Blues Cruise of the South Pacific with Jules Boult

9
Nights
2019
Oct 26
From
$3995
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

This will be an incredible opportunity to cruise with fellow blues enthusiasts, listen to delta style blues music, and experience the highlights of the South Pacific. The cruise is fully escorted and includes sightseeing tours in most of the ports of call. Best of all, the Blues Cruise includes 6 exclusive onboard and 2 on-shore blues music concerts, featuring the stars of Australian and USA blues music.

Tour highlights

  • Welcome Aboard Drinks Party
  • Exclusive onboard concerts, featuring Jules Boult and guest musicians
  • Blues workshop
  • Join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for pre-dinner soirees and inclusive blues jams
  • Sightseeing tour of Isle of Pines with a local guide
  • Explore Maré
  • Meet the Chief of the village and his warriors armed with traditional weapons - Port Vila
  • The main cultural sites of Noumea such as Tjibaou Cultural Center and Miracle Church
  • Luxury cruising onboard Radiance of the Seas
Blues Cruise of the South Pacific with Jules Boult   Map

Includes

  • 10 days/9 nights on the luxurious Radiance of the Seas
  • Exclusive, private on-board concerts and pre-dinner drinks performances
  • Exclusive Welcome Aboard Drinks Party, with our Blues music entertainers
  • Exclusive Blues workshops
  • Get together with our blues artists for a fun-filled Blues Quiz
  • In addition to our exclusive blues music concerts, all other entertainment provided by the cruise ship is included
  • Sightseeing tours of Isle of Pines, Port Vila and Noumea
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite tour manager
  • Cruise taxes and port and handling charges
  • All meals on board Radiance of the Seas
  • Gratuities

Amazing value – nothing more to pay

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.

Pre-dinner entertainment

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.

Radiance of the Seas Deck plans

Radiance of the Seas

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.

Clothing on board Radiance of the Seas

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.

Don’t worry about coming alone

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.

Jules Boult

Jules Boult

Jules Boult is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and international recording artist. A universally admired blues and jazz entertainer – his music remains true to the blues tradition – and his effortless demeanour, humour and performance style has been closely linked with that of the genre’s legendary predecessors.

“I recently saw Jules at an intimate venue, where his superior musicianship, engaging personality and craftsman-like songs won over a packed house. Loved the humanity in his lyrics and the respect he has for the blues idiom” - Billy Pinnell – Australian Radio Personality

“With a taste for the arcane, Jules Boult sings and swings…all the way from the church house to the barrelhouse.” – Ken Williams, The Age.

“Jules Boult delivers his live show with ease and great banter. He emantates old school blues with a younger man’s enthusiasm. Musically Jules is an extremely competent multi-instrumentalist and his recordings reflect this along with a smooth vocal style and a simple but classic song writing approach.” – Nick Swainson. Radio Port Douglas. 102.7 FM.’

The House Band

Jules, Terry, Lisa and Jesse will be backed by the talented Michael DiCecco (Drums) and Liam Powell (Bass).

Terry “Harmonica” Bean

Terry “Harmonica” Bean is an American blues harmonica virtuoso, guitarist and songwriter. He has released seven albums since 2001, and appeared in three film documentaries charting present day blues experiences. Terry Bean has dedicated himself to promoting older blues stylings, such as Delta and Hill Country Blues. “What’s stimulating to me,” he said, “is people hearing the blues played like they used to hear it.” Terry’s performances are steeped in history whilst being as raucously entertaining as a late night “juke joint”. Terry is known to Travelrite customers – having performed for them on the Highway 61 Blues Tour and New Zealand Blues Cruise.

Lisa Baird (Lily Sparklechops)

Lisa Baird, affectionately known as “Lily Sparklechops”, is an Australian blues music deity. Blissful, beautiful, dirty and wicked – her music sits somewhere between a captivating 40’s nightclub routine and the raw, reckless spirit of New Orleans street buskers! Lisa is a sought after multi-instrumentalist and has been lauded for her work as one half of the Dixieland Punk duo “Lily & King”, releasing two albums, and an EP that reached number one on the Australian Independent Radio charts. In her own words: “As a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, I took up the trombone as an easy way to meet dysfunctional men, and I have indeed been richly rewarded in my pursuit”.

Jesse Valach

Jesse Valach has a huge presence on stage, and is the undisputed Australian blues music giant, leading you on a lion-hearted experience of searing soul ballads to parching guitar riots. His stellar career as an artist and songwriter includes performances both internationally and at Australia’s biggest blues music festivals and industry events, as well as a swag of highly coveted accolades and chart topping awards. Tex Miller – Forte’ Magazine “Like many other artists before him, think Robert Cray and Stevie Ray Vaughan, he has a distinct style of performing that is both infectious to watch and instantly recognizable when you hear it”

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 Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
4V Interior 7,8,9 $3,995 $4,980
8N Ocean View 3,4 $4,350 $5,580
2D Balcony 7,8,9,10 $4,695 $6,225
Included port & handling charges $609 $1,009
Included gratuities $200 $200

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Welcome Aboard Drinks Party
  • Exclusive onboard concerts, featuring Jules Boult and guest musicians
  • Blues workshop
  • Join The Redeemers and our celebrity musicians for pre-dinner soirees and inclusive blues jams
  • Sightseeing tour of Isle of Pines with a local guide
  • Explore Maré
  • Meet the Chief of the village and his warriors armed with traditional weapons - Port Vila
  • The main cultural sites of Noumea such as Tjibaou Cultural Center and Miracle Church
  • Luxury cruising onboard Radiance of the Seas

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board (except for Welcome Aboard Drinks Party)
  • Lunches and refreshments when not on the ship

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 033 436 for fares and information on other cabin categories

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Tour operator:
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.

Cancellation charges:

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

Refunds:
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.

Travel documents:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International regarding visa requirements.

Travel Insurance:
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.

Baggage:
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.

Responsibilities:
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
Email: heathmont@travelrite.com.au

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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