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Flights must come into Tampa, FL (airport code: TPA)
Transfers rates $20.95 pp each way

Book Royal Caribbean’s Airfare

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 (Radiance of the Seas) and sailing date (12FEB2024) 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.

Book your own air and arrive on 2/12/24.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Tampa airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 2/12/24 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 2/17/24.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $41.90 pp. The deadline to purchase transfer is 1/26/24.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 2/11/24) and still purchase Royal Caribbean transfers.  If you do everything on your own, you’ll have to find your own transportation to the pier. Tampa International Airport is about 14 miles (30 minutes) away from the pier. Click here for a list of ground transportation providers. 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: (5-nights as of 5/10/23) $75 for self-park, $95 Valet. Oversized parking $150
The total fee for the time the vehicle will be parked is due on entry. They accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Pre-Pay for parking & reserve your spot, click here.

Directions to the pier:

Cruise Terminal #3 - Royal Caribbean
815 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

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
The schedule is subject to change. All classes/crops will take place on deck 5, mid-ship (with access through the Photo Gallery).

Greetings everyone,

Lisa here from Local King Rubber Stamp, thrilled to be your host for the 2024 LK’s Caribbean stamping cruise. I can't wait to meet every one of you! Just wrapped up all the exciting onboard projects, featuring eight exclusive cards specially designed for our Caribbean stamping cruise in 2024.

Each open sea day will bring a unique class (4 cards), with the first class scheduled for Tuesday, the 13th at 10:00 A.M., and the second on Friday, the 16th, at 10:00 A.M. We've got the conference room all set aside for our creative sessions. No need to worry about crafting tools for the classes—I've got everything covered. However, if you plan to work on your projects, bring along your materials. I'll provide a trimmer, a big shot die-cut machine, markers, ink pads, magic mushrooms, and basic crafting tools for your convenience.

I've curated a special stamp set and some extra goodies just for you, which you can pick up during our first class. As we have a smaller group this time, I prefer the intimacy of smaller classes for more quality time together—crafting, laughing, chatting, and, of course, enjoying some good food and drinks! Here's a sneak peek at a few of the projects, I don’t want to give away all the surprises yet.

This set is meant for you to retain as a token of gratitude for cruising with Local King Rubber Stamp. Thank you!

Our conference room on deck 5, conveniently located across from the photo gallery, will be our meeting point on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. But I'm sure I'll catch a glimpse of you at the dinner table on Monday night.

For those attending The Stampfest Show before the cruise, it's a fantastic event. Check out the link for details. While we won't bring our inventories on board, we're offering an exclusive 40% off for orders placed during the cruise, with free shipping. Bring your shopping lists, and we'll ship your orders after we return home—no limits, feel free to order for yourself or friends.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at 6049611009. With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, Nader and I wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in February.

Warm regards,

Lisa and Nader

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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.
  • 1 Dress Your Best outfit, 1 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)
  • 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**

Local King Rubber Stamp will be bringing the following items to share: Big Shot, Embossing Heat Gun, Stamps, die cuts, markers, blending tools, scissors, glue runners and all necessary class supplies.

All Supplies for the classes will be provided.

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.