Hawaii & South Pacific Cruises
(Fiji Islands Cruise)
Experience Fiji on an adventure cruise around the island. The itinerary for a classic expedition cruise of Fiji is ever-evolving, as your crew expands, tweaks, and fine-tunes the onboard experience to show you the absolute best activities, island tours, dive and snorkel sites, and cultural experiences the South Pacific has to offer. The expeditions, which launch weekly, have a common structure to them—outlined below—but each outing has its own unique rhythm and flow. A spontaneous invitation from a local villager, dolphin or whale sighting, discovery of an unexplored dive site, or rumor of some killer waves the next break over can set you moving in exciting and unforeseen new directions.
Experience true cultural immersion as you see authentic cultural performances, visit local schoolhouses, and talk history with village elders. Be amazed with unrivaled snorkeling or scuba as you dive in the clearest waters you can imagine, with dramatic underwater topography, stunning biodiversity and a dizzying array of creatures both great and small. Find exhilarating adventures as you take to hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, scuba (optional), and visiting remote villages.
weekly cruise departures every Monday, year-round
A private transfer between Nadi and the airport is provided .
Join your private transportation at your hotel and depart on your full-day private guided tour, showing you the beauty and the variety of Fiji's coastline. You will get a chance to climb the famed sand dunes of Sigatoka, while your experienced guide lets you in on the secrets of the shifting sands of time. At Kula Bird Park, wander through acres of lush rain forest and see Fiji's indigenous fauna in their near natural settings. A good chance for you to help feed the Hawksbill sea turtles. After this natural highlight, you will visit the village of Nakabuta which is a pre historic site for pottery making, (pottery will be on display). You will be given the traditional welcome by the village women and also join a Meke and enjoy a traditional lunch (included). Before you leave Sigatoka, you will get the chance to visit and shop at the fruit markets. On your way back to Nadi you'll have a stopover at one of vitivlevu's beautiful beach - Natadola. Time for a swim before you return transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Take a flight from Nadi Airport to Savu Savu.
Take a stunning coastal drive from Savusavu to Natewa Bay, where you’ll board your ship, drop your gear off in your cabin and nibble on locally-sourced snacks while receiving a foot massage. Jump in for a quick swim, snorkel or scuba dive* (not included) and, after lunch, kayak along the protected, completely undeveloped coastline of Natewa Bay, the second largest bay in the southern hemisphere. Back aboard, you'll raise sail with the sunset at your back.
To include scuba diving in your itinerary, please contact us for pricing.
Start your day with a snorkel or dive* (not included) with 5-15 giant manta rays. These graceful creatures gather at a confluence of currents that bring them their breakfast. Watch as they glide effortlessly around you. Then, we head ashore to visit with Rabi’s Micronesian people, hearing their stories, experiencing their culture and marveling at their elaborate and powerful dances. From their Tabiang settlement, hike up the island’s gentle slope to visit school children while taking in sweeping vistas of the Tunuloa Peninsula and mouth of Natewa Bay. Relax on white sand beaches before you are served dinner at surf’s edge like a true Pacific Islander—complete with underground oven.
Today has various instances (Manta Rays, Little Rainbow Reef, Dolphin Bay, Dolphin Bay night dive), all of them optional, and all of which can be added to your itinerary. Please contact us for pricing.
After breakfast, you hike along the coast to the frontier-like outpost of Somosomo, crossing over the International Dateline en route to Waitavala, where you’ll slide down a series of naturally occurring waterslides and pools. Divers* (not included) and snorkelers, explore Rainbow Reef, where byzantine coral gardens and walls will amaze. Take your lunch onboard Tui Tai as you sail across the Somosomo Strait to Kioa Island, visiting the island’s master craftspeople and fishers before they present a traditional “Fatele” performance, showcasing Polynesian ancestry.
Please contact us for pricing if you would like to add scuba diving to your itinerary. Today's opportunities are Great White Wall, Rainbow's End, Jerry's Jelly, and a night dive at Black Magic.
With the main islands in behind you, you'll anchor among the Ringgold Atolls, surrounded by a barrier reef that creates a tranquil lagoon teeming with life and vibrant color. Here you'll do a guided snorkel trip of "Wall Street". On Cobia, hike to the volcanic island’s summit along natural tree root steps, then explore the crater’s mystic lagoon on kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Throughout the day, you can dive* (not included) in waters with visibility exceeding 120 feet, picnic on remote island beaches and savor a massage in the mobile island spa* (not included).
Today you arrive at Taveuni, Fiji’s “garden island” and home to the Bouma National Heritage Park, one of the region’s greatest conservation sites and ecotourism destinations. Hike along Bouma Road, passing villagers en route to the park. Once there, simply relax in lush rainforests, enjoy a massage* (not included) in front of roaring waterfalls and swim around the huge, serene pool. In the afternoon, visit the villagers of Wiwi and enjoy their Melanesian cultural performance.
Multiple opportunities for optional scuba diving present themselves today. Please contact your travel consultant for pricing.
Setting sail once more, you head for Qamea Island. Along the way, you'll linger along stunning snorkel and dive sites, as well as world-class surf breaks for those looking to ride the waves. You soon arrive at Qamea, a beautifully rugged place replete with rainforests and gorgeous tropical beaches. In the morning, paddle upriver through the island’s interior, passing dense mangrove forests and keeping a close eye out for exotic flora and fauna.
You return to the island of Rabi, now on the protected waters of Albert Cove. Days like today are why such an enviable collection of sporting gear is maintained—use it all to your heart’s content. Kayak, snorkel, scuba dive, play beach volleyball with the travel partners who’ve now become like family. Recover with spa treatments* (not included) on a remote beach as the South Pacific laps rhythmically in the background, and memories of the week’s adventures dance through your head.
This morning you'll disembark from your cruise vessel back in Savusavu, where your journey began.
A shared transfer from the port this morning will be your final opportunity to bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates.
The Fiji Orchid hotel is located 25 minutes drive north of Nadi International Airport and 10 minutes south of Lautoka. The setting is stunning — in a tropical environment in the foothills of the volcanic Nausori Highlands and close to Saweni Beach, one of Fiji's most beautiful stretches of sand and sea. The highlight, however, is the property's own surroundings — in five acres of tropical gardens that showcase an extraordinary number and variety of magnificent orchids. With only six villas, Fiji Orchid is very private and exclusive. The property incorporates a restaurant, bar and lounge area, a boutique and a large swimming pool.
The 24-guest A/S Tui Tai is an adventure-class luxury vessel, ideal for your cruise of paradise. With all-new guest accommodations, all cabins/staterooms have private bathroom/shower, hot water, air-conditioning, ocean-view windows, hair dryers, and nightly turndown service. Onboard features include a sun deck with day beds, an onboard spa, private cabanas, an outside kitchen and bar area, new adventure gear (Kona Mountain Bikes, Perception Kayaks, ScubaPro dive/snorkel gear), and Cultural and Marine environment experts to provide evening presentations.
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