Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Bolsters Conservation Focus

Written by
Guy Dundas
Published on
December 16, 2021

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Bolsters Conservation Focus

Citizen Scientist, reef planting, and new 7-night Lau Group voyage post pandemic

Small ship expedition cruise operator Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is emerging from the pandemic pause with renewed energy, new experiences, activities and a seven-night voyage.

Speaking exclusively with LATTE, Allison Haworth West, CEO of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji says the relaunch of tourism to the island nation this month provides an opportunity for Australians still wary of travelling long-haul with an “achievable destination” safeguarded by robust health and safety protocols.

“For the cruise sector, there’ll be people that won’t want to go on big ships anymore, but they might be interested in going on a smaller vessel, where their bedroom door comes to an outside deck and there’s outdoor dining and fresh air from the ocean, and warm temperatures.”

Haworth West, now the majority stakeholder in the company, alongside sister Jackie Haworth-Charlton, Senior Manager of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, used the COVID-19 pause to assess the business and look at new opportunities.