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Flights must come into Orlando, FL (airport code: MCO)
Transfers rates $37.50 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 (Oasis of the Seas) and sailing date (01JUL2018) 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 6/30/18.
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 March 21, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 10/19/17, the following hotel was being offered by Royal Caribbean for a 1-night Pre-cruise stay:

  • Caribe Royal $134.26 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $37.50 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 7/1/18.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on 7/1/18 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 7/8/18.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $75 pp. The deadline to purchase transfer is 6/15/18.

Save on Parking
Cruise & Crop can pre-book your parking at an off-site lot and save you money. The total cost for this cruise is $50.93 including tax. Call us to inquire about this option.

NOTE:  If you book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 6/30/18 or earlier) and want to purchase Royal Caribbean transfers, you must return to the Orlando International Airport by Noon on 7/1/18 (baggage claim area). After the cruise, you can take a Royal Caribbean transfer back to the airport (you'll arrive there by Noon on 7/8/18).  Or you are welcome to find your own transportation to/from the pier. The airport is approx. 45 minutes from the pier. Visit http://www.portcanaveral.org/ 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

Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #1
9050 Discovery Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida  32920

Parking Fees: $128 (7-night cruise) for vehicles up to 20 feet in length, $224 for vehicles over 20 feet
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.

Directions from Orlando International Airport (MCO): This airport is approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral. Take the North Exit from the Airport, staying to the right, to S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway) East. Take S.R. 528 directly to Port Canaveral. Look for the ship graphic on the overhead signs. S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway) ends at the pier.

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. {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
The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 3, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

Pre-cruise Meet & Greet
Mark your calendar for our Meet and Greet for Sunday June 24th at 3:00. It will be at The Little Blue House, 7630 Glenview Drive, Richland Hills TX 76180.  

SWAP Information...Okay gang! We are putting together 2 different swaps. A beach/coastal embellishment swap and a tag swap. Here are the details:
  1. Tag swap- make 1 tag for each port of call: Cape Canaveral, San Juan Puerto Rico, Labadee Haiti and St. Maarten (4 total). We will draw for swap partners on the ship. This will be done at our first class in case you want to incorporate them into your books. 
  2. Bring small bags or containers of embellishments, charms, ribbon, shells etc. anything Tropical/Caribbean related. We will do this swap with everyone that wants to participate. We have 19 people in class including teachers. 

Classes onboard...
Sunday, July 1: You are welcome to bring your things to the conference room upon arrival. Deck 3, forward.

Monday, July 2: Class will begin at 9:30 a.m. - with Angela Segovia Media {Junk Journal}

Tuesday, July 3: Class will begin at 9:30 a.m. - with Carolyn Martin Ross {2 altered canvases}

Saturday, July 7: Class will begin at 9:30 a.m. - with Tracy Pounds {Altered cloth canvas & altered cigar box}

>>> Group Photo on July 7 at 11:30 a.m. Wear a fun summer colored shirt (hot pink, aqua, lime) or the Cruise T-shirt if you ordered one.

Each day we will break for lunch at 12:30 p.m. After construction of your projects, you will have time to explore the ship, lounge by the pool, play games, etc. We want this to be a relaxing class schedule as well as a fun time meeting others. You will have 24/7 access to the classroom to work on your projects at your leisure.

Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip via our Event link on Facebook. Be sure to mark that you are "Going" to the event so that you receive notices of new posts. Go Here.

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 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
  • 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 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.

  • Tim Holtz Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Pencil
  • Brown & Black Pen
  • Assorted paint brushes and dabbing brush set
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Skor tape or red tape
  • Foam tape
  • Scotch quick dry or Beacon
  • Helmar 450 (wet adhesive)
  • Ranger distress collage medium
  • Apron
  • 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 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.