Z-Vintage/Shabby Chic Craft Cruise – Hobart Adventure

Cruising down to Hobart, on this particular sailing you will be spoiled with Vintage/Shabby chic inspired scrapbook projects.

This cruise is perfect if you haven’t been cruising before as its a little shorter, which also means its also more affordable.

Get a glimpse of what Hobart has to offer along with two stops on the way down in Newcastle and Wollongong.

With this price it won’t last long – so Don’t miss out. Get a few of your friends and book together.

Host/Guest Teachers to be confirmed.


Welcome aboard  EXPLORER of the Seas for this 6 Night adventure.


The incredible Explorer 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 9th February, 2019 and returning 15th February, 2019

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

from $722* – Interior room
from $932* – Oceanview
from $1282* – Balcony
PLUS Workshop Scrapbooking FEE $425. 4 Master classes by 4 instructors and 24 hours use of workshop room.

*prices subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC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
  • Welcome Gift
  • Prizes and giveaway
  • 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: Sydney, Australia Australia

Welcome aboard Explorer of the Seas

What’s not to love about Sydney? Home to some of the friendliest people, countless museums, galleries, world-class restaurants and of course, the sprawling Outback, Sydney is a true adventure wonderland that no one can resist.



Port of Call: Newcastle, Australia Australia

Newcastle is a quirky mix of maritime heritage, historic architecture and surf culture, plus an arts community and expanding culinary scene. It is also a gateway to the wineries of the Hunter Valley and deep blue bays of Port Stephens.



Port of Call: Wollongong (Port Kembla), Australia Australia

‘The Gong’ is a beautiful seaside city that lies on the narrow strip between the Tasman Sea and the Illawarra Escarpment.


Nan Tien Temple

Marvel at the Nan Tien Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Southern Hemisphere.



Go snorkelling in Wattamolla Beach and see the iconic Wollongong lighthouse.


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Port of Call: Hobart, Australia Australia

Tasmania’s capital is famously eclectic, with Georgian architecture, convict heritage, a dynamic modern-art scene and great food and wine. Hobart’s setting is also gorgeous, with easy access to outdoor activities and unspoiled nature.

Bonorong Wildlife Park

Your trip to ‘Tassie’ won’t be complete until you make a date with a Tasmanian devil.

Water Activities

What better way to explore Hobart’s charming waterfront than on the water itself?


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Port of Arrival: Sydney, Australia Australia

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.



My name is Hetty, born and raised in The Netherlands I came to Australia late 1989. I live in a small seaside town in Queensland with my husband of 27 years and our three teenage girls.

I have been paper crafting since 2004 and my style is constantly changing while I teach myself new techniques and try to stay up to date with the latest trends. My signature technique would have to be ‘fussy cutting’, and now try to incorporate it with mixed media and the many gorgeous flowers on the market these days.

In the past I have enjoyed designing for Australian companies, KaiserCraft, Addicted to Craft, Scrapware and several online stores as well as working in a few local brick and mortar stores. I have had several of my layouts published in Australian magazines as well as overseas. In 2009 I was extremely fortunate to have been chosen as one of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine ‘Masters’, which I enjoyed immensely.

After a bit of break for about a year or so I am now designing for USA based 49 and Market who manufacture beautiful papers and flowers as well as the ever so popular Australian based 2Crafty Chipboard who have been around for many years and design beautiful and unique chipboard pieces.

I love my creative time away from the hustle and bustle off everyday life and getting this opportunity to come on this cruise with you all is both exciting and very humbling. I cannot wait to share with you my passion for the paper craft industry and show you a few tips and techniques to inspire you along the way.

So having said all that I truly hope you will come cruising with me!

Here are some of my favourite layouts for the year.



Trudi Harrison is from Victoria, Australia. Trudi is a dedicated papercrafter; whose passion has burned brightly for scrapbooking, paper craft, creating altered décor and mixed media for over 10 years.

Over the last few years, Trudi has had design experience with both Australian and International Scrapbook manufacturers and her work has featured in Australian Magazines. Class teaching and hands on experience at Papercraft and Scrapbook shows have kept her up to date with popular trends.

Trudi’s projects are quite structured with lots of layering, fussy cutting, detail and dimension. Chipboard, floral patterns and blooms are a regular feature

When Trudi is not crafting, her world is kept busy with a career in retail optics and family – including the extra-curricular activities that come with raising two young girls

Hello! My name is Alicia McNamara. I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
I am married to Ben and together we have two precious boys (5 Years old and 1 Year old). I am a Primary Teacher turned Stay at Home/Homeschooling Mum and passionate crafter. I stay up all night crafting the hours away while the rest of my family sleeps!I started off card making about eight years ago when I was introduced to Stampin’ Up at a friend’s party. Then I learned about the world of blogging and Design Teams. Scrapbooking always intrigued me… and since finally giving it a go I haven’t looked back! I am passionate about artistic expression and I love photos and memories so combining these is always so much fun for me. I am currently in my third year on the Kaisercraft Design Team and this is my joy! I am arguably their biggest fan. I adore their products and collections.I have had the honour of seeing my work published in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine, Kaisercraft Workshop Magazines and Creative Papercraft Magazine. I love creating with coloured paper, flowers, flourishes, butterflies and whatever else I can find to embellish with!You can find me on the internet in several places:
My Blog: https://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com.au/
My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AliciaMcNamara1520
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliciamc1520/
Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/amcnamara/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicia.mcnamara.77One of my most favourite things about this whole crafting hobby is the people you meet and the friendships you form with crafty ladies all over the world. I love to connect with like-minded crafters on social media and especially in person, at classes I teach and classes I attend. There is always something to learn and something new to get excited about, stories to share and experiences to be had. I cant wait for this amazing experience and I look forward to crafting with you : )

Class 1 – WHISPER (Kaisercraft) – Instructor: Melissa Kennedy

Using this gorgeous collection we will be creating one Double Layout and two shabby chic styled singles.  Full colour instructions provided to complete in your own time if you dont get these done in class.  (thinking we will probably only get the double completed).

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 in class to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– White Gesso
– Light Modelling Past
– Kaisercraft FERN (GREEN) ink pad

The following class requirements will be updated as information received.  (classes not necessarily in order listed)

Class 2 – Shine (49 & Market) – Instructor: Hetty Hall

We will be using gorgeous products from 49 and Market as well as some stylish chipboard elements from 2Crafty Chipboard. The focus will be on clustering various elements around the photo. This layout will suit a female photo best. Full instructions provided with step by step photos so you will be able to work on your own time.

Shimmerz Vibez – Princess, Opal Magic Wax – Vintage Silk

Tools Required: 
–  Soft Paint Brush,
–  Clear Drying Glue,
–  Scissors,
–  Silver Embossing Powder or ink.   (These will be supplied in class to share if you don’t have your own)

Photographs required:
Siongle Layout – One 3” x 4” portrait

Class 3 -CLOCKWORK ROMANCE (3Quarter Designs) – Instructor: Trudi Harrison

In this class we will be using this gorgeous collection along with coordinating chipboard, we will be creating a Shabby Chic styled layout. Full instructions will be provided for this as well as for 2 additional layouts to completed in your time.

Photographs Required:
Single Layout 1 – 4” x 6” Portrait (I have trimmed mine down a little)

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied in class to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– Distress inks – Black Soot, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany
– White Gesso
– Foam Tape

Class 4 -SCRAP STUDIO (Kaisercraft) – Instructor: Alicia McNamara

In this class we will use the beautiful Shabby Chic Scrap Studio Collection by Kaisercraft.
Class will begin with the Double Layout.
This layout focuses on a gold, pink and cream colour scheme. The First Single Layout focuses on blue tones from the Collection and this will be taught during class, if time permits.
The Second Single Layout is an extra layout that can be completed in your own time.
All three layouts come with colour photograph, step-by-step instructions.

Photographs Required
Double Layout – Three 4 x 6 “ Landscape photos
Single Layout 1 – One 4 x 4 “ square photo
Single Layout 2 – Two 3 x 4 “ portrait photos

Other Products Used in Class (These will be supplied in class to share but if you want to bring your own thats ok)
– Gold Ink Pad,
– Gold Misting Spray and
– Gold Paint

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 (with cm and inches)
  • paper trimmer
  • Foam tape
  • 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 tool -(to distress the edges of papers)
  • sanding block (helps to sand back brand new stamps – allows you to have a clearer image
  • a fine paint brush
  • 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)
    double sides foam tape and double sided adhesive tape
  • Permanent Black Ink (Archival)
  • Pencil
  • Black sewing thread
  • Acrylic Block for stamping
  • Baby Wipes

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

  • Dimensional Magic (Modpodge) – or Glossy Accents (Ranger)

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.