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Flights must come into Orlando, FL (airport code: MCO)
Transfers rates $37.50 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 (Oasis of the Seas) and sailing date (11FEB2018) 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 2/10/18.
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 7, 2017. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 5/25/17, the following hotels were being offered by Royal Caribbean for a 1-night Pre-cruise stay:

  • Park Inn by Radisson $86.84 pp
  • Caribe Royal $136.31 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $37.50 pp.

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 2/11/18.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on 2/11/18 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 2/18/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $75 pp. The deadline to purchase transfer is 1/26/18.

Save on Parking
Cruise & Crop can pre-book your parking at an off-site lot and save you money. The total cost for this cruise is $50.93 including tax. Call us to inquire about this option.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 2/10/18) 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. 45 minutes from the pier. Visit http://www.portcanaveral.org/ 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

Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #1
9050 Discovery Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida  32920

Parking Fees: $128 (7-night cruise) for vehicles up to 20 feet in length, $224 for vehicles over 20 feet
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.

Directions from Orlando International Airport (MCO): This airport is approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral. Take the North Exit from the Airport, staying to the right, to S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway) East. Take S.R. 528 directly to Port Canaveral. Look for the ship graphic on the overhead signs. S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway) ends at the pier.

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.

Enjoy a local Resort for the day, Click Here. {St. Maarten passes are good for up to 4 guests!}

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 3, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm - Meet and Greet in Conference Room 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:00 am - Travelogue with Tracie Claiborne
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 am - 6x6 Paper Pad Love Scrapbooking Class with Jen Schow
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm - Galentine’s Day Fun & Games
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00 am - Crafty Cards Class with Tracie Claiborne & Jen Schow
Saturday, February 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Pajama Party Crop + tearful goodbyes

We will announce the group photo date and time at the meet and greet, after we scope out the appropriate location.

If you aren’t part of our cruise Facebook group, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/252993665236133/ Come introduce yourself, ask questions, and get to know the other crafty cruisers! We can’t wait to meet you next month!

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. 

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

Jen Tracie will supply most of the materials needed to make projects in the classes but please bring a basic tool kit, including:

  • Wet and Dry Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Trimmer
  • Journaling Pen
  • Small Watercolor Set
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Any papers/embellishments you might want to use on layouts - we will be giving you things as well, but bring some stuff you love!
  • 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 not be a store on-board so be sure to bring enough cardstock, adhesives and embellishments.

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