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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 (24FEB2019) 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 2/23/19.
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 16, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 4/13/18, 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 2/24/19.
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 2/24/19 and leave no earlier than 11:30 a.m. on 3/2/19.  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 2/24/19 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 3/2/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $60 pp. The deadline to purchase transfers is 2/8/19.

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, 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: $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'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.

Coming into town early or staying a few extra days? Click Here for some tour options.

class schedule
The schedule provided below 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.

MONDAY - 2/25  
9:00 am - Meet & Greet Session
9:30 am - Storyish with Stacy Julian, sponsored by Close to My Heart
10:30 am - Story Starter with Stacy Julian, sponsored by Close to My Heart
12:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:00 pm - Journal Your Life 2.0 with Tracie Claiborne 
5:00 pm - Dinner Break
7:30 pm - Bonus: Color Activity with Stacy Julian
8:30 pm - Crop Time with Stacy and Tracie (1 hour)

THURSDAY - 2/28 
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Bonus: Hand Lettering Basics with Tracie Claiborne
8:30 - 10:00 pm - Crop Time with Stacy and Tracie (1.5 hours)

FRIDAY - 3/1 
9:30 am - Short Story with Stacy Julian, sponsored by Close to My Heart
12:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 100 Things That Make Me Happy with Tracie Claiborne
4:30 pm - Group Picture, Giveaways and Goodbyes

Crop room will be open 24/7. Attendees, on their own, may craft in the crop room at any time and leave supplies set up in their designated spot. Please note: instructors will only be present in crop roomduring times listed for classes and crops on schedule above.

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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 & 2 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.
Subject to change.

Supply List for Tracie’s Classes:

  • 15 3x4 photos of people, places or things that make you happy
  • A random set of photos from an event or holiday 
  • A random photo of yourself
  • A photo of you and a friend or family member 
  • A scrapbook page you’ve completed that has journaling on it that you’re not happy with (or no journaling)
  • Basic tool kit: a variety of adhesive, trimmer, scissors, black journaling pen, ruler, foam pop dots
  • Small set of alphabet stamps (1/2” to 1”) - we will provide these if you do not own them
  • Black ink pad

Supply List for Stacy’s Classes:

Must Have Basic Tools & Supplies
Small, sharp scissors
• Paper trimmer
• Craft knife
• Paper piercer
• Small cutting mat
• 6-pack adhesive roller (tape runner with dots)
• 1-pack dimensional adhesive (glue dots)
• 3 to 5 black journaling pens (multiple point sizes like .03, .05, .08)

+ Photos listed below....

Nice to Have Supplies
• Baby wipes
• UN-DU Adhesive remover

NOTE: You cannot participate in Stacy’s classes without photos. There is NOTHING that you can make ahead or create and then take home to add pictures to. You MUST bring photos or you will be utterly bored in class with Stacy.

FYI for our Story Starter class
You can create a Story Starter album about any topic of your choosing—this can be a person, a place or thing. IF you cannot think of a topic, I have a back-up plan for you. We will be creating a Story Starter book about YOU, appropriately titled, “ME.” Depending on what you want to create, refer the photo lists below.

Must Have Photo List for Any Topic
1, 2.5” square printed (and current) photo of YOU.
5 to 10, 4x6 printed photos of your topic

NOTE:You can either print 4x6 photos and we’ll crop them, or you can print 4”x4” photos.

Must Have Photo List for “ME” Story Starter
10 to 15, 4x6 printed photos of things you do and love right now in your life.
1, 4x6 printed photo of you (preferably wearing something you love)

NOTE: Consider taking pictures of favorite possessions, food you prepare and/or eat, your favorite treat, places you go, things that represent ritual and routine, etc.. Do NOT take or bring pictures of other people. Those pictures do not belong in this project.

DO NOT FORGET to bring a catalog that you find inspiring. This is for our bonus COLOR activity on Monday evening.

FYI for our Short Story Class
You will receive a Short Story kit that has EVERYTHING you need to complete the 6”x6” album. You ONLY need to bring basic tools and PHOTOS. DO NOT BRING too many photos. You will be frustrated. Choose a topic and do some selecting before you leave home. Print up to 50 4x6 photos ONLY do not print specialty sizes. This class is about much more than creating a fun album. It is a unique creative process that will allow you to FINISH an adorable album in record time.

Must Have Photo List for Short Story
30 to 50, 4x6 printed photos of any *topic.

*Almost any topic works with the Short Story kit. I love to scrapbook travel pictures, pictures of a big event like a wedding, graduation, retirement, birthday OR pictures that span time, like pictures of a place taken over several years. IF you are unsure of a topic, let’s chat on our Facebook group.

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.