Cruising the Fiji Islands

A SMALL SHIP CRUISE ADVENTURE ABOARD THE M.V. FIJI PRINCESS
The M.V. Fiji Princess has 34 air-conditioned cabins, accommodating up to 68 passengers. Each cabin features a private en-suite bathroom, storage space, TV with movies, vanity table, hair dryer, towels and Pure Fiji bathroom amenities. Cabins serviced daily. All cabins are above the waterline and feature windows with ocean views. Double & Twin options are available.
Package includes:
  •  Air from IAD 
  • 23 Meals - 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • 1nt Ocean front resort in Fiji
  • 7nts Fiji Island cruise in outside cabin
  • Half day Fiji Island tour
  • No overnight cruising
  • Garden of the sleeping Giant Botanical Garden
  • Full day at the Malamala Beach Club
  • Max 4hrs cruising per day through calm waters
  • Snorkeling, hiking & kayaking
  • Modriki Island
  • Soso Bay & Naukacuvu Island
  • Yalobi Bay & Blue Lagoon
  • Sawa-L-Lau– Caves
  • Dinner under the stars
  • Take part in traditional Kava ceremony & village style dinner
  • Drawaqa Island & local Island School visit

 

Accommodations:
  • 1 Night - DoubleTree Resort Sonaisali Island
  • 7 Nights – M.V. Fiji Princess
  • Day Room - DoubleTree Resort Sonaisali Island

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 & 2: (TUE/WED.) - DEPART USA - OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO NADI FIJI
Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Fiji. You’ll lose a day as you cross the International dateline and arrive in Fiji on day 3.

DAY 3: (THURSDAY) - ARRIVE FIJI - HALF DAY TOUR - OVERNIGHT NADI
Arrive in Fiji and travel to a restaurant popular with locals for a leisure buffet breakfast. Enjoy the atmosphere by the sea while dining outdoors, a lovely welcome to Fiji. Enjoy a half day tour and venture into Nadi’s heartland. Visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, which contains a vast collection of over 2,000 varieties of magnificent orchids and was once the private collection of the
late American actor Raymond Burr. Free time to explore this incredible botanical garden, wander along the canopy-covered boardwalk, through gorgeous landscaped lawns, across lily ponds and into the dense rainforest. Next travel to Viseisei Village and Vuda Lookout that affords a 360 degree bird’s eye view. Enroute to the hotel a stop is made at the local fruit and vegetable market. Check into your hotel located on the ocean for an overnight. (B) Overnight: Doubletree Resort Sonaisali Island

DAY 4: (FRIDAY) - MALAMA BEACH CLUB DAY EXCURSION – SET SAIL ABOARD M.V. FIJI PRINCESS - MODRIKI ISLAND
Transfer to Port Denarau to check in and drop off your luggage at the M.V. Fiji Princess, your floating hotel and private yacht for the next seven nights. Next enjoy an included day excursion and board your 25-minute high-speed catamaran transfer directly to the Malamala Beach Club beach for a leisurely day enjoying the beach clubs many facilities on this private island including a food and
beverage voucher, use of non-motorized water sports equipment, towel service and more. Enjoy incredible white sand beaches, beachside cabanas, a resort style infinity edge pool and amazing views across the Mamanuca islands. Later this afternoon a tender boat will transfer you directly from the Malamala island beach club to the cruise ship where your luggage will be waiting in your
cabin for you. Set sail on M.V. Fiji Princess for the outer Mamanuca Islands with the first overnight anchorage being the picturesque Modriki Island, the location for the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés as you watch the sunset followed by the à la carte Captain’s Welcome Dinner and be entertained by the talented singing and guitar-playing crew.
(B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 5: (SATURDAY) - SOSO BAY
Step ashore and enjoy a swim or wander along the beach at Modriki before or after breakfast. Swim with reef sharks at Mouva Reef en route to our next destination and after lunch, we take a visit to the chiefly village of Soso. Tonight, feast on a traditional Thali dinner of exquisite Indian dishes, followed by an extravaganza of Bollywood dancing. (B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 6: (SUNDAY) - NAUKACUVU ISLAND
After breakfast attend a village church service. Watch as the Chef demonstrates how to make the traditional Fijian dish Kokoda and spend the afternoon at the beach. Tonight’s buffet has a range of dishes from Fiji along with a choice of European dishes. This evenings entertainment is Fijian-style bingo. (B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 7: (MONDAY) - YALOBI BAY
Admire the stunning Sacred Islands and backdrop of the neighboring Waya Lailai’s breath taking volcanic formations. Spend the remainder of the day swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the
beach and watch the Chef demonstrate how to make the Roti in Lolo dish. Watch the sunset and
enjoy tonight’s Captain’s Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 8: (TUESDAY) - BLUE LAGOON
Our destination today is the famed Blue Lagoon and our own private beach where we can tie M.V.
Fiji Princess off to a coconut tree! Jump off the back into the turquoise waters or take a tender boat to shore where our full bar awaits you. Today’s activities include snorkeling, fish feeding, non-motorised water sports, water aerobics and volleyball. Dine on the beach all day today, including morning and afternoon tea, a buffetstyle lunch and a traditional Lovo meal cooked underground for dinner under the stars, followed by a traditional Meke performance by the local villagers.
(B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 9: (WEDNESDAY) - SAWA-I-LAU
Enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Lagoon if you join our easy 40-minute guided walk to the other side of the island to visit Lo’s Tea House. Lunch is served on board as M.V. Fiji Princess cruises north for a private guided visit to the amazing Sawa-I-Lau Caves. Afterwards the village of Tamasua welcomes us for a Yaqona (Kava) ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a village-style dinner. (B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 10: (THURSDAY) - DRAWAQA ISLAND
Visit the local island school before cruising to Drawaqa Island where a marine biologist joins us on board for a presentation on the local marine life and the volunteer conservation work carried out in the area. You’ll have the opportunity to snorkel with magnificent sea life or join a guided reef snorkel. Dinner this evening is a BBQ on the sky deck served under the stars. After our last dinner together, we party Fiji-style! (B,L,D) Overnight: M.V. Fiji Princess

DAY 11: (FRIDAY) - PORT DENARAU - DAY ROOM - FLIGHT TO USA
Enjoy breakfast on board as M.V. Fiji Princess cruises back to Port Denarau. Back at port you’ll be serenaded with the traditional Isa Lei farewell song by the crew, as your exploration of the Yasawa Islands comes to an end. Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel to check into your “day room” with an opportunity to relax, have a swim or explore on your own. Time to freshen up before heading to the airport to board your evening flight back to the USA. Gain a day back in flight as you cross the International date line and arrive in the USA the same day. (B)

Hotel & Itinerary are subject to change.