Retreats for Writers

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image.pngJoin me 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.

A little about us:

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.


BulletAccommodation in a cabin for 8 nights on board the newly refurbished Carnival Spirit (ex-Sydney)

BulletBreakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant or buffet (extra cost if you choose to dine at the Nouveau Restaurant or Bonsai Sushi)

Bullet24-hour pizza and ice-cream, Guys Burger joint, Blue Iguana Cantina (Mexican)

BulletOn-board entertainment and most activities

BulletAccess to gymnasium and pools (including the Serenity Lounge, an adult only pool deck)

BulletTwo theme nights (dress-up optional)

BulletAll workshops, personal development, a ten-page critique of your manuscript and one-page synopsis, a one-on-one one hour mentoring session with Alli or Tina and the opportunity to talk about books and writing for a whole week!


BulletTransportation to or from Sydney

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

BulletPersonal expenses while in port or on-board


BulletDay spa

BulletAlcoholic beverages or soft drinks

BulletTipping (it is not expected but is appreciated by staff)

BulletLaundry service (there is a laundromat or you can take advantage of the laundry concierge service and enjoy clean folded clothes delivered to your room!)

If you wish to bring along a non-attending guest please contact us for details.
 BALCONY – $3111 per person with a room credit of $225 (shared between two people) 

OCEAN VIEW (NO BALCONY) – $2682 per person with a room credit of $225 (shared between two people) 

INSIDE (NO VIEW NO BALCONY) – $2574 per person with a room credit of $225 (shared between two people) 


BALCONY – $4928 per person with a room credit of $225  

OCEAN VIEW (NO BALCONY) – $4068 per person with a room credit of $225 

INSIDE (NO VIEW NO BALCONY) – $3853 per person with a room credit of $225 



We need a minimum of 8 guests to run this retreat.

If you are traveling alone and would like to reduce costs by twin sharing, we will endeavor to pair you with another participant. There are no guarantees we can do so but we will do our utmost best.


For further information about the workshops and a detailed itinerary, please send an email on the form below. If you would like to talk to us, please send your phone number and best time to call.

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