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Flights must come into Houston, TX (airport code: IAH or HOU)
Transfers rates $31.95 - 39.95 pp

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 (Liberty of the Seas) and sailing date (09FEB2020) 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 2/8/20.
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 November 1, 2019. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 5/15/19, Royal Caribbean was offering the following options for 1-night pre-cruise hotels:

  • Attached to IAH airport: Marriott, IAH Airport $115.96 pp
  • In between IAH and HOU airports: Indigo Houston Galleria $113.40 pp
  • Close to the ship: Holiday Inn Resort Galveston $127.01 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $31.95 pp (HOU) - $39.95 pp (IAH).

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 2/9/20
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

Transfers from HOU: $31.95 each way, $63.90 round-trip
Transfers from IAH: $39.95 each way, $79.90 round-trip

HOU Airport
If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the HOU airport no later than 12:00 p.m. on 2/9/20 and leave no earlier than 12:00 p.m. on 2/16/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $63.90 pp.

IAH Airport
Flights must arrive at the IAH airport no later than 11:00 a.m. on 2/9/20 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 2/16/20.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $79.90 pp.

NOTE:  If you book your own air & hotel (to arrive on 2/8/20) you can go back to the airport on 2/9/20 and take Royal Caribbean's transfers to the pier. Call Cruise & Crop for details and to pre-book this transfer. Or you are welcome to book your own private transfer. Houston Hobby airport is approx. 45 minutes from the pier. Intercontinental Airport is approx. 1.5 hours from the pier. Visit http://www.portofgalveston.com/index.aspx 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: $85 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, Mastercard and Traveler’s Checks issued in U.S. dollars. Pre-pay and save $5 on parking. Visit this link to reserve your parking spot.

Directions from Port of Galveston

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.

Sunday, February 9

  • All aboard Treasure Hunt. First clue will be sent via e-mail.
  • 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet. Mixed media with Tessie in the conference room

Monday, February 10

  • 8:00 a.m. - Noon - Box Class with Jane
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Coloring with Becky
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Pop-up Card with Karen

Tuesday, February 11

  • Cozumel, Open Crop

Wednesday, February 12

  • Grand Cayman, Open Crop
  • 7:15 p.m. - ? - PJ Party / Crop

Thursday, February 13

  • Jamaica, Open Crop

Friday, February 14

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Box Class with Jane
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Mini Album with Karrie
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Pop Up Card with Karen

Saturday, February 15

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Coloring with Becky
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Pop Up Cards with Karen
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Finishing Touches
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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 - 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. These must be CARRIED on! If you put them in your checked luggage, they will be confiscated. Water, Soda, Beer and liquor are prohibited.

...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.

  • Adhesive - including tape runner, strong tape, glue capable of making a fine line, glue dots and pop dots
  • 1 roll of 1.5" scor-tape, minimum
  • Wet glue (white - not clear) - preferably PVA (Bookbinders glue)
  • 3/4" or 1" painters tape
  • Black sharpie
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Glossy accents
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black
  • Various Ink Colorless Blender Fluid
  • Pencil
  • Wink of Stella clear, or similar
  • White Gel Pen
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Handle, felts Alcohol Ink blending solution
  • Alcohol Ink Colors: Denim, Stream, Sail Boat Blue, Butterscotch, Sunset orange, Red Pepper
  • Art Alchemy Metallique Wax: Rich Copper
  • Antique Brilliance: Fire Ruby, Mystic Turquoise
  • Nuvo's Glitter Drops: Yellow Bird, White Blizzard
  • Nuvo's Crystal Drops: Ebony Black
  • Distress oxides: Vintage photo, Black soot
  • Distress Crackle paint

Copic's needed:

0, Colorless Blender marker

B0000, B000, B41, B45, B91, B93, B95,B97,B99
BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
E000, E00, E08, E09, E11, E18,  E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, E97
G82, G85
N3, N5, N7, N10
R20, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, R89
T3, T5, T7, T10
V15, V17
Y04, Y23, Y28

Please make sure your markers are nice and juicy for the cruise.  Karrie has some refills available and will also have markers available for sale. Please let her know if you’d like for her to hold markers for you. 

Tools needed:

  • Scissors
  • Quickstik or tweezers for assembling small pieces
  • 4-5 large paper clips or bag clips for holding pieces together while glue dries
  • Bone-folder
  • Sanding tool or sanding block
  • Credit card or flat acrylic square
  • Damp rag or baby wipes
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paper piercer
  • Stylist
  • Craft knife & mat
  • Small & Large paint brush (1/2" & 1" should be fine)
  • Score board - can be the small one
  • Ruler
  • Ink Sponge
  • Misti Stamping tool or similar
  • OPTIONAL: Battery powered crafting light

There will be a store on-board selling Copic Markers, Karen Burniston Dies, adhesive & stamps.

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