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Flights must come into Newark, NJ (airport code: EWR)
Transfers rates $27.95 pp each way from EWR, $44.95 pp each way to Manhattan

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 (Adventure of the Seas) and sailing date (26JUN2020) 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 6/25/20.
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 March 18, 2020. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 10/2/19, Royal Caribbean was offering the following hotels for a 1-night pre-cruise stay:

  • NEWARK: Renaissance EWR Airport $134.70 pp
  • NEWARK: Doubletree by Hilton EWR $145.78 pp
  • NEW YORK: New York Marriott Marquis $378.08 pp
  • NEW YORK: Parker NY Hotel $361.68 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $27 .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 6/26/20.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Newark airport no later than 11:00 a.m. on 6/26/20 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 7/1/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $55.90 pp.

Manhattan Pick-up & Drop-off
Royal Caribbean offers a transfer to/from Manhattan before and after the cruise. On 6/26/20 the bus leaves the Schwartz Luggage Storage at 11:00 a.m. You need to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. After the cruise on 7/1/20 you'd arrive back at the Schwartz Luggage Storage around Noon. The cost for this transfer is $44.95 pp each way. Call Cruise & Crop to add this transfer.

NOTE:  If coming into Newark early, you can return to the Newark Airport on 6/26/20 and get a transfer to the cruise ship. You'd need to arrive by 10:30 a.m. in Terminal B, Lower Level. The Coach will depart at 11:00 a.m. This transfer costs $27.95 pp. Call Cruise & Crop to add this transfer.

The Newark airport is approx. 20 minutes from the pier. Taxis serve the cruise terminal during ship calls and public transportation is easily accessible. A taxi ride is about $18 plus tolls/tip. Click here for Ground Transportation information. Cruise & Crop does not operate or control in any respect the services provided by these companies, nor does it guarantee their performance.

AIRPORTS:
Newark Liberty International Airport
  
Travel time to pier terminal, approximately 20 minutes

La Guardia International Airport  
Travel time to pier terminal, approximately 75 minutes

John F. Kennedy International Airport  
Travel time to pier terminal approximately 90 minutes

Drive to the Pier

PORT: Cape Liberty, New Jersey

PIER ADDRESS:  
4 Port Terminal Boulevard
Bayonne, NJ 07002-5038

A safe and secure parking facility is conveniently located adjacent to the cruise terminal. Parking fees are $22 per day including all taxes. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

No reservations are necessary and parking is guaranteed. Click here for the Port's website.

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.

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 2, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

  • June 26, Friday : Cape Liberty Embarkation Bring your scrapping supplies and kits to the crop room anytime during the day or evening.  If I am not there yet to get the room setup, leave your things inside the door to the conference room against the wall until we have the tables organized and names at table spaces. Later that afternoon you can locate your name and table space and know that is yours for the duration of the cruise! We will sit you with your friends.  Ladies coming alone as a scrapper, we will put you at the table with the other cruisers who are scrapping single. There will not be any organized classes on embarkation day.  
  • June 27, Saturday: “At Sea”  Class time 9am to 12pm:  Group photo and class time.  Make n takes will be available.
  • June 28, Sunday: In Port: Bermuda    No class today
  • June 29, Monday: In Port: Bermuda   No class today
  • June 30, Tuesday:  “At Sea”  Class time 9am to 12pm:  2pm Prize drawings
  • July 1, Wednesday:  Disembark

Click here for the full Newsletter from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company, sent out February 2020.

TAG SWAP: We did a tag swap on one of our cruises and it was a lot of fun.  If you are interested please make 12 tags all the same and bring them with you.  If you want to keep one of your own for yourself make an extra one to keep.  If you want to trade with others whose tag you may not have gotten in the 12 you receive, make and bring up to 6 more of the same tags so you can trade if you choose to. 

You will get 12 different tags but you will not get one from each person since there are about 20 scrappers. You will turn in 12 tags all the same.  We will mix them up and give you back 12 different tags. Theme is anything you want but the most popular are anything from cruise, water, tropical, sunshine, flipflop or Bermuda related theme so they can be used on any of their pages they make of the cruise. Any size…any colors.  This is fun!  Get creative.  We had some amazing tags last time. 

Chat with your fellow cruisers about your upcoming trip...via our Facebook Events Link. 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
    • 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
  • 1 Semi-Formal (Dress Your Best night)l, 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, they will be confiscated. 

...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.

  • All the class kits that come in the mail.
  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Pencil, Brown & Black Pen
  • Power Puff Chalk Inks - Colors TBD
  • Bone Folder
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Pop dots
  • Glue dots - Small & Large
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

There will be a store on-board selling page kits, paper packs, adhesives (limited) and embellishments. Be sure to submit your credit card to Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company in advance for pre-authorization. Details to come in a future eNewsletter.

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