Blue Lagoon Cruising in Fiji
This month we will highlight cruising in Fiji!
Navigate Fiji’s Mamanucas, Yasawas, and everything in between with Blue Lagoon Cruises. On the three-night, four-night, or seven-night itineraries, guests cruise for a maximum of four hours a day aboard the Fiji Princess. Passengers get to snorkel, visit remote villages, interact with the locals, learn how to cook Fijian food, and try a delicious traditional lovo feast. The renowned Blue Lagoon of Hollywood fame is another stop on the cruise. While this cruise doesn’t allow children all the time, it does have special family cruise times when you can bring your whole family!
Guests board the 179-foot Fiji Princess, which can hold up to 68 passengers. The ship is the perfect size to navigate inlets and bays that larger ships cannot get to. There are 34 guests’ rooms, a restaurant, two fully stocked bars, a pool, four sun decks, and even complementary WiFi. You can also get lots of relaxation time in by lazing on the sun deck or taking a dip in the pool. Go inside and relax in the library with a good book, or unwind at the on-board spa with a massage or beauty treatment.
Al Fresco Dining
Just picture yourself dining al fresco with views of the ocean all around you. You feast on exotic barbeques, fresh fruit, fish, made-to-order omelets, and traditional Fijian meals. You attend an a la carte Captain’s Dinner with a selection of dishes and desserts. There are several on-board themed buffets with local and international foods and a traditional Fijian lovo feast served on Blue Lagoon Cruises’ private beach. All meals, including morning and afternoon tea, are included aboard Fiji Princess. The only items that are not included are alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages other than tea, drinking water, juice, and coffee.
You’ll see stunning views when you look out your window as all rooms are above the waterline. The rooms are all air-conditioned. Each one has its own bathroom and storage space. Reserve an Orchid Room and you’ll get a fully stocked mini bar, a Pure Fiji sun care pack, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Escape to Paradise Seven-Night Cruise Itinerary
In addition to snorkeling on coral reefs, lazing on the beach, and talking to locals, you can expect to enjoy the experiences outlined in the full itinerary of the seven-night cruise below:
- Day 1: Set sail aboard Fiji Princess, heading to Modriki Island, where the Tom Hanks’ movie, “Castaway,” was filmed. There’s time for a swim before the Captain’s Welcome Dinner and performances by the crew.
- DAY 2: Beach walk, snorkel, or swim with sharks and visit the village of Soso. Tonight, the anchorage is in Soso Bay, where you can enjoy cocktails on the sun deck and a thali dinner.
- DAY 3: Sunday is a day of rest, so relax and enjoy the island way of life. Visit an island village church for a humbling and quintessential Fijian experience, or join the Chef for a Fijian cooking lesson. Tonight, anchorage is on Naukacuvu Island.
- DAY 4: After snorkeling, swimming, or a kayak trip in the early morning, cruise to the Sacred Islands, a breathtaking backdrop for a day’s swimming, snorkeling, and relaxation. Enjoy a Fijian cooking lesson and the sunset.
- DAY 5: The private island peninsula and stunning azure waters of the Blue Lagoon are the next port of call. Watch as the crew position the vessel right on the beach and tie it up to the coconut trees! Spend the evening under the stars feasting on a traditional lovo meal.
- DAY 6: Start the day with a guided island walk with panoramic views before cruising to Sawa-I-Lau Island. From here, you can visit the sacred caves and Tamasua village, where villagers host the evening’s food and entertainment.
- DAY 7: The last island stop is Drawaqa, which offers you a chance to snorkel with magnificent manta rays between May and October. Visit the local island school or relax on board. On this evening, dinner is served under the stars.
- DAY 8: Cruise back to Port Denarau.
You can pick the cruise up at Port Denarau, which is a short drive from Nadi International Airport. Many people also combine a Fiji resort experience with this cruise experience to get a sampling of both sea and land.