to Denali and two nights to explore and discover Denali National Park. Full Day Tundra Wilderness Tour included... who wants to see a grizzly with me? We will have a room at the hotel for knitting/hanging in the evening!
(Included: Overnight in Denali, meal plan available upon request)
August 7th- Fairbanks-
Train to Fairbanks, and an afternoon riverboat cruise with lunch!
(Included: Overnight in Fairbanks, lunch on riverboat, final farewell event)

Included: Goody Bag with yarn to knit the design Laura is making for the trip,  customized guide with yarn and fiber related activities to discover at each port, hospitality room for nightly knit nights, class with Laura and knitting related events, all port charges and taxes, meals while on ship.

Not Included:
Tips, alcoholic beverages, specialty dining on ship, flights, airport/hotel transfers in Vancouver, optional shore and destination excursions

Extra night in Vancouver, meals on Denali Extension, travel insurance,

Pricing starts at  $1859 pp for Cruise ONLY and $3179.00 per person for the Cruise + Denali Extension  Single Supplement Available.
Right now Holland America is running a promo and your on board experience may include a Beverage Package and Dining Experience... The promo is subject to availability, certain terms, and is subject to expire at any time.
AAA of Central NY is in the middle of an Alaska marketing blitz and Holland America is giving all 2019 Alaska cruise only and cruse/land journeys added benefits.  The benefits are up to $200 on board credit (based on category and land extension), 2 more dining experiences, and Denali Dollars for land extensions to Denali.  Deposits must be paid by 10/4 to lock in this promo!

$900 per person non-refundable deposit due at book your spot.Final payment due by May 7, 2019. Travel Insurance is highly recommended and due at time of deposit.Cost is based on total trip cost and age of traveler.

Want to sign up?
Go here:

Or E-mail Melissa at AAA Western and Central New York at

Oh, and do you want to hear the best part?
My girl is coming with me... so bring your family... we will have plenty of time to play with them in Alaska during the day and then knit together in the evening! Can you tell I am SUPER excited?


  1. Oh Wow! This sounds exciting Laura.

  2. The form link doesn't work! My mom and I (and maybe my sister - haven't heard back) are in!

    1. Thanks! It is fixed now! So glad you are goung to adventure wirh me again!!!!

  3. Link did not work for me. How do room arrangements work if I bring my husband? Is the pricing the same for him?

    1. Sorry! It is working now! We have a non-knitter discount! Melissa will explain that more!

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  5. Hi Laura, My daughter and I will be joining you!! Alaska is on my bucket list!!

  6. I have done this cruise with Holland America. The musk ox farm was fun to see. Enjoy ! Holland America ships are first class.

    1. Oh, excellent! I'm hoping to get us to the farm! I'm really excited for the trip!

  7. I am not seeing anything that discusses the accommodation. Are these balcony rooms or what?

    1. Hi! The price listed is for an interior room... we have pricing for all room levels, you can e-mail Melissa for more info if you are interested! Thanks!

  8. I’m definitely going and Lis is hoping to join me!

  9. I want to go. Combining two of my favorite things knitting and cruises! Can I be matched up with a room mate as I am single? Thanks

    1. I set up a thread here so you can post to find a roommate... I'm not doing any matching as it can get very confusing, especially on boats!


    2. I’m signed up! So excited. I’m booked as a single.

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  11. Hi Laura!

    I just happen to live in the beautiful city of Vancouver which I sure hope is SUNNY when you are here! We do not want you to experience our other kind of sun (which is the liquid kind)! Can I just pay to join the knitting part of the cruise? I will have a husband in tow too. Many thanks - Lynda

    1. Oh, we hope it is sunny too, though I'm pretty used to grey and am happy to visit no matter what! Unfortunately the only way to join the group is to sign up through Melissa at AAA... we have the pricing structured in such a way that it can't be broken down. Sorry!

  12. Regarding return flights from Anchorage, do we have an approximate ETA for the transfer arrival at Achorage? Beginning to look into flight options.

  13. Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing with us.This is so useful.

  14. Your photos and article both are looking brilliant . I admired this shared . Keep up sharing .

  15. Just wondering what excursions people are signing up for. I’ll be traveling solo so would love to join some folks for off the boat activities. Also any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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