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Flights must come into Houston, Texas (airport code:HOU or IAH)
Transfers rates $32-47 pp each way (depending on the airport)

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 (Liberty of the Seas) and sailing date (12FEB2017) 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 2/11/17.
Book the pre-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 November 18, 2016. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 6/20/16, RCL is offering the following hotel:

  • Houston (IAH) Airport Marriot $97.36 pp.

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $32 pp back to HOU; $47 pp back to IAH.

Hotel rates vary based on how many people are in the room. Rates are subject to change. {Post Cruise packages are also available}

Special offering for this cruise...

Arrive on 2/11/17 (or earlier) into IAH Airport
Return to IAH for a transfer to the ship, $47 pp

Rates are based on double occupancy for a 1-night stay 2/11/17:

  • Fairfield Inn
    Less than 2.5 miles from IAH airport. Free hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary airport shuttle, on request

    1 King Bed:  $87.83 with tax
    2 Queen Beds: $99.54 with tax

Arrive on 2/11/17 (or earlier) into HOU Airport
Return to HOU for a transfer to the ship, $32 pp

Rates are based on double occupancy for a 1-night stay 2/11/17:

  • Holiday Inn
    Less than 1 mile from HOU airport. Free hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary airport shuttle, on request

    1 King Bed:  $93.68 with tax
    2 Queen Beds: $99.54 with tax

Rates are subject to change and are based on availability. Call for a quote. Post-Cruise Hotels are also avaiable.

Book your own air and arrive on 2/12/17.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

Transfers from HOU: $32 each way, $64 round-trip
Transfers from IAH: $47 each way, $94 round-trip

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the HOU airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on 2/12/17 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 2/19/17.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $64 pp. Flights must arrive at the IAH airport no later than 11:30 a.m. on 2/12/17 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 2/19/17.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $94 pp.

NOTE:  If you book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 2/11/17) you can go back to the airport on 2/12/17 and take Royal Caribbean's transfers to the pier. Call Cruise & Crop for details and to pre-book this transfer. Or you are welcome to book your own private transfer. Houston Hobby airport is approx. 45 minutes from the pier. Intercontinental Airport is approx. 1.5 hours from the pier. Visit http://www.portofgalveston.com/index.aspx for a list of Shuttles, Taxies and Rental companies. 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

Parking Fees: $70 for vehicles up to 20 feet in length
The total fee for the time the vehicle will be parked is due on entry. They accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Traveler’s Checks issued in U.S. dollars. Pre-pay and save $5 on parking. Visit this link to reserve your parking spot.

Directions from Port of Galveston

SHORE EXCURSIONS
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 CruiseOne's website! Be sure to book them at least 15 days prior to sailing to avoid an expedite fee! For a direct link to our custom group page, Click Here.

Enjoy a local Resort for the day, Click Here.

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

class schedule
All classes/crops will take place on deck 2, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center. The Crop room will be open 24/7 for your crafting pleasure.

Sunday:

8:30 pm  – Meet in Conference room (very important) no more than 45 minutes.
9:15 pm – Copic 101 ….. A must for beginners!  No more than 1 hour

Monday:             

10 – 11:30 – Beginners Class – Lets color!!!!!
1 – 2:30 – Advanced/Intermediate Class   

Tuesday:              Port Day – Cozumel

Wednesday:      Port Day – Grand Cayman

Thursday:            Port Day – Jamaica

Friday:

10 – 11:30            Advanced/Intermediate Class
1 – 2:30                 Beginners Class

Saturday:

9:30 am                Group Picture (Meet on bridge in front of guest services)
10 – 11:30            Special Card Class – Both groups  
5 pm                      Conference Room officially closed  

Note from your host, Ronnie >>> Schedule is subject to change.  We will discuss class schedule as well as any other important items at the Sunday night's get together.  I will be available outside of scheduled class time to help anyone with techniques and/or catch up if a class is missed.  I will be available in the classroom after 8 pm to give further assistance if desired.  I promise to do my best to make sure that everyone completes all cards and/or projects before leaving the ship (as long as you come to class).  I know that you are also on a cruise and on vacation with family or friends, however, if you miss a class and without compromising the class time of others, I will help get you caught up. 

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
    • Option #1: *RECOMMENDED* Passport (valid at least 6 months after you return) & a drivers license
    • Option #2: A CERTIFIED birth certificate with a raised seal + a government issued photo ID such as a drivers license {plus, a bridging document if the name on your drivers licence and birth certificate do not match - such as a marriage license}
    • Non US Citizens are required to have a passport.
  • 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 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. 

If you'd like to order Copic Markers from your host, Ronnie Dornhoffer, please contact her direct.

Deadline extended - Ronnie will be placing a Copic order on 1/29/17 and needs to know by 8 a.m. CST on the 29th if you would like to order markers (all colors available).  Her price for the markers is $5.65 per marker (includes tax).  She will have other markers for sale at that price during class time.  The markers will not be shipped to you before the cruise - Ronnie will bring them onboard with her.

They can be ordered via email at Ronnie.dornhoffer@gmail.com or by calling her at 361-800-5981  Please be sure you receive confirmation within 48 hours - or call/e-mail again. Ronnie will be out of the country (& unavailable) between January 11 - 28th.

The advanced class will be using the same images to color just expanding on them blending more colors, using light source overlay, and creating shadows as well as backgrounds. 

Copic's Marker List

Beginners

0 Blender

Y15
Y21

YR07

R14
R29
R46

E00
E11
E04
E31
E33
E35
E57
E79

YG03
YG17
YG67

B91
B93

Advanced (All of the Beginner markers PLUS this list below)

C1
C3

C5

100
.
BG0000
BG10

E50

R81
R83
R85

YG95

G99

RV04
RV10
RV19

B000
B00

**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 **Be sure to mark your Markers in some way - either add your initials with a sharpie marker or wrap them with washi tape! It is easy to get markers mixed up with your friends.
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • 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

There be a store on-board selling markers, stamps, and other Copic related products.

 

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