Cruise Fiji on this island-hopping holiday in the South Pacific. Stay on a remote castaway island and enjoy a Captain Cook Cruise through the northern islands. Start on the main island of Viti Levu, where you’ll spend a couple of nights before heading off on your cruise. Take in the little-visited northern island of Vanua Levu, where tiny villages and friendly locals await. Explore the lush Taveuni Island, the ‘Garden Island’, where you can swim beneath waterfalls and feast on fresh seafood. This cruise gives you a real glimpse into local Fijian culture and the colonial history of the islands. Finish your trip with an idyllic island stay, where snorkelling, swimming and spa treatments are the perfect end to your trip.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival in Fiji, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in Denarau. Settle in for a couple of days of relaxation!
Spend the day relaxing and recovering from your long flight. Head to the pool, wander along the beach and indulge in fresh seafood before getting ready to set off on your cruise tomorrow.
You’ll be welcomed onboard with a fruit punch and a welcome salusalu (flower lei) before setting sail for your adventure through the islands of Fiji. Your first day of cruising will visit Tivua, Captain Cook Cruises own exclusive island where you can enjoy a twilight swim before the welcome dinner and entertainment.
This morning you’ll arrive at Ovalau, a small island off the northeast coast of Viti Levu, the main island. Begin your day at a church service, where the beautiful hymns and congregation singing is such a vibrant welcome to Fiji. Levuka was the first European settlement in Fiji and was the centre of British colonial administration and trade. It is a quiet historic town – spend the afternoon exploring the streets or go snorkelling in the clear waters offshore.
Spend today at Makogai Island with snorkel or glass bottom boat tour. In the afternoon you’ll explore further, taking a walking tour of the old leper colony and clam research station. The local primary school children will gather to show you some of their song and dance in the sunshine. It’s a beautiful insight into local life on the islands.
Today you’ll arrive at Savusavu, on the second largest island in Fiji, Vanua Levu. Savusavu is found on an extinct volcanic crater and you can visit the local hot springs or the famous pearl farm. In the afternoon, you’ll be able to explore the town and markets further, or snorkel with the resident marine biologist.
This morning you’ll disembark on the western side of Taveuni Island, known locally as the Garden Islands. This morning you can take a bus tour to see the Bouma Waterfall, where you can swim and relax amongst the lush landscape. After a picnic lunch at the national park, you’ll return to the ship or snorkel and swim off the beach.
This evening, you’ll visit Naselesele Village, to enjoy the taste of Fiji from a traditional lovo (earth oven) – the feast will be fresh seafood, succulent meat and tropical fruits. Dance to the drum of the meke (dance) and kava ceremony. It’s a magical evening of authentic Fijian culture.
Taveuni Island lies on the 180th Meridian, the arbitrary line between today and tomorrow. The International Date Line fluctuates east and west to accommodation different countries, but this line is the exact opposite of the Greenwich Meridian. It passes through land only in Russia, Fiji and Antarctica. The crew will take to the dateline, so you can stand with one foot in the past and one in the future!
In the afternoon you’ll visit Whispering Tide for swimming and snorkelling before a scenic cruise along the southwest coast of Vanua Levu. This evening will be white themed – all the guests and crew will wear white, while you don your dancing shoes for the famous Captain Cook Cruises Music Quiz.
Cruising south west from Vanua Levu we arrive at Nananau-i-ra on the northern coast of Viti Levu for our customary swim, snorkel and beachcombing or just a lazy morning on the beach. After lunch you’ll head to the shore for your final time on land before heading back to Port Denarau. Your final night will be in island attire, joining in the Pacific Island Night Finale. A wonderful end to your Captain Cook cruise!
Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking at around 9am. Here, you’ll board a boat which will take you to Castaway Island Resort, an idyllic spot in the Mamanuca Islands. Spend the rest of your day relaxing and reminiscing over your cruise adventure.
Spend the next few days in peaceful relaxation mode at Castaway. This stunning island is the perfect getaway – whether you’re paddleboarding through the turquoise water, getting stuck into a cooking demonstration or indulging in a massage at the spa, you’re time here will be blissful and beautiful.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken by boat back to the main island and driven to the airport in time for your flight home.
Fiji’s wet season is from November to April with the heaviest rains and highest humidity from December to mid-April. The Dry season goes from May to October with low rainfall, low humidity, milder temperatures and less extreme weather. Peak season in Fiji includes December, January and June, July coinciding with Australian and New Zealand school holidays – prices will peak during these times.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.