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Flights must come into Ft. Lauderdale, FL (airport code: FLL) or Miami, FL (airport code: MIA)
Transfers rates: FLL $31.90 pp round-trip / MIA $59.90 pp round-trip

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 (Majesty of the Seas) and sailing date (07SEP2019) 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 9/6/19.
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 June 14, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

1 Night pre-cruise hotel options through Royal Caribbean as of 12/10/18:

  • Fort Lauderdale area
    • AC Miami Aventura $161.53 pp
    • Aventura Courtyard by Marriott $129.50 pp
    • Aventura Residence Inn by Marriott $137.14 pp
    • Embassy Suites $125.16 pp
  • Miami area
    • Hyatt Centric Brickell $143.58 pp
    • JW Marriott $150.76 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $15.95 - 29.95 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 9/7/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

Flights must arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 1:00 p.m. on 9/7/19 and leave no earlier than 11:30 a.m. on 9/11/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $31.90 pp.

Flights must arrive at the Miami airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 9/7/19 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 9/11/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $59.90 pp.

The deadline to purchase transfers is 8/23/19.

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.

NOTE: You MUST have a shore excursion for Cuba pre-booked! You are not allowed to go off on your own. However, once you complete an excursion, you are able to enjoy the city's night life afterwards.

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.

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 7, mid-ship, in the Conference Center.

Meet & Greet: 2:00 p.m. on 9/7/19 in the Conference Center

The Crop Room will be open 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. daily

9/10/19: Please have the crop room cleaned up and cleared out by 5:00 p.m.

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

Download this app today!

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 9/11/19 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
    • *REQUIRED* Passport (valid at least 6 months after you return) & a drivers license
    • Your Cuban VISA will be provided by Royal Caribbean while onboard and a $75 pp fee will be added to your onboard account. See below for the "Travel Certification Document" you'll need to print out and bring to the pier.
    • 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
  • A RED shirt for the group photo
  • 1 Semi-Formal & 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.

cuba visa
You’ll need a Cuban visa. Royal Caribbean automatically processes your visa, for $75 per person (charged to your onboard account). It will be waiting for you when you board the ship. If you are a non-U.S. citizen or were born in Cuba, check out RCL's detailed FAQs.

Complete a Travel Certification Document — You’ll have to fill out a Travel Certification document before sailing to Cuba. Make sure each person you’re traveling with brings two completed hard copies to the port — you’ll need them during the embarkation process.

Go here for Royal Caribbean's Cuba Check-list

...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
  • Brown & Black Pen
  • Brown & Black Ink
  • Paper Piercer
  • Nail File (for distressing)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Corner Rounder
  • Hole punch (large & small)
  • 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 on-board selling paper, kits and miscellaneous items. Cash only please.

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