Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"October is National Plan a Cruise Month"

Having trouble deciding where to plan your next vacation? Why not book a cruise and visit multiple destinations in a single trip without having to unpack and pack your belongings more than once. Call us today to help you decide on the best destinations and ports right for you. 

What better time to plan a cruise than National Plan a Cruise Month!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

5 Reasons Why Cruise Vacations Are Better Than Resort Stays

If you're thinking about your next escape, you may be wondering whether cruise vacations or resort stays are the best option. Though both vacations have something to offer avid travelers, cruises tend to be the most versatile, inclusive, and exciting. Let's take a look at some of the main reasons why cruise vacations rule over resort stays:

Island Princess at Sea

1. Quality at Your Fingertips

Resorts offer activities and experiences to guests, but there's no level of quality and attention quite like that on a premier cruise line. When you go on a cruise vacation, you have so much more than unique shore excursions to look forward to — on board, you'll find top-quality Broadway-style shows, musical performances, and casino gaming. In addition to the onboard entertainment, there are also spas, art auctions, poolside activities, and plenty of opportunities to learn. As for the cuisine, a wide array of world-class, internationall-inspired dining options awaits you, including chocolate tastings from famed chocolatier Norman Love. You'll be surrounded by friendly staff who go that extra mile for you.

2. Something Fun for Everyone

Most cruise vacations involve activities for voyagers of every age — from babies and teens, to teens and adults. Whether you want to bring your family abroad for their best family cruise vacation yet, spend time with a best friend or loved one, or just treat yourself to a getaway cruise, you'll find activities that are guaranteed to inspire. If you're bringing a family, your children can safely play games and water sports while you try your hand at golf, relax in a spa, or dance the night away. Together, you can make any cruise vacation truly yours.

Mayan Ruins, Belize

3. An Ocean View

One especially great thing about cruise vacations is that you can enjoy a breathtaking ocean view. After a fun-filled day, cruises offer you the option to lay out on deck and stargaze like you never have before. Take in the illuminated swirl of the cosmos while your cruise ship peacefully glides along the sea. There's no other experience like it.


4. Excursions and Adventures

When you're cruising, you can take time to hop off your cruise ship on immersive shore excursions, which allow you to explore select ports. If you want to experience a variety of places, cultures, and cuisines, choose a cruise. Why not cruise to South America and see the amazing Iguazú Falls, or famous Machu Picchu — one of the most important UNESCO sites in Latin America? There are endless opportunities for adventure while on a cruise.

Iguazú Falls
5. A Variety of Experiences
Imagine visiting a different country every day. On a cruise, you can visit various islands, cities, and entire countries in a week or two at sea. When you cruise the Caribbean, you can visit ArubaBonaireGrenada, and Bahamas all within 10 days. Or, on a South America cruise, visit exotic Rio de Janeiro, explore rainforests in Limon, Costa Rica and enjoy spectacular wine tastings in Santiago, Chile.
Cruise vacations are meaningful experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of memories. When you cruise the open sea, exploring ports of call and taking in new cultural experiences with Princess Cruises, there's no question that you'll come back new.

Grenada, the "Isle of Spice"

Friday, May 12, 2017

New Zealand & Australia

Have you ever wanted to explore the South Pacific?  No better time than now to plan your trip to Australia and New Zealand.  And what better way to travel than to take a cruise. 

Come cruise with us!

Adventure, wildlife, architecture, spectacular scenery, vineyards and so much more. 

An adventure wonderland that no one can resist.  At Wild Life Sydney you can get up close to koalas, walk amongst the red kangaroos, and go eye-to-eye with Rex – one of the world’s biggest crocodile.  Or visit one of the many other zoos the area has to offer.  Take an eco-tour through the Blue Mountains National Park where you are able to interact with the wildlife of Australia and take in breathtaking views at Wentworth Falls and Eaglehawk Lookouts. 

Home to scenic coastlines and penguin colonies.  If you take a tour through Dunedin be sure to check out Larnach Castel and its 5 spectacular gardens.  Don’t forget about the penguins at the Penguin Place.  Where you will learn about the life and ecology of the Yellow Eyed Penguin. 

 Check out the lava formations and seal-covered beaches in Wellington.  Or take a stroll through the charming city.  The lookout at Mount Victoria was used twice as a location in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The Art Deco architecture of Napier is a must see.  As well as the many vineyard and wineries the area has to offer.  And if that wasn’t enough to get you interested, Napier also has the most comprehensive collection of marine life in the country.

If scenery is what you are looking for, explore the seaside town of Picton with its pristine water.   Wine aficionados are in for a treat with a tour through the Marlborough region, home to New Zealand’s most famous wines. 

You too can experience New Zealand on TWO Cruise & Crop Cruises....click on the photos to find out more information about each cruise.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Who are the Scrappy Chics?

We realize that when you are looking at our list of cruises you many not know all of our hosts.  We have so many talented Cruise & Crop hosts and teachers.  Today we will be meeting Vania King & Karen Morrow - host of the Scrappy Chics Cruise & Crop, 9/17/17.

Vania & Karen sailed on their first Cruise & Crop cruise in 2012 with Scraporium (of Lutz, FL).  They liked it so much they decided to host their own Cruise & Crop in 2016.  And now they have another cruise planned for later this year.

Here are a few photos of the girls, their crafting friends and a few projects they have taught in the past.

2016 Cruise & Crop cruisers

Projects for the 2017 cruise will be kept a secret.  But these photos give you an idea of what you could expect.

There is only ONE crafter's spot left on their 2017 Cruise & Crop.  Who's gonna get it??

Enjoy the colors of fall while you tour New England & Canada.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fantastic new Kits from a Cruise & Crop host

I was excited to see the new kits being offered by Everything Scrapbook & Stamps (Lake Worth, FL).  Michelle McCosh, owner of ESS, taught on one Cruise & Crop cruise in 2012.  She has followed with hosting & teaching on 3 others (2014, 2015 & 2016).  I had the privilege of cruising with her in 2014 and I LOVED it!  She is so talented and loves to share her talents in her own way.  She'll keep you laughing and make you glad you know her.  Don't miss the chance to cruise with her in 2017 onboard the Allure of the Seas!

Back to these cute kits....this month's Snowflake Kit starts off super cute and bundled in a dollie.  Nice touch!  The Snowflake Kit is their first installment in their memory keeping series.

Here is how Michelle describes the kits:
This is not your Grandmother’s Scrapbook, this is not a planner, this is not a calendar, it is none of those things and yet it is all of these things  – it is a way for Millennial’s, Gen X and Baby Boomers to take some time to record your memories, write down your inner thoughts and plan dreams for your future.  This book is for you.

If you are interested in buying this kit you can find it at:  http://everythingmixedmedia.com/shop/planners/the-snowflake-kit-january-2017/

If you'd like to sign up to cruise with Michelle so that she can share her talents with YOU, visit Cruise & Crop's website by clicking here.

Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting St. Maarten, Puerto Rico & Labadee
July 9 - 16, 2017
On Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

Classes being offered:
Gelli Plate Monoprinting
Art Journaling
Planner Girl
Mixed Media

Group rates expire soon so don't miss out - BOOK TODAY!