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Flights must come into Miami, FL (airport code: MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale, FL (airport code: FLL)
Transfers rates $16 MIA; $25 FLL each way

Book Norwegian Cruise Line’s Airfare

Call Cruise & Crop for a custom air quote through NCL.

Book your own air and arrive on 6/24/18.
Book the pre-cruise hotel & transfers through Norwegian Cruise Line.

Call Cruise & Crop for current rates on 1, 2 or 3-night pre-hotel options through Norwegian Cruise Line. 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 March 29, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 9/25/17, NCL did not have their hotel rates published yet. Check back later.

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $16 pp to MIA.

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 6/20/18.
Book Norwegian Cruise Line Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Miami airport airport no later than 2:00 p.m. on 6/25/18 and leave no earlier than 11:00 a.m. on 6/29/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $32 pp. The deadline to purchase transfers is 6/8/18.

Flights must arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 1:00 p.m. on 6/25/18 and leave no earlier than 11:30 a.m. on 6/29/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $50 pp. The deadline to purchase transfers is 6/8/18.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that the Port of Miami is 30 miles (45 minutes) from the Fort Lauderdale airport; 10 miles (25 minutes) from the Miami International airport. Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days. Visit http://www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/directions-transportation.asp for a list of Shuttles, Taxies 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: $20/day 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 and Mastercard. Debit cards are not accepted.

Directions to the pier:

Port Of Miami
1015 N. America Way
Miami, Florida 33132

Shore excursions are available to be booked. You can go to Norwegian Cruise Line's Website and click "Get Ready for your Cruise". 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.

>>>If you chose the Shore Excursion Perk with Norwegian Cruise Line, you MUST book your shore excursion over the phone (1-866-625-1167) or onboard the ship. The credit will not be applied if you book your shore excursions with Shore Excursions Group/Dream Vacations or any other company.

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
All classes and crops will take place in the Conference Center on deck 6, mid ship. A schedule of events will be posted approximately 1 month prior to sailing. The schedule is subject to change.

Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip via our Facebook Events Page. Go Here. Be sure to mark that you are "Going" so that you receive notice of new postings.

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.
  • Cuban VISA and electronically signed affidavit. Go here.
  • Boarding 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.
  • Dinner is "Freestyle" so wear whatever you choose. There will be one optional formal night.
  • 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)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line allows you to bring 2 bottles of wine (750 mL) or Champagne per stateroom onboard on embarkation day; subject to non-refundable corkage fees $15-30. 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.

  • 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
  • Apron
  • Craft Mat
  • 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 basic supplies. Cash is preferred.

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