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Flights must come into San Juan, Puerto Rico (airport code: SJU)
Transfers rates $17.95 pp each way

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 (Freedom of the Seas) and sailing date (08SEP2019) 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 9/7/19.
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 May 31, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 12/20/18 RCL was offering the following hotels:

  • Doubletree by Hilton $128.40 pp
  • Hotel el Convento $209.81 pp
  • La Concha Renaissance $184.70 pp
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino $145.84 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $17.95 pp.

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

Book your own air and arrive on 9/8/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the San Juan airport no later than 6:00 p.m. on 9/8/19 and leave no earlier than 11:00 a.m. on 9/15/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $35.90 pp. The deadline to purchase a transfer is 8/23/19.

NOTE:  If you decide to come a day early and return to the airport for a transfer to the pier, here are your instructions: Meet a Royal Caribbean representative at baggage claim between Noon & 5:00 p.m. The cost of $17.95 pp will be added to your onboard account. Travel time to Port - approximately 25 minutes.  

Drive to the Pier

From Luis Munoz Marin International Airport:  Exit the airport taking the middle lane on Baldorioty Ave. This avenue will take you to New and Old San Juan. Once you are at the end of the avenue you will find a traffic light. One the right you will see the Condado Lagoon and on your left you will see the Yacht Club. This is a one-way road. Stay in the left lane and follow the signs directing to San Juan or the Convention Centre. Keep to your left and make a U-turn whenever possible. After the turn, remain on the right hand side and continue forward past the Yacht Club, Sizzlers Restaurant and at the corner make a right, continue to the traffic light, make a right hand turn at the next right follow the road to the entrance of the pier.

Pan American Pier 
Isla Grande, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

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/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.

Enjoy a local Resort for the day, Click Here. {St. Maarten passes are good for up to 4 guests!}

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 will take place on deck 2, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center. This is a class-based cruise. Open crop time will not be offered. So no need to pack extra projects!

Sunday - Embarkation 

Meet and Greet – 7 pm

Monday (day at sea) 10 am to 8 pm

10 am – 12 pm Project Class 1

2 pm to 4 pm Coloring with Copics Class

5 pm to 7 pm Coloring with Watercolors Class

Tuesday (departure from port at 9 pm)

Wednesday (departure from port at 8 pm)

Thursday (departure from port at 5 pm)

6 pm to 8 pm Project Class 2

Friday (day at sea) 10 am to 8 pm

10 am to 12 pm Coloring with Pencils Class

2 pm to 4 pm Project Class 3

Saturday (departure from port at 5 pm)

6 pm to 8 pm – finishing up on your projects, last minute shopping and saying goodbye

Sunday - Disembarkation

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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.
  • 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)
  • 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

**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:

Crafting essentials:

  • Dry Adhesive (glue runners) - a lot
  • Detail Liquid Glue with precision tip
  • Strong Liquid Glue (like Fabri-Tac)
  • 1/8" Scor-tape
  • 1/4" Scor-tape
  • 3/8" Scor-tape
  • Foam Tape (pop up dots/squares)
  • 1/4 inch Foam Tape (MUST BE 1/4 INCH)
  • Scoring Board
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper Piercer
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Craft Knife
  • Metal Ruler or Ruler with Metal Edge
  • White Gel Pen
  • Blending Mat
  • Blending tools (bring at least 5 foam attachments for different colors) or blending brushes
  • Small water spritz bottle
  • few sheets of paper towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Small Scissors for fussy cutting (the blades can't be longer than 4" or they will be confiscated by the cruise line)
  • Optional - tweezers, gloves, and anything else you can't live without 
Distress OXIDE Ink pads:
  • Picked Raspberry
  • Mustard Seed
  • Tumbled Glass
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Peacock Feathers
  • Vintage Photo
  • Hickory Smoke 
  • Fossilized Amber 
  • Black Soot

Copic Markers:

E13, E11, E00, E000

Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11

YR18, YR16, YR15

YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG21


RV14, RV13, RV11

BG18, BG13, BG11

N10, N8, N6, N4, N2, N0

There will be a store on-board selling La-La Land Craft products: stamps, dies and stencils.

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