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. 

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.

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