Z-New Zealand Scrapbook Cruise Jan 2019

Join Unmistakable Creations owner Melissa Kennedy as she hosts and takes you on one of her memorable cruises as we head this year over to New Zealand for 11 days and 10 nights of Exploring this gorgeous country and creating some wonderful memories as well as projects to take home and share with your friends.  As this cruise finishes in Auckland you have the opportunity of flying home directly or staying on in this great city to explore more of the sights.

Further details below

Welcome aboard Radiance of the Seas for this 10 Nights adventure.


The newly renovated Radiance of the Seas provides a dazzling at-sea experience with floor-to-ceiling glass walls will take your breath away. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you’ll never be at a loss for an incredible view. Plus, they have just added eight new dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse, to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.

Other new features include a Royal Babies & Tots Nursery, VIP guest lounges, and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night. Whether you seek adventurous activities, relaxing moments, or fine fare, Radiance of the Seas has the features to please every taste.

Departing Sydney 14th January 2019 and returning to Auckland 24th January 2019

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

from $1330* – Interior room
from $1580* – Oceanview
now from $1785* –  Balcony  SALE
PLUS  Scrapbooking/Workshop FEE $500

*prices subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC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
  • Classes included on cruising days plus  OPTIONAL extras
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the online booking form above, which will be directed to Geelong Travel where an agent will contact you to confirm and discuss cabin requirements.  No actual deposit/payment is made through this website.

A $200 deposit will be required to guarantee your reservation and this is then 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 arrangments made and the scrapbooking portion is payable and due by the date indicated on your invoice.


Board – Radiance of the Seas

What’s not to love about Sydney?

Sydney Opera House
Watch a show or just admire this architectural icon from the water or harbour.


9.30 – 12.30 Classes
After Lunch – Room is free for you to use at your will to finish off classes.


9.30 – 12.30 Classes
After Lunch – Room is free for you to use at your will to finish off classes.


As were are in and out of the Sounds today – a formal structured class will not work.  Therefore you will have today spare to work on finishing past classes but will also receive a class kit.


Cruising: Milford Sound (Cruising) Milford Sound (Cruising)

The Maori believed a divine mason carved Milford Sound. The fjord is a geological wonder of the ice age, where waterfalls cascade over sheer cliffs into the dark waters below and mountains dominated by Mitre Peak reach towards the sky.

Cruise Milford Sound

For views of Bowen Falls, Mitre Peak, Anita Bay and both Elephant and Stirling Falls.

Queenstown Overnight Tour

This tour has it all – a smorgasbord of history, culture, scenery and alpine beauty.


Cruising: Doubtful SoundDoubtful Sound

You can only experience the grand scenery and tranquility of this magnificent fjord by boat. Doubtful Sound sustains an amazing array of wildlife. In the rainy season, its steep hills are covered with hundreds of waterfalls.

Exotic outdoors

Explore cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life.

Fiordland National Park

One of the most beautifully protected bodies of water.

Cruising: Dusky Sound Dusky Sound

Part of New Zealand’s Fiorland National Park, Dusky Sound was long the site of Maori camps but few permanent settlements. Captain Cook spent five weeks exploring the dramatic coastline that edges the mountainous wilderness.

Resolution Island

The majestic Resolution Island makes for spectacular sightseeing.

Seal Rock

The abundance of sunbathing seals on Seal Rock will have you reaching for your camera.




Port of Call: Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand

Dunedin proudly celebrates its Scottish heritage but gold-rush fortunes are behind its grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture. From here you can also explore the Otago Peninsula, home to penguin colonies and scenic coastline.

Taieri Gorge Train

Travel by vintage train car along the eastern shores of Otago Harbour.

Gibbston Valley Winery

Enjoy wine tasting at the Gibbston Valley Winery.




Port of Call: Akaroa, New Zealand New Zealand

Set on a beautiful harbour, Akaroa is a quaint resort town with unique French heritage. It’s your gateway to Christchurch and amazing South Island nature, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the mountains of the Southern Alps.

Flea Bay

A colony of Little Penguins? Visit Flea Bay for the largest on mainland New Zealand.


Take a nature cruise and see the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins – the Hector’s.



Port of Call: Picton New Zealand New Zealand



Port of Call: Napier New Zealand New Zealand



9.30 – 12.30 Classes
After Lunch – Room is free for you to use at your will to finish off classes.


DAY 10


Port of Call: Tauranga, New Zealand New Zealand


DAY 11

ARRIVES 06:30     (you need to arrange your own flights back home or extend stay in Auckland)

Port of Call: Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand

Nestled between two harbours and surrounded by volcanic landscapes, New Zealand’s largest city is scenic. Auckland also boasts a cool cosmopolitan vibe, with hipster districts, a big Maori population and growing Asian communities.

Sky Tower

The tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, standing 328 metres, or 1,076 feet.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

After a day of exploring the world, its exotic cuisine and interesting cultures, there’s nothing better than returning to the comfort of your private stateroom. Every one of the staterooms are designed to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest after your adventures. The staterooms vary by ship but every room offers a television, telephone, private bathroom, shower, vanity area and even a hair-dryer.

Balcony Staterooms

Open your private balcony door and take in the beautiful view. It’s a great way to get close to every destination and make the most of your holiday at sea.

Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony offer a spectacular view, small sitting area and a private balcony.


Oceanview Staterooms

You’ll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery just outside your window.. 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.

These nicely appointed rooms are excellent value.  The standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bathroom and all the facilities of a standard staterooms.


You don’t have to bring actual photographs but if you could possibly cut up white cardstock/paper to the following required photograph sizes it would be great.  This allows you to continue working with the class, finish the layout and then replace the white cardstock with a photograph when you return home.  Alternatively you can keep it on your page and use it as a photo matte.  As many of my photographs are printed with a white border this is a great way to crate that same effect.

Class 1 – WHISPER (Kaisercraft)

Using this gorgeous collection we will be making A Double Layout and shabby chic styled singles.

Photographs Required:
Double Layout – One 4” x 6” Portrait and Four 6 x 4” landscape.
Single Layout 1 – One 4” x 6” Portrait
Single Layout 2 – One 3” x 4” Portrait

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– White Gesso
– Light Modelling Past
– Kaisercraft FERN (GREEN) ink pad

Class 2 – ISLAND PARADISE (48 & Market) 

Layout 1 – Two 10cm (4″) square photographs
Layout 2 – Three 10cm x 7.5cm  (4″ x 3
½”) Landscape orientated
Layout 3 – One 11cm (10¼”) square and One 8cm (3¾”) square
Layout 4 – Two 15cm x 10cm (6″ x 4″) landscape orientated
Layout 5 – One 12.5cm (5½”) Square

– ruler and craft knife
– blending/messy matte
– pallet knife/old credit card
– brown ink for edges
– distressing tool

OPTIONAL – Dimensional Magic/Glossy Accents

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– Light Modelling Paste
– Templates


Class/KIT 3  – SCRAP STUDIO (Kaisercraft)

This kit will be handed out at the end of Class 2.
As we will be going in and out of the SOUNDS today, it would be too distruptive to run a proper structured class.  Therefore a generous class kit is supplied. You can either use this to create the layout on the instructions provided or do your own create scrapbooking.

The kit will include instructions to create to create two single layouts with the option to make an additional mixed media layout.

Photographs Required:
Single Layout 1- One 10cm (4″) Square Photograph of YOURSELF
Single Layout 2 – One 10cm (4″) Square Photograph of YOURSELF or someone special.

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– Brown Ink Pad (Walnut Distress iNk)
– Gesso
– Light Modelling Paste
– Templates (supplied)


Class 4  – SET SAIL (Celeb8)

Dare i say leave the best until last.  No these ranges are all some of my very favourite for this year but i have to admit this paper is lovely and very appropriate for this cruise.

In this class you will be creating a double and a single layout with heaps of paper leftover that you can use for your cruise creations.

Photographs Required:
Double Layout
– One 6″ x 4″ Landscape.
– Two 4” x 6” Portrait
– One 4″ Square
– Two 4″ x 3″ Landscape

Single Layout
– One 6 x 4″ Landscape and One 10cm (4″) Square 

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– Brown Ink Pad (Walnut Distress iNk)
– Distress crayons (picket fence, antique linen, fossilized amber, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon)




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 and ruler
  • messy matt or some blending matt (to put ink and modelling paste on etc)
  • small scissors (blades to be no longer than 4″)
  • edge distressor -(to distress the edges of papers)
  • brown ink pad – (e.g. Tim Holtz – walnut ink is my go to ink pad)
  • Blending tool to use with the ink
  • Pallet knife or old credit card (to use with modelling paste)
  • Mini Mister (to spritz and water down inks etc)
  • adhesives….lots of them  (include tape runners/adhesive tape and glues for embellishments)
  • Baby Wipes

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

  • Dimensional Magic (Modpodge) – or Glossy Accents (Ranger)
  • Permanent Black Ink
  • Acrylic Block for stamping

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 you will be given more detailed list of requirements.

In regards to 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.