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Flights must come into either Ft. Lauderdale (airport code: FLL) or Miami, FL (airport code: MIA)
Transfers rates $16.75 - $30 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 (Adventure of the Seas) and sailing date (02FEB2019) 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 2/1/19.
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 October 4, 2018. After this deadline, hotel packages may not be available.

As of 7/10/18, the following hotels were available through Royal Caribbean:

  • AC Miami Aventura $156.19 pp
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, Aventura $157.75 pp
  • If flying into MIA: JW Marriott $169.08 pp

You’d also need to purchase a one-way transfer from the pier to the airport for after the cruise.  This is $16.75 - $30 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 2/2/19.
Book Royal Caribbean Transfers

If you book your own flights, flights must arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport no later than 1:30 p.m. on 2/2/19 and leave no earlier than 11:30 a.m. on 2/9/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $33.50 pp.

Flights must arrive at the Miami airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on 2/2/19 and leave no earlier than 12:30 p.m. on 2/9/19.  Round-trip transfers can be purchased for $60 pp.

The deadline to purchase transfers is 1/19/19.

NOTE:  If you do everything on your own and want to find your own transportation to the pier, please note that Port Everglades is 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale airport; 45 miles from the Miami International airport. Taxicabs are available at all cruise terminals on cruise days. The fare between the Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades is an estimated rate of $17.00. Visit http://www.broward.org/Airport/Transportation/Pages/Default.aspx for a list of Shuttles, Taxies 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: $15/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length. Rates are payable by credit card or cash upon exiting the facility.

Directions to the pier:
http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/

Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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. {St. Maarten passes are good for up to 4 guests!}

Coming into town early or staying a few extra days? Click Here for some tour options.

class schedule
All classes/crops will take place on deck 2, forward. Be sure to use the forward stairs/elevator to access the Conference Center.

Letter from your host, 12/7/18

Hello ladies:

It is hard to believe it is less than 60 days until we will be on our scrapbooking cruise. With the holidays approaching the time will really go by fast and before you know, we will be soaking up the Caribbean sunshine!

I can’t wait to see some of you again and some of you for the first time. In the meantime, here are a couple of items of interest that we wanted to cover with you:

Class and/or Workshop Schedules
*Each of the 5 classes will be offered twice. Click here for the workship schedule.
*Class sign up at Meet & Greet on Saturday afternoon (3:00pm) and/or Sunday morning (9:00am).
*Conflicts, no problem all projects are kitted and/or time can be made up – just reach out to me.

Crop time
*The conference room (lower Deck 2) is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.
*You can work on your cruise kit pages and/or projects not completed during this time.
*Room is not locked so don’t leave anything valuable but I have never had a problem, I just cover my     table with a dollar store table cloth so things don’t fall off the table, etc.

List of needed supplies
*Lots of your favorite wet and dry glue for projects AND for your scrapbook pages.
*Pop dots (dimensionals) for projects and scrapbook pages (if desired).
*Wet wipes to keep your hands and area cleaned.
*Small scissors (pack all these in zip lock bag and be sure to put in checked luggage).
*No longer need to bring your own paper cutter, I will have at least 2 to borrow and share.
*Optional: tweezers, not required but may be handy to have.
*Optional: Copic markers, again not required I will have what we need for projects but will share.
*Optional:  portable Ott Light, I get along without one but it is a darker conference room area.

*All other supplies needed to complete the workshops will be given you in your goodie bags.

Meet & Greet
*We will meet at 3:00pm in the Conference Room on Deck 2 for about an hour. I think there is a muster drill at 4:00 and then it is Bon Voyage at 5:00pm.
*Note that we will have a little project for you that can be completed fairly quickly.
*We will not be able to pass out the goodie bags with your supplies until the next morning they will be delivered sometime during the evening.
*Sign in sheets for classes on first come basis but talk to me directly about any conflicts.
*Pick up your goodies on Sunday morning after 9:00am. Rolls and refreshments provided by
Elizabeth Craft & Design on Sunday morning at 9:00am during the check in and pick up.

Remember this is everyone’s vacations and I want you to have a great time so just let me know if you have any special needs and/or concerns. You can join in as much or as little as you would like to.

See you soon!
Deb Schweisthal
Instructor and Host / Polkadots and More
Bulldog64@hotmail.com

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travel insurance
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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)
  • Power strip (so you have extra outlets in your room)
  • 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.

  • Lots of your favorite wet and dry glue for projects AND for your scrapbook pages.
  • Pop dots (dimensionals) for projects and scrapbook pages (if desired).
  • Wet wipes to keep your hands and area cleaned.
  • Small scissors (pack all these in zip lock bag and be sure to put in checked luggage).
  • No longer need to bring your own paper cutter, I will have at least 2 to borrow and share.
  • Optional: tweezers, not required but may be handy to have.
  • Optional: Copic markers, again not required I will have what we need for projects but will share.
  • Optional:  portable Ott Light. I get along without one but it is a darker conference room area.

    >> All other supplies needed to complete the workshops will be given you in your goodie bags.

There will be a store on-board with additional items used in the classes. Cash only please.

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