New Cruise Dates for Fiji’s Remote North Discovery Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has released the 2019 and 2020 departure dates for its two Northern Fiji seven-night Discovery cruises – The Four Cultures Discovery Cruise and Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise, onboard small ship MV Reef Endeavour.
The Four Cultures Discovery Cruise is the first ever Fiji cruise to circumnavigate Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and visits four distinctive Fijian cultures, Ellice Islanders (Polynesians), Banabans (Micronesia), Fijian and Indians.
Be taken on a cultural journey through an amazing show of song and dance by the Polynesian’s (Ellice Islanders) of Kioa Island and discover the home and history of the Banabans people on Rabi Island.
Spend a colourful morning at Labasa Town, home to a vast number of Fijian Indians. Be entertained by a Bollywood style dance troop (Indian), visit a Hindu snake temple and see the growing rock, shop along the main street and explore the large market which sells a range of foods, spices, fish, poultry, goats and other local products.
Visit a local Fijian school and see the children’s classrooms and school work and be entertained with an amazing cultural song and dance show.
Scheduled departure dates for 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise include 1 January, 7 May, 2 July and 3 September 2019 and 7 Jan 2020.
The seven nights Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise is an amazing cruise that reveals the unique history, art and culture of the Northern Fiji Islands and allows passengers the ultimate experience of standing on the 180th Meridian, the natural dateline.
The cruise visits the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau featuring 19th Century colonial architecture and waterfront promenades from colonial rule. At Makogai Island experience a traditional Fijian ceremony and walking tour of Makogai leper colony and nursery, home to giant clams and turtles, before visiting a local primary school, for a song and dance performance from the children.
Explore Savusavu and choose from a selection of optional tours including a visit to the hot springs, pearl farm and thriving markets. At Taveuni Island visit Bouma Waterfall National Park for a chance to view or hike a series of natural waterfalls, and swim in the Bouma Waterfall Lagoon before visiting Naselesele Village and their handicraft markets. For an experience not to be missed, join the special children’s choral church service at Wairiki.
Experience village life and partake in a kava ceremony, enjoy a traditional ‘lovo’ (earth oven) feast and dance to the drum of the meke (dance).
2019 and 2020 departure dates for the Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise include 5 February, 2 April, 4 June, 1O October 2019 and 4 February 2020.
Both cruises experience the underwater world with daily swimming and snorkelling off picturesque islands and in beautiful lagoons, go glass bottom boating or try mind blowing scuba diving operated by Viti Water Sports, a PADI5 Star Dive Centre Dive with two dives offered daily and always in different locations.
Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares in a porthole cabin for Northern Fiji seven-night Discovery cruises start from only AUD$2852.00 per person twin share and cruises depart Denarau Marina at 1.00pm.
Fares include shipboard accommodation, all meals, guided village, school and island tours, snorkelling and glass bottom boat excursions, daily island stopovers and water activities, hikes and Kayak safaris, on board entertainment, kids club (5-9yrs), onboard Wi-Fi, 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar, post cruise transfers to Nadi and Denarau hotels and Nadi airport and use of the ship’s facilities including a swimming pool, spa’s, mini gym, sun deck, cocktail bar and library.
For further information and bookings visit www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com