Transpacific Cruise to Hawaii

Transpacific Repositioning Cruise to Hawaii

Destination… Honolulu
Think azure waters, tropical beaches and maybe a little hula dancing?
 
You are invited to a very special 18 night Transpacific cruise as we cross the Pacific Ocean onto Hawaii with The Crafty Chain.
 

Being the Radiance it is a smaller ship therefore Limited Class places are available.  Scrapbooking group is limited to 30, so don’t miss out and book in early.  Welcome to bring husbands, family or friends who aren’t participating in classes and take advantage of the great group rate.

SHIP:
Welcome aboard Radiance of the Seas for this awesome 18 night adventure around the top end of Australia.

Radiance

Join us in Sydney to depart on Saturday 18th April 2020… we will be sailing on the beautiful Radiance of the Seas – Alison’s favourite ship with a lovely long window viewing the horizon from your class seat.. how good is that!!
 
We sail across to our eastern neighbour, New Zealand for 2 ports – with included scrapbook classes on the way!
Firstly, Picton a picturesque seaside town to explore the scenery, pristine waters and wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds.
 
Then we sail to Wellington, which embraces its reputation as a cool ‘little’ capital. The city centre is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach.
 
More scrapbook classes… we have quite a few ‘sea days’ so we will have plenty of time to craft and explore the ship.
 
From New Zealand we cruise across the middle of the Pacific Ocean and over the International Dateline. An imaginary line that delineates where the day begins. The International Date Line roughly follows the 180° longitude line but passes around some territories and island groups.
 
Tahiti in French Polynesia is our next ports of call, with an overnight stop at Papeete – known for the brilliant blue lagoons, volcanic mountains, waterfalls, black-sand beaches and welcoming people, Tahiti has all of the romance of the South Seas. 
 
Before we cruise on to Moorea – Moorea is smaller and quiet yet scenically dramatic. The heart-shaped island is surrounded by coral reefs that create a turquoise-hued lagoon while rugged mountain peaks form a striking silhouette.
 
Our last island stop is Bora Bora and is one of world’s most romantic and idyllic destinations. With sugar-white beaches, lush landscapes, necklace of coral islets and turquoise-blue lagoon, the seductive charms of this Pacific playground are undeniable.
 
A few more days sailing across the Pacific, and more scrapbooking classes, before we reach the Island of Oahu and our final destination of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. In Honolulu you can visit Pearl Harbour and view the iconic Diamond Head crater,  perhaps enjoy a traditional luau or visit the palace of a Hawaiian king.
 
You can then choose to stay and enjoy the Hawaiian Islands before flying home.

WHEN:
Departing Sydney 18th April, 2020 and arriving in Honolulu HAWAII 5th May, 2020
You will need to arrange your own return airfares from Honolulu after the cruise.

PRICE
From *$3510 per person,
Above price is based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of 6 classes/workshop fee/welcome gift prizes and giveaways.

On Booking Enquiry form please request price for;

  • other cabin types such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person
    or
  • Single Supplement

Reduced rate is available for husbands, partners, family members or friends who would like to join an not participate in the classes.

*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

OUR PRICES INCLUDED

  • Gratuities, Port Fees and taxes
  • Accommodation with private ensuite
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • In cabin safe
    • TV for in-cabin entertainment
  • All meals (alcohol additional – drink packages available onboard)
    • Full breakfast
    • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
    • Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
  • All onboard entertainment and shows
    • Musical stage shows
    • Special guest entertainers
    • Choice of Bars and Lounges
    • Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
  • Inspiring Scrapbook Classes (number of classes dependant on sea days)
    • Use of PRIVATE room – Convention Centre 24/7
    • Welcome Gift
    • Prizes and giveaway
    • Classes on the mornings of cruising days (some cruises may offer additional classes in afternoons)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available

BOOKINGS /  DEPOSITS / PAYMENTS

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.

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Explore the famed Opera House and drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge right next door! Sydney is one of the highlights of the world; mixing museums, Michelin Star restaurants, galleries and beautiful beaches. The city is full of wondrous sights so you’ll certainly be kept busy for the day.

Day 2-3: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 4: Picton, New Zealand

You’re in wine country now, a short drive will find you in the midst of the Marlborough wine region. Otherwise you can spend the day embracing the shoreline in a kayak and swimming in the pristine waters.

Day 5: Wellington, New Zealand

Explore the charm of one of New Zealand’s most well-known cities, it may be compact but there is an abundance of activities to partake in. Step out of the city to the embrace of green hillsides or venture further to see the countryside and rugged coastline.

Day 6-9: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 10: Papeete, Tahiti

Welcome to Papeete! Discover the vast array of sea life on a diving excursion, tour the island by car and take in the spectacular views, or learn about the history of Tahiti on a boat trip around the Lagoon.

Day 11: Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea is a natural paradise. Visit secluded parts of the island on a quad-bike tour, or head out into the bay to see dolphins and whales (whilst in season).

Day 12: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

You have now arrived in Bora Bora! A must visit is the spectacular underwater world of the region, whether by glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling, diving or on an Aqua Safari Helmet Dive. You’ll be greeted by an array of marine life, coral reefs and crystal clear water.

Day 13-17: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 18: Honolulu, Oahu

Welcome to Oahu, the most populated island of Hawaii, known as ‘The Gathering Place’. There is so much to do on Oahu, from the shops, restaurant and fantastic nightlife of Waikiki, to the historical sights of Pearl Harbour and the natural wonders of the North Shore.

To be Advised.

This information will be provided to booked in guests closer to the travel date.

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

Items to definitely include:

  • craft matt – needs only to be a small A4 mat but something to use with your craft knife.
  • craft knife
  • small scissors (blades to be no longer than 4″)
  • edge distressor
  • adhesives….lots of them  (include tape runners/adhesive tape and glues for embellishments)

Optional Extra’s  (not necessary but certainly helps if you have them

  • mini mister
  • apron
  • baby wipes (to clean up your area and hands) – no taps in the conference room to wash hands.

You will be given kits for each class so its not necessary to bring along other scrapbooking products unless you have something specific in mind you want to work on whilst away.

Closer to the sailing date I will give you photograph requirements which you can either bring from home or cut up white card stock to relevant sizes so you can use on layouts and replace with a real photo when you have a suitable one.