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Flights must come into either Ft. Lauderdale (airport code: FLL) or Miami, FL (airport code: MIA)
Transfers rates $16.75 - $30 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 (Adventure of the Seas) and sailing date (16FEB2019) 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 2/15/19.
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 November 8, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 5/18/18, the following hotels were available through Royal Caribbean:

  • AC Miami Aventura $156.19 pp
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, Aventura $157.75 pp
  • Embassy Suites $200.08 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $16.75 - $30 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 2/16/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 1:30 p.m. on 2/16/19 and leave no earlier than 11:30 a.m. on 2/24/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $33.50 pp.

Flights must arrive at the Miami airport airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on 2/16/19 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 2/24/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $60 pp.

The deadline to purchase transfers is 1/31/19.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that Port Everglades is 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale airport; 45 miles from the Miami International airport. Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days. The fare between the Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades is an estimated rate of $17.00. Visit http://www.broward.org/Airport/Transportation/Pages/Default.aspx for a list of Shuttles, Taxis and Rental companies. Click here for Miami Airport information. 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: $15/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. Rates are payable by credit card or cash upon exiting the facility.

Directions to the pier:

Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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

Saturday, Feb 16 – Meet & Greet 7:45p – 8:45p in the Conference Room – a quick make n take will be provided.

Sunday, Feb 17 – Album Class -

  • 9:00a – 1:00p this is a long class and we will be taking many breaks. The Album is gorgeous and beautifully detailed. Participants are welcome to work at their own pace. If by chance project is not completed during class time, they are welcome to come back to the conference room at their leisure to complete the album.

Friday, Feb 22 – Card Class – 9:00a – 1:00p; Group photo following at 1:30p

Saturday, Feb 23 – Layout Class – 9:00a – 1:00p

Karan will be bringing you three fabulous classes all filled with flower shaping and molding techniques using stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  She will show you how easy it is to color and shape those gorgeous handmade flowers she showcases on her projects. She will walk you through how easy it is to add stamens and add the perfect finishing touch to all your flowers by adding that sparkle and shine to your flowers. Her classes are filled with techniques you will continue to use on all your crafting projects.  

Karan welcomes you to friend her on Facebook, follow her on Instagram and check out her projects. Feel free to check out her social platforms here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karangerber

Blog: http://karangerber.blogspot.ca/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karangerber/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/karangerber/

Connect with us on Facebook.....via our Events Link.
Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip. Go Here.

Download this app today!

New for 2017 cruise season - Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport is the first Smartphone app authorized to expedite a traveler's entry process into the United States. This free app, available for Android and iOS phones, will allow you to submit your passport and customs declaration via your smartphone or other mobile device instead of using the traditional paper method. You'll "sail" through Customs using Mobile Passport! CLICK HERE to learn more about Mobile Passport or to download the app. {Download this app before you sail and get it all set-up. Then, fill out your customs form on 3/2/19 right before you disembark the ship}

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 license 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 & 4 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.

  • Card Class Material List:

    • Tape runner
    • Foam/foam dot adhesive
    • Paper piercer
    • Mini mister
    • Dries clear adhesive (such as Tombow; 3in1; or Art Institute Dries Clear)
    • Peeled Paint Distress Ink (or a green ink)
    • Weathered Wood Distress Ink (or a light blue ink)
    • Finger daubers for inks

    Album Class Material List:

    • Sookwang adhesive or a strong double sided adhesive; might need more than one roll
    • Tape runner
    • Paper piercer
    • Mini mister
    • Foam/foam dots adhesive
    • Peeled Paint Distress Ink (or a green ink) 
    • Antique Linen (or a light tan/light brown ink) Distress Ink;
    • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (or a brown ink)
    • Dries clear adhesive (such as Tombow; 3in1; or Art Institute Dries Clear)
    • Finger daubers for inks

    Layout Class Material List:

    • Tape runner
    • Foam/foam dot adhesive
    • Mini mister
    • Vintage photo distress ink (or a brown ink)
    • Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (or a light red/dark pink ink)
    • Peeled Paint Distress Ink (or a green ink)
    • Antique Linen Distress Ink (light tan/brown ink)
    • Dries clear adhesive (such as Tombow; 3in1; or Art Institute Dries Clear)
    • Finger daubers for ink
    • Edge Distressor

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.