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about the cruise

  • A perfect taste of Fiji when time is limited
  • Snorkel, dive or swim daily in pristine waters
  • Explore the waterways with our kayaks & glass bottomed boat tours
  • Visit a new island or coral reef every morning and afternoon
  • Departs Port Denarau Marina, Nadi
  • Cruise departs 12pm Saturdays, returning 9am Tuesdays

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3 Unforgettable Nights

Cruise amongst the breathtaking scenery of Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa Islands on this spectacular small ship adventure. Designed for those with limited time, it allows you to enjoy the best of this extraordinary part of the world in 3 unforgettable nights.

You’ll sail through the Mamanuca Island group to Nuku-I-Mana cay, a famously beautiful location renowned for its excellent snorkelling. The Mamanucas are Fiji’s most popular island group, made up of 20 palm fringed islands that are home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive resorts. With stunning white sand beaches, warm turquoise water, swaying coconut palms and amazing coral gardens, you’ll be completely captivated by their untouched beauty.

Continuing your journey, you’ll visit Monuriki, the sheltered island where the classic movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks was filmed. With a very ‘deserted island’ feel, it boasts an incredible beach, excellent kayaking and snorkelling spots teeming with ocean life and amazing coral gardens.

You’ll also cruise to the Sacred Island, which is steeped in Fijian history and folklore to take part in a gift-giving ceremony and then visit Waya, where you can meet the villagers or climb to this volcanic island’s lookout. The Yasawa island group is made up of 16 islands stretching a total distance of 90 kilometres. Formed by volcanic activity, they are more rugged than the Mamanucas and are the ideal place to experience pristine natural beauty.

All the while, as you take in this breathtaking scenery, you’ll be enjoying the many facilities that MV Reef Endeavour has to offer, including fully catered buffets and 3-course meals, massage services, jacuzzi and cocktail bar, mini gym and freshwater swimming pool.

Our Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands small ship adventure is ideal for those with busy schedules who want to take a quick break and unwind. Departing 12pm Saturdays and returning 9am Tuesdays, it’s the perfect quick getaway for recharging your batteries.

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) or +679 6701 823 for more information.

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Day 1 - Saturday

NUKU-I-MANA Welcome Aboard! Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Tonight book your preferred time early for our a-la-carte Dinner.

Day 2 - Sunday

MONURIKI – MONU BAY Reef Endeavour cruises to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore idyllic Monu Island for snorkelling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of our Sunday Show.

Day 3 - Monday

SACRED ISLANDS - WAYA ISLANDS The Sacred Island is a place beautiful beyond belief. Legends tell of the great war canoe `Rogoboka' which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship's crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkelling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Over lunch cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands. Enclosed by towering volcanic peaks and palm fringed beaches, Waya Island is a tropical paradise. Visit a local school this afternoon and a village and shell market. The fit will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!

Day 4 - Tuesday

WAYA ISLANDS - DENARAU MARINA After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.

* 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 toursGuided island tours
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks & mini gymUse of snorkelling equipment, kayaks & mini gym
  • Take part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremonyTake part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremony
  • Daily snorkelling & glass bottomed boat toursDaily snorkelling & glass bottomed boat tours
  • Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)
  • Transfers at the end of your cruise.Transfers at the end of your cruise.
FARES EXCLUDE:

Transfers to the ship, drinks, optional tours, scuba diving & massage & beauty services.

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
  • Complimentary pick-ups on Saturdays from selected Mamanuca Island resorts

About The Ship

MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship catering for 130 passengers over 4 accommodation levels. Her small size allows her to negotiate remote islands, reefs and 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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    FAQ'S

  • What is included in a small ship cruise?

    A smaller ship doesn’t mean fewer amenities. Our cruise packages include all meals, which are a contemporary fusion of international and Fijian flavours and are prepared fresh daily onboard. We also have a Captain’s Kids Club for children aged 5-9 years and a gym, jacuzzi and freshwater swimming pool for chilling between shore visits. And if you’re keen to learn more about Pacific Island ecology, we have a resident marine biologist onboard to answer your questions and give presentations. Also included are daily island stopovers and water activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boards and snorkelling, plus guided island, traditional village and school tours, lovo feasts and kava ceremonies.

  • What are the benefits of choosing a 3-night cruise?

    Not everyone can afford to take weeks out of their busy schedule for a holiday. In today’s fast paced world, getting a break can often mean squeezing in a few days of downtime here or there and this is exactly what our 3 night small ship cruises are all about. They are designed to provide busy singles, couples and families with a holiday that includes many of the highlights of a longer break, but in a shorter time frame. Our 3 night cruise to Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands departs noon on Saturdays and returns 9am Tuesdays and if you’re really short on time, we can even collect or drop you off at many of the destinations that we cruise to.

  • How many passengers are onboard small ship cruises?

    MV Reef Endeavour is purpose-built for small ship cruising, with a capacity to cater for just 130 passengers. This not only ensures a more relaxed cruising atmosphere, but guarantees each guest receives attentive personal service. Another advantage of our smaller size is our ability to visit destinations larger ships can’t, which has allowed us to forge special bonds with remote Fijian villages and provide our guests with unique insights into their lifestyles. The best thing of all about small ship cruising is we still have the capacity to provide the luxury amenities found on large cruise liners, including swimming pool, gym, sauna, two bars and much more.

  • How do I know if a small cruise option is good for me?

    The beauty of small ship cruising is that it caters for everyone. If you enjoy the luxury appointments of a large cruise liner, small ship cruising has the amenities. If you enjoy the intimacy of a local cruise company that celebrates Fijian culture and ecology, we have a resident marine biologist onboard. If you want a family holiday, we cater for kids with our Captain’s Kids Club. If you want an active vacation, we have a range of water-based activities available daily and if you have limited time, we have limited 3 and 4 night cruises to fit in with your busy lifestyle. There’s literally something for everyone with small ship cruising.

  • What are the key differences between a 3, 4, 7 and 11 night cruise?

    As well as the length of time they take and the places they visit, our 3, 4, 7 and 11 night cruises are designed with different types of travellers in mind. Our short 3 and 4 night cruises are perfect for people living busy lives who really want a break but can’t spare a whole lot of time. Our 7 night cruises are aimed at two different groups; one exploring Fiji’s rich colonial past and the other celebrating the four distinct cultures that make up Fiji’s people. And our 11 night remote island tour is for those who love cruising and want to fully immerse themselves in the Fijian experience.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

All was just excellent, the crew, the guests, the food, it was a holiday in paradise!

Susanne, Switzerland, 18/2/2020
7NC

Great food, love the music, fun and full of exciting activities.

Meli, Aust, 3/1/2020
Day

Brilliant evening. Great crew, very friendly. Sunsets amazing.

John, UK, 14/2/2020

The destinations each day were amazing, the activities were excellent especially snorkelling. I have never experienced such wonderful staff on a cruise before. The food and quality of care from staff was superb.

Paul, QLD, 18/2/2020
7NC

Amazing family experience.

Jope,WA (Aust), 7/1/2020
Day

Absolutely lovely view, excellent food.

April, Scotland, 14/11/2019
Dinner

Vinaka for making us part of your family for the week, I take your wonderful smiles and joy of life home with me.

Janice, Canada, 4/2/2020
7NC Colonial

Loved the snorkelling and the sharks

Rachael, USA, 10/1/2020
Day

The crew is truly amazing, very friendly and welcoming, Everyone always has a smile and is ready to help, loved that! Will miss the team, the food was excellent.

Ana, USA, 15/2/2020
7NC

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All was just excellent, the crew, the guests, the food, it was a holiday in paradise!

Susanne, Switzerland, 18/2/2020
7NC

Great food, love the music, fun and full of exciting activities.

Meli, Aust, 3/1/2020
Day

Brilliant evening. Great crew, very friendly. Sunsets amazing.

John, UK, 14/2/2020

The destinations each day were amazing, the activities were excellent especially snorkelling. I have never experienced such wonderful staff on a cruise before. The food and quality of care from staff was superb.

Paul, QLD, 18/2/2020
7NC

Amazing family experience.

Jope,WA (Aust), 7/1/2020
Day

Absolutely lovely view, excellent food.

April, Scotland, 14/11/2019
Dinner

Vinaka for making us part of your family for the week, I take your wonderful smiles and joy of life home with me.

Janice, Canada, 4/2/2020
7NC Colonial

Loved the snorkelling and the sharks

Rachael, USA, 10/1/2020
Day

The crew is truly amazing, very friendly and welcoming, Everyone always has a smile and is ready to help, loved that! Will miss the team, the food was excellent.

Ana, USA, 15/2/2020
7NC

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