Embark on an expedition cruise rich in cultural encounters and natural wonders. Sail to Tivua Private Island for coral exploration, then delve into Makogai's history and traditions. Vatu Vara offers a majestic summit and unique ecosystems, including the renowned coconut crab. Explore Wailagi Lala's crystal-clear waters and an abandoned lighthouse. Experience the cultural depth of Lakeba and retrace Captain William Bligh's path. Vatu-i-ra unfolds with a conservation park and vibrant marine life. Conclude your journey in Lautoka, accompanied by a traditional Fijian farewell.


  • Uncover historical remnants and engage in the rich traditions of the local village of Makogai
  • Encounter a majestic summit, diverse ecosystems, and the world's largest land arthropods, the coconut crab at Vatu Vara
  • Visit Mago Island, owned by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, with diverse and pristine reefs, making diving a must-do!
  • Visit the Chiefly Village at Lakeba on a guided tour of the island, where two of Fiji’s former most prominent leaders and chief are buried
  • Follow in the path of explorer Captain William Bligh who travelled in his 12-foot boat from Tonga through Lomaivit to Vatu-I-ra
  • Experience the natural beauty of Vatu-i-ra conservation park and witness the vibrant marine life
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3 Aug & 28 Sept 2024

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DAY 1.


Arrive at the Captain Cook Cruises Fiji check-in counter in Port Denarau this morning to check in for your cruise. Board Caledonian Sky and set sail over a light lunch as we cruise to Tivua Island. Enjoy an afternoon of beach activities at Captain Cook Cruises’ own Tivua Private Island. As you explore the beautiful coral gardens of Tivua you’ll be surrounded by magnificent aquamarine waters and500 acres of thriving coral gardens. Paddle, snorkel, dive to explore or join our sustainability journey by planting a coral in our coral nursery while you’re there. Return to the MS Caledonian Sky and enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner as you cruise towards a South Pacific sunset.

DAY 2.

vatu-i-ra & MAKOGAI

Sealife and natural beauty surround you in this large conservation park where you’ll enjoy Vatu-i-ra island and the surrounding barrier reef. Some of the world’s best coral reef dives await here at Vatu-i-ra. The island is also a haven for breeding seabirds, earning it the nickname “Bird Island”. Black noddies, red-footed and brown boobies, lesser frigatebirds and several species of tern all call Vatu-I-ra home. Dolphins, whales, sea turtles and more than 100 species of fish populate the diverse marine ecosystems surrounding the island. It’s a natural treasure trove just waiting to be discovered!

Discover a fascinating piece of Pacific history on your locally guided walking tour through the jungle on Makogai Island. You'll explore the ruins of a former leper colony which was run by the Catholic nuns from 1911 until the 1960's. Snorkel over giant clam gardens in the island's turtle sanctuary. Back onshore, you'll have the opportunity to join the island's church service and be entertained by the local villagers and children with their traditional song and dance.

DAY 3.


Vanuavatu, one of Fiji's least accessible islands, is distinguished by its Barrier Reef, inner shoal, and phosphate richness. Vanuavatu boasts some of Lau's finest beaches and is surrounded by a lagoon. Here we will experience the islands rich culture through performances and here of its interesting oral traditions, where they say Ma’afu was believed to have been killed, and his body taken for burial on Lakeba, the Chiefly Island. Vanuavatu also offers excellent snorkeling and diving.

DAY 4.


Today explore the pristine beauty of Cicia Island. As the only organic island in Fiji, it boasts untouched landscapes, free from fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Renowned for its coconut and Dilo oil, the island offers an authentic taste of nature. Spend the morning on a tour of cultural immersion with village visits, traditional dances, and school interactions. In the afternoon, dive into the crystal-clear waters for beach activities and discover vibrant coral reefs teeming with big fish.

DAY 5.


Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery, pristine reefs, tiny islands and hidden caves of the Bay of Islands at QilaQila, on the northwest end of Vanua Balavu, the main island of the Northern Lau group and the third largest in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. The traditional owners of Qilaqila are the iTaukei, the mataqalis from Mavana Village. All visitors to Qilaqila must do sevu sevu - a ceremony of greeting – on arrival and have received permission from the village elders of Daliconi Village to visit. On today’s visit you’ll encounter hot springs and have a chance to swim in crystal-clear waters amidst a labyrinth of mushroom-shaped rock formations and islets. Spot an endemic Fijian free-tailed bat or a white tailed tropic bird (Phaethon lepturus) as you explore and swim through the easily accessible caves.

DAY 6.


Explore one of Fiji’s most beautiful marine parks at Vatuvara. This majestic island rises out of the Pacific with a 305-metre-high summit, giving it the nickname ‘Hat Island’. The volcanic and limestone island is just three kilometers in diameter and home to both a bird sanctuary and a National Park. Vatuvara is also home to the world’s largest land arthropods, the coconut crab. The traditional mythical guardian of Vatuvara is the sea goddess or nymph named Sakulawe.

This afternoon discover Yacata Island, another bay adorned with mesmerizing coral formations. The beaches here are nestled between rocky outcrops, creating a magical hideaway. Once inside, the beauty is spellbinding. Sink your toes into the soft sand and marvel at the abundance of coconut crabs scuttling about. Join the locals on the beach for a ‘’sigidrigi’’ or local sing along with Kava. Yacata Island offers a secluded paradise waiting to be explored.

DAY 7.


Embark on an afternoon of wonder at Koro Island's Dere Bay, nestled on the western edge. Dive into the crystal-clear waters to explore vibrant soft coral reefs, renowned as the finest in the Lomoviti group. Later, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Nabuna. Indulge in a traditional Lovo feast, while being captivated by cultural dances. Experience genuine cultural immersion under the moonlit sky, fostering positive connections and unforgettable memories.

DAY 8.


Enjoy breakfast onboard as we return to Lautoka for a 9:00am disembarkation. Our crew bid you farewell in song including their traditional Fijian ‘Isa Lei’ as they say ‘soto tale’ or ‘see you again’. Transfers will be available to the Airport, Port Denarau hotels and the Port Denarau Marina.


Our itineraries are indicative of the destinations we visit. To enhance your expedition cruise experience, the Captain and onboard team may make necessary changes based on seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel or experience.

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  • Sitting area with coffee table, armchairs
  • En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Heated towel rail, shaver outlet and hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Mini-fridge, cabin-to-cabin telephone and safe
  • Flat screen television (DVDs available from reception)
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Molton Brown toiletries


All meals, nightly canapes and coffee and tea 24/7.  Complimentary house beer, wine, juice and soft drinks are served during lunch and dinner service.


Our expanded 10-person expedition team of marine biologists, naturalists, and a dive master provide immersive lectures onboard and guided marine and land-based tours onshore and in the water.


Exclusive shoreside experiences such as a traditional Fijian Feast (Lovo) and cultural performances (Meke) at local villages, visit to local schools, communities and markets


Explore the pristine waters of Fiji, Tonga or Samoa each day with our coral-viewing kayaks, standup paddleboards and snorkel equipment.


Upgraded culinary offering featuring cuisine celebrating the best and freshest Fiji produce and the international fusion of flavours of Fiji.


Upgrade your experience with a Dive Package and explore the waters of one of the most beautiful places on earth, or a Spa Package featuring a range of rejuvenating spa treatments.

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MS Caledonian Sky brings with her a new era in high end cruise experiences never before seen in Fiji and the South Pacific. Caledonian Sky is tailor made for the adventurous sophisticated traveller offering spacious boutique comfort with a capacity of only 114 passengers across 57 ocean view suites.


Her 10 zodiacs and 70 crew are at the ready to create unforgettable uniquely Fijian cruise experiences and offer exclusive access to the otherwise unexplorable islands in the Lau group, Tonga and Samoa.


Dining is a vital ingredient of your Fiji cruise. All menus are prepared onboard from fresh, local, and imported produce. You can choose to dine al fresco on the deck as you watch the beautiful views pass by or in the ship's Dining Room for a more formal setting. All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are included and freshly prepared, daily, onboard.

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We raise awareness of environmental issues amongst passengers, crew and the communities in the areas we explore. With the help of our guests we have collected, removed and recycled a significant amount of rubbish, much of which is plastic that can injure wildlife and end up in the food chain.

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Everything you need to know about the product and billing.

What Is Included In A Small Ship Cruise?

Caldonian Sky may be smaller than some cruise liners, but we’re big on life’s little luxuries. We offer international cuisine with a Fijian influence prepared fresh daily by our team of chefs, a Captain’s Kids Club for children aged 5 - 9 years, plus a gym, jacuzzi, day spa and swimming pool.

Our cruises include daily island stopovers, a big choice of water-based activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, diving and stand-up paddle boarding plus guided island, village and school tours and traditional lovo feasts all included in the price.

If you’re interested in Fiji’s natural wonders, we have a resident marine biologist onboard.

What is Captain Cook Cruises Fiji's environmental policy?

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is committed to providing world class experiential cruise products that are nature- based experiences with a focus on protecting the natural environment.

Aiming for the best industry practice in all operational aspects, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will monitor the impact on the natural environment surrounding our sea and land operations and seek continual improvement to minimise environmental impact.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will work with employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and the community to achieve ecological sustainability. We are committed to preserving and maintaining the natural environment for our children and generations to come.

Read more about our sustainability, conservation and marine education activites.

I have a medical condition. Can I still cruise with you?

If you have a pre existing medical condition, are pregnant or are over 75 years, we recommend you visit your doctor and obtain advice as we cruise to remote locations. We do carry a nurse aboard Reef Endeavour and our Marine crew are first aid trained but we do not sail with a doctor.

A medical certificate is required for those over 75 years.

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At the moment, the only way to add additional information to invoices is to add the information to the workspace's name.

How does billing work?

Plans are per workspace, not per account. You can upgrade one workspace, and still have any number of free workspaces.


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