Mariah Carey Sets Sail With Family Before Big Australian Tour [PHOTOS]

After spending Christmas in Aspen, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon flew to Queensland, Australia via private jet with their twins, Moroccan and Monroe.  From there, the family will sail around the Great Barrier Reef.

For the first time in 14 years, Carey will go on tour in Australia.  Her first show is on January 1st at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center.  Carey’s second and last stop is in Sydney, before heading back to the states for American Idol

We’re hoping for a few scratch fests between Carey and fellow judge, Nicki Minaj.