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about the cruise

  • Discover islands and reefs rarely visited by tourists.
  • Visit the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau
  • Be treated to a song and dance by children of all ages from a local village
  • Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities daily
  • Stand on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary dateline between today and tomorrow
  • Island Night, kava, meke & lovo feast
  • Departure dates – 1st August, 3rd October and 5th December 2017

Enjoy a truly unique Fiji Islands experience in the remote northern islands for a unique cultural experience amongst unfortgettable scenery.

Cruise beyond the Yasawa Islands to the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this lovely town steeped in colonial history. See the monument to federation, the Royal Hotel and visit the children of the local school. With its stately backdrop of 19th Century colonial architecture and waterfront promenades, Levuka is a time capsule of colonial rule.

Next we are welcomed with a traditional Fijian ceremony at Makogai Island and a walking tour of Makogai leper colony and nursery, home to giant clams and turtles. In the afternoon, a visit to the local primary school, where the children will entertain you with their song and dance.

Savusavu is the next stop on the island of Vanua Levu, with its hot springs, pearl farms and thriving markets, all perched on an extinct volcanic crater. Then it’s off to Bouma Waterfall National Park on the garden island of Taveuni for a chance to view or hike a series of natural waterfalls, swim in the Bouma Waterfall Lagoon and stand on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary dateline between today and tomorrow.

Finally, before heading back to Denarau, travel to the northern coast of the main island, Viti Levu, for some excellent snorkelling, a great hike to admire the amazing Bligh Water and a traditional Island Night, featuring kava, meke and a lovo feast.
You can adapt our discovery cruises to suit your holiday. We can collect, or drop you off, at many of the destinations that we cruise to. Give us a call us on 1300 TO FIJI (1300 86 3454) for more information.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day 1

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 and enjoy our special Welcome Dinner and crew entertainment.

Day 2

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. In the afternoon we visit the children of Marist Convent Primary School.

Day 3

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

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

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

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

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.

Day 8

Enjoy breakfast before we return to Denarau Marina with farewell Isa Lei, disembarking 9.00am

* Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirement
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Activities and Inclusions

  • All meals & entertainmentAll meals & entertainment
  • Daily island stopovers & water activitiesDaily island stopovers & water activities
  • Guided island, village & school toursGuided island, village & school tours
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Use of snorkelling equipment & mini gymUse of snorkelling equipment & mini gym
  • Tropical island lovo feast & kava ceremonyTropical island lovo feast & kava ceremony
  • Snorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to rarely visited reefsSnorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to rarely visited reefs
  • Captains Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)Captains Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)
  • Transfers at the end of your cruise.Transfers at the end of your cruise.

Bonus Features

  • Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool
  • Massage and beauty services (optional)
  • Scuba diving - certified and introductory (optional)
  • Mini-gym & meeting room
  • Easy access small boat launching platform
  • Choice of 4 accommodation levels
  • Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
  • Mix of male & female crew
  • Buffet & a la carte dining, freshly prepared on-board from local produce
  • WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the Sundeck

About The Ship

MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship catering for 130 passengers over 3 accommodation levels. Her small size allows her to negotiate remote islands, reefs & shallow bays where bigger ships are unable to go showcasing the real Fiji, and giving our passengers a true cultural experience.

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