Undiscovered Fiji with Captain Cook Fiji Cruises

Visit Undiscovered Fiji with Captain Cook’s Cruise Itineraries

Cruising can be a great option for those families or couples who want to see a lot of Fiji in a short amount of time. It’s also a great way to get to some of the most undiscovered parts of Fiji. Captain Cook Cruises in Fiji offers many different itineraries to fit your interests.

Whether you want to dive, swim in the Blue Lagoon, see limestone caves, snorkel, or visit villages, Captain Cook Cruises can make it all happen. We spotlight two of their amazing cruises below.

Eleven-Night Lau Islands and Kadavu Discovery Cruise

On the first Tuesday of each month, cruise on three itineraries to remote Northern Fiji or to the Lau islands and Kadavu. The itinerary involves visits to an untouched northern gem of Lau called Wailagilala and the most beautiful island in the Lau group, the uninhabited Vuaqava. Passengers also go to Vanua Balavu (Lau’s largest island), Kabara (known for its wood turning and Tongan heritage), and the untouched white beaches of Totoya Island.

“We are overwhelmed with how popular the 11-night Lau cruise has become, and it has exceeded all our expectations,” said Jackie Charlton, managing director of Captain Cook Cruises in Fiji. “Tourists really do like visiting remote and untouched Fiji destinations, and this cruise certainly does deliver just that,” she added.

On the way to the Lau group, there is also a stop at Lavena, on the island of Taveuni, to see the waterfalls. Subsequently, while in the Lau group, travelers can snorkel in caves and see the coral as they pass some of the other islands that beautifully dot the ocean. After the Lau group, passengers cruise to Kadavu, where they can see Fiji’s magnificent underwater beauty and wildlife.

Other activities to pursue on this itinerary include turtle calling on Kadavu Island, hiking the waterfalls at Tavena, viewing the coral that surrounds Wailagilala, visiting Fijian and Tongan villages, attending a local church service, exploring the flora and fauna on the rainforest island of Vuaqava, and having a traditional Fijian lovo feast.

Cruise inclusions:

  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • Marine biologist and cultural talks
  • Daily island stopovers and water activities
  • Guided island, village, and school tours
  • Snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours
  • Use of snorkeling equipment and the on-board gym
  • Tropical island lovo feast and kava ceremony
  • Entertainment
  • Childcare during meal times (children ages 5-9 years)
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar
  • Transfers at the end of your cruise.

Seven-Night Four Cultures Discovery Cruise

For three weeks each month, Captain Cook Cruises goes to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands on three-night, four-night, and combined seven-night cruises.

This cultural cruise aboard the MV Reef Endeavour is the first Fiji cruise to circle around Vana Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. It’s also a pretty awesome way to learn about Fiji’s four cultural communities — Ellice Islanders (Polynesians), Banabans (Micronesians), Fijians, and Indians. These peoples take you through their villages and schools and showcase various songs and dances.

Passengers visit Labasa Town, which is home to Fijian Indians. This town doesn’t see many tourists, so you get a genuine local experience. You get to see a cultural performance and shop for local products, including a range of foods and spices.

There’s even a safari down the Dreketi River to visit Druadrua Primary School on Druadrua Island, allowing you to see how a real Fijian school operates. Children take passengers around their school, enabling the passengers to visit their classes and see their work.

In addition to all the culture you experience on the cruise, there’s time for some snorkeling, diving, and swimming every day. You can visit the world’s third longest barrier reef at Kia Island and dive off the deserted island.

Cruise inclusions:

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals
  • Guided village, school, and island tours, snorkeling, and glass bottom boat excursions
  • Daily island stopovers and water activities, hikes, and kayak safaris
  • On-board entertainment
  • Kids’ club (5-10 years)
  • On-board WiFi
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar
  • Post cruise-transfers to Nadi and Denarau hotels and Nadi International Airport
  • Use of the ship’s facilities, including a swimming pool, a mini gym, a sun deck, a cocktail bar, and a library

On any of the cruises, passengers can stay on board and enjoy being pampered at Senikai Day Spa or the ship’s mini gym or relax at the pool with a cocktail in hand.

All food is prepared on board from fresh local or imported produce. You can dine outside, go for a casual barbecue, or get fancy for dinner. All of that, combined with cultural on-board entertainment, is sure to make for a memorable trip.