There will be many enchanted evenings on the South Pacific next year. Cruise specialist Fabio Caruso sings the praises of sailing the high seas with the stars.

It’s called Bravo! and dubbed the most exciting Performing Arts cruise Australia has seen. The seven-night voyage will depart Sydney on 22 November 2014 on board Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas.  A wide range of international performers from musical theatre, opera and classical music will entertain guests as they sail the South Pacific Islands.

What better way to buy a ticket to a Performing Arts cruise than from someone called Fabio Caruso.

“I can’t sing unfortunately and I don’t look like the famous Fabio on the cover of those novels.”

But the owner of Travelworld Carindale in Brisbane knows how to recommend a holiday to remember.

“Bravo! offers guests a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s most iconic performers, while travelling to the exotic reaches of the South Pacific, including Noumea and the Isle of Pines.”

Entertainers will include Elaine Paige, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, John Waters, Cheryl Barker and the Guy Noble Orchestra.

“This is a wonderful holiday option on a luxurious cruise ship, with the added bonus of performances by globally renowned artists.”

Specialty cruises are becoming ever more popular. Other popular themes include Cruise n Groove and Cruisin Country.

Fabio says another ‘hot’ cruise next year is Rock the Boat 4 hosted by Molly Meldrum with a glam rock feature. Artists include The Sweet (UK), Daryl Braithwaite, The Angels, Mental as Anything, Richard Clapton and Jon English.

While Performing Arts cruises are relatively new in Australia they are becoming a fixture in the US.  Broadway on the High Seas 4 is also set to sail next year, filled with Grammy and Tony Award winners.

Fabio has been on ten cruises in recent years. A highlight was a trip on the world’s largest cruise ship – Allure of the Seas from the Royal Caribbean International with 5000 people on board.

“Cruises are the best value holiday there is as they include all accommodation, main meals and entertainment,” he said.

Has he ever disembarked weighing less than when he boarded the ship?

“The hardest decision is what you are going to eat. On the Allure of the Seas there are four or five different specialty restaurants. A Samba grill had eight or nine courses of South American meats. It came with a traffic light gaucho service system. Green meant ready for the next course, white was still eating and Red for stop. It was amazing”

For Bravo! prices start from $2,219 per person twin share in an Interior Stateroom, $2,854 per person twin share for an Oceanview Stateroom and $3,538 per person twin share for a Balcony Stateroom. Prices include 7 nights cruising, all meals, entertainment and gratuities on board (excluding drinks) as well as port charges and government taxes.

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