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Flights must come into Miami, FL (airport code: MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale, FL (airport code: FLL)
Transfers rates $16 pp each way in MIA, $29.95 pp each way in FLL

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 (Symphony of the Seas) and sailing date (12SEP2020) 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 9/11/20.
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 June 4, 2020. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 12/20/19, Royal Caribbean was offering the following hotels:

  • Hyatt Centric Bricknell $147.40 pp
  • Biscayne Bay Marriott $104.64 pp
  • Crowne Plaza Miami Airport $116.86 pp
  • EB Hotel Miami Airport $132.48 pp
  • Hilton Miami Downtown $119.91 pp
  • JW Marriott $153.05 pp
  • YVE Hotel Miami $112.75 pp
  • JW Marriott Miami Turnberry (closer to FLL airport) $156.97 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $16-29.95 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 9/12/20.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Miami airport airport no later than 1:00 p.m. on 9/12/20 and leave no earlier than 11:00 a.m. on 9/19/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $32 pp.

Flights must arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 9/12/20 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 9/19/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $59.90 pp.

The deadline to purchase transfers is 8/28/20.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that the Port of Miami is 30 miles (45 minutes) from the Fort Lauderdale airport; 10 miles (25 minutes) from the Miami International airport. Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days. Visit http://www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/directions-transportation.asp for a list of Shuttles, Taxis and Rental companies. Click here for Miami Airport information. 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: $20/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length
The total fee for the time the vehicle will be parked is due on entry. They accept cash, Visa and Mastercard. Debit cards are not accepted.

Directions to the pier:

Port Of Miami
1015 N. America Way
Miami, Florida 33132

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
A schedule of events will be provided closer to sailing. The schedule is subject to change. All crops will take place on deck 3, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center. The crop room will be open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. each day. The crop room will officially close at 5:00 p.m. on 12/18/20. Each participant will receive their class kits at the beginning of the cruise and you can work on them at your leisure.
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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
  • 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**

The following supplies are suggested to complete your class kits.
Subject to change.

  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Pencil
  • Eyelet Setter / Crop-a-Dile
  • Hole punch (large & small)
  • Paper Piercer
  • Corner Rounder
  • Brown & Black Pen
  • Brown & Black Ink
  • 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 kits, cardstock, Bo Bunny Double Dot Paper and Paper packs with stickers.

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