If the idea of live music playing all around you morning, noon and night, while you sail toward the crystal clear waters and sun-kissed tropical beaches of the South Pacific sounds appealing, then Royal Caribbean has a cruise for you.

Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts Radiance of the Seas. Photo: supplied

The BRAVO Cruise of the Performing Arts first set sail in 2015 on the elegant Radiance of the Seas, and has quickly become a much anticipated annual event for many cruise-loving music fans. Artists to appear have included Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Anthony Warlow and David Hobson to name but a few. Accompanying the headline acts are The Metropolitan Orchestra under the baton of the musically versatile Guy Noble, who has been there from the beginning and who also serves as a genial host for the mainstage concerts.

The 2018 BRAVO cruise left Sydney in November for eight nights, with stops in Noumea (“the Port Kembla of the South Pacific” as Noble put it to general merriment), Mystery Island and Lifou Island – a welcome sunny break from a gloomy Sydney. More than 30 performers were...