Cardmaking Cruise (Sth Pacific) – April 2018

5th – 16th April, 2018

Join the gorgeous Katrina Thompson on this card making cruise aboard the Voyager of the Seas  and get a glimpse of what the South Pacific islands have to offer.

Katrina’s cards are stunning and she has some wonderful classes to share with you all.   So why not get a few of your friends and book together for 11 days of cruising, exploring beautiful islands and creating some inspiring card projects.

Book in early to avoid missing out as we are only taking limited numbers.

By pressing the  BOOK ME IN button – the requested details will be sent to Melissa Kennedy and Geelong Travel, who will then contact you to collect further details and payment of your deposit. No actual money is transferred over this website.

Hi everyone.

My name’s Katrina and I live north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

I’ve been creating for many years and have focussed on paper based projects for near 15 years now. I had a Stamping and Scrapbooking store until more little babies came along to fill up my world and since then, still incorporating that creativity into my life, I have been teaching and working at a variety of Brisbane stores.

I love the opportunities to design, share and learn with you all through teaching and am thrilled to be asked to tutor on board for the April 2018 – South Pacific and Fiji Cruise. I can’t imagine a better environment to be inspired and create in.

I’m primarily a card maker and enjoy the challenge of creating different styles of cards to send your greetings and messages. My style is best represented by ‘Multilayered’, ‘Classic’, ‘Shabby Chic’. I’m a little grunge/texture/stamping sometimes too. There’s always a chance to try new techniques and incorporate them it to your own styling. I don’t like to rule anything out, you never know how it may inspire you!

Receiving a handmade card is a gift in itself. Knowing how much work handcrafter’s put into their projects, we want it to be enjoyed for some time to come. That’s why it’s rewarding to create in varied forms, like book arts, boxes, tags or hanging and folded cards.

It has been more recently that I have taught at larger events like Workshop Wonders and the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo 2016. I was a finalist in the Cardmaker of the Year 2015 and have had work published in various Australian magazines. I am currently on the Couture Creations Magazine and Roundtable teams and the Meg’s Garden Design Team.

Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me and I hope to see you for our adventuring. K x

Welcome aboard Voyager of the Seas for this 11 Nights adventure.


The incredible Voyager of the Seas® introduced many of the iconic features that Royal Caribbean guests still love today. Conquer the rock-climbing wall, or find your adventure on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. If it’s zen you seek, achieve it poolside or at the relaxing VitalitySM Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals. And bring along some friends—with spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, and a spectacular three-story dining room, this ship has room for your whole crew.

Departing Sydney 5th April and returning 16th April 2018

Prices below are based on a TWIN SHARE – Please request prices for 3rd /4th person or Single Supplement

from $1239* – Interior room
from $1510* – Promenade Room
from $1639* – Oceanview
from $1969* – Balcony
PLUS Cardmaking FEE $400  (includes goodie bag and everything you need to make the class projects)

*prices subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC


  • Gratuities, Port Fees and taxes
  • All meals (alcohol additional – drink packages available onboard)
  • All onboard entertainment and shows
  • Use of PRIVATE room – Convention Centre 24/7
  • Goodie bag (or should I say box)
  • Prizes and giveaway
  • 5 card making classes on cruising days
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the below online booking form which will be directed to Geelong Travel where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $200 deposit will be required to guarantee your position and this is payable to Geelong Travel. You will receive a reservation number once you have directly paid them the deposit.  Full payment for balance of cruise/any other travel arrangements made and the scrapbooking portion is payable and due by the date indicated on your invoice.


  • Welcome aboard Voyager of the Seas
  • Access to your cabins after 2pm. Take this opportunity until your cabin is ready to explore and navigate your way around the ship.
  • 30pm feel free to come down to the conference room, meet a few people and drop off your scrapping supplies.
  • Say Bon Voyage around 18.30 and admire the iconic sights of Sydney such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour from the deck as we sail out to the South Pacific
  • Tonight enjoy the welcome shown the Theatre


  • Welcome and general meet and greet your fellow crafters 9.30am
  • First Class 09.30 – 12.30pm. Enjoy the spacious teaching space and get ready for an awesome class to prepare you for what is to come over the next two weeks.
  • Feel free to shop an onboard scrapbook store
  • Lunch
  • Free to return to conference room to complete any uncompleted work from this morning’s class or just enjoy onboard activities.


  • 09.30 am – 12.30 pm Class 2 Commences
  • On-board Scrap Store Open ½ hour prior and after classes.
  • Lunch
  • Again feel free to return to work on projects or be a little adventurous and take on some of the onboard activities.

DAY 4 – Lifou, Loyalty Island




  • 09.30 am – 12.30pm Class 3 Commences
  • Onboard Scrap Store Open ½ hour prior and after classes.
  • Lunch
  • Feel free to return to conference room to complete class work or do your own cards etc

DAY 6 – Lautoka, Fiji


Fiji’s second-largest city has been dubbed the Sugar City, given the importance of this crop. In Lautoka you can admire the tree-lined streets and colonial homes, and shop for Indian saris and traditional Fijian handicrafts in the market.


DAY 7 – Suva, Fiji


Sparkling white sands, cobalt seas, verdant rainforest and brilliant sun define the islands of Fiji. The largest is Viti Levu, home to most Fijians and the vibrant capital, Suva, the national and regional centre for politics, business and education.

The museum offers wonderful insights into Fiji’s history, culture, people and languages.


  • 09.30am – 12.30pm Class 4 Commences
  • Onboard Scrap Store Open ½ hour prior and after classes.
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy onboard activities or return to scraproom to work on your own projects.

DAY 9 – Noumea, Caledonia


New Caledonia is home to the world’s largest lagoon, spectacular reefs, beaches, mountains and more. The casual-chic capital of Noumea blends Melanesian tradition, Asian-Pacific influences and French style in a stunning hillside setting.


  • 09.30 am – 12.30pm Class 5 Commences
  • Onboard Scrap Store Open ½ hour prior and after classes.
  • Lunch
  • Again feel free to return to work on projects or be a little adventurous and take on some of the onboard activities.


  • No class today.
  • Conference room open to finish off any projects during the day
  • All personal supplies to be packed up and taken from room back to your cabin by 4.00 pm
  • Enjoy your last day on-board.

DAY 12 – ARRIVES 06:30  Sydney, Australia

Get on deck early and see the ship sail back through the harbour.

Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of the world each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in your destination.

Balcony Staterooms

A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in your destination. These Staterooms offer a spectacular view, small sitting area and a private balcony.


Oceanview Staterooms

Spend the day exploring the world, then come back to your room and never miss a moment as you enjoy the amazing views from the window in your stateroom. These larger staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom.


Interior Staterooms

Spend your days on board by the pool, on sports deck or scrapbooking in the conference room. Then relax at night in the comfort of your interior stateroom.

The standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bathroom and all the facilities of our standard staterooms. Some interior staterooms have a virtual balcony.


Promenade Stateroom

For an interior room with a view, opt for a Promenade Stateroom, available on all Voyager Class ships. They offer all the features of a standard stateroom, plus a bowed window overlooking the Promenade.


You will need to bring along a normal basic scrapbooking tool kit.  Similar to what you would bring to any retreat.

PLEASE REFER TO KATRINA’S what to bring listing….below


All of our classes will be 3 hours and you will have enough in your kits to continue making more projects. Melissa will have an onboard shop to purchase extra bits and pieces too.

If it suits everyone we will start classes at 9.30, then we finish at 12.30 and still have the afternoon to organise events etc.. otherwise if we start at 10, we’ll finish at 1.00. If someone would like to leave class a little earlier to attend a ship event thats fine, you will have notes and I can catch you up later.