Cruising is so easy - no lugging baggage around, no having to wait in lines at airports (apart from the one time!) and no having to think where to eat, or worry about a budget.
And now, if you like music, there are cruises especially designed for you! There will be four such cruises, all departing from Sydney. I have heard my brother talk about these, and they sound like great fun. However, they do get booked out fast, so you will need to look at booking as soon as possible - especially if you want a particular type of cabin.
There are many places you can book and last time I went, it was cheaper going to a travel agent than doing it online. One word of warning, when my travel agent quoted me the price, it included the daily tipping fee that is often mandatory on these cruises. I have also used Oz Cruising in the past and have had no problems.
All these cruises are on Radiance of the Seas, which is a Royal Caribbean cruise line. If you read my articles above, one of them is on a Royal Caribbean cruise liner and the service, food and rooms were excellent.
You can also check out the cabins on the Radiance, at this link.
All prices are per person in shared rooms - for single rooms, you will have to contact them directly. Some of these cruises would be cheaper if you have a quad cabin.
Radiance of the Seas has, like all Royal Caribbean cruise ships, many places you can eat and many of them are free. Nowadays on every ship, there is a handful of restaurants where you pay a supplement to eat at, however, I have never gone to one of these as there is so much choice in the ones that are free. You can learn more about this liner and the things it has to offer at this link.
This is an 8 night cruise called Bravo and it leaves from Sydney. If you like last minute deals, this one leaves on 13th November 2018, and you should be able to get great prices. Why not drop everything and see if you can get a cabin on this one!
This cruise sets sail from Sydney and cruises for a few days. It then docks in Noumea, New Caledonia. Then on to Mystery Island for a day and the next day to Lifou on Loyalty Island.
Basic huts on Lifou
You then spend a few more days sailing back to Sydney.
Starts at $2099 per person, with balcony.
CRUISIN' COUNTRY DUETS
This is a 7 night cruise on Radiance of the Seas and is advertised as a country music festival at sea. This one goes to Noumea, and Lifou and is at sea for the rest of the time. It sets sail on 12th October 2019 and at this stage, you have a huge choice of cabins.
Atop a hill in Noumea
Starting from $2645 pp in an interior cabin.
ROCK THE BOAT
This cruise is classed as a rock festival at sea, and is also a 7 night cruise. Its first port of call is also Noumea and then the next day on to the Isle of Pines. This is a delightful small island that has little on it and we had a very relaxing day here.
The city at Noumea
This one leaves on Saturday 19th November 2019 from Sydney.
Once again, you will have a range of cabins to choose from if you book fairly soon, and these start at $4249 per person.
This is the same cruise as the first one and is advertised as a performing arts festival at sea. It leaves on Saturday, 12th November 2019 and still is open for all cabins at the time of publishing.
Prices start at $2686 per person for an interior room.