Day Date Port Arrival Departure
SUN 3/21/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Embarkation   4:30 PM
MON 3/22/21 Painting Day at Sea    
TUES 3/23/21 Painting Day at Sea
WED 3/24/21 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
THUR 3/25/21 San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00 AM 2:30 PM
FRI 3/26/21 Labadee, Haiti (Royal Caribbean's private beach) 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
SAT 3/27/21 Painting Day at Sea    
SUN 3/28/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Disembarkation 6:15 AM  
Times and itinerary are subject to change by the cruise line.

Sail Away on a Mixed-Media Art cruise based on the Get Loose, Stay Loose creative process of renowned artist Donna Downey. While at sea, Donna will teach her dynamic 3-step creative process translating subject matter into collage and paint, then enhancing with mixed-media details. We will explore florals, still life and figurative while using design and value to develop our pieces of art.

Classes and limitless open studio time will be held in our own private conference room that will be exclusively ours for the duration of the cruise. Class days will be held on our days at sea from 10-4 (Monday, Tuesday and Saturday) and Happy Hour will begin at 4. (who are we kidding? Happy Hour never ends!!)

All supplies will be included so make sure and pack your swimsuit and your party clothes 'cause this is going to be the best cruise AND art retreat you have ever been on!

Offering:

  • 3 Workshops - taught by Donna Downey
    • Crafting Focus: Mixed Media, Art & Painting
  • All supplies are included.
  • Every artist will receive half of a table.
  • 24/7 Open Studio Time
  • Cruise T-Shirt
  • Goodie Bag

Experience all that Royal Caribbean has to offer:

  • Rest & Relaxation in the Vitality Spa & Fitness Center
  • 4 pools, including the Solarium, and adults-only retreat + Cantilevered whirlpools
  • The Ultimate Abyss, the Perfect Storm Slides, FlowRider surf simulator, Rock Climbing Wall, Ice-skating rink and more.
  • Broadway style shows
  • AquaTheater and high-diving aerial performances
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Programs
  • Casino Royale
  • Bars, clubs & lounges including the Bionic Bar.
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
  • Special neighborhoods include Central Park & the Boardwalk
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Multiple complimentary dining options as well as some Specialty Restaurants (cover charge applies)
  • 24 hour room service (delivery fee applies)
  • And so much more!!

group rates (not combinable with promos - call for a promotional pricing quote)  
  stateroom options double occupancy single occupancy
  Inside Stateroom, Category 6V, Decks 6 - 9: $759 pp $1,518
  Ocean View Stateroom, Category 6N, Decks 7 - 10: $803 pp $1,606
  Central Park View Balcony, Category 2J Deck 10 - 14: $942 pp $1,884
  Boardwalk View Balcony Stateroom, Decks 8 - 14: Call Call
  Balcony Stateroom, Category 8D, Decks 6 - 9: $994 pp $1,988
  Sea, Star & Sky Suite Class staterooms >>> View flyer here. Call Call
Triple and Quad occupancy cabins are also available in select categories. Please call for rates.
** LIMITED TIME OFFER - not combinable with rates above **

Book by October 31, 2019

  • 30% Off Every Guest
    Booking Window: 
    October 1 – 31, 2019
    Sailing Window: 
    All sailings departing on or after November 1, 2019
    Offer details: 
    All guests 30% off
  • Kids Sail Free
    Booking Window: October 1 – 31, 2019
    Sailing Window: November 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020 and August 31, 2020 – December 17, 2020
    Offer details:  Guests 12 & Under Sail Free* on select sailings
  • Deck the Holiday Deals
    Booking Window: 
    October 1 – 31, 2019
    Sailing Window: sailings between December 2 – 31, 2019 and November 30 – December 31, 2020
    Offer details: Up to $100 instant savings

Offers are not combinable with our group rates. Offer is combinable with promotional OBCs, NextCruise offers, restricted discounts (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military), Crown and Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Prices and Offer apply to new bookings confirmed at prevailing rates.

*Kids Sail Free provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger on select 4-night or longer Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, CaribNE, Coastal, Europe, Hawaii, and Repositioning sailings departing between September 1, 2019 — May 15, 2020 and August 31, 2020 – December 17, 2020. Offer excludes 2019 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 23 – 30, 2019), Holiday sailings (Sailings between December 15, 2019 — January 3, 2020), President’s Day sailings (Sailings between February 14 — 17, 2020), Spring Break sailings (Sailings between March 14 — 23, 2020), Holy Week/Easter sailings (Sailings between April 3 — 17, 2020) and 2020 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 21 – 27, 2020).

This offer does not get applied on-top-of our group rates.
Not to worry - we'll be sure to book you at the best available price! CALL FOR A QUOTE.

Offer closes at 3:30 p.m. EST on 10/31/19

 

All quoted rates are in US Dollars. Rates include your cruise and port charges.  Government taxes are additional at $103.35 person. Rates are based on occupancy, are subject to change, and are based on availability. Singles must pay a single supplement rate (200%). Taxes & port charges are subject to change. The cruise line reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel increases.

Artists add $675 for the Participant Fee. Non-crafting roommates do not have to pay this fee. In order to participate in this conference, you MUST book through Cruise & Crop. If you book direct or with another agent, you are not eligible to be part of the Donna Downey cruise. A $50 non-refundable participant fee deposit is due at the time of booking. This means the balance of your participant fee ($625) will be due with your final payment.

Deposit per cabin:  $500
Participant Fee Non-Refundable Deposit per crafter $50
We cannot accept any checks drawn on a Canadian Bank. Credit Cards are preferred. International Money Orders are accepted. All payments must be made in US Dollars.

Rates are good through November 20, 2020 (or while inventory lasts).  After this date, rates are subject to change. Final payments will be due by December 11, 2020. Persons wishing to pay off their balance ahead of time are welcome to do so.

 
dining

There are three dining times on a cruise ship: Early, Late or My Time dining. The Group leader has chosen Early dining for the group. If you wish to choose a different dining time, please keep in mind that you might miss out on some of the scheduled crafting activities.

Explanation of dining times:

  1. Early dining is at 5:30 PM - assigned seating with the same waiter each night. **Preferred for this Group**
  2. Late Dining is at 8:00 PM - assigned seating with the same waiter each night.
  3. My Time Dining - eat anytime between about 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM. You will have different table mates and a different waiter each night. You can make reservations both prior to the cruise and on the cruise.
 
Passports
US Citizens
Cruise & Crop/Dream Vacations highly recommends traveling with a passport! If you do not have one or yours is expired, please visit travel.state.gov for information on how to apply/renew. Your passport should be valid 6 months after the conclusion of your trip.

If you choose to travel without a passport, then the following is required:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Certified birth certificate (with a raised seal)
  • Bridging document to show a name change if the name on your ID does not match your birth certificate (such as a marriage license or divorce certificate).

Non-US Citizens
If you are not a US Citizen, then you are REQUIRED to have a passport.

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Travel Insurance:
Optional travel insurance is available - LeisureCare Classic Travel Protection - or - Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection. To view the Top 10 Reasons why you should purchase travel insurance and see the details of coverage, Click Here. Rates are based on total package price and are subject to change. For example, if you add airfare, rates will likely increase.
If your total vacation package costs: Classic
Insurance rate:
Cancel for Any Reason
Insurance Rate:
$251 - 500 pp $39 pp $58.50 pp
$501 - 650 pp $49 pp $73.50 pp
$651 - 800 pp $59 pp $88.50 pp
$801 - 950 pp $79 pp $118.50 pp
$951 - 1,100 pp $95 pp $142.50 pp
$1,101 - 1,300 pp $99 pp $148.50 pp
$1,301 - 1,500 pp $104 pp $172.50 pp
$1,501 - 1,700 pp $119 pp $193.50 pp
$1,701 - 1,900 pp $134 pp $219.50 pp
$1,901 - 2100 pp $150 pp $238.50 pp
$2,101 - 2,300 pp $164 pp $253.50 pp
$2,301 - 2,500 pp $174 pp $298.50 pp
$2,501 - 3,000 pp $204 pp $343.50 pp
$3,000+ pp Call for rate Call for rate
Your insurance rate will default to the Classic Plan. If you want to purchase the Cancel for Any Reason plan, please make a note in the notes section at the bottom of the registration form.

Cancellation Policy

If one or more persons cancel, the rate(s) for remaining occupants may increase. Should this booking be canceled after initial deposit, said cancellation is subject to an administrative fee of $35 per person. Prior to final payment, your refund will be fully deposited minus the administration fee. In addition, you are subject to cruise line cancellation fees as outlined in their brochure if you cancel after final payment.

Royal Caribbean Cancellation Policy


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