VIP – Welcome Back Cruise – Nov 2022

Join Melissa Kennedy and Alison Bevis for a fun WELCOME BACK TO CRUISING cruise up the Far North Queensland coast.

We’ll create plenty of scrapbooking layouts plus a few bonus projects too! 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!!

Welcome aboard the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS for this 6 Nights short break cruise up the Far North Queensland Coast

 Haveave 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 18th November 2022

From *$1395 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*Above prices are subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC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. 24
Cabins only held once deposits have been received.


Join Melissa Kennedy (Owner of Unmistakable Creations and Australian Craft Cruises) and Alison Bevis (Owner of Craft Avenue Distribution)Host and Instructor) as we take you for a sort fun break up the Far North Queensland Coast. 
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!!

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.

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.
Holly Jolly will be the 4th Scrapbooking cruise Alison has arranged, she also joined the Cardmaking and Cocoa Vanilla Studio cruise in February 2020 before her Hawaii (April) & South Pacific (December) were cancelled... she has fond memories of cruising with Melissa Kennedy in February 2014.
...and LOVES Christmas!!


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.

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If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email Melissa at

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