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Flights must come into Sydney, Australia (airport code: SYD)
Flights depart from Honolulu, Hawaii (airport code: HNL)
Transfers rates TBA

Book Royal Caribbean’s Airfare

Air2Sea:
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 (Ovation of the Seas) and sailing date (15APR2023) 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.

Consider extending your vacation before or after your cruise.
Give us a call to make custom plans. 352-527-8473
Australia / New Zealand Hawaii
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Book your own air and arrive on 4/15/23.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

SYDNEY
If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Sydney airport no later than _TBD_ p.m. on 4/15/23 Pre-cruise transfers can be purchased for $_TBD_ pp. The deadline to purchase transfers is 3/31/23.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that the Overseas Passenger Terminal is 30 minutes from the Sydney Kingsford International Airport. Taxicabs are available at the airport and all cruise terminals on cruise days. Visit https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/parking-and-transport/arriving/international 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.

HONOLULU
If you book your own flights, flights must leave no earlier than _TBD_ a.m. on 5/2/23 from Honolulu (HNL). Pre-cruise transfers can be purchased for $_TBD_ pp.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that the Port of Honolulu is 30 minutes to the Honolulu International Airport. Taxicabs are available at the airport and all cruise terminals on cruise days. Visit http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/ 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

From the Sydney Kingsford International Airport
Follow the signs to city. Take Southern Cross Drive, which becomes South Dowling Street all the way to the city. Cross to the western side of the city to the famous ROCKS area, traveling down George Street towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Overseas Passenger Terminal is located on the right side - opposite the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Directions to the pier:

Overseas Passenger Terminal
West Circular Quay
The Rocks, Sydney

NOTE - There is no short or long-term parking at this terminal.

SHORE EXCURSIONS
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.

Enjoy a local Resort for the day, 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 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.

Crop room is open 24/7

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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
    • *REQUIRED* Passport (valid at least 6 months after you return) & a drivers license
  • Electronic Visas for Australia & New Zealand Apply at www.cibtvisas.com/dreamvacations or call 1-800-577-2428 and give them account #105927
  • 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.
  • 3 "Dress Your Best" outfits, 15 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. 

**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
  • Black Ink
  • Pen / Pencil
  • Paper Piercer
  • Foam Pop-Dots
  • Glue Dots
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

There will be a store on-board selling page kits and limited adhesives.

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