Day Date Port Arrival Departure
FRI 4/6/18 Sydney, Australia - Embarkation   6:30 PM
SAT 4/7/18 Crafting Day at Sea    
SUN 4/8/18 Crafting Day at Sea    
MON 4/9/18 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
TUES 4/10/18 Auckland, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
WED 4/11/18 Crafting Day at Sea    
THUR 4/12/18 Akaroa, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
FRI 4/13/18 Dunedin, New Zealand 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
SAT 4/14/18 Dusky Sound {8a-9a}, Doubtful Sound {11a-12p} & Milford Sound {5p-6p}, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
SUN 4/15/18 Crafting Day at Sea    
MON 4/16/18 Crafting Day at Sea    
TUES 4/17/18 Sydney, Australia - Disembarkation 6:30 AM  
Times and itinerary are subject to change by the cruise line.

Offering:

  • 5 Classes - taught by Cathie Rigby
    • Silhouette & Cricut Explore Tips (Lecture Only)
    • Cards class - based on die cuts
    • Themed Mini Album Class
    • 12x12 New Zealand Layouts
    • Card Making Class: Latest Trends
  • Every crafter will receive half of a table for the duration of the cruise.
  • Lots of crop time
  • Custom Cruise T-shirt
  • All meals are included
  • 24 hour room service
  • Goodie Bags
  • Prizes - including a grand prize of a Silhouette Machine!

group rates (not combinable with promos - call for a promotional pricing quote)  
  stateroom options double occupancy single occupancy
  Inside Stateroom, Category M, Decks 7-10: $770 pp $1,540
  Oceanview Stateroom, Category I, Decks 2-3: $922 pp $1,844
  Oceanview Stateroom, Category H, Decks 4, 7-8: $960 pp $1,920
  Balcony Stateroom, Category E2, Decks 8-10: $1,196 pp $2,392
  Suite Call Call
Triple and Quad occupancy cabins are also available in select categories. Please call for rates.
** LIMITED TIME OFFER - not combinable with rates above**

30% off every guest

Book by march 31, 2017

Offers are not combinable with our group rates, restricted rates (Military/Senior/Resident) or any other promotion. But it is combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts, Shareholder Benefits and NextCruise bookings. Prices and Offer apply to new bookings confirmed at prevailing rates.

And from March 1 – 7, 2017 you will receive up to $150 Instant Savings for the Spring to Summer Sale.

This offer does not get applied on-top-of our group rates.
Not to worry - we'll be sure to book you at the best available price! CALL FOR A QUOTE.

Offer closes at 5:30 p.m. EST on 3/31/17

 

All quoted rates are in US Dollars. Rates include your cruise and port charges.  Government taxes are additional at $212.50 per person. Rates are based on occupancy, are subject to change, and are based on availability. Singles must pay a single supplement rate (200%). Taxes & port charges are subject to change. The cruise line reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel increases.

Crafters add $165 for the Participant Fee. Non-crafting roommates do not have to pay this fee. In order to participate in this conference, you MUST book through Cruise & Crop. If you book direct or with another agent, you are not eligible to be part of the Down Under with Cathie Rigby cruise.

Deposit per cabin:  $900
We cannot accept any checks drawn on a Canadian Bank. Credit Cards are preferred. International Money Orders are accepted. All payments must be made in US Dollars.

Rates are good through November 6, 2017 (or while inventory lasts).  After this date, rates are subject to change. Final payments will be due by December 22, 2017. Persons wishing to pay off their balance ahead of time are welcome to do so.

 
dining

There are three dining times on a cruise ship: Early, Late or My Time dining. The Group leader is giving you the option to choose your preferred dining time. Your dining time choice will not interfere with any of the crafting classes.

Explanation of dining times:

  1. Early dining is at 5:30 PM - assigned seating with the same waiter each night.
  2. Late Dining is at 8:00 PM - assigned seating with the same waiter each night.
  3. My Time Dining - eat anytime between about 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM. You will have different table mates and a different waiter each night. You can make reservations both prior to the cruise and on the cruise.
 
Passports & VISAs
US Citizens
Passports are Required. If you do not have one or yours is expired, please visit travel.state.gov for information on how to apply/renew. Your passport should be valid 6 months after the conclusion of your trip.

It is also necessary to get a Entry Visa for Australia. You must have a valid U.S. passport and a visa to enter Australia. Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. 

Non-US Citizens
If you are not a US Citizen, then you are REQUIRED to have a passport and an ETA (Entry Visa for Australia). Canadian Citizens can apply for a passport here. You can find more information applying for a VISA here.

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Travel Insurance:
Optional travel insurance is available - LeisureCare Classic Travel Protection - or - Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection. To view the Top 10 Reasons why you should purchase travel insurance and see the details of coverage, Click Here. Rates are based on total package price and are subject to change. For example, if you add airfare, rates will likely increase.
If your total vacation package costs: Classic
Insurance rate:
Cancel for Any Reason
Insurance Rate:
$251 - 500 pp $39 pp $58.50 pp
$501 - 650 pp $49 pp $73.50 pp
$651 - 800 pp $59 pp $88.50 pp
$801 - 950 pp $79 pp $118.50 pp
$951 - 1,100 pp $95 pp $142.50 pp
$1,101 - 1,300 pp $99 pp $148.50 pp
$1,301 - 1,500 pp $104 pp $172.50 pp
$1,501 - 1,700 pp $119 pp $193.50 pp
$1,701 - 1,900 pp $134 pp $219.50 pp
$1,901 - 2100 pp $150 pp $238.50 pp
$2,101 - 2,300 pp $164 pp $253.50 pp
$2,301 - 2,500 pp $174 pp $298.50 pp
$2,501 - 3,000 pp $204 pp $343.50 pp
$3,000+ pp Call for rate Call for rate
Your insurance rate will default to the Classic Plan. If you want to purchase the Cancel for Any Reason plan, please make a note in the notes section at the bottom of the registration form.

Cancellation Policy

If one or more persons cancel, the rate(s) for remaining occupants may increase. Should this booking be canceled after initial deposit, said cancellation is subject to an administrative fee of $35 per person. Prior to final payment, your refund will be fully deposited minus the administration fee. In addition, you are subject to cruise line cancellation fees as outlined in their brochure if you cancel after final payment.

Royal Caribbean Cancellation Policy


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When you are ready to book, fill out the information below then hit submit.  The "Submit" button will lead you to our Secure Shopping cart where you can enter your credit card information.  Remember - your deposit is $900 per cabin, not per person. If you opt for insurance, the insurance amount will be charged separately. Please register only once for your entire cabin. We will charge your card with-in 5 business days.
 
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Cruise & Crop recommends purchasing travel insurance. If you add it with your deposit, then the insurance will also cover pre-existing conditions. Please select one of the following:
Yes, charge the insurance now with my deposit for the following passengers:
We will decide on the travel insurance later  
   
Would you like us to add gratuities to your invoice?
Inside, Oceanview & Balcony $148.50 pp; Suites $181.50 pp


 
I release, for all above cruisers, the use of any cruise pictures taken by Cathie Rigby, Cruise & Crop or photos submitted by me for Cruise & Crop's use in their advertising.
   
How did you hear about the cruise? Facebook? Through Cruise & Crop? Through Cathie Rigby / Creative Cutter Room? At a convention?
 
Comments/Questions:
Besides the people in your cabin, would you like to craft or dine with other passengers (friends/family)?  Please list their names:
Do you have any special medical, physical or dietary needs that we should be aware of (pier-side wheel chair assistance, sharps container, interpreter, etc)?