As the trend of 'slow travel' gains popularity, cruises are still a sought-after holiday but travellers are looking for something more. Rather than spending days on end at sea, small ship cruising offers a more authentic experience, allowing you to fly directly to your destination and spend more time there. A fantastic way to see Fiji's spectacular islands, stunning natural attractions, pristine beaches and crystal clear water, cruises to Fiji are a convenient way to holiday.
Allowing plenty of time for relaxing in the sun, enjoying the onboard facilities, swimming, snorkelling and day trips onto the islands, Fiji cruises are a value-for-money option for exploring this tropical oasis. A popular way to spend your time in Fiji and be completely taken care of, cruising in Fiji on a small ship cruise offers a more laid back and intimate atmosphere. With overnight and multi-day options that include accommodation, meals, some drinks and all your tours and activities, set your watch to 'island time' and let all concept of time and day slip away with your worries and cares.
If you were thinking about cruises to Fiji from Sydney, it might be worth considering a fly, stay and cruise holiday instead. Rather than spending days out on the open water, you can get to Fiji quicker and start exploring and enjoying. Flights to Fiji from Sydney are available direct with Virgin Australia and Fiji Airways daily, and only take approximately 4 hours.
Similarly, if you were considering cruises to Fiji from Brisbane, a fly, stay and cruise holiday represents just as much value as a traditional cruise holiday, with many resorts and small ship cruises offering meals and all-inclusive options. Best of all, flights to Fiji from Brisbane are available direct with Virgin Australia and Fiji Airways daily, and only take approximately 3 hours. Upon arriving at the airport, you will make the 20-minute trip to the Port Denarau Marina, with taxis available F$8-$10 ($5 - $6 AUD) one way, marina to Nadi, ensuring you arrive 25 minutes before departure.
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Cruises to Fiji offer a variety of activities and attractions to suit all visitors, meaning your time here can be as relaxing or adventurous as you like. Laze on the pristine beaches, indulge in a soothing massage or experience the local culture with a visit to a local village. If action is your middle name then you'll love all the water sports on offer including snorkelling, scuba diving and parasailing.
Once Fiji's Commonwealth administration centre, Suva has an abundance of grand old architecture. Explore the township and discover the fascinating exhibits of the Museum of Fiji and wander through the beautifully kept Thurston Gardens. Don't forget to sample the local cuisine, especially an authentic Indian curry from any of the street vendors that line the roads.
If you have time, head west to Pacific Harbour and the Coral Coast. The scenic coastal road delivers you through tropical rainforests opposite beautiful Beqa Island. Head across to the island for a rare display of traditional firewalking, which is a ritual only performed by men who original from Beqa.
Fiji cruises visiting Port Denarau offer the fantastic opportunity to experience some of Fiji's most spectacular islands in the Mamanuca chain. More stunning than words can express, you'll see incredible white sand beaches, crystal clear aquamarine waters, colourful coral and amazing marine life. Sail the glistening waters, snorkel the coral reefs or stay dry and marvel at the shifting underwater world from a glass-bottom boat. You won't believe your eyes!
Nearby in Denarau, don't miss a visit to the famous orchid gardens of The Sleeping Giant. Passing by several villages, you'll gain an insight into the traditional way of life of the Fijian people before learning about the colonial influence of Fiji and some of the legends behind their most sacred sites.