Experience the beauty of Mamanuca Islands & Southern Yasawa regions of Fiji on a relaxing cruise!
Captain Cook Cruises’ MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship purpose-built for just 130 passengers. Designed for a relaxing, informal ambience, the Reef Endeavour takes travellers around the beautiful Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa islands – exploring secluded beaches, islands, traditions and customs of Fiji. This cruise includes visits to the Monuriki Island where Castaway was filmed, the Fijian’s Sacred Island, a village excursion, events, entertainment and discover the real Fiji! With all meals and transfers bundled in, this cruise experience is a must for the discerning traveller.
Pre- and Post-Cruise
Premium Options: Beverages, optional tours, 5-star PADI scuba diving, spa treatments.
The Ocean Staterooms are located on the ship’s main (C) and upper (B) decks. Each Stateroom is air-conditioned and comes with a double bed/ twin beds, modern ensuite bathroom with a full set of premium toiletries, picture windows and opens to the main walkway.
Book a 'C' Ocean Stateroom and receive a free upgrade to 'B' Ocean stateroom (on selected dates & subject to availability).
Departs from Port Denarau Marina, Nadi, Join the cruise on Saturday/ Tuesday
Travel dates available - 25 October, 2018 - 31 March, 2019
Friday, Day 1
Fly into Fiji and meet your friendly Fijian Go Local host after customs who will greet you with shell leis, bottles of water and handy wet towels. You will then be provided with a free SIM card with 500 MB data and driven to the Radisson Blu Denarau Island Hotel. Feel free to ask for a quick pit-stop at the supermarket to stock up on whatever you need beforehand! Take a nap in the Radisson’s beautiful Garden-View Room (try the exquisite Pure Fiji gift pack exclusive to Travel Starts at 60 clients!), explore Fiji on your own and then turn in for the night.
Check-in Time: 2:00 PM (overnight)
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM
Saturday, Day 2
At 11, there will be a private car to pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the stunning Port Denarau for the cruise check-in. Luggage check-in is available from 8am – noon. Port Denarau has a wide range of retail outlets, bars and restaurants to browse around when done.
The MV Reef Endeavour will set sail while you lunch, picking up some more of your fellow cruise passengers. Soak the beautiful vistas of the stunning Mamanuca islands you cruise by – the setting sun makes for sublime pictures. The ship will anchor at a sand cay for you to enjoy your first Fijian sunset. After an a la carte dinner, tuck in for the next day’s adventures!
Sunday, Day 3: Monuriki/ Monu Bay
Your cruise ship will set you on the tropical island of Monuriki, where Tom Hanks’ film Castaway was shot. Relax on the beach or snorkel your way around the island’s pristine coral reefs. There will be a kayak tour of the island and the locations where the film was shot, too. Afterwards, attend a village choral service specially for you. After the moving service, get back to the ship where the evening’s entertainment and dinner awaits you.
Monday, Day 4: Sacred Islands & Waya
Set foot on the Sacred Islands – a place of Fijian reverence and magnificent vistas. Learn stories of the ‘Rogoboka’, watch the ship’s crew pay tribute and perform the sevusevu, a gifting ceremony. For a Monday, it’s absolutely magical and entrancing!
Spend the day swimming, snorkelling, exploring the powdery white sand beach of the island or going for a glass-bottom boat tour – whatever strikes your fancy. Then, it’s back to the boat and lunch. Post meal, the Reef Endeavour will anchor at Waya island after passing through the Southern Yasawa islands. Among Fiji’s 333 islands, it counts amongst the top five when it comes to scenic beauty. Surrounded by electric-blue waters of the Pacific, Waya is a lush tropical paradise with swaying palm trees and jutting volcanic mountain peaks.
Your tour includes a visit to the local school, the adjoining village and the handicrafts market. Of course, if you’re looking to work those calves, just ask for a hike up the Waya mountain – the view from the top is simply surreal! Then, it’s back to the ship for a relaxed evening, a show and dinner.
Tuesday, Day 5: Waya Islands & Denarau Marina
On your last day of the cruise, watch the Waya Islands disappear into the sunrise as the ship sails towards the Denarau marina. The ship will be at port by the time you’re done with breakfast.
Disembark and Captain Cook Cruises will make sure you reach the hotel with no fuss. Relax, unwind and use our complimentary FJD 150 Denarau Credits to help you wine and dine the evening away.
Wednesday, Day 6: Denarau
Explore Denarau and Fiji. Feel free to ask us on options on day-tours, activities and experiences. (Here’s an idea - visit the world’s first beach club at Malamala! Just ask our representatives to book a day at the club for you.)
Thursday, Day 7: Flight back home
A private transfer to the Nadi airport and a flight back home with fond memories of Fiji!
Please note the above special offer is valid for bookings by 26NOV18, or until sold out. Denarau Restaurant credits must be used in one go. Port Denarau Marina offers a culinary and shopping immersion whilst you use your credits at Hard Rock Cafe, Bone Fish or Mamacita (at Wyndham) or Indigo.
Travel at 60 Booking Conditions apply.Please note credit card surcharges as follows:
VISA/MASTERCARD: Merchant fee for credit card payment is 1.3%.
AMEX: If you are using American Express, the surcharge is 1.8%.