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Flights must come into Tampa, FL (airport code: TPA)
Transfers rates $20.95 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 (Brilliance of the Seas) and sailing date (18NOV2019) 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 11/17/19.
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 August 9, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 4/24/19, Royal Caribbean was offering the following hotel for a pre or post stay:

  • Courtyard Downtown Tampa $121.14 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $20.95 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 11/18/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive into the Tampa airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 11/18/19 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 11/25/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $41.90 pp. The deadline to purchase transfer is 11/1/19.

NOTE:  You CANNOT book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 11/18/19) 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: $105 for self-park, $125 Valet. Oversized parking $210
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 on-line up to 4 days before your sail date. Crafting activities will not interfere with your days in

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 5, mid-ship (with access through the Photo Gallery). When class is not in session, you are welcome to crop as much or as little as you'd like. Scraporium is not responsible for items left in the crop room.

Monday, November 18: 7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet + game

Tuesday, November 19: 7:00 p.m. Margaritaville Night, Create a Card Contest

Wednesday, November 20:

  • 10:00 a.m. Class with Madison, Vote for Create a Card & winner announcement, Group Photo afterwards
  • Break for Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Make & Take
  • Free Night

Thursday, November 21: Bingo in the evening

Friday, November 22: 7:00 p.m. PJ Contest (Christmas Theme), Make & Take

Saturday, November 23: Free Night

Sunday, November 24:

  • 10:00 a.m. Class with Madison
  • Break for Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Make & Take
  • Clean up by 5:00 p.m.
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
    • 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, 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.

  • Scissors (blades must be less than 4 inches long)
  • 12" Personal Trimmer
  • Pencil
  • Brown & Black Pen
  • Tons of your favorite adhesives - various types - wet & dry
  • Pop dots
  • Brown Ink
  • Wet-wipes to clean your hands and table
  • Optional: Battery powered crafting light

There will be a store on-board selling miscellaneous paper crafting supplies such as cardstock, adhesives and embellishments.

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