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Australian Literature Festival at Sea 2024

Find yourself captivated by award-winning authors, writers, and more, on this inaugural Australian Literature Voyage at Sea, curated in partnership with Dymocks.

11 – 16 December 2024, Queen Elizabeth from $1,729 per person

Offering the opportunity to sail among esteemed literary greats on board Queen Elizabeth, this 5-night roundtrip voyage, sailing from Sydney with calls in Tasmania, is a dream voyage for literature lovers.

Immerse yourself in a world where the written word takes centre stage, sharing your ship with a renowned line-up of accomplished literary talent.

Take part in thought-provoking talks with like-minded literature enthusiasts. Hear accomplished authors part ways with the secrets of their creative process. Finesse your own literary skills in hands-on workshops and interactive Q&As. And gain a fascinating glimpse into the art of storytelling, from celebrated writers who have taken the literature landscape by storm.

The chance to engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and even collaborate on creative projects are further highlights of this first-of-its-kind sailing in Australian waters. Whether it’s listening in as literary experts dissect award-winning works or bearing witness to acclaimed authors shedding light on the real-life influences that inspired their storylines, literature fans are sure to find themselves in their element.

Beyond the bookish delights, you’ll also be free to indulge in the many experiences that always make a Queen Elizabeth voyage great. Sumptuous dining in your ship’s restaurants, live music and premium entertainment and spacious decks from which to take part in all sorts of activities (or just admire the gentle rhythm of the ocean).

Transformative experiences that enrich the mind. Stimulating discussions that spark creativity. Author encounters that inspire everlasting memories. Take your love of the written word to the water and immerse yourself in five unforgettable nights on board the Australian Literature Festival at Sea.

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