On this 7 Night Colonial Fiji Cruise offered by Captain Cook Cruises Fiji you will experience the best of the South Pacific as you cruise past some of the over 330 islands that makes up Fiji. You will cruise past the amazing Yasawa Islands and on to the quiet & historic town of Levuka which is set on the island of Ovalau.
Enjoy a refreshing swim at the Bouma Waterfall lagoon on Taveuni Island and explore the extinct volcanic crater in Savusavu where there are local markets and hot springs. There will be plenty of time for more swimming, snorkelling, diving and glass bottom boat rides as you explore the northern islands.
The 7 Night Colonial Fiji Cruise is perfect for couples or families to enjoy. Sit back and relax enjoy all of your meals on board Captain Cook Cruises Fiji's cruise ship Reef Endeavour.
All Cabins & Staterooms feature private ensuites and picture style windows.
All Rooms Feature: Private bathroom ensuite, On/off air-conditioning, Internal telephones, Soaps, Shampoo and towels are serviced daily.
Cabin: Open to an inside passageway and have portholes facing the outside. Bedding is 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds OR Bunk Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.
Stateroom: Located on B and C Deck. Are bright and open onto outside walkways and have picture windows. Bedding is 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.
Tabua Suite: A bedroom with separate lounge, chair, desk, LCD screen & DVD player, refrigerator, tea & coffee facilities and second bathroom. Bedding is 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.
Superb dining specialising in fresh local produce is central to life aboard the Reef Endeavour. You will enjoy lavish buffet breakfasts, luncheons that feature fresh Fiji Islands seafood and a la carte dinners with a different menu every night.
Day 1- Depart Port Denarau Marina for Tivua Island: Welcome aboard with a complimentary fruit punch and welcome salusalu (lei) as we set sail for our Fiji Island adventure. This afternoon visit Captain Cook Cruises own exclusive island “Tivua” where you can enjoy a twilight swim, snorkel or relax on the beach. Tonight enjoy our special Welcome Dinner and crew entertainment.
Day 2 - Levuka, Old Capital: This morning we arrive at the port of Levuka on the island Ovalau, situated off the northeast coast of the main island. Levuka was the first European settlement in Fiji and became the centre of British colonial administration and trade. Now world heritage listed, at its peak over 50 hotels catered to the thirst of sailors in port and the town gained a wild reputation. In 1888 the capital was moved to Suva on the main island, and Levuka’s notoriety gradually waned. Passengers are invited to join an optional tour of this now quiet historic town with its stately backdrop of 19th Century colonial architecture and waterfront promenades. In the afternoon we visit the children of Marist Convent Primary School.
Day 3 - Makogai, Clam research & Old Leper colony: Start your day at Makogai Island with a traditional Fijian ceremony before joining the 1hour walking tour of Makogai leper colony and nursery, home to giant clams and turtles. In the afternoon return to the island visiting the local primary school where the children will entertain you with their song and dance.
Day 4 - Savusavu, Hot springs and Pearl farm: This morning we arrive at Savusavu, the second town on the second biggest island in Fiji, Vanua Levu. Savusavu is positioned on an extinct volcanic crater. Choose from a selection of optional tours including a visit to the hot water springs, pearl farm and markets. Later this afternoon we cruise to swimming beach in Savusavu Bay.
Day 5 - Bouma Waterfall/Naselesele Village: This morning we disembark on the western side of Taveuni Island - the “Garden Island” of Fiji. The optional bus tour takes you to the beautiful Bouma Waterfall where you can swim and relax in the beautiful setting The tour then continues to the Naselesele Village where you can visit the local handicraft markets. Tonight enjoy the tastes of Fiji with a traditional ‘lovo” (earth oven) feast where we share fresh local seafood, meat succulent tropical fruits. Then dance to the drum of the meke (dance) and kava ceremony.
Day 6 - Wairiki, Dateline & Whispering Tide: For an experience not to be missed, join the special choral church service at Wairiki on the western side of Taveuni. Taveuni Island lies on the 180th Meridian, the arbitrary line between today and tomorrow. After the service our crew will take you to the famous Dateline Meridian where you can literally stand with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. This afternoon we visit Whispering Tide for swimming and snorkelling before our scenic cruise along the south west coast of Vanua Levu navigating Bligh Water.
Day 7 - Nananu-I-ra, Viti Levu Bay, North Coast of Viti Levu: Cruising south west from Vanua Levu we arrive at Nananu-i-ra on the northern coast of Viti Levu for our customary swim, snorkel and beachcombing. A lazy morning to enjoy our beach visit or an energetic hike about the mountain. After lunch there is our last opportunity ashore before we begin our homeward journey. This evening don your sulu (sarong) and join all the celebrations of our Pacific Island Night Finale. Pre-dinner cocktails and appetisers are served in the Ra Marama Lounge before our gala farewell dinner featuring the music and dance of the South Pacific.
Day 8 - Nadi, Port Denarau 9am: Enjoy breakfast before we return to Denarau Marina with farewell Isa Lei, disembarking 9.00am
**Please note** Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirements.
MV Reef Endeavours small size and shallow draft make it uniquely suited to navigate the sheltered waters of the Yasawa Islands where coral reefs abound. There are big ship comforts too, including a swimming pool, extensive outdoor leisure decks and an embarkation platform with a lift from water level to the main deck.
Shipboard features include a purpose-built conference room and single sitting dining room. The onboard atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Sarongs and shorts are the daily attire for lazing around the pool, coffee bar and sun deck. At sunset the mood changes to champagne and cocktails in the panoramic lounge, as the dining saloon converts to a sea of white linen, a la carte dining and island entertainment.
Facilities: Swimming pool, 1 top deck spa pool & sauna, massage & beauty services, mini gym, meeting room, 24 hour tea & coffee facilities, dive master, WiFi in some rooms and Yasawa lounge & pool deck.
Check In: 9 - 12pm - Denarau Marina
Departs: 1.00pm - Denarau Marina
Returns: 9.00am - Denarau Marina
2017: 03OCT, 05DEC
2018: 03APR, 05JUN, 07AUG, 02OCT
Children: 5-17 years are charged at the child rate. Children under the age of 5 years are not accepted on this cruise.
Excludes: Drinks, optional tours, personal purchases, transfers to the vessel, diving, spa treatments
What to Bring: Soft sole shoes for walking, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, smart casual clothing
Fit to travel: A Certificate of Fitness to travel by the clients doctor is required for passengers over 75 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility
Operated By: Captain Cook Cruises