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LAU & KADAVU

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 navigate 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. If you would like a longer experience, we also have an 11-Night itinerary to the Lau Island Group. For further information visit our 11-Night Cruise page.

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About the Cruise

  • 7 nights cruising the Lau Group (11- Night itinerary also available)

  • Visit the amazing Bay of Islands – a magnificent location with many limestone islands

  • Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities daily

  • Island Night, kava, meke & lovo feast

  • Discover islands and reefs rarely visited by tourists

  • Be treated to a song and dance by children of all ages from a local village

  • Swim in some of the most pristine and clear waters that the Lau group has to offer

Departure Dates:

  • 7 Night Departure dates: 24th September2022, 14th January, 20th May, 9th September, 18th November 2023 and 20th January 2024

  • 11 Night Departure dates: 25th October 2022, 21st March, 24th October 2023 or 19th March 2024

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DISCOVER A FIJI RARELY SEEN BY TOURISTS

If you want to experience the real Fiji, join us on MV Reef Endeavour as we explore the Lau Islands and Kadavu; a beautiful and remote region rarely seen by tourists. A visit to this region offers a once in a lifetime experience to a select few travellers, visiting turquoise bays and remote villages where they only see a supply boat once a month.Cruise highlights include a swim at a waterfall, exploring old ruins, snorkelling untouched reefs and getting up close with nesting turtles. You’ll also explore the caves, reefs and lagoons of Qilaqila renowned for its mushroom-shaped islands, and the central lake on uninhabited Vuaqava island where you’ll find turtles, snakes and amazing bird life. Best of all, you’ll be welcomed and entertained by the friendly people of this region and experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo quite different from the traditional Fijian feast.

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The Lau Island Group consists of 57 islets, of which only 30 are inhabited and if you enjoy getting off the beaten track these islands are for you, with no public transport or restaurants to be found. The Kadavu Group is made up of four main islands, of which Kadavu is the largest. It is home to the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and a renowned site for premier diving. Most days offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and scuba dive the pristine waters of these beautiful islands and when you’re not experiencing all that they have to offer, you’ll enjoy the relaxing hospitality aboard the MV Reef Endeavour. Here you’ll be pampered with most of the luxuries found on larger cruise liners including fully catered buffet and 3-course meals prepared fresh daily onboard, a freshwater swimming pool, jacuzzi, day spa, cocktail bar and much more.

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Experiences

CRUISE ITINERARY

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

Day 1

Enjoy an afternoon of beach activities at Tivua Island, followed by a wonderful welcome dinner as you cruise into a south pacific sunset.

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Day 2

Take part in a traditional Fijian ceremony at Makogai Island and walking tour of the old leper colony, closed to lepers since mid last century. Snorkel over giant clam gardens in this turtle sanctuary and be visited by the Church service who will entertain you with their traditional song and dance.

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Day 3

Immerse yourself in the amazing scenery, pristine reefs, strange mushroom shaped islands and hidden caves of the Bay of Islands at Qilaqila, on the northwest end of Vanua Balavu.

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Day 4

The ship has an early start today to cruise to Fulaga Island or Komo island. Both are extinct volcano craters and  known for their crystal lagoons and amazing corals.  This afternoon we arrive at one of the Yagasa Islands, for snorkelling, swimming, coral viewing or kayaking.

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Day 5

Explore the uninhabited sacred island of Vuaqava in the centre of a lake, known for turtles, snakes and amazing bird life. You may be treated to a locally prepared delicacy of coconut crabs on the beach.

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Day 6

Horse-shoe shaped Totoya Island is our destination today. We will visit a local school and the children will surprise you with their entertainment and show you their work.  We will also have the opportunity to explore their reefs.

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Day 7

We arrive in Kadavu and head to the Village of Nalotu for a welcome Sevusevu then tour of the village where you can witness the making of traditional fishing traps and pottery. The women of Nalotu village still make clay pottery in the time honoured traditional that is rarely seen in Fiji.

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Disembark

Disembark at Port Denarau feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to do it all again.

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Experiences

Activities & Inclusions

Lau & Kadavu 7 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

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)

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Private Deck Dinner

A$32 or F$50 per person

A private dinner under the starts is a fabulous experience

You will have your own waiter and a table under the stars for that special evening

(Bookings are essential)

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Private Beach Cocktails

A$33 / F$50 (Minimum charge $150)

Enjoy private sunset cocktails on your own remote beach

Available on selected nights depending on your itinerary

Includes transportation to and from the beach, your own butler, and complimentary canapes

(Bookings are essential)

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Romance Package

A$77 / F$118 per couple (plus cruise cost)

You will receive:

A bottle of sparkling wine

His and Hers sulu's (sarongs)

A Private Deck Dinner for one evening

15-minute massage from Senikai Spa for each person

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Renewal of Vows

A$415 / F$638 per couple (plus cruise cost)

Why not renew your vows with our Captain and receive all the inclusions of our Romance Package?

PLUS:

Flowers for the ceremony performed either aboard, at Tivua Island or a deserted beach on a 3-11night Reef Endeavour Discovery Cruise

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Celebratory Cake

A$45 / F$50

Celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or wedding anniversary?

A delicious cake made with love can be organised

Larger cakes for groups of more than 6 people are available on request

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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The cruise team is amazing and very hard working, the kids club is just superb, it was one of the best experience of our life as a family, well done.

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Absolutely outstanding 7 night trip, the crew were amazing, the islands were something out of a postcard everyday, faultless experience.

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