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


  • Tons of Crop time and at least 4 feet of work space. All types of crafters welcome (but no sewing machines).
  • Power available at each table cluster. {Please bring your own power-strip}
  • Drink of the Day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Lunch on Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Daily Make 'n' Takes - projects to be announced
  • Sunset cruise on the Crystal River (optional add-on)
  • Daily Gift
  • Water Station
  • Prize Giveaways & Contests
  • Page Kit Swap (optional)
  • Optional tours available. Call to discuss. (extra fees apply)
  • Tool sharing station: Die Cut Machines, Cinch
  • Free Parking


Friday, January 17: Travel Day/Embarkation

  • 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Crop room will be open.
  • 1:00 p.m. - Make & Take available
  • 4:00 p.m. - Hotel Check-in
  • 7:00 p.m. - Drink of the Day will be Served
  • 7:00 p.m. - Non-crafting Roommate Meet & Greet - if you brought along your man or a friend, have them meet up at the Tiki Bar for fellowship (wear the provided lanyard)

Saturday, January 18:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Crystal River Manatee Festival is open
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Crop room will be open.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Make & Take available
  • 12:00 p.m. - Included Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Group Photo
    • Wear your event t-shirt/sweatshirt if you purchased one.
  • 5:00 p.m. - Sunset River Cruise (optional, extra charge)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Drink of the Day will be Served
  • 7:00 p.m. - Theme Night - TBD

Sunday, January 19:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Crystal River Manatee Festival is open
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Crop room will be open
  • 11:00 a.m. - Make & Take available
  • 7:00 p.m. - Drink of the Day will be Served
  • 7:00 p.m. - PJ Night - come to the crop in your comfy jammies.

Monday, January 20: Disembarkation Day

  • 8:00 a.m. - Optional Group trip to Three Sisters Springs - meet in the crop room.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hotel Check-out
  • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Crop room will be open
  • 11:00 a.m. - Make & Take available
  • 5:00 p.m. - Time to say our farewells.
"I have been to many crops in the past, but this one had so much more to offer. Event shirts, and cups to encourage a more inclusive experience. Chock full gift totes on the table. Amazing decorations. Daily theme events. Themed adult beverages every evening. A wonderful group, participation, make and take event. Games, drawings for gifts. This crop was the whole package. I enjoyed myself so much. I asked Cheri and Sara to put me on the perpetual registration list!" - Patti Palmer

  1. When does the land cruise officially start and end? The Crop room will open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20. Check-in at the hotel is at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2025. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. on January 20, 2025.
  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? When all seats in the crop are full.
  6. Will there be a store at the crop? Yes. Cruise & Crop will have a store filled with all sorts of paper-crafting goodies and adhesives. Cash is preferred but credit cards are accepted.

Land Cruise rates  
  Crop options price Extend your stay! Consider coming into
Crystal River before
the crop, or staying
after, to enjoy
everything our area
has to offer.
  4-Day Cropping Package

$200 per person / half table, 4-foot
- or -
$300 per person / full table, 8-foot

  Lodging costs See below, 2 hotel options
  DIY Class Kits Price Varies - Add-ons available in December.
  T-shirt and/or Zip-up Hoodie $30 - 42 each
  24 oz Stainless Tumbler $20 each
  Travel Insurance $41+ per person / Based on total package
  Sunset River Cruise $30 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
  Three Sister's Springs Trip $20 per person
(Discounts available for Veterans, Citrus County Residents, Seniors and Federal Park Pass holders)

Rates are good through December 1, 2024 (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 11/21/24.

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

2 Hotel Options - please book through Cruise & Crop

1. 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

$143 + tax + resort fee

**Rates may vary after 12/1/24

**Bookings will be made through Cruise & Crop. Do not call the hotel to book direct.

Patio Water View Rooms:
King or 2 Double

$174 + tax + resort fee

**Rates may vary after 12/1/24

**Bookings will be made through Cruise & Crop. Do not call the hotel to book direct.

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

2. Hampton Inn

Free Hot Breakfast | Free Parking | Free Wi-Fi | Non-Smoking Rooms | Outdoor Pool | Fitness Center | Business Center

Rooms Available:

Run of House King or Double
Breakfast included

Call for Rates

**Rates are subject to change.

**Bookings will be made through Cruise & Crop. Do not call the hotel to book direct.

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 $$
  • KC Crump on the River 9 miles $$
  • Waterfront Social .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
  • Sonshine Boutique (home decor) 18 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 Plantation's 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 three of the Plantation's popular
drinks - delivered to our
crop room at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
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 11/21/24.

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