4MBS organises classical music and theatre-themed tours and cruises.
The most prominent tour is the annual Classic Concerts Cruise. Exclusive classical concerts are held on board a luxury cruise liner sailing to beautiful parts of the world.
REGRETFULLY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
CLASSIC CONCERTS CRUISE 2020:
9-23 NOVEMBER 2020, DEPARTING BRISBANE
FARES FROM $2910 (TWIN SHARE)
Now in its 25th year, this 14-night cruise will sail on the magnificent Sun Princess® to ports in New Zealand. In addition to all regular shipboard entertainment, guests will be treated to exclusive classical music events themed around ITALIAN MASTERS. There will also be music appreciation talks, in conversations, and music films.
After departing Brisbane, the cruise will visit seven attractions in New Zealand: Fiordland National Park, Dunedin (Port Chalmers), Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland.
Our cruise offers a range of highlights, including the scenic cruising of the majestic Fiordland National Park, the Scottish port of Dunedin with its architecturally famous railway station and Lanarch Castle with its beautiful gardens and incredible views, plus the town of Akaroa with its French history and flavour, its quaint streets and shops and magnificent harbour.
Napier is a small slice of the past, with its art-deco buildings and vintage motor vehicles. Tauranga is a delightful town well worth exploring, and for people with a fair level of fitness, the 230m Mt Maunganui is well worth the climb, affording an excellent view in every direction.
Wellington is the nation’s political capital, while Auckland is the main commercial centre. Both cities offer opportunities for exploring or shopping. There is so much to see and do in New Zealand!
The music theme of the 2020 Classic Concerts Cruise is ITALIAN MASTERS. Explore the genius of Italian composers Vivaldi, Puccini, Corelli and more through sixconcerts at sea, music appreciation sessions, ‘In Conversations’ with the musicians, and music films. There is plenty to do even if you don’t go ashore in the ports we visit!
We are currently assembling an ensemble of brilliant and highly experienced musicians.
Music talks will be delivered by GARY THORPE OAM, General Manager of 4MBS Classic FM in Brisbane. Gary has a wealth of experience in the field of classical music, and will enable you to gain an insight into the wider world of classical music and composers.
For more information, or phone Redcliffe Cruise and Travel on 1300 131 073 or (07) 3284 5192.
Over the years, we’ve taken music lovers to the South Pacific, to Europe, and to the nearby Bangalow music festival.
See below for photos from previous trips!
CLASSIC CONCERTS CRUISE 2016
“Mainly Mozart” was the theme of this cruise as our passengers sailed aboard the Dawn Princess to Papua New Guinea and the Soloman Islands. The music program featured classical concerts by “Ensemble I”, made up of musicians Spiros Rantos, violin; Robert Harris, viola; Gwyn Roberts, cello; Dorit Herkovits, bass; Brachi Tilles and Jenni Fleming, pianos.
TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS 2015
Travelling by steam train up the mountain, we visited beautiful award-winning gardens and enjoyed music.
FOOD AND WINE TOUR 2015
In 2015, we sampled culinary delights and visited gorgeous lavender farms.