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Flights must come into Vancouver, B.C. (Airport code: YVR)
Transfers rates $21.95 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 (Serenade of the Seas) and sailing date (02AUG2020) 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 8/1/20.
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 April 24, 2020. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 11/12/19, Royal Caribbean was offering this hotel for a 1, 2 or 3 night stay.

Westin Wall Center

  • 1-Night $280.48 per person
  • 2-Nights $505.16 per person
  • 3-Nights $729.83 per person

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $21.95 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 8/2/20.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Vancouver airport no later than 3:00 p.m. on 8/2/20 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 8/9/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $43.90 pp.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 8/1/20) and still purchase Celebrity 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. 16 miles from the pier (45 minutes driving time). 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

Parking Fees: $18.10/day CAD for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. You can pre-reserve your parking spot and pay in advance.

Directions to the pier: https://canadaplace.westpark.com/location.php

Canada Place
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4

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/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
A schedule of events will be provided closer to sailing. The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 5, mid-ship (with access through the Photo Gallery).
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
    • Passport are required for Citizens of all countries
  • 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
  • All-weather jacket for the fluctuating Alaska temperatures
  • A light jacket in case the crop room is chilly
  • Work-out clothes
  • Bathing suit, cover up & sunscreen
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrella and/or Rain Jacket
  • 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

Local King Rubber Stamp will be supplying EVERYTHING needed for your classes. There will be limited hours of open crop time. Feel free to bring your own supplies and projects to work on during the open crop times. You will not be able to leave your items in the crop room.

There will not be a store on-board.

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