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Flights must come into Vancouver, BC (airport code: YVR)
Transfers rates $26 pp each way; $52 pp round-trip

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 (Brilliance of the Seas) and sailing date (11AUG2024) 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 8/11/24.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Vancouver airport no later than 2:00 p.m. on 8/11/24 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 8/18/24.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $52 pp.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 8/10/24) and still purchase Royal Caribbean 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. 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: $55.80/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://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 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.

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). Crop room will be open 24/7.

Note from Lisa, your host....

Hi everyone,

This is Lisa from Local King Rubber Stamp. Thank you for signing up for onboard activities. I am sure you are very excited about the upcoming cruise. Our onboard workshop is sold out now, so I have the final numbers. We will have 26 crafters onboard. I would like to organize a card swap. Who is with me? You will have to make a maximum of 27 cards. I'm not sure how many of you will participate, but I would like to have 26 +1 (Lisa’s) cards when I get off the ship. Please kindly e-mail Cruise & Crop with your name followed by "Yes" or "No".

Vancouver is beautiful in the summertime, so it's a good idea to book your hotel. Please do not wait until the last minute, as prices could be very expensive. There's no need to stay close to the cruise terminal. Airbnb is one option. If you are not sure about the location, feel free to contact me. Please stay away from Chinatown, North Main Street, and the Downtown East Side; those are the darker sides of Vancouver. If you are planning to arrive 1-2 days earlier, here are a few nice spots I think you will enjoy:

Granville Island - https://granvilleisland.com/public-market Grouse Mountain - https://www.grousemountain.com Stanley Park - https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation/stanley-park.aspx Vancouver Aquarium - https://www.vanaqua.org Queen Elizabeth Park - https://vancouver.ca/parks/queen-elizabeth-park.aspx

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver, and it is going to be an awesome trip.

Nader/ Lisa Yang
Local King Rubber Stamp
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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
    • *REQUIRED* Passport (valid at least 6 months after you return) & a drivers 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)
  • 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 will be providing all craft tools and materials needed for the onboard classes. Only bring the materials that you need to work on your own projects (during open crop).

There will not be a store onboard but Local King Rubber Stamp will be offering a sale onboard, with free shipping.

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