Now in its 23rd year, this 12-night cruise will sail on the magnificent Majestic Princess® on its inaugural cruise from Australia,visiting ports in the South Pacific. In addition to all regular shipboard entertainment, guests will be treated to six exclusive classical concerts by THE LANYON TRIO and friends, plus music appreciation talks, in conversations, and music films.
OUR ITINERARY After departing Sydney, the cruise will visit five attractions in the South Pacific: Noumea (New Caledonia), Mystery Island (Vanuatu), Suva (Fiji), Lautoka (Fiji), and Lifou (New Caledonia).
Lifou and Mystery Island are unspoilt island paradises, great for keen photographers. French Noumea is known as “The Paris of the Pacific”, and offers much to see and do.
Experience the traditional friendliness of the Fijian people in Suva and Lautoka as you shop for souvenirs. Majestic Princess® will provide you with a great cruising experience as you “join the dots” in this itinerary.
OUR MUSICIANS Our musicians include THE LANYON TRIO, bringing together three of Australia’s most experienced and respected musicians – Andrew Lorenz (violin), Robert Harris (viola) and Wendy Lorenz (piano).
These three musicians have enjoyed highly successful careers as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians in Australia and overseas. Their long-time musical collaboration began many years ago as fellow students at the NSW Conservatorium.
THE LANYON TRIO will be joined will be joined by Erzsi Marosszeky (piano), Zoltan Szabo (cello) and Dorit Herskovits (double bass) to perform magnificent music by Brahms, Ravel, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and many more.
There will be six concerts at sea featuring our Classic Concerts Cruise musicians. You can also attend open rehearsals, films and music talks. There is plenty to do even if you don’t go ashore in the ports we visit. Music talks will be delivered by GARY THORPE OAM, General Manager of 4MBS Classic FM. 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.