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Fiji 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise

7 Night cruise

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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About the Cruise

  • Circumnavigate Vanua Levu – Fiji’s second largest island.

  • Explore Labasa town and markets

  • Visit a Hindu snake temple and see the growing rock

  • Meet the people of four different cultures – Micronesian, Polynesian, Indian & Melanesian

  • Snorkel the Great Sea Reef

  • Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities most days

Departure Dates

  • 21st May 2022

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DISCOVER THE 4 CULTURES OF FIJI

If you enjoy experiencing new cultures and customs, you’ll love our 7 Night Fiji 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise. You’ll spend seven glorious days and nights exploring stunning and remote islands rarely visited by tourists and on the way you’ll discover the four distinctly different and colourful cultures of Fiji, including the Ellice Islanders, Barnabas, Indian and Fijian people.

Cruise highlights include exploring the stunning islands, rivers and rainforests of the remote north, circumnavigating Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, snorkelling on The Great Sea Reef and experiencing the rich Indian culture of Labasa with a visit to the Hindu snake temple to touch the sacred Cobra Rock. You’ll also enjoy a trip to the bustling Labasa markets, a cultural experience that wouldn’t be complete without sitting down to a fabulous Bollywood show at the local hotel.

You’ll also meet the Polynesian people of Kioa Island, who will greet you with traditional song and dance and a flotilla of outrigger canoes. You’ll visit Rabi, the new home of the Ocean island, Banabas and the fishing community of Kia, where the children will greet you with the biggest of smiles. Along with these wonderful cultural experiences, you’ll visit remote beaches and reefs, experience a traditional Fijian lovo feast, visit a remote school and an uplifting choral church service on this amazing journey to the remote north.

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And after every trip ashore, you’ll return to the luxurious amenities of MV Reef Endeavour, which include fully catered buffet and 3-course meals, a freshwater swimming pool to laze by, a jacuzzi and gym plus the option of a luxurious massage in our onboard day spa. Your cultural experience will also continue onboard, as you don your sulu on the last night to enjoy traditional song and dance from our wonderful Fijian crew on our Pacific Island Night Finale.

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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Experiences

CRUISE ITINERARY

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

Day 1

Welcome aboard with a complimentary fruit punch and welcome salusalu (lei) as we set sail for our Fiji Island adventure. This afternoon we will cruise to Tivua Island, Captain Cook Cruise’s private island, a great place to refresh your snorkeling or diving skills, enjoy some beach time or kayak around the island. Tonight, enjoy our special Welcome Dinner and crew entertainment.

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Day 2

After rounding the western coast of Vanua Levu we spend a day enjoying the beach and marine beauty of Galoa and Nukubobuco Cay and the surrounding cays and reefs. Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Swim, snorkel, beachcomb or laze on the beach. Take a glass bottom boat tour or enjoy a cocktail by the pool. There will also be the opportunity to experience a local church service and the wonderful harmonies of a Fijian choir.

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Day 3

Labasa is the largest town on Vanua Levu and lies on a delta formed by three rivers; the Wailevu, the Labasa and the Qawa. Travel by local bus past the hard wood depot, sugar cane mill. Visit the Hindi Snake temple and see the growing rock up close. Experience the thriving market of spices, fish, poultry, goat and local products.  Retreat to the local hotel and enjoy morning tea while being entertained by a Bollywood style dance troop (Indian).   After lunch enjoy a relaxing snorkel or swim off Vorovoro Island.

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Day 4

Continuing east up the northern coast of Vanua Levu we cruise east to Kia and visit the local school.  We then snorkel and dive the world’s third longest barrier reef. The Great Sea Reef’s prolific marine life include extensive varieties of soft corals and fish.  Take to the glass bottom boat, snorkel or join the Dive Master for an unforgettable experience. Tonight discover the traditional Fijian culture, with a village sevusevu ceremony, meke and lovo feast at Kia Island.

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Day 5

Enjoy beach activities this morning and perfect your snorkeling at Albert Cove. Rabi Island is the home of the Banabas people from Ocean Island, now part of Kiribati, in the Pacific. The Banabans were displaced by the British Phosphate Commission to Fiji in 1945. Meet the “forgotten people of the Pacific” and enjoy an introduction to their Micronesian culture this afternoon.

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Day 6

Kioa Islands are freehold islands populated by South Sea Islanders. In 2005 Fiji granted them full citizenship. Kioa Island was settled by the people of Tuvalu Island (also called Ellice Island) after they were displaced by rising sea levels. Be met by these colourful people in their traditional way and see their vibrant cultural presentation.  Snorkel their pristine reefs and dive among the soft coral gardens. We have a white theme tonight so join in by dressing in white for an amazing atmosphere plus don’t forget to don your dancing shoes on for the famous Captain Cook Cruises Music Quiz.

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Day 7

As we complete our circumnavigation, we bid farewell to Vanua Levu and make the journey across Bligh Water. This body of water is named after Captain Bligh of Mutiny in the Bounty fame. Bligh, through courage and excellent seamanship - and arguable a return of his good character and leadership qualities - successfully managed to navigate from Tofua, through Fiji to the Dutch East Indies on a 7 metre open launch. A harrowing journey over 47 days. Our final destination is Nananu-i-ra off the north coast of Viti Levu for our customary swim, snorkel and beach activities.  A hike to the lookout offers amazing views of the Bligh Water.

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Day 8

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

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Experiences

Activities & Inclusions

Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands 3 Night Cruise Inclusions

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Food & Beverage

All meals

24/7 Coffee & Tea facilities

Afternoon Tea

Buffet Breakfasts and Lunches

Canapés at Sunset

A la carte dining

Traditional tropical Island Lovo feast ashore

Cuisine is freshly prepared on-board from local produce

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Activities

Use of snorkelling equipment, stand up paddle boards kayaks & mini gym

Morning Ocean Swim

Daily guided snorkelling & glass bottomed boat tours to rarely visited reefs

Marine Biologist Presentations

Citizen Science Projects

Ocean Ambassador Program

Daily island stopovers & water activites

Kids club including early dinner (5-9 yrs)

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Culture

Guided island tours

Take part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremony and Kava Ceremony

School Visits and Church service (itinerary dependant)

Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge

Complimentary pick-ups on Saturdays from selected Mamanuca Island resorts

Transfers at the end of your cruise

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On Board

Easy access small boat launching platform

Choice of 4 accommodation levels

Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool

Mini-gym & meeting room

Mix of male & female crew

WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the Sundeck

extras

optional extras

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Day Spa

Massage and beauty services are available

Facials, Therapeutic Massage, Hand and Foot Indulgence, Romance Packages, Beauty Essentials

(Spa is optional)

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Diving

Scuba diving - PADI 5 star.

Advanced certified dives as well as learn to dive courses and introductory dives

Rarely visited remote reefs and locations.

Wreck Dive

(Diving is optional)

Immerse Yourself in Adventure

We know Fiji.  Join us on a multi night stay on Reef Endeavour or one of our gorgeous sailing vessels for private island day excursion or a dinner cruise. Snorkel, dive, hike, paddle, visit a village or just laze around and read a book. Be as active or relaxed as you like, the choice is yours.

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guests have to say

Best day cruise trip ever, great value for money. Will definitely go with them the next time, for other trips and the sunset dinner cruise.

Loved it for the below reasons!

1. Professional mgmt - warm and responsive.
2. Super friendly and helpful staff.
3. Amazing food.

Higher quality than 5-star hotel and way exceeding expectations.

Robert Miller
Tivua Island Day cruise
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Just got back from the above trip and I HIGHLY recommend it! The energy and amazing vibes we got from the crew members made our experience 1000x more enjoyable.

The food was so delicious and the quantity surprisingly good. They kept feeding us throughout the trip so one can imagine the extra workouts we will need to pull (worth it)

Activities were well planned out and there was no rush or fuss. They left it on us to do as we please. They truly love their locals and I wouldn’t mind going again.

Huge appreciation to the crew members of CCC Fiji!

Komal Khushboo
Yasawa & Mamanuca Cruise
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