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Flights must come into Seattle, WA (airport code: SEA)
Transfers rates $26.95 pp each way/ $53.90 pp 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 (Ovation of the Seas) and sailing date (05JUN2019) 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 7/4/19.
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 27, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

  • Courtyard Seattle Southcenter $183.65 pp
  • Doubletree Seattle Airport $164.74 pp
  • Fairmont Olympic $265.99 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $26.95 pp.

Hotel rates vary based on how many people are in the room. Rates are subject to change. {Post Cruise packages are also available}

Seafair Summer Fourth

If you want to come in early and enjoy the Seattle fireworks, then we recommend viewing them at the Seafair Summer Fourth. They offer reserved seating for $40-60 pp (based on last year's rates). Investing in reserved seating is recommended since you are probably not familiar with the area and you don't have any lawn chairs to bring to the event.

Stay tuned for more information on arriving in Seattle early to enjoy the Fireworks.

Location: Gas Works Park www.seafair.com/events/2019/seafair-summer-fourth

Nearby hotel: Staybridge Suites Fremont - rooms start at $213 night plus tax. LIMITED availability. Call us right away to reserve a room.

Book your own air and arrive on 7/5/19.
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 7/5/19 and leave no earlier than 11:45 a.m. on 7/12/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $53.90 pp.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 7/4/19) 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/page/maps-parking-and-ground-transportation 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: $27/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. You can pre reserve your spot.
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 {RCL}
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.

>>> Join Sue & Jim on a Shore Excursion in Skagway! Book the following on Royal Caribbean's website: White Pass Railway & Skagway Highlights $178 pp, July 8 at Noon.

Save on Excursions
Book shore excursions for less on Dream Vacation's 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.

Coming into town early or staying a few extra days? Click Here for some tour options.

class schedule
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.

Friday, July 5

  • 8:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet in the Conference Room

Saturday, July 6

  • Class 1 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Class 2 - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the cruise Jim & Sue will be checking in the crop room frequently to see how everyone is doing and assist as needed. Feel free to crop as much as you'd like during the rest of the cruise.

>>> Join Sue & Jim on a Shore Excursion in Skagway! Book the following on Royal Caribbean's website: White Pass Railway & Skagway Highlights $178 pp, July 8 at Noon.

Connect with us on Facebook.....via our Events Link.
Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip. Go Here.

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 - 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
  • Jacket/Sweaters
  • 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)
  • Power strip (so you have extra outlets in your room)
  • Royal Caribbean allows you to bring 2 bottles of wine (750 mL) per stateroom onboard on embarkation day; subject to corkage fees. These must be CARRIED on! If you put them in your checked luggage, they will be confiscated. Water, Soda, Beer and liquor are prohibited.

...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 needed for your classes. All other class supplies will be provided.

  • Craft Mat
  • Mini Mister for water
  • Optional: 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 enough cardstock, adhesives and embellishments.

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