The ultimate Blue Lagoon cruising experience of the magical Fiji Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to see and do so much on this cruise, that you’ll come away with memories from a holiday of a lifetime. You’ll see mother nature at her best, be welcomed into the friendliest culture in the world, discover an underwater world of vibrant life, laze on countless golden sand beaches and luxuriate in warm lagoons. To put it simply, you’ll be transported to paradise!
Bula and welcome aboard Blue Lagoon Cruises. Set sail on the Fiji Princess from Port Denarau for the outer Mamanucas. The first overnight anchorage is in a gorgeous secluded location at Modriki Island. Seen the Tom Hanks’ movie ‘Cast Away’? Tonight, that is where you are castaway. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapes are served as you watch the sunset. The Captains’ Welcome dinner is an a la carte menu served in the dining saloon with entertainment provided by our talented singing, dancing, guitar-playing crew.
There is time to step ashore and enjoy a swim or wander along the beach before or after breakfast. Sea conditions permitting, there is an opportunity to swim with the sharks at a secret reef location enroute to our next destination.
After lunch, a visit to the chiefly village of Soso – an exceptional example of a current day Fijian island village. Enjoy a traditional Thali dinner which features exquisite Indian dishes. This evening may turn into an extravaganza of Bollywood dancing complete with Bollywood moves.
Sunday is a day of rest in Fiji. After breakfast, attend a village church service. We cruise south to the beautiful Naukacucu and Narara Islands as you enjoy a traditional Sunday roast. Join the Chef for today’s Fijian cooking lesson and make the traditional dish ‘Kokoda’. Tonight’s buffet has a range of dishes from Fiji along with a choice of European dishes. There is Bingo ‘Fiji style’ after dinner with lots of laughs and some good prizes, or you can enjoy a quiet nightcap at the bar.
As Fiji Princess arrives at the stunning Sacred Isles, you’ll be sure you are lost in paradise. The backdrop of the neighbouring Waya Lailai volcanic fomations is breathtaking. Spend the remainder of the day swimming, snorkelling, relaxing. Fiji style high tea is served following a cooking lesson on how to make ‘Roti in Lolo’. Watch the sunset and enjoy the Captains’ Dinner welcoming our new 4 day cruise guest arrivals.
Our destination: the famed Blue Lagoon. This superb stretch of water is ringed by island and Blue Lagoon Cruises’ very own private island peninsula is located here. Watch as the crew position right up to the beach and tie her off to the coconut trees. Enjoy happy hour on shore with canapes. A very special night enjoying a traditional Lovo meal cooked underground, you’ll dine under the coconut palms and the tropical stars. There will be Fijian meke: singing, dancing and story telling by local villagers.
An easy guided island walk with panoramic views is offered this morning to visit an island style cake shop and browse the shell market. Laze in the sun or try your hand at basket weaving. A guided snorkelling safari is on offer today. Lunch is served on board as Fiji Princess cruises north for a private guided visit to the amazing Sawa-I-Lau caves. The village of Tamasua welcomes us to a yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a village style ‘feast’ prepared and cooked by the village women. You will be Fijian for the night, sitting on the mats, eating Fijian village food. The villagers will share their culture and home with us for the evening.
Cruise to Drawaqa Island where our Marine Biologist joins us for a presentation about the local marine life and the volunteer conservation work carried out in the area. During May to October you will have the opportunity to snorkel with the magnificent manta rays. Also on offer today is an excursion to the local island school to view the work of the Vinaka Fiji Volunteers. Dinner this evening is a barbecue served under the stars. Tonight, we party Fiji style.