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Fiji Captain Cook Cruise - 13 Days
Fiji, Captain Cook Cruise, MV Reef Endeavour, Yasawa Islands, Nadi, Warwick Fiji Resort and Spa
 

 

 

Departure June 27, 2013 and Return July 9, 2013

 
   
$4219 per person Land, Cruise and Air from Los Angeles
$2815 per person Land and Cruise
$915 per person single supplement
 
       
Prices include Government Taxes and Fees.
 
Highlights: Discover the real Fiji over 7 nights with a Captain Cook Cruise - spectacular beaches, crystal-clear waters, and warm and friendly culture. MV Reef Endeavour cruises to the Yasawa Islands are designed to offer you an authentic and personal experience. Wake each day to idyllic sites and exclusive destinations. Snorkel over magnificent coral reefs and experience the culture firsthand at traditional island villages and handicraft markets. Reef Endeavou’s extra cruising comforts include a swimming pool, extensive outdoor leisure decks and floor to ceiling windows in every stateroom. Located only a 90-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, Warwick Fiji Resort and Spa, a beachfront resort, is a perfect fit for families and couples alike. With its unique stretch of golden sand beach and crystal clear lagoons, the resort is famous for its picturesque sunset views. All of its 250 rooms and deluxe suites have balconies with panoramic views. Selected non-motorized water sports are included. Delight in the resort’s Italian, Japanese, seafood or international nightly theme buffet fare, or just savor a fine cocktail at the swim-up bar. Lie down on golden beaches, swim in the hot or cool pools or be pampered at the spa and have a truly relaxing tropical getaway.  
 
 

Day 1, June 27, Thursday - Los Angeles/Fiji
Board Air Pacific trans-Pacific flight for Fiji, idyllic islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Day 2, June 28, Friday - En Route
Cross the International Date Line.

Day 3, June 29, Saturday - Nadi/Denarau Island/Tivua Island
Arrive at Nadi International Airport. Transfer to Lautoka Wharf at Denarau Island. Board MV Reef Endeavour of Captain Cook Cruises, and enjoy a complimentary fruit punch and welcome salusalu (lei). Experience a light lunch buffet at the Pool Bar, and collect your cabin key from the Pursers Bureau. Sail to Tivua Island and transfer ashore for a twilight swim and snorkel. The Dive Team conducts snorkeling lessons from ashore. Enjoy dinner in the Captain Cook Saloon with music, dancing and a short show from the crew. (L/D)

 

Day 4, June 30, Sunday - Tivua Island/Sacred Island/Octopus Beach/Wayalevu Island
After breakfast and a meeting with the Dive Instructors about the day’s diving opportunities and with the Senikai Spa’s representative regarding treatments conducted in the Pool Area during the cruise, transfer to Sacred Island. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and coral viewing from the glass bottom boat, or just laze about on the beach. Enjoy lunch on the Sun Deck before transferring to Octopus Beach for more beachside activities. Board the boat once more and arrive at Wayalevu Island. In the afternoon, attend a choral church service at Nalauwaki Village. Please dress modestly, covering your legs to below the knee, as well as your shoulders. A sulu or sarong is fine. Back aboard the boat, enjoy cocktails and canapés at the Ra Marama Lounge. Sunday dinner is served in the Captain Cook Saloon. After dinner, take in a show from the crew. (B/L/D)

Day 5, July 1, Monday - Waya Sewa Island/Waya Island
After breakfast and your morning meeting, transfer ashore to the Sandspit to enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and coral viewing from the glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the beach. Board the boat and enjoy lunch in the Captain Cook Saloon. After lunch, visit the Namara Village School on Waya Sewa Island, where the children put on a show for you. Browse the shell and handicraft market. Enjoy a short swim and snorkel, or experience the amenities on the boat. Join the villagers for a traditional evening at Yalobi Village on Waya Island. To respect Fijian traditions by dressing appropriately. Walk through the shell and handicraft market. Experience the Sevusevu ceremony, followed by the Lovo feast, a traditional Fijian dinner cooked in an earth oven. Then see the spectacular Meke, a celebration of song and dance performed by the villagers. Board the boat and indulge in the dessert buffet, tea, coffee or a nightcap in the Ra Marama Lounge. (B/L/D)

 

 
 

Day 6, July 2, Tuesday - Waya Island/Denarau Island/Tivua Island
After breakfast, relax on the boat until your buffet lunch at the Yasawa Lounge. Sail to Tivua Island, where you are transferred ashore for an afternoon swim and snorkel. Depart Tivua for the overnight anchorage. Enjoy cocktails and canapés while being entertained by Saimoni, the resident entertainer at the Yasawa Lounge. Watch a short crew show and experience music and dancing while having dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 7, July 3, Wednesday - Tivua Island/Brother’s Island/Yaqeta Island
After breakfast is served, sail for Brother’s Island while the Dive Instructors and Senikai Spa representative give an informative talk. On arrival at Brother’s Island, transfer ashore to swim, snorkel, relax, or view the coral from the glass bottom boat. An a la carte lunch is served on board. Arrive at Yaqeta Island for swimming, snorkeling and coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Board the boat once more and enjoy cocktails and canapés with entertainment from Saimoni in the Yasawa Lounge. After dinner, experience a night at the races, Fijian Style, in the Captain Cook Saloon, where you are invited to bring your money and buy a crab at the Reef Endeavour Cup. Then join Saimoni for late night drinks and fine music in the Yasawa Lounge. (B/L/D)

 

Day 8, July 4, Thursday - Yasawa Island/Sawa-I-Lau Island/Yasawa Island
Take a morning walk up a nearby hill on the southern part of Yasawa Island, if you would like. After breakfast, travel ashore to the southern part of the island to visit the Ratu Namasi School, where the children put on a show. When everyone has made their way back on board, enjoy a lovely al-fresco lunch on the Sundeck. Then transfer ashore to the spectacular Blue Lagoon of Sawa-I-Lau Island to swim, snorkel, or view coral on the glass bottom boat, or simply laze on the beach. For those interested in swimming in the Caves of Sawa-I-Lau, enjoy the optional tour to the caves for an entry fee of $10.00, paid at the gate. This money is contributed to the Village Cyclone Relief fund to repair damages from recent cyclones. Board the boat and transfer to Nabukeru Village for a traditional evening with the villagers. To show respect to the Fijian traditions, remember to dress appropriately. Look through the shell and handicraft market, where you can find appealing souvenirs to take home. Experience the Sevusevu ceremony and the Lovo feast. After dinner, the villagers perform in a spectacular Meke celebration. Once all passengers are on board, head to the Yasawa Lounge for a dessert buffet, tea or a nightcap, and enjoy late night music and dancing. (B/L/D)

Day 9, July 5, Friday - Matacawalevu Village/Yaqeta Island
After breakfast and a morning meeting with the Diving Instructors and Senikai Spa representative, arrive at Matacawalevu Village. Walk through the village and the local handicraft and shell market, remembering to dress appropriately. Snorkel and swim or board the boat. After a BBQ lunch on the sundeck, transfer ashore for afternoon beachside activities at Yaqeta Island. After boarding the boat, enjoy cocktails and canapés in the Yasawa Lounge while being entertained by Saimoni. Enjoy a delicious Pacific Island Dinner in the Captain Cook Saloon. After dinner, find entertainment from the talented crew, and wear your sarong and bula shirt for a special evening, including late night music and dancing. (B/L/D)

 

 
 

Day 10, July 6, Saturday -Denarau Island/Coral Coast, Fiji
After breakfast, assemble at the Pool Area for the crew performance of the Isa Lei - the Fijian Farewell. Disembark and start a coach tour in the vicinity of Nadi. Venture into Nadi’s scenic heartland, through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to the garden of the Sleeping Giant, housing the largest and most varied orchid collection in Fiji. Then travel to Viseisei Village, the legendary landing site of the first Fijians. You are guided through the village and the handicraft displays. See a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the West’s mountain ranges, Nadi Bay, Nadi International Airport, and the natural beauty of the Yasawa Group of Islands from the Vuda Lookout. Relax in a Fijian bure, and enjoy a tropical fruit juice and seasonal fruit from an orchard. Transfer to the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, where your five-star beachside hotel is located. (Fiji Warwick Resort) (B)

Day 11, July 7, Sunday - Coral Coast
After breakfast, use the day to explore the area and enjoy the amenities of the Warwick Resort. Engage in one of the many water activities, or sunbathe on the luxurious sandy beaches. (B)

 

Day 12, July 8, Monday - Coral Coast
Discover Fiji at your leisure today with a walk along the beach, and embrace the beauty of the island by sunbathing on Fiji’s white sandy beaches. Have fun with the many water activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing, or pamper yourself at the spa. Experience the flavor of the Warwick’s nightly themed buffets, and watch the sunset from the balcony of your room. (B)

Day 13, July 9, Tuesday - Fiji/Los Angeles
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight. Arrive in Los Angeles the same day. (B)

 

 
 
   
 
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