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Flights must come into Seattle, WA (airport code: SEA)
Transfers rates $34 pp each way; $68 pp round-trip

Book Royal Caribbean’s Airfare

If you'd like to choose your routing schedule, you can choose to book "Air2Sea". 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 Air2Sea reservation, go to https://www.royalcaribbean.com/flights/bookFlights 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 (Quantum of the Seas) and sailing date (17JUN2024) in order to book. Once booked, Cruise & Crop will receive notification and we'll send you an updated confirmation.

Air2Sea 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
Book the pre-cruise and/or post-cruise hotel through Cruise & Crop / Dream Vacations.

Royal Caribbean no longer offers hotel + transfer packages. Cruise & Crop is happy to help you find area hotels for your pre & post cruise stays. Transfers to/from the ship will not be included. You will need to use taxi/Uber/public transportation services to travel between the airport, hotel and ship.

To request a hotel quote - please complete this form and we'll get back with you shortly: Hotel Request Form

Hotel rates may be non-refundable and payment is usually due at the time of booking.

Book your own air and arrive on 6/16/24.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Seattle airport no later than 12:45 p.m. on 6/17/24 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 6/24/24.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $68 pp.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 6/16/24) and still purchase RCL transfers.  If you do everything on your own, you’ll have to find your own transportation to and from the pier.  The airport is approx. 30 miles from the pier. Visit https://www.portseattle.org/maritime/cruise 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: $29/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. You can pre reserve your spot for a $1/day discount. The total fee for the time the vehicle will be parked is due on entry. They accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Directions to the pier:

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal @ Pier 91
2001 West Garfield Street 
Seattle, WA 98119

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/cthomas 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.

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 13, aft. You will walk down a hallway of cabins before you find the conference center. The conference center has breathtaking views off the back of the ship.

A Note from your hosts:

Hello Crafting Friends!

We can’t believe that we are just 2 months away from our cruise!  We are so very excited to see each one of you in Seattle on board the Quantum of the Seas for the Great American Stampin’ Cruise! We have 30 crafters on board…how fun!

Speaking of 30 crafters, lets start with this……you’re invited to swap!! If you choose to participate, you’ll want to prepare 30 swap cards, featuring Stampin’ Up! product if possible. No need to include envelopes, but if you can package them in the Stampin’ Up! Clear translucent envelopes, or even a baggy, that would be great! We are definitely swapping with you too….can’t wait!

How about some more fun things?? There are three stamp sets you’ll want to avoid purchasing before our cruise….hmmm, could this be a sneak peek?? ;)

  • Happiest Day 
  • Poised Peony
  • Friends for Life

Now, here are some dates, times, and info you’ll want to be aware of:

Basic Supply List (you’ll receive more specifics closer to the cruise): Paper Trimmer/Scorer, bone folder, plenty of your favorite adhesives, to include dimensionals, glue dots, Stampin’ Seal, etc, silicon mat, Stampin’ Pierce mat, and scissors

Save these dates; we’ll have three scheduled activity times, all of which will be in our crafting room.

  • June 17th from 3:00 - 3:45: Meet and Greet! Come and meet the three of us, along with our husbands; you’ll meet one another too, and bring your non-crafty friends if you’d like! New friends are always fun!
  • June 18th (At Sea Day) from 10-12: We’ll have games, fun, demos, and so much more! You won’t want to miss out! This event is only for crafters!
  • June 22nd (At Sea Day) from 10 -12: Even MORE games, fun, demos, and prizes!! We’ll also take our group photo on this day in our fabulous sweatshirts!! This event is only for crafters!

As a reminder, the crafting room will be open 24/7 on the cruise, so you can work and create whenever you like! Does that mean you can bring additional projects to work on besides the 6 classes we’re preparing for you? Absolutely!!

You will also be receiving more info from us in the next month with additional supplies you may want to bring and other information.  Keep a watch on your email! If you have questions, just reach out to the demo you signed up with for help! 

Until then, take care & Happy Stamping!

Brandi, Julie & Shannon

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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
      • NOTE: Passports are required for the train ride in Skagway.
    • 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 - dress in layers as the temperatures can change through out the day and will vary from port to port.
  • 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.

Your Hosts will be bringing the following items to share: Stamps, Ink, Cut & Emboss Machine

**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
    • Dimensionals
    • Glue Dots
    • Stampin' Seal
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer/Scorer
  • Bone Folder
  • Silicon Mat
  • Stampin' Pierce mat
  • Stampin' Blocks
  • Black Ink
  • Pen / Pencil
  • 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 plenty of adhesives.

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