Scrapbooking in the South Pacific – Mar 2024

Join Melissa Kennedy, owner Unmistakable Creations (Australian Scrapbook and Craft Cruises) as she shares with you some of her favourite islands and classes on this fun cruise to some of her favourite islands in the South Pacific.  Melissa has worked in the industry for over 30 years and been teaching on these craft cruises since 2009 – minus the past two years where we have been “dry docked”

Also joining her will be another well know name in the industry – TBA.

On this South Pacific cruise you will have the opportunity to participate in classes where you will be spoilt with product but focus on the paper in the collections and how to use to their full capacity.  Mel is not afraid to try something new and she will encourage you to do that also – there are no mistakes – only UNMISTAKABLE and unique creations …. oh and did I mention she loves a LAUGH and to have FUN!!!  The rest of the time the room is yours to use 24/7 if you wish.

Also on one of the days in Noumea port you will have the opportunity to join Melissa as she takes a group over to another island to swim with the turtles. Something that she never tires of. Tick this off your bucket list.

SHIP:
Welcome aboard Ovation of the Seas for this awesome 9 night adventure to the South Pacific islands.

OVATION

Welcome to one of the world's most innovative ships, filled with game changers, edge-of-your-seat entertainment and dining that defies the imagination. Score 390-metre high views from the North Star®, order up a cocktail in binary at the Bionic Bar® and enjoy a full-sensory aerial adventure in Live. Love. Legs.

WHEN:
Departing Sydney 25th March 2024 and returning to SYDNEY 3rd April, 2024 

PRICE
From *$2166 per person,
Above price is per person and based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee

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*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC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 Jo Paton, Travel Managers 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 Travel Managers. 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.

  

Itinerary

DateArrive TimeDescriptionDepart Time
25-Mar-24 (Mon) Sydney - Australia18:45
26-Mar-24 (Tue) At Sea 
27-Mar-24 (Wed) At Sea 
28-Mar-24 (Thu)08:00Noumea - New Caledonia 
29-Mar-24 (Fri) Noumea - New Caledonia14:00
30-Mar-24 (Sat)09:00Vila - Vanuatu20:00
31-Mar-24 (Sun)07:00Mystery Island - Vanuatu15:30
01-Apr-24 (Mon) At Sea 
02-Apr-24 (Tue) At Sea 
03-Apr-24 (Wed)06:30Sydney - Australia

HOST / Instructor - Melissa Kennedy
As my business name states, we are all unique and unmistakable creations. Made up of everyday life experiences, growing and changing with each new day.

I've been fortunate to have been a part of this Industry for now well over 25 years and as mentioned in my very first blog post on this website, now starting to see how everything learnt along the way is coming together. I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some big companies within this industry, learn (and still learning many design skills, as well as being an educator in an industry, that has taken me around the world a number of times.  “Are you for real – you seriously cut and paste for a living and travel the world”  (imagine the English accent spoken here) as one guy said to me on an trip overseas…  never really looked at it that way until then and thought – yeah actually I really do…  Now its great to be able to give this same opportunity to other educators in the industry as they join me on some of these cruises.

Along with my love of photography and travel, I am one of the fortunate ones who has been able to turn my hobby into not only a job, but a business. I still laugh when my beautiful girls inform me i don't have a real job.

Love (did i say love) getting my hands dirty, I LOVE PAPER, love exploring new techniques and would say my style evolves depending on the type of projects we are doing.  I'm not afraid to try something new and that is something I try to get across to those in my classes - there are no mistakes - only UNMISTAKABLE and unique creations .... oh did I mention I love to LAUGH and to have FUN!!!

But moreso than anything else on these cruises - I love watching people do something for the first time.  Whether that be a new technique in class or something they have wanted to tick off their bucket list and thought they wouldn't never do.  The belief in themselves that grows with that achievement, the excitement on their faces (yes you can see it) is something that makes the crazy hectic busy times all worthwhile.

Look forward to seeing you on board.

 

Instructor - TBA

 

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.

These more details 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.

Download and read the FAQ's Terms and Conditions - Important Cruise Information

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email Melissa at melken777@icloud.com

Please read the Travel Manager's Terms and Conditions
Paying a deposit to secure your place also ensures you understand AND ACCEPT all of the above.

You need to have read the above and understand the cancellation policy to submit an enquiry.