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Flights must come into Vancouver, BC (airport code: YVR) and fly home from Anchorage, AK (airport code: ANC)
Transfers rates $15 pp in Vancouver; $65 pp from Seward to Anchorage

Book Norwegian Cruise Line’s Airfare

Norwegian Cruise Line air is the only air booking option that Cruise & Crop recommends. Please call us for a quote from your preferred airport.

Benefits to booking through NCL:

  • Add air now, pay with your final payment
  • Air can be removed prior to final payment without penalty
  • If NCL has to suspend the sailing, airfare is refundable

Within 90 days of your cruise, we cannot add airfare through Norwegian Cruise Line.

NCL only allows for a 1-night pre-cruise air deviation. So if you want to come into Vancouver sooner or stay a while in Anchorage, then you'll need to book your own airfare. By booking with NCL, you are not able to choose your routing schedule or airline carrier....you get what you get. Air schedules are provided approximately 40-45 days prior to your trip.

If you do not want to book through NCL, you will need to book your own independent airfare. If you'd like Cruise & Crop to help book your {independent} airfare, there is a $50 per person service fee.

Book the pre-cruise hotel & transfers through Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL is offering a hotel in Vancouver. The price includes a transfer from the hotel to the ship on 7/5/21. But you will need to grab a taxi to get from the airport to the hotel.

Marriott Pinnacle, Vancouver:

  • 1-night pre-cruise stay $210 pp
  • 2-night pre-cruise stay $390 pp
  • 3-night pre-cruise stay $565 pp

We recommend that you book your hotel stays prior to final payment, 2/25/21. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $65 pp.

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

Book your own air and arrive on 7/5/21.
Book Norwegian Cruise Line Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Vancouver (YVR) airport no later than 1:00 p.m. on 7/5/21. A transfer to the ship is $15 pp.

Flights must depart from Anchorage (ANC) after 12:30 p.m. on 7/12/21. A bus transfer from Seward to the Anchorage Airport is $65 pp and takes 3 hours.

NOTE:  The Vancouver airport is approx. 16 miles from the pier. Visit http://www.vinciparkcanadaplace.ca/ 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 (Not recommended for this one-way cruise)

Parking Fees: $24.58/day CAD for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. You can pre-reserve your parking spot and pay in advance. NOTE: Your cruise does not come back to Vancouver!

Directions to the pier: https://www.canadaplace.ca/about-us/getting-here/

Canada Place
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4

Shore excursions are available to be booked. You can go to Norwegian Cruise Line's Website and click "Manage." You'll need to log-in/register on their site. 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.

>>>If you chose the Shore Excursion Perk with Norwegian Cruise Line, the credit should be reflected in your shopping cart on NCL's website. You can also book your shore excursions over the phone (1-866-625-1167) or onboard the ship. The credit will not be applied if you book your shore excursions with Shore Excursions Group/Dream Vacations or any other company.

Save on Excursions
Book shore excursions for less on Dream Vacations' 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.

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
A schedule of events will be provided closer to sailing. The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 6, forward in the Java & India Meeting Rooms.
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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
    • 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.
  • Boarding 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
  • Heavy & lightweight jackets. Check the weather for each port of call before you sail!!
  • Rain coat and/or umbrella
  • A light jacket in case the crop room is chilly
  • Binoculars **A must for Alaska!!
  • Work-out clothes
  • Bathing suit, cover up & sunscreen {if you dare}
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Pajamas
  • Toiletries (hair-dryer, soap and shampoo are provided)
  • Comfortable walking shoes, closed toed shoes
  • Lighted alarm clock (or you can use the Wake-up call system)
  • Guests may bring bottles of wine and champagne on board. When bottles are brought on board and served or consumed in any restaurant, public room area or in their stateroom, a corkage fee will be charged according to bottle sizes noted below. These must be CARRIED on! If you put them in your checked luggage, your suitcases will be held in security.
    • 750 ml Bottle: $15.00 USD
    • 1,500 ml Magnum: $30.00 USD

Please Note: Guests are prohibited from bringing any beverages -- including liquor, beer and non-alcoholic drinks such as water, soda and juices -- on board either as carry-on or checked luggage, with the exception of purified or distilled water in factory-sealed containers for use in conjunction with medical devices or for the reconstitution of infant formula; and fully sealed and/or corked wine bottles for personal consumption onboard that is subject to screening and a corkage fee (for guests 21 years of age or older). Open beverages of any kind must be consumed or discarded at the security check-point, on embarkation day and at any port of call. This revised policy brings the company in line with other best practice travel security protocols and reduces the need for individual time consuming screening and package inspection of large volumes of beverages.

...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 suggested for your classes.
Subject to change.

  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Brown Distressing Ink
  • Pop-Dots
  • Pencil
  • Kiwi Lane Templates if you own them.
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

There will be a store on-board selling Kiwi Lane products.

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