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Just the Basics

Flights must come into Anchorage, Alaska (airport code: ANC)
Flights must depart from Vancouver, BC (airport code: YVR)
Transfers rates in Anchorage $78.95 pp Motorcoach; $124.95 pp Train - in Vancouver $21.95 pp

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 (Radiance of the Seas) and sailing date (16AUG2019) 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 8/15/19.
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 May 8, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 11/28/18, the following hotels were being offered for a 1-night pre-cruise stay:

  • Crown Plaza Midtown
    • $256.61 pp with Train transfer to the ship
    • $184.99 pp with Bus transfer to the ship
    • $226.99 pp with Airport transfer to hotel + Bus transfer to the ship
  • Hilton Anchorage with Train transfer to the ship $313.20 pp
  • Marriott Anchorage
    • $315.47 pp with Train transfer to the ship
    • $243.85 pp with Bus transfer to the ship

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $21.95 per person.

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

Book your own air and arrive on 8/16/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Anchorage airport no later than 11:00 a.m. on 8/16/19 if you want the TRAIN transfer to the ship. The cost for this transfer is $124.95 pp.

If you want the BUS transfer to the ship, flights must arrive into Anchorage no later than 2:30 p.m. on 8/16/19. The cost for this transfer is $78.95 pp.

After the cruise, flights should not leave earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 8/23/19.  Post-cruise transfers can be purchased for $21.95 pp.

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 5, mid-ship (with access through the Photo Gallery).

Connect with us on Facebook.....via our Events Link.
Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip. 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
    • ALL passengers 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 (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 announced at a later date.
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" or 6" Personal Trimmer
  • Black & Brown Distressing Ink, if desired
  • 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 onboard selling Copic markers and other related Copic products.

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