Tuesday, April 27, 2021

September Scrapbooking Retreat


Cropping on the River

Who is ready for an in-person crop!?!

Cruise & Crop is hosting a crop in our own hometown at a resort located on the beautiful Crystal River.  Join us!  Check out this short video for a preview of our event.


Crop with Cheri & Sara...

Our crop includes 3 full days of crafting with at least 4 feet of work space, daily make'n'takes, a drink of the day (Friday & Saturday) plus a Sunset Cruise on the Crystal River.

All paper-crafters welcome!  Whether you make cards, layouts, mini-albums or have a different crafting passion, you are welcome to join us.  


Crafting kits will be available for purchase before and during the crop.


It's so much more than a crop...


Do you or your loved one live to be on the water?  Crystal River offers many activities that you'll want to include in your package.  Boating, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Swimming in natural springs, Manatee Tours.... and did we mention it's Scalloping Season?  Inquire with Cheri & Sara how to add-on these memorable pastimes.


The Plantation on Crystal River also offers golf, tennis, pickle-ball, shuffleboard and other outdoor lawn games.


Or maybe the Spa is more your speed.  Pre-book your spa treatments prior to arrival.


Space is limited...{and already more than half full}

For all the details and to register, go to:  www.CruiseAndCrop.com/CroppingOnTheRiver.html

Monday, April 26, 2021

International Summer Sailings - Let's Get Cruising!

Cruising is returning in a big way this Summer.  Check out all of these cruise options sailing from ports around the globe starting June 2021.  These are NEW sailings just added by the cruise lines and are assured to sail.  Then give us a call to book your next Dream Vacation!  (352) 527-8473

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Millennium - Beginning June 5 - Sailing from St. Maarten
  • Celebrity Apex - Beginning June 19 - Sailing from Athens, Greece

Crystal Cruises

  • Serenity - Beginning July 3 - Sailing from Nassau or Bimini
  • Symphony - Beginning August 5 - Sailing from Antigua & Barbados
  • Endeavor - Beginning July 17 - Sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Norwegian Jade - Beginning July 25 - Sailing from Athens, Greece
  • Norwegian Joy - Beginning August 7 - Sailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Norwegian Gem - Beginning August 15 - Sailing from Dominican Republic

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

  • Adventure of the Seas - Beginning June 12 - Sailing from Nassau, Bahamas
  • Vision of the Seas - Beginning June 26 - Sailing from Bermuda
  • Jewel of the Seas - Beginning July 10 - Sailing from Cyprus


  • ms Ovation - Beginning July 3 - Sailing from Athens, Greece


  • Silver Moon - Beginning June 18 - Sailing from Greece


  • Viking Orion - Beginning June 15 - Sailing from Bermuda
  • Viking Sky - Beginning June 26 - Sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland

Click link for details about our current sale - ending April 30, 2021.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Cruising Returns This Summer!


We have some exciting news to share with you – 
cruising returns this Summer!

Ready to feel the ocean breeze and cruise on island time this summer? You can finally turn your cruise vacation dreams into reality! After the long-anticipated return to cruising, you can finally set sail with Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity Cruises THIS Summer onboard a dreamy cruise through the Caribbean.

Bookings opened March 18th for Crystal Cruises with a tremendous response, and we expect the same when bookings open with Royal Caribbean on March 24th and Celebrity Cruises on March 25th. If you’re interested in booking these sailings, we encourage you to reach out to us right away, as these sailings are likely to sell out fast. In fact, last week Viking announced that they would be cruising from the United Kingdom this spring, and they sold out in one day!

  • Crystal Serenity will begin sailing on July 3rd with a 7-night itinerary featuring more than 30 departures traveling round-trip from Nassau or Bimini.
  • Celebrity Cruises will set sail on June 5th out of tropical St. Maarten on the Celebrity Millennium with two 7-night itinerary offerings that include Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Tortola, and St. Lucia.
  • Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas will sail from Nassau, Bahamas beginning June 12th with 7-night cruises to Cozumel, Mexico, and a sampling of popular Bahamian ports including a two-day stay to enjoy Perfect Day at CocoCay.

As always, your health and safety are our top priority. Each cruise line has unique health and safety requirements, some of these requirements have been announced and other requirements will be announced at a later date. Please contact me and we can review the specific requirements together.

We can’t wait to wish you “Bon Voyage” one day soon! Stay tuned over the coming weeks and months as we will continue to keep you updated.

Vacations are what bring us together! #LetsGetTraveling

Call Cheri to book your next Dream Vacation!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

200 Cruise & Crop Cruises!

We just reached a HUGH milestone!

Cruise & Crop started back in 2006 and hosted only a few cruises in their first couple of years.  As our company grew, and word got out about how fun our scrapbooking and card making cruises are, our numbers of available cruises increased year over year.  

We were saddened to see about 30 of our cruises suspended during the Covid Pandemic.  And although we should have celebrated our 200th cruise in April 2020, we are happy to hit this milestone even when ships are not sailing. 

In October 2020, we hosted our first Virtual Cruise & Crop with 100 participants.  We sailed for 7-days around the world and visited (virtually) Cozumel, Barcelona, Passau, Canada, Rome, Hawaii, Alaska & the Caribbean.  We participated in 14 classes as well as a pre and post-cruise extension.  This virtual cruised marked our 199th cruise.

In February 2021, we hosted our second Virtual Cruise & Crop with 150 participants and we were able to celebrate our 200th cruise!  This year we visited Riviera Maya, Athens, Avignon, USA National Parks, the Mississippi River, Bermuda & Salzburg.  We enjoyed 14 classes as well as two optional Shore Excursion Classes.

Stay tuned for more virtual events and class kits available soon.

Cheers to you!  Thank you for all of your support over the last 15 years.  We are looking forward to helping you plan so many more crafting cruises.  See you on the seven seas real soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Who is the one person you shouldn't travel without?

As your dedicated travel advisor, I want to help you start experiencing the joy and fun that your vacation will bring. We are memory creators, travel miracle workers, friends, confidantes, and most importantly your travel advocate. As your full-service travel advisor, you are our top priority. We know you already have so much to do and limited time to do it; that is why we are committed to making your entire vacation planning process as enjoyable and seamless as possible. All you have to do is pack and go!

The world is changing every day and it is hard to keep up. When it comes to all things travel, we have you covered and will keep you informed before, during, and after your vacation. By working closely with cruise lines, resorts, tour operators, and more, we are well-versed in navigating the latest travel and safety protocols, offering you peace of mind when you are ready to travel.

When it comes to creating your dream vacation, your wish is our command. We are keen listeners when it comes to learning what is important to you. Based on your needs, wants and desires, we are focused on creating a vacation that meets your budgetary needs and exceeds all expectations. Your vacation will be everything you imagined, and more!

We all appreciate having a little more cash in our pockets. We work on your behalf to get the best value for your investment and offer you the best deals – you won’t find better prices booking directly with a travel supplier – such as a cruise line, resort or tour operator. And we negotiate exclusive offers in addition to current offers in the marketplace. Better yet, these exclusive offers are found nowhere else and can range from pre-paid gratuities, drink packages, vacation spending money, dining credits, excursions, and so much more.

Travel advisors save you valuable time and money! Make sure to call your travel advisor when booking your next vacation.

Vacations are what bring us together! #LetsGetTraveling