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Flights must come into New Orleans, LA (airport code: MSY)
Transfers rates $21.95 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 locked in. Transfers are not included in the price but can be added. Royal Caribbean offers both refundable and non-refundable fares. If you select a refundable fare, payment can be made later, with your final payment. Non-refundable fares must be paid in full at the time of booking. Flights are customizable and you can choose to book Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class or First 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 (12JUN2021) in order to book. Once booked, Cruise & Crop will receive notification and we'll send you an updated confirmation.

Choice Air is the only air booking site that Cruise & Crop recommends. For FAQs on Choice Air and their flight assurance policies, click here.

Book your own air and arrive on 6/11/21.
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 4, 2021. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 9/14/20 Royal Caribbean did not have any hotel options. 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 $21.95 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 6/12/21.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) airport no later than 1:00 p.m. on 6/12/21 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 6/19/21.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $43.90 pp.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that the Port of New Orleans is 16 miles (25 minutes) from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY). Visit https://flymsy.com/ground-transportation/ for a list of Shuttles, Taxis and Rental companies. Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days. 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: $150/for 7-days 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. Port Nola: https://www.portnola.com/cruise/parking-directions

Pier Address:
Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal #2
920 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70160

DRIVING:
From New Orleans International Airport and I-10: Take I-10 East to New Orleans, follow the signs for Westbank (Business 90) as you approach downtown. Exit at Tchoupitoulas St./South Peters St. exit. Continue to Convention Center Blvd. Right on Convention Center Blvd.  Continue to Henderson St. Left on Henderson St. Continue to Port of New Orleans Place. Left on Port of New Orleans Place to cruise terminals.

For Guests Being Dropped Off at Terminal (not parking):  
Turn right on Convention Center Blvd. Turn left on Henderson St. Turn left on Port of New Orleans Place to Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal.

For Guests Parking at Terminal:  
Turn right on Convention Center Blvd. Turn left on Henderson Street. Turn left on Port of New Orleans Place to Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal. You will drop off your luggage with SeaCap in front of Julia St. and then be directed to WHALE LOT for parking (left onto Julia St. at the stop sign).

SHORE EXCURSIONS
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' 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.

Book a tour with Viator.com. They have a massive list of excursions. It will be your responsibility to check the departure and arrival times and make sure they fit within the time your ship is in port. We recommend a tour start time of at least 1 hour AFTER arrival. Tours should return to the ship at least 1 hour before your ship is schedule to leave. 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

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.

Connect with us on Facebook.....via our Events Link.
Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip. 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 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
  • 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)
  • Royal Caribbean allows you to bring 2 bottles of wine (750 mL) per stateroom onboard on embarkation day; subject to corkage fees. Guests may also bring non-alcoholic beverages as carry-on items on boarding day. Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom. Milk and distilled water brought on for infant, medical, or dietary use are permitted.  These must be CARRIED on! If you put them in your checked luggage, your suitcases will be held in security.

...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. 

Host will have the following items available to share: Embossing machine, stamps, photos printer, all-in-one tool.

**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.

  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Journaling Pen
  • Hole Punch
  • Corner Rounder
  • Fine tip paint brush(s)
  • Flower shaping tools
  • Assorted Inks (colors to come later)
  • Foam Dots
  • Water spray bottle (mini)
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

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.