Our cruise is just about one month away! Prepare for class by going here. 





Class prices reduced from now through September 15!


Now’s the time to add the classes you were considering! All add-on classes are just $60 from now through September 15.

Contact our wonderful Sue Fitzgerald at sfitzgerald@aaasouth.com to add more classes–and more fun!–to your cruise.


Registration is now open for our Nautical Knitting and Crochet Cruise 2017


Join us for the best Nautical Knitting Cruise yet with Melissa Leapman, Justyna Lorkowska, Bristol Ivy, and Patty Lyons!

December 17-22, 2017 to beautiful Cozumel and Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Per Person Rates:

  • Inside Stateroom from: $1074.71 for knitters and crocheters, and $534.71 for non-knitters and crocheters
  • Balcony Stateroom from: $1385.71 for knitters and crocheters, and $845.71 for non-knitters and crocheters

Pricing for knitters and crocheters includes any three workshops with the top masters of their game, a jam-packed welcome goody bag, evening events and parties, world famous (seriously) door prizes, and taxes/government fees.  Non-knitter/crocheter packages exclude the goody bags and workshops.

Cruise Itinerary:

  • December 17     Miami              Depart 5:00pm
  • December 18     Day at Sea
  • December 19     Cozumel, Mexico
  • December 20    Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
  • December 21    Day at Sea
  • December 22     Miami            Arrive 7:00am

Check out the 2017 class schedule with Melissa, Bristol, Ivy, and Patty:

Updated Classes!

Please note: the class sizes are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.

The following classes will require a class kit at an additional fee:

  • Portuguese Knitting: $8
  • Crochet with Beads: $10
  • My First Knitted Thrummed Mittens: $15
  • Voyager Mystery Crochet Shawl: $35

The following class has an optional kit at an additional fee:

  • Dancing Palm Mystery Shawl: $38

Additional classes are available a la carte as follows:

  • One additional class is $90  JUST $60 for all add-on classes through September 15th
  • Two additional classes are $160
  • Three additional classes are $210
  • Four additional classes are $240
  • Five additional classes are $275




Memories from previous years:

Contact Form:

Additional questions?

Contact Sue Fitzgerald sfitzgerald@aaasouth.com or call toll free (866) 201-0385 ext 3252


Rosenda Calloway rcalloway@aaasouth.com or call toll free (866) 201-0385 ext 3225

Pricing includes taxes and government fees, is per person, based on double occupancy and is cruise only. Prices are subject to change and availability. This special knitting and crocheting 0cruise may only be booked by AAA Travel Sarasota. Call AAA Travel for current airfare rates, travel insurance cost and availability. AAA Travel is not responsible for errors or omissions in this text.

Fun-loving knitting cruise director ISO equally fun volunteers (the shy and meek need not apply.) I feel like I’m writing my very first personal ad ever.



Here are Laura, Patty, and me heading from the hotel to last year’s cruise ship with all of our–I mean, your–precious stuff. (Please note: my hair is not wet.) Inside all those boxes are more than 100 goody bags, oodles of great door prizes, and maybe a few bottles of wine.

But trust me, those boxes didn’t pack themselves. (Just ask Patty Lyons.)

We are seeking 3 or 4 volunteers to help get everything ready this year. We’ll set up all the goody bag fixin’s assembly line style at my hotel at 3 PM Friday, and then we’ll get to work. Each lucky volunteer will be paid in–what else?–YARN!!!

Honest Disclaimer: This task is not for the faint of heart. (Again, check with Patty if you don’t believe me.)

Here we are all bright and bushy tailed as we began in the early afternoon last year:


And this is sweet Patty at the end of our work:


(Need I mention that, despite all this, she’s agreed to come back onboard this year!)

If you’re interested in getting a sneak peak at the goody bags–I mean, helping out <grin>–on Friday before we launch on Saturday, please email me as soon as possible.

Less than one month!!!!!



Are you packed yet?


After such a long time planning (and not-so-patiently waiting!), we launch just over one month from today. That’s hardly enough time for me to shop for a bathing suit I’d be seen wearing!

And as a pre-board special, we’re offering all ala carte classes booked from now until launch at just $60 each. Space is limited in some classes, of course, so hurry! Our fearless travel agent, Sue Fitzgerald, can get you all at set via email at sfitzgerald@aaasouth.com or phone toll free          (866)  201-0385, ext. 3252. 

Check out the expanded class schedule to see what you’re missing:



And here’s the class homework and supply listing:


Am now heading offline now to continue ordering fixin’s for our goody bags. Be sure to pack an empty suitcase. You’ll need one! (Just ask the folks from last year’s cruise. . . .)