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.
Discover islands and reefs rarely visited by tourists.
Be treated to a song and dance by children of all ages from a local village
Stand on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary dateline between today and tomorrow
Visit the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau
Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities daily
Island Night, kava, meke & lovo feast
2022: 20th December 2022
2023: 18 February, 22 April, 26 August and 23 December 2023
2024: 17 February 2024
Enjoy a truly unique Fiji Islands cultural experience set amongst unforgettable scenery on our spectacular 7 night Remote North Discovery Cruise. You’ll cruise beyond the Yasawa Islands to the remote town of Levuka on the island of Ovalau. Steeped in history, this time capsule to colonial rule boasts a stately backdrop of 19th century architecture and waterfront promenades, including the historic Royal Hotel, the oldest continuously operating hotel in the South Pacific.
Levuka was Fiji’s first capital from 1874 until 1883, but the rugged mountains that surround it stifled its economic growth and when Suva was declared the new capital in 1989, Levuka literally froze in time. It was later designated an historic town and given World Heritage Status in 2013.
Other cruise highlights include a traditional Fijian ceremony at Makogai Island, a walking tour of the former leper colony and turtle nursery and a visit to the hot springs, pearl farms and markets of Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu, all perched on an extinct volcanic crater.
***Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirement
Welcome aboard with a complimentary fruit punch and welcome salusalu (lei) as we set sail for our Fiji Island adventure. This afternoon visit Captain Cook Cruises own exclusive island “Tivua” where you can enjoy a twilight swim, snorkel or relax on the beach and enjoy our special Welcome Dinner and crew entertainment.Book now
Passengers are invited to attend a special choral performance of Sunday Hymns from the children of Makogai. We will then explore the pristine waters of Makogai Island with a snorkel or glass bottom boat tour to experience the clam research station here. Later there will be an opportunity to join the 1 hour walking tour of Makogai’s historical graveyard and old leper colony.Book now
This morning we arrive at the port of Levuka on the island Ovalau, situated off the northeast coast of the main island. Levuka was the first European settlement in Fiji and became the centre of British colonial administration and trade. At its peak over 50 hotels catered to the thirst of sailors in port and the town gained a wild reputation. In 1888 the capital was moved to Suva on the main island, and Levuka’s notoriety gradually waned. Passengers are invited to join an optional tour of this now quiet historic town. In the afternoon we have snorkelling and a shipwreck tour or just explore the town.Book now
This morning we arrive at Savusavu, the second largest town on the second biggest island in Fiji, Vanua Levu. Savusavu is positioned on an extinct volcanic crater. Explore the town and its hot-springs or visit the world-famous Justin Hunter pearl farm. This afternoon we visit Whispering Tide for swimming and snorkelling with our Marine BiologistBook now
This morning we disembark on the western side of Taveuni Island - the “Garden Island” of Fiji. The optional bus tour takes you to the beautiful Tavoro Waterfall in the Bouma National Park where you can swim and relax in the beautiful setting or take a challenging hike to the 2nd & 3rd falls. After a picnic lunch at the national park, we return to the ship or you have the opportunity to stand on the 180th Meridian, the arbitrary line between today and tomorrow. Our crew will take you to the famous natural Dateline where you can literally stand with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. This evening we will be visiting Naselesele Village to enjoy the tastes of Fiji with a traditional ‘lovo” (earth oven) feast where we share fresh local seafood, meat succulent tropical fruits. Then dance to the drum of the meke(dance) and kava ceremony.Book now
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 the their traditional way and see their vibrant cultural presentation. Cruise along the south coast of Vanua Levu over lunch to our afternoon anchorage of Viani Bay for snorkelling and the beach. This evening we have a white theme 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.Book now
Cruising south west from Vanua Levu we arrive at Nananu-i-ra on the northern coast of Viti Levu for our customary swim, snorkel and beachcombing or just a lazy morning to enjoy our beach visit. There may also be an opportunity to hike the hill. After lunch there is our last opportunity ashore before we begin our homeward journey. Don your favourite island attire and join all the celebrations of our Pacific Island Night Finale.Book now
Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation. After Breakfast, meet the crew on the pool deck as they bid you farewell in song including their traditional Fijian ‘Isa Lei’ as they say ‘sototale’ or ‘see you again’.Book now
Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands 3 Night Cruise Inclusions
24/7 Coffee & Tea facilities
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
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)
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
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
There are lots of wonderful ways to enhance your experience with us. Check out these exciting optionals - there are some great ways you can make your time with us even more fabulous! When you are completing your booking online, you will be able to book your optionals at that time. If you have already booked your cruise or would like to purchase one or more as a gift please email us on fiji@ captaincookcruisesfiji.com
Massage and beauty services are available
Facials, Therapeutic Massage, Hand and Foot Indulgence, Romance Packages, Beauty Essentials
(Spa is optional)
Scuba diving - PADI 5 star.
Advanced certified dives as well as learn to dive courses and introductory dives
Rarely visited remote reefs and locations.
(Diving is optional)
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)
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)
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
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?
Flowers for the ceremony performed either aboard, at Tivua Island or a deserted beach on a 3-11night Reef Endeavour Discovery Cruise
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
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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