Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is embarking on the first ever Discovery Cruise, to a part of Fiji never seen by tourists before, the pristine Lau group. The cruise onboard the MV Reef Endeavour is scheduled to depart on 22 October, 2013 for 11 amazing nights.
“Captain Cook Cruises is so excited to be able to offer the first ever cruise around the Lau Group of Islands. We have worked really hard, using local knowledge and advice, to put together a fantastic 11 night itinerary that will not only show off everything Lau has to offer, but that will allow passengers to experience a remote and unspoilt part of Fiji.” Says Jackie Charlton, Managing Director of Captain Cook Cruises, Fiji.
Invited to visit these incredible islands by locals eager to share their beauty, the 11 night Lau cruise will visit the untouched northern island of Lau – Wailagilala, Lau’s largest Island – Vanuabalavu, the most beautiful Island in the Lau group – Fulaga, the uninhabited Vuaqava, Kabara – known for its wood turning and Tongan heritage and the untouched white beaches of Totoya Island.
On the way to and from the Lau group the cruise will stop in at Yanuca Island, Savusavu Bay and Kadavu, famous for its wildlife and underwater world.
Passengers can also sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views as they cruise through the Bay of Islands, renowned for its beauty, pristine waters and spectacular scenery and the central Lau Group, passing Islands such as Lakeba, Oneata, Komo, Namuka-i-Lau and Yagasa.
Exciting activities over these 12 days include Kayaking or river tubing on the Nasakawa River, mountain bike riding through hills, valleys and villages in Savusavu Bay, visiting a crater of an extinct volcano at Cobia, fishing at Wailagilala, visiting Fijian and Tongan influenced villages and schools, attending a local church service, exploring the flora and fauna of the Vuaqava region, a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo feast and endless swimming, snorkelling and diving in the clear blue ocean water off picturesque islands and in beautiful lagoons.
If a day trip isn’t for you, passengers can also stay on-board and be pampered at the ships Senikai Day Spa offering a range of body treatments, work out in the ship’s mini gym or simply relax on the sun deck by the spa or pool or grab a cocktail at the pool bar.
Dining is another vital ingredient of these amazing cruises. Whether it is an alfresco luncheon, a casual barbecue or table d’hote dinner, all food is prepared on board from fresh local and imported produce and cultural on-board entertainment adds a special flavour to the mix.
The Discovery Lau cruise departs Tuesday 22 October 2013 from Port Denarau and disembarks on Saturday 2 November, 2013. The 11 night cruise is priced from $3430 per adult twin share. Prices include accommodation, all meals, daily stopovers and water activities, guided village, school and island tours, glass bottom boat excursions, Marine Biologist and cultural talks, child minding during meal times (5 -10 years), on board entertainment and use of the ship’s facilities including swimming pool, spas, pool bar, sun deck, sauna, cocktail bar, day spa and library.
What are you waiting for? This is a rare chance to visit some of the South Pacific Islands that few get the opportunity to explore.