Adventure to the South Pacific – Nov 2023

Cruising, crafting and cocktails…

We’re off on a South Pacific Adventure… are you going to join us?

Tina Ollett is well known for her amazing seaside themed scrapbooking layouts… they’re always amazing!! Tina will share some secrets in layering, creating depth and balancing elements to create beautiful projects.

You’ll also create with Alison Bevis using Mintay products for traditional scrapbooking and some bonus cards. 

Welcome aboard the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS for this 14 Night adventure around News Zealand.

 Have a fun time exploring new techniques in classes and then you can scrapbook to your hearts content in our 24/7 private conference room, with beautiful windows to enjoy the views along the way.

The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas® is a fully immersive ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Think show-stopping entertainment that blends art and music with cutting-edge technology. Thrilling activities that the whole family can enjoy in any weather. And unparalleled views from every room – even Interior staterooms let you scope out the sights in real time from a Virtual Balcony℠.

Departing BRISBANE 14th March, 2025

From *$2860 per person,
Above price is based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee

On Booking Enquiry form please ensure you have requested relevant cabin for;

  • upgrade of cabin type if required - such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person in cabin
  • Single Supplement

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

*Above prices are subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

Max. approx. 25
Cabins only held once deposits have been received.



  • 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 (on big screen)
  • Inspiring 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 - teacher dependant)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the online booking form which will be directed to Jo Patton - Cruising Adventures where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $300* deposit will be required to guarantee your position. 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.

Date Arrive Time Description Depart Time
14-Mar-25 (Fri)   Brisbane - Australia 16:30
15-Mar-25 (Sat)   At Sea  
16-Mar-25 (Sun)   At Sea  
17-Mar-25 (Mon)   At Sea  
18-Mar-25 (Tue) 08:00 Waitangi (Bay Of Islands) - New Zealand 17:00
19-Mar-25 (Wed) 08:00 Tauranga (Rotorua) - New Zealand 17:00
20-Mar-25 (Thu) 09:30 Napier - New Zealand 17:00
21-Mar-25 (Fri) 08:00 Wellington - New Zealand 18:00
22-Mar-25 (Sat) 08:00 Lyttelton (Christchurch) - New Zealand 18:00
23-Mar-25 (Sun) 07:00 Dunedin - New Zealand 17:00
24-Mar-25 (Mon) 08:00 Dusky Sound - New Zealand 09:00
24-Mar-25 (Mon) 11:00 Doubtful Sound - New Zealand 12:00
24-Mar-25 (Mon) 16:00 Milford Sound - New Zealand 17:00
25-Mar-25 (Tue)   At Sea  
26-Mar-25 (Wed)   At Sea  
27-Mar-25 (Thu)   At Sea  
28-Mar-25 (Fri) 06:30 Brisbane - Australia

Alison Bevis (Owner of Craft Avenue Distribution) will host this cruise as we take you for an adventure around the best parts of New Zealand. 
We'll create plenty of scrapbooking layouts and there will be plenty of techniques to try, we can show you how to get the most from your papers & supplies and you'll share this experience with a lovely group of crafters... it's the best fun!!
Alison Bevis

Alison enjoys making things and gifting them to others.... from cards, mini albums, scrapbook pages or off the page projects. Creating for fun is what it's all about!!
After travelling around Australia and returning to Brisbane, joining her aunt at some Stampin' Up! card classes allowed her to continue a papercraft journey. Alison joined the Kaisercraft DT, demo'ed and did some casual hours at the Browns Plains outlet before organising day events including Workshop Wonders, Bus Trips to the local stores, Retreats and Cruises. Alison has also been included on the Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations DT plus various guest spots.  In October 2017 she asked her friend Shelley to be partners in The Crafty Chain and was busy with weekly classes, exhibiting at shows and even travelling to the trade shows in Phoenix USA and Frankfurt to source new release brands and products... this led to starting a new business Craft Avenue Distribution.


Joining Alison and sharing the classes with her will be Alicia Redshaw from Scrapbook Fantasies.

Hi, my name is Alicia Redshaw and I own the beautiful Papercraft, Art & Scrapbooking Store called Scrapbook Fantasies. My store is in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia and you can also find it here - I design beautiful Scrapbooking Paper Collections that are printed right here in Queensland on the highest quality sustainably sourced paper - along with coordinating Titles, Colour-Cuts (die-cut ephemera), and Flair Buttons that I manufacture with the help of ts (die-cut ephemera), and Flair Buttons that I manufacture with the help of my wonderful Husband (Quentin) and our four awesomely creative children

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

Craft Mat
Tape Runner (double sided tape)  and Assorted Adhesives
Scissors for fussy cutting
Distressing Tool
Sanding Block / Sandpaper
Foam Tapes
Baby Wipes
This possibly will be updated closer to the cruise.


Class requirements (if any) will be given out closer to the cruise.

Stay up to date and get to know your fellow group members in the private FACEBOOK group for participants in the is group

FACEBOOK GROUP NAME: - TBA not set up as yet.

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