Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has released the 2016 and early 2017 departure dates for its Fiji seven nights 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise, seven nights Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise and the 11 nights Lau and Kadavu Discovery cruise.
The 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise is the first ever cruise to circumnavigate Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. Living up to its name, this cruise gives passengers the ultimate chance to discover and experience four distinctive Fijian cultures; Ellice Islanders (Polynesian), Banabans (Micronesia), Fijian (Melanesia) and Indians.
Passengers visit different cultures villages and schools, discover their homes and history and are taken on cultural journeys through amazing shows of song and dance. They also travel by local bus to Labasa, Vanua Levu’s largest town for some shopping at the local market.
Unforgettable snorkeling, diving, glass bottom boating and swimming are available on the itinerary everyday including at the Great Sea Reef, the third largest Barrier Reef in the World.
Scheduled 2016 departure dates for the 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise include 03 May, 05 July and 06 September, 2016.Remaining 2015 departure dates include 01 September.
The seven nights Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise reveals the unique history, art and culture of the Northern Fiji Islands and allows passengers the ultimate experience of standing on the natural International Dateline.
Day trips include a visit to Fiji’s old capital – historic Levuka, a swim at Tavoro Falls on Taveuni Island and standing on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary Dateline between today and tomorrow.
Passengers also visit Savusavu’s extinct volcanic crater, hot springs and thriving markets and explore remote coral cays including Nananu-i-ra, and Manava Cay for extraordinary, snorkelling, diving, swimming and glass bottom boating.
2016 and early 2017 departure dates for the Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise include 05 April, 07 June, 02 August, 04 October, 06 December, 2016 and 07 February, 2017. Remaining 2015 departure dates include 06 October and 01 December.
The eleven nights Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise explores the lengths of the Lau Islands and Kadavu, a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists.
Passengers will stop at Makogai Island, formally a leper colony and now a centre for giant clam and turtle cultivation, hike to a freshwater swimming hole on Lavena, explore breathtaking caves and reefs at Qilaqila, visit a Fijian village and church on the island of Oneata and discover ruins of an old light house and snorkel untouched reefs on the island of Wailagilala.
A visit to Fulaga will amaze passengers with its crystal lagoon and picturesque coral, while at Kabara island guests will experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and Lovo. On uninhabited Vuaqava passengers can swim in the central lake and view turtles, snakes and birdlife and on Totoya Island they will visit a local school before heading to Kadavu and taking part in a traditional turtle calling ceremony.
New departure dates for the Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise includes 01 March and 01 November 2016 and 03 January and 07 March 2017.
Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares start from just AUD$2132.00 per person twin share for the seven night remote discovery cruises and from AUD$3708.00 per person for the eleven night Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise.
All cruises depart Denarau Marina at 1.00pm and prices 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 (5-10yrs), 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.