Wings & Waves - Geoffrey Thomas Aviation Enthusiast’s Cruise

Join travel industry expert Geoffrey Thomas for a thrilling voyage for those who love aviation. Exclusive to Bicton Travel!

Departing 20 February 2026, spend 14 nights cruising onboard the ultra-luxury Silver Nova from Melbourne to Cairns, with an added collection of one-of-a-kind experiences, including onboard presentations and a complimentary shore excursion to the Hars Aviation Museum.

Geoffrey Thomas will be hosting guests throughout the voyage. Enjoy a range of special experiences, with Geoffrey sharing his tips and tricks for travel, plus his historical knowledge of the golden age of cruise and air travel.

Enjoy exclusive onboard presentations and a featured shore excursion to the Hars Aviation Museum where you’ll get a chance to get up close to a Boeing 747.


  • Roundtrip Business Class airfares from nearest Australian capital city*
  • Private executive transfers from home to airport~
  • 14-night luxury cruise with Silversea aboard new ship Silver Nova in a Classic Veranda Suite
  • Exclusive onboard presentations by Geoffrey Thomas
  • Included shore excursions, including a bespoke visit to the Hars Aviation Museum
  • All-inclusive, food & beverages while onboard
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel & ship~

Your Onboard Host

Geoffrey Thomas has been writing about and commenting on aviation for 50 years.

He is the founder and Editor in-Chief of AirlineRatings.com and Aviation Editor at Business News, WA’s leading business news service. He is the former Chief Editor of Air Transport World, SE-Asian Contributing Editor for Aviation Week and Space Technology and Aviation Editor of the West Australian.

An award-winning author, he has co-written 17 books on the aviation industry and is a regular commentator on global TV networks including CNN and the BBC. Geoffrey’s other passion is travel and cruise ships which he has covered for 30 years. Geoffrey brings a holistic perspective to travel and is focused on what works and what does not while highlighting excellence in the aviation and travel industries

Itinerary & Cruise Inclusions

Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive: Melbourne | Embark Silver Nova
Day 2 – Sea Day
Day 3 – Sydney | Exclusive Shore Excursion to the Hars Aviation Museum, Shellharbour | Overnight in Sydney
Day 4 – Sydney
Day 5 – Newcastle
Day 6 – Sea Day
Day 7 – Brisbane
Day 8 – Mooloolaba
Day 9 – Fraser Island
Day 10 – Sea Day
Day 11 – Shute Harbor (Whitsunday Islands)
Day 12 – Townsville
Day 13 – Sea Day
Day 14 – Port Douglas
Day 15 – Cairns | Disembark Silver Nova

Cruise Inclusions

  • Business Class flights from the nearest Australian capital city*
  • Luxury onboard accommodation in a Classic Veranda Suite
  • Dining in an array of venues. Enjoy multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine & open seating dining
  • One included shore excursion in every port
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including Champagne, select wines & spirits
  • Butler service in every suite
  • 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited Wi-fi
  • All port charges, onboard gratuities, air taxes and government charges.


Plus, book before 31 May 2024 and enjoy $1,000 Onboard Credit^ and an upgrade to a Deluxe Veranda Suite

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Departs 20 February 2026
14 Nights
Melbourne to Cairns
Silver Nova
Classic Veranda from


per person, twin share
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Terms & Conditions

*Pricing is correct as of 25.04.2024. All fares, savings, offers and itinerary subject to change. Cruise inclusions are subject to minimum guest numbers being met. Fares shown are per guest, based on double-occupancy. Additional restrictions may apply. Valid for new bookings only. Available until 30.08.2024, unless sold out prior. Package price based on a Door to Door Classic Veranda Suite.

^Guests receive an onboard credit of $500USD per person from Silversea limited to two guests per suite, for booking made prior to 31.05.2024. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.  Package includes return business class flights from nearest Australian capital city to Melbourne (where available). Transfers between airport, hotel and ship. Flights are at the discretion of Silversea. ~ Private executive transfers (from arrival airport to home) for distances of up to 80 km, conditions apply. Itineraries, shore excursions and onboard inclusions are subject to change and operation is subject to weather, prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation. Payment by credit card attracts a merchant fee. Travel insurance is recommended, please ask us for a quote. Full terms and conditions provided at time of booking.

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