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Flights must come into Barcelona, Spain (airport code: BCN)
Transfers rates $31.50 pp each way

Book Royal Caribbean’s Airfare

Choice Air:
If you'd like to choose your routing schedule, you can choose to book "Choice Air". These rates are subject to change until paid in full. Transfers are not included in the price but can be added. In most cases, flights are non-refundable and no changes can be made once booked. Flights are customizable and you can choose to book Coach, First Class or Business Class.

To book your own Choice Air reservation, go to www.ChoiceAir.com Check rates as often as you'd like and then when you are ready...go ahead and book. You will need your reservation number, Ship name (Symphony of the Seas) and sailing date (07OCT2018) in order to book. Full payment is due at the time of booking. Once booked, Cruise & Crop will receive notification and we'll send you an updated confirmation.

Book your own air and arrive on 10/6/18.
Book the pre/post cruise hotel & transfers through Royal Caribbean.

Call Cruise & Crop for current rates on 1, 2 or 3-night pre-hotel options through Royal Caribbean. These rates would also include your transfer to the pier (but you’d have to get your own transfer from the airport to the hotel the night before). Hotel stays must be booked before June 29, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 2/12/18, all of RCL's pre-cruise hotels are sold-out. But call us for an independent quote. You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $31.50 pp. Or you can be dropped off at the Train Station for $24.50 pp.

Post-Cruise Options (ship to hotel transfer included).

  • Crown Plaza - Barcelona Fira Center $215.75 pp
  • Hilton Diagonal Mar $166.85 pp
  • Hotel Condes de Barcelona $189.92 pp
  • Hotel NH Sants Barcelona $150.55 pp
  • Silken Diagonal $151.94 pp
  • Silken Gran Hotel Havana $201.15 pp

Hotel rates vary based on how many people are in the room. Rates are subject to change.

Book your own air and arrive on 10/7/18.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Barcelona El Prat International airport no later than 2:45 p.m. on 10/7/18 and leave no earlier than 10:00 a.m. on 10/14/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $63 pp. The deadline to purchase transfers is 9/21/18.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 10/6/18) and still purchase Royal Caribbean transfers.  If you do everything on your own, you’ll have to find your own transportation to the pier. The airport is approx. 25 minutes from the pier. The cruiser terminals at the Port of Barcelona have excellent transport links: the World Trade Center terminals are just 400 metres away from the public transport network (bus and metro.) The T3 PORTBUS shuttle takes cruise passengers from Plaza de Colón in central Barcelona to terminals A, B, C and D (Palacruceros) on the Adossat wharf. Cruise & Crop does not operate or control in any respect the services provided by these companies, nor does it guarantee their performance.

Drive to the Pier

Long-term parking is not available at the pier.

Moll D'Adossat Terminal,
Barcelona, Spain

From El Prat International Airport (BCN)
Exit the airport and take the road to Barcelona City. Once there, take the Ronda Litoral Highway and take the exit marked "PUERTO." Turn right and then follow the signs indicating "PUERTO." Ships are berthed at Adossat Terminal (Moll d'Adossat).

SECURITY AT THE PIER: Please expect delays related to security and immigration procedures when arriving at the pier to board the ship. These procedures have been designed for your safety and all attempts will be made to expedite you through the process as quickly as possible.

Shore excursions are available to be booked. You can go to Royal Caribbean's Website and click "Before you Board". Excursions can be reserved online up to 4 days before your sail date. Crafting activities will not interfere with your days in port - so feel free to go and explore at each stop.

Save on Excursions
Book shore excursions for less on Dream Vacations's website! Go to http://www.DreamVacations.com/gpastor Click "Tours/Excursions" at the very top of the page. Be sure to book them at least 15 days prior to sailing to avoid an expedite fee! For a direct link, Click Here.

Coming into town early or staying a few extra days? Click Here for some tour options.

class schedule
A schedule of events will be provided closer to sailing. The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 3, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

Connect with your fellow cruisers on Facebook.....via our Events Link.
Chat with them on the Events page made just for you. Go Here.

travel insurance
If you have not already purchased travel insurance, we recommend that you do. Insurance covers you in case you had to cancel due to a medical reason or death in the family. It also covers your baggage, emergency evacuation and more.

You can find a document of coverage by clicking here.

What you'll need...

...Personal Packing List

  • Proof of Citizenship
    • Passport (valid at least 6 months after you return) & a drivers license
  • e-Docs & Set Sail Pass, luggage tags, Transfer/Hotel Vouchers
  • Shore Excursion Tickets (if you booked your excursions through Dream Vacations/Shore Excursions Group)
  • Casual clothes for during the day - dress in layers as the temperatures can change through out the day and will vary from port to port.
  • 2 Semi-Formal, 2 Smart Casual & 3 Casual outfits for dinner
  • A light jacket in case the crop room is chilly
  • Work-out clothes
  • Bathing suit, cover up & sunscreen
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Pajamas
  • Toiletries (hair-dryer, soap and shampoo are provided)
  • Tennis shoes & flip-flops
  • Lighted alarm clock (or you can use the Wake-up call system)
  • Power strip (so you have extra outlets in your room)
  • Royal Caribbean allows you to bring 2 bottles of wine (750 mL) per stateroom onboard on embarkation day; subject to corkage fees. These must be CARRIED on! If you put them in your checked luggage, they will be confiscated. Water, Soda, Beer and liquor are prohibited.

...Crafters Packing List

For the Open Cropping times, please bring your own paper/photos/accessories/tools that you'll need to complete your own cards/pages.  Please also bring your own supply of wet-wipes to clean your hands and your workspace. 

**Be sure to pack all sharp objects in your CHECKED Luggage, all together in a plastic bag**

The following supplies are suggested for your classes.
Subject to change.

  • Copic Markers (list to be published at a later date)
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Copic Markers (list of colors coming soon)
  • Pencil
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Pop dots
  • Glue dots - Small & Large
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light + extension cord/power strip (if light is not battery powered)

There will be a store on-board selling Copic markers, Copic card stock, adhesive, Copic books, and stamp sets.

don't forget to download and create your cruise & Crop passport before you go. Go here for more information.