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Flights must come into Houston, TX (Either airport is fine - use airport codes: IAH or HOU)
Transfers from HOU: $31.95 each way, $63.90 round-trip
Transfers from IAH: $39.95 each way, $79.90 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 (Liberty of the Seas) and sailing date (28JUN2020) 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 6/27/20.
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 20, 2020. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 10/4/19, Royal Caribbean was offering the following hotels:

  • Hotel Indigo Houston Galleria (West-side of the city) $113.40 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $31.95-39.95 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 6/28/20.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

Transfers from HOU: $31.95 each way, $63.90 round-trip
Transfers from IAH: $39.95 each way, $79.90 round-trip

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the HOU airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 6/28/20 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 7/5/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $63.90 pp.

Flights must arrive at the IAH airport no later than 11:00 a.m. on 6/28/20 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 7/5/20. Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $79.90 pp.

NOTE:  If you book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 6/27/20) you can go back to the airport on 6/28/20 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, Taxis 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: $85 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' 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 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.

06/28 Welcome to the ship. The crop room will not open so that we may get it set up and ready for our fun filled crop.  This will also give you time to get your stateroom doors decorated.

06/29 Crafting Day at Sea

  • 8-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Set Up
  • 9:30 a.m. – noon Cruise Album Part 1
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – midnight Open Crop Time- Chillin’ with my Gnomies

06/30 Port Day, No Class

  • 6:30 p.m. – midnight open Crop time

07/01 Port Day, No Class

  • Crop Room Closed

07/02 Port Day, No Class

  • 6:30 p.m. – Midnight open Crop Time

7/03 Crafting Day at Sea 

  • 9:30 a.m. - noon Cruise Album Part 2
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – midnight Open Crop Time - Under the Sea
    • Group Photo (please wear your crop t-shirt)

7/04 Crafting Day at Sea

  • 9:30 a.m. - noon Cruise Album Part 3 - It’s Me time!
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Crop Time
  • 5:00 p.m. Time to clean up the crop room and enjoy your last night on the ship.

Extra Information:

  • We will have a daily theme for our sea days afternoon crops. Meaning our challenges and games will be theme driven.  Feel free to dress for the theme as well.  You may even get an extra goodie for participating.
  • Daily Challenges will be given each morning and must be completed by 9pm to be eligible for contest
  • Door Prizes will be offered daily (must be present to win)
  • Stateroom door contest winners will be announced on our final crafting day at 2pm.

Melissa will be bringing the following items to share with the group: Sizzix Machine, Stamping Platform, Cutterpillar paper trimmer, Canon Photo Printer, Stamps, Dies.

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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* 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
  • Water-shoes if climbing the falls in Jamaica (and possibly for other shore excursions)
  • 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. 

**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
  • Assorted inks & daubers (Navy & Black for sure). A final color list will be posted prior to sailing
  • Journaling Pen
  • Pencil
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Hole Punch (large & small)
  • Fine tip paint brushes (2)
  • Flower Shaping Tools
  • Cutting Mat
  • Corner Rounder
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

There will not be a store onboard. Be sure to bring enough adhesives, paper & embellishments for your own projects.

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