A writing retreat on the high seas.

The perfect retreat to inspire creativity and rejuvenate your spirit.

Ideal for writers of any genre and experience.

Countdown to the 2020 retreat
Writers at Sea November 2020
Nov 16, 11:00 AM GMT+10 – Nov 24, 8:00 AM GMT+10
Radiance of the Seas,
Flare Building, Level 1/39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia

Interested in paying for the retreat in instalments?

You'll be given the option to spread the cost of the retreat over the coming months when you complete your booking.


Absolutely loved the Writers at Sea 2019 retreat. Thank you Ali Sinclair and Tina Marie Clark for all you put into the retreat, workshops, and personal feedback. It was also fantastic spending time with like minded people on the cruise and I’d love to do it again.

~ Anne-Marie

Writers at Sea

Writing retreat on the high seas

Join Alli Sinclair and T.M. Clark on a unique writing retreat that sails to one of the Pacific’s most treasured destinations—New Caledonia. The relaxing nature of cruising will give you plenty of time to work on your projects as well as meet like-minded writers. When in port, you’ll have the option of exploring the vibrant local culture, swim in crystal clear waters or stroll along pristine beaches lined with palm trees—the perfect way to inspire creativity and rejuvenate your spirit!


Suitable for writers with any degree of experience, this retreat includes workshops, writing sessions, feedback, and mentoring. There’ll also be time to relax and gaze out at the azure ocean and endless blue sky, take in a show or game of trivia, read by one of the many pools, or undertake an on-shore adventure.



T.M. Clark presents workshops for adult and children’s community groups including libraries and the Queensland Writers Centre. She also runs the CYA Conference, now in its 14th year, in Brisbane. T.M. Clark is published by HarperCollins, Wombat Books and Macmillan Education. Tina loves the writing process and has had to learn to ‘like’ the editing part — an activity that has helped in her mentoring others who don’t really love the editing stage either.


Alli regularly presents workshops for Writers Victoria, Queensland Writers Centre and private writing groups, as well as providing mentoring and manuscript assessment. She is published by Harper Collins (Australia), Kensington Books (USA, UK, Canada), and her books have been translated into German and Serbian. Alli enjoys working with writers and helping them develop their craft and finding the gems that will make their stories and characters shine.


The cost for all the workshops on the cruise with Alli and Tina is $1,200.00

Please note the cost of the cruise is separate, see below. 


What’s included on the retreat

  • All workshops on board, personal development, a ten-page (2500 word) critique of your manuscript and one-page synopsis, a one-on-one one-hour mentoring session with Alli and Tina and the opportunity to talk about books and do your own writing, uninterrupted, for a whole week!

What’s not included on the retreat

  • Transportation to or from Brisbane

  • Cruise with Radiance of the Seas® 9 days/8 nights (see details on how to book below)

  • Travel insurance (our travel agents can help you with this)

  • On-shore excursions (Behind the Scenes ship tour highly recommended)

  • Personal expenses while in port or on board

  • Wi-fi (available for purchase on board – visit the Royal Caribbean site for details )

  • Day spa

  • Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks – Packages are available

  • Tipping (it is not expected but is appreciated by staff)

  • Laundry service (there is NO laundromat but you can take advantage of the laundry concierge service and enjoy clean folded clothes delivered to your room!)

  • $ needed for the one restaurant night. 

Interested in paying for the retreat in instalments?

You'll be given the option to spread the cost of the retreat over the coming months when you make your booking



You can book your cabin directly with our travel agents:

Sue Grigg at Hello World Travel Leopold, ​
Tel: +61 3 5250 1210

email: sue.leopold@helloworld.com.au

Please note that Sue is only available Monday & Wednesday 9.00am – 3.00pm & Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm


Cabins are currently on sale and selling fast.


For the purpose of the retreat, there is no need for the cabins to be near each other as we’ll be meeting in a designated space for workshops and meetings. So please choose the cabin that fits the best within your budget.

Extra guests
You are welcome to bring along a non-attending guest please let our booking agent know, as well as us.


What’s included on the cruise
•    Accommodation in a cabin for eight nights on board the Radiance of the Seas® (ex-Brisbane)
•    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at a restaurant or buffet designated as included in the cruise cost (visit the Royal Caribbean site for details )
•    24-hour food
•    Onboard entertainment and most activities 
•    Access to gymnasium and pools (including the Solarium, a relaxing indoor-outdoor retreat just for adult guests.)
•    Two theme nights (dress-up optional)


What’s not included on the cruise
•    As per the WAS Retreat What’s Not Included section above, and please see the Royal Caribbean Cruise line web site for their details.




For further information about the workshops and a detailed itinerary, contact us.


If you would like to talk to us, please send your phone number and the best time to call. 

We look forward to seeing you on board for a week of creativity, learning and fun!


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