Cruising With Your Family in Fiji

March 20, 2019
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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji | Blog

Finding the perfect destination for your next holiday – one that excites both the the kids and parents – is not always an easy task. Kids easily get bored and require lots of entertainment, while most parents simply want a chance to unwind and forget the stresses of daily life. If they can experience a bit of culture, history and natural beauty, it’s a bonus.

The good news is that Fiji fits the bill when it comes to a family-friendly holiday. Fiji is the idyllic South Pacific paradise, offering sparkling azure waters, picturesque beaches, unspoiled rainforests and the friendliest of people. Its lively multicultural community is made up mostly of Pacific, Indian, Asian and European, and has such diversity that there is always something new to experience.

Fiji largely caters for families, and this is seen from the moment you arrive. The locals love children and are family orientated, so if it is the special treatment you are after on a holiday to Fiji be sure to bring the kids. Fiji is one giant playground full of snorkelling, white sandy beaches, glass bottom boats, canoes, swimming and volleyball. If this sounds tiring, a cruise could be your perfect option, as they offer on-board childminding services that allow you time to recover from all the fun.


Captain Cook Cruises offer a wide range of cruises to suit every family, ranging from day cruises to 9-night cruises. Cruises offer a chance to reconnect with your kids and discover some of the unique and beautiful islands that help make up the world’s most beautiful archipelago.

Related: 9 Tips for Cruising with Kids


A popular way to spend a day in Fiji is to set sail for an island cruise adventure. Captain Cook Cruises Fiji offer the chance to travel from Nadi to the island paradise Tivua, where families can enjoy guided snorkelling and glass-bottomed boat tours, the use of canoes, a kava ceremony, volleyball, fish feeding, hammocks, a guided medicine walk, morning and afternoon tea, music and entertainment, a coconut husking demonstration, and a tropical buffet lunch including beer, wine & soft drinks.

Included Captain’s Kids club activities are:  sandcastle building, snorkelling, a treasure hunt, a turtle breeding guided walk and basket weaving.


Captain Cook Cruises’ Reef Endeavor offers great value family cabins, with two single beds and two upper pullman berths opening onto an inside passageway. Alternatively, adjoining staterooms can be booked at a discounted rate. While the under 5’s are not widely catered for, children aged 5-10 years have access to a range of activities both on board and during island visits that will have kids never wanting to leave. Make use of the child minding, and you might not want to either.

Group child minding is provided on board during several points of the day and is inclusive.


For families wanting to make the most of Fiji’s water activities, Yasawa Island Cruises offer plenty of water-based fun. The spectacular volcanic islands and dramatic scenery make a beautiful backdrop for your family enjoyment, and the remote islands offer a great insight into Fijian life and its history.

For those wanting a more cultural experience, the Northern Fiji islands let you discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the garden islands. Captain Cook Cruises has carefully developed two itineraries specifically designed to showcase the islands and villages rarely visited by tourists.


However long you choose to cruise Fiji, you are guaranteed that every family member will get lost in its beauty and relaxed way of life. You’ll return home invigorated and the kids will be left with memories that will last a lifetime. Check out the family packages we have available to guarantee the best time for your relatives.

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