Radiance of the Seas is a four-star floating leisure resort with plenty to keep you occupied. Characterised by her sleek super-yacht design, the expansive glass exteriors are perfectly complemented by sophisticated furnishings and fabrics. Featuring a large casino, choice of 5 dining options, an array of bars and pubs, rock-climbing wall, theatre and more, you may not want to leave the ship at all.
You will need casual shipboard attire for day wear and evening wear. For casual nights on board you will need a sports shirt and slacks and equivalent for ladies. Informal nights require a jacket and tie for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. For evenings on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and evening wear for ladies is recommended. The self-service restaurants are casual.
About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available – saving you the single supplement. You won’t be left alone; the Travelrite tour managers will be looking after you. There will be group activities every day of the cruise/tour.
The 2019 Blues Cruise of the South Pacific represents amazing value. There are no extras; everything is included in the one great price! Port & handling charges, gratuities and air taxes, normally costly extras, are included in the price.
Most evenings on the cruise there will be informal pre-dinner drinks entertainment, exclusively for Blues Music Cruise patrons. Jules Boult, Terry Bean and Lily Sparklechops and some members of the Cruise group, will perform a few songs before dinner, in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. Tour group members are invited to sing along.
DAY 1 Saturday 26 October 2019 Departure
Board Radiance of the Seas. Be on deck to take in the spectacular sights of Sydney and the harbour, as we commence our evening cruise out of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy your first night onboard, meeting the other cruise members and chatting with our entertainment host, Jules Boult, and fellow musicians.
DAY 2 Sunday 27 October 2019 Cruising
Our first day at sea. Explore and enjoy the wonderful facilities and many activities available on Radiance of the Seas. This afternoon we have our 1st exclusive onboard concert, featuring Jules Boult and guest musicians. This evening we will formally welcome our tour group with a Welcome Aboard Drinks Party. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with Jules Boult, Terry Bean, Lisa and Jesse and other tour group members.
DAY 3 Monday 28 October 2019 Cruising
Another day at sea. You can spend the day exploring the ship, participating in its many activities, or browsing in the designer boutiques on board. This morning we have our 2nd exclusive on board concert, featuring Jesse Valach and guest musicians. Also, enjoy our 1st blues workshop and join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for a pre-dinner soiree and inclusive blues jam. Please bring your instruments and voices and join in!
DAY 4 Tuesday 29 October 2019 Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Time will stop when you first lay eyes on the Isle of Pines’ glittering blue water and white, powdery beaches. Captain James Cook was the first European to discover Isle of Pines in 1774 on his second voyage to New Zealand. He gave the island its name after seeing the tall native pines for which it is famous. Formed from nutritious volcanic rock, the isle is surrounded by the New Calendonia Barrier Reef. This morning we will have a 2 hour sightseeing tour with a local guide. We will visit the Notre Dame de l’Assomption, a convictbuilt Catholic Church in the heart of Vao village and take a short walk through tropical rainforest to the natural grotto of Queen Hortense. In the afternoon we have our 3rd exclusive on board concert, featuring Terry “Harmonica” Bean and guest musicians. Evening: Enjoy high-quality Radiance of the Seas entertainment, including Broadway-style shows, comedy shows, etc.
DAY 5 Wednesday 30 October 2019 Maré, New Caledonia
As the southernmost Loyalty island, Maré is the first to welcome the sun’s golden rays in the morning. Untouched by the outside world, the island holds a wild beauty supported by environmentally sustainable tourism. The landmass itself is formed from layers of coral, and the entire island is honeycombed with secret freshwater lagoons, grottoes and sinkholes. Today is free for you to discover Maré, at your leisure. In the afternoon we have our 4th exclusive on board concert, featuring Jesse Valach and guest musicians. Join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for a pre-dinner soiree and inclusive blues jam. You’re invited to bring your voice and instruments!
DAY 6 Thursday 31 October 2019 Port Vila, Vanuatu
In Port Port Vila, Vanuatu’s energetic capital, you’ll be greeted by friendly Bislama-speaking locals and street-side markets. You will see a touch of French influence still remains in the form of bistros and murals. This morning we will visit Ekasup Cultural Village, an award-winning attraction that brings to life the world of ancient Melanesian culture. You will meet the Chief of the village and his warriors armed with traditional weapons, learn about Melanesian custom medicine, watch a performance by the Futuna youth and view a weaving demonstration of both decorative and practical baskets, mats and hats. Join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for a pre-dinner soiree and inclusive blues jam. You’re invited to bring your voice and instruments!
DAY 7 Friday 1 November 2019 Noumea, New Caledonia
Noumea combines all the flavour and ambience of a bustling, sophisticated provincial French town with the friendly charm, adventure and heavenly climate of the pacific islands. This morning we will visit Noumea and the main cultural sites such as Tjibaou Cultural Center and Miracle Church, the oldest church in New Caledonia. This afternoon, get together with our blues artists for a fun-filled Blues Quiz. Great prizes for the winning teams! We also have our 2nd blues workshop featuring Terry “Harmonica” Bean and guest musicians. Evening: enjoy fabulous on-board dining. The main dining room offers mouth-watering four course meals served in an elegant setting. Join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for a pre-dinner soiree and inclusive blues jam. You’re invited to bring your voice and instruments!
DAY 8 Saturday 2 November 2019 Cruising
Today we start the cruise back to Sydney. The morning is free for individual activities. 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. Enjoy casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse or the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, or the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. This afternoon we have our 5th exclusive on board concert with Jules and friends. In the evening, dine with friends or visit one of the many bars and restaurants.
DAY 9 Sunday 3 November 2019 Cruising
The morning is free for individual activities…a swim or a spa, VIP guest lounges, and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night. This afternoon we have our final exclusive on board concert with Terry Bean and friends.
DAY 10 Monday 4 November 2019 Sydney
Tour members will disembark the ship this morning and tour arrangements conclude.
|CABIN||CATEGORY||DECK||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Included port and handling charges||$609||$1,009|
Included port and handling charges
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Radiance of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean and the cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean 2019 brochure. All passengers must complete the cruise personaliser on the Royal Caribbean website and a Travelrite International booking form.
Deposit and payment:
A deposit of $800 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made by Visa, Mastercard and Amex cards.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 90 days||$800|
|90 - 61 days||50% of full fare|
|60 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International regarding visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
Minimum tour numbers:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days prior to the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services, pursuant to or in connection with these fly/ cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, terrorism, acts of God, acts of government or any other authorities. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes beyond our control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruises and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruise as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/ cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the fly/cruise passage contract with Royal Caribben, detailed on the back of the reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will send one to you.
How to book:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $800 per person to:
Travelrite International P/L 182 Canterbury Road Heathmont, Victoria 3135
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 033 436
Phone: (03) 9729 8722
Fax: (03) 9729 0682
About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years and operating in Victoria for more than 32 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No: A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotels, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
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