We can't wait to welcome you to our hometown!!


  • Tons of Crop time and at least 4 feet of work space.
  • Power available at each table cluster.
  • Drink of the Day (Friday & Saturday)
  • Daily Make 'n' Takes - Mixed Media Mini Album, Fall Cards & Surprise project
  • Sunset cruise on the Crystal River
  • Welcome Bag with some crafting goodies
  • Water Station
  • Prize Giveaways & Contests
  • Optional tours available. Call to discuss. (extra fees apply)
  • Free Parking


Friday, September 10: Travel Day/Embarkation

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Crop room will be open.
  • 4:00 p.m. Hotel Check-in
  • 5:00 p.m. Drink of the Day will be Served
  • THEME: Formal Jewelry Night. Wear your most sparklely costume jewelry and get ready for your red carpet moment.

Saturday, September 11:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Crop room will be open.
  • 5:00 p.m. Drink of the Day will be Served
  • THEME: PJ Night

Sunday, September 12: Disembarkation Day

  • 10:00 a.m. Hotel Check-out
  • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Crop room will be open
  • THEME: Wear your event t-shirt if you purchased one.


  1. When does the land cruise officially start and end? The Crop room will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12. Check-in at the hotel is at 4:00 p.m. on September 10, 2021. Check-out is at 10:00 a.m. on September 12, 2021.
  2. How do I get to Crystal River? Your closest airport is Tampa, FL (TPA). You can also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO). We recommend that you rent a car for the duration of your stay. Public transportation in Crystal River is not an option. Hotel address: The Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
  3. Can you match up roommates? We encourage you to bring along a friend. Non-crafters are welcome. If you want to share the cost of a hotel room, we'd be happy to help you pair up with another crafter (if available).
  4. Can I bring additional drinks/snacks? Yes. If you have a favorite beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) or want to bring along some snacks, you are welcome to do so. The rooms have mini refrigerators. No outside food/beverages are allowed in the crop room (per the hotel's rules). But you can certainly enjoy your snacks in your hotel rooms.
  5. When is the last day to register? July 30, 2021 is the last day to register for this event.

Land Cruise rates  
  stateroom options price Extend your stay! Consider coming into Crystal River before
the crop, or staying
after, to enjoy
everything our area
has to offer.
  3-Day Cropping Package $175 per person
  Lodging costs See below
  DIY Class Kits Price Varies - Add-ons available in August.
  T-shirt $25 each
  Travel Insurance $39+ pp Based on total package
  Non-crafter Spot on Sunset Cruise $25 per person

Rates are good through July 30, 2021 (or while inventory lasts). 

All sales are final. No refunds will be issued. Your spot is however, transferable to a friend.

Payment #1: A Non-refundable $75 pp deposit is required to reserve your spot in the crop room. Plus you'll want to secure your hotel room right away.

Payment #2: Balance of your crop package and lodging payment is due on or before 7/30/21.

Participants are welcome to pay off their full balance at once if they prefer.

plantation on crystal river

Plantation on Crystal River is a unique hotel in Crystal River, Florida and offers visitors a full range of resort-style amenities. Pamper yourself in the spa, or lounge by the lagoon-style pool. Practice tennis or golf, or sit down to a meal in the bar and grill. Retreat to guest rooms with a Florida flavor, some with private patios, and all with refrigerators and premium bedding. Your pet is welcome, too. From our bike path to boat rentals, Plantation on Crystal River offers a one-of-a-kind stay.

Free Wi-Fi | Exercise Room | Smoke Free Hotel | Shuffleboard | Golf & Driving Range | Pickle-ball & Tennis
Restaurants | Heated Pool & Hot Tub | Billiards Table | Sand Volleyball | Croquet | Variety of Lawn Games | Boat Parking

Rooms available:

Run of House: King or 2 Double

Includes Full Hot breakfast in the Main Dining room at your leisure. Pricing includes taxes, resort fee
and breakfast gratuity.

Double: $103.87 per person,
per night

Single: $191.61 per night

Patio Water View Rooms:
King or 2 Double

Includes Full Hot breakfast in the Main Dining room at your leisure. Pricing includes taxes, resort fee
and breakfast gratuity.

Double: $120.52 per person,
per night

Single: $224.91 per night


A limited number of Junior Suites are available. Call for pricing.

Run of House King or Double No breakfast included $139 per room per night
+ taxes & resort fee
Patio Water View Room King or Double No breakfast included $169 per room per night
+ taxes & resort fee

Nearby Attractions:

  • Plantation Adventure Center 0 miles
  • Plantation Golf Course 0.3 miles
  • Three Sister Springs
  • Kings Bay Park
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park 6.3 miles
  • Fort Island Gulf Beach 8.9 miles
  • Wild Bill's Airboat Tours 25 miles
  • Busch Gardens 71 miles
  • Universal Studios 87 miles
Nearby Restaurants:

  • Cattledogs Coffee Roasters 2.1 miles $$
  • KFC 0.9 miles $
  • Cody's Roadhouse 1.2 miles $$
  • Wendy's 1.4 miles $
  • Taco Bell 1.7 miles $
  • McDonald's 1.7 miles $
  • Vintage on 5th 1.7 miles $$$
  • Crackers 2.3 miles $$
  • Hardwood Smokehouse 3.2 miles $$
  • KC Crump on the River 9 miles $$
Suggested Activities:

  • Snorkel
  • Kayak
  • Boat Tours
  • Swim with the Manatees
  • Heritage Village Shopping 2.1 miles
  • Betty's Creative Studio (Paper crafting store) 9.5 miles
  • Scraporium (Paper crafting store) 62 miles


$35 per person for 18 holes with cart. Individuals to call and make own tee times. 352-795-7211


Private tours can be arranged. Fishing & Scalloping Charters, Pontoon, Kayak & Jon Boat Rentals. Individuals can call and make their own arrangements:


Make your Spa appointment via their on-line reservation system. Click here.


  If you have questions about this event, don't hesitate to reach out to us via
phone or e-mail.


(352) 527-8473
    Please help spread the word about this event both before and during the crop. When you post on Facebook & Instagram be sure to tag us.

@CruiseAndCrop, #CruiseAndCrop


    We will partake in two of the
Plantation's popular drinks -
delieverd to our
crop room at 5:00 p.m.
We highly recommending travel insurance to protect your trip from unknown circumstances.

Travel Insurance provides coverage for personal risks and expenses incidental to planned travel,
including one or more of the following:
▪ Interruption, delay, or cancellation of a Planned Covered Trip
▪ Loss of or damage to baggage, luggage, or personal effects during a Planned Covered Trip or Event
▪ Damage to accommodations or rental vehicles
▪ Injury, illness, accident, disability, or death occurring during a Planned Covered Trip
For a full Document of Coverage, click here. You will have the option to add-on travel insurance upon check-out.

The fine print from Cruise & Crop...

All attendees agree that Cruise & Crop / Dream Vacations / Plantation on Crystal River has no obligation or responsibility for providing any police or security services for the Facility. Leaving your supplies in the crop room is at your own risk.

Deposits are non-refundable. But they are transferable if you find a replacement.
All payments are final and non-refundable after 7/30/21.

-No shows and early departures will not receive any refunds.