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Flights must come into Houston (airport code: HOU or IAH)
Transfers rates HOU $32 pp; IAH $47 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 (Liberty of the Seas) and sailing date (21OCT2018) 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 10/20/18.
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 June 23, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 2/21/18, the following hotels were available:

  • In Galveston - Holiday Inn Resort Galveston Beach $128.61 pp
  • In IAH airport - Houston Airport Marriott $99.73 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise. 
This is $32 (HOU) - $47 (IAH) 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 10/21/18.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

Transfers from HOU: $32 each way, $64 round-trip
Transfers from IAH: $47 each way, $94 round-trip

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the HOU airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 10/21/18 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 10/28/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $64 pp.

Flights must arrive at the IAH airport no later than 11:00 a.m. on 10/21/18 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 10/28/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $94 pp.

NOTE:  If you book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 10/20/18) you can go back to the airport on 10/21/18 and take Royal Caribbean's transfers to the pier. Call Cruise & Crop for details and to pre-book this transfer. Or you are welcome to book your own private transfer. Houston Hobby airport is approx. 45 minutes from the pier. Intercontinental Airport is approx. 1.5 hours from the pier. Visit http://www.portofgalveston.com/index.aspx 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

Parking Fees: $70 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, Mastercard and Traveler’s Checks issued in U.S. dollars. Pre-pay and save $5 on parking. Visit this link to reserve your parking spot.

Directions from Port of Galveston

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.

class schedule
The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 2, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

>>> Click here for a link to view the Newsletter sent out by Sew & Quilt Store.

10/20/18 - Optional Meet & Greet at Rainforest Cafe in Galveston

10/21/18 - No scheduled conference activities

10/22/18 - Quilting Day At Sea

  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Machine overview
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Session 1: Monogrammed Cork Key Fab
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session 2: Monogrammed Luggage Tag
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Session 3A: Running with Scissors

10/23/18 - Quilting Day At Sea

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session 3B: Running with Scissors Continued
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch / Picture on Main Staircase 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Session 4: Mesh Beach Tote

10/24/18 - Roatan, Honduras - No scheduled conference activities

10/25/18 - Belize City, Belize - No scheduled conference activities

10/26/18 - Cozumel, Mexico - No scheduled conference activities

10/27/18 - Quilting Day At Sea

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session 5: Super Duper Easy Strip Quilt Top
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Session 6: Scalloped Flap Crossbody Zipper Bag
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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 for ALL Citizens* 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 (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.

...Quilter's Packing List

ALL supplies, including scissors and your machine are provided as part of your participation fee. You don't need to bring any crafting supplies. Lighting in the room is a bit dim. If you wish, bring a battery powered crafting light.

There will be a store on-board selling fabric kits, threads, sewing notions & supplies.

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