4-night Wanderer Cruise
4 nights from £839 per person - available 2018 & 2019
- Accommodation and meals
- On board activities
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
- ATOL protection
Azure waters, sugary sand beaches, rich Fijian culture…this wonderful four-night cruise truly embodies everything that makes Fiji such a naturally beautiful and fascinating destination.
Beginning and ending in Denarau, you will cruise along the unspoilt Yasawa Islands and Sacred Islands in the Fiji Princess, a small boutique ship that offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and access to remote islands full of authentic Fijian charm.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained and exhilarated throughout the trip. Feasting with local villagers, enjoying a plethora of water sports, watching a movie on the ship’s top deck and trying out traditional arts and crafts - this is a wonderful insight into Fiji’s incredible island lifestyle. (BL)
- Discover the Yasawa Islands – including Mamanucas and Blue Lagoon
- Explore a small Yasawa Island village and enjoy a traditional kava ceremony
- Tuck in to an authentic Fijian feast with the Yasawan locals
- Soak up the sun on Nanuya Lailai Island
- Visit a remote café called Lo’s Tea Shop
- Enjoy a fascinating lesson in basket weaving and wood carving
- Spend an afternoon fish feeding, plus swimming with sharks or manta rays (seasonal)
- Soak up the scenery at Sacred Islands or Yalobi Bay*
Your adventure begins with a private transfer on the Cougar II catamaran, departing from Denarau and cruising up to the Sacred Islands*, where you will board the Fiji Princess. You’ll receive a warm welcome from the staff before tucking into a tasty lunch on board, and then the rest of the day will be spent exploring the Sacred Islands.
These picturesque tropical islands are very remote and secluded, leaving you to enjoy the sugary white sands and azure waters at your own pace. Spend the afternoon swimming, kayaking, or simply soaking up the sun, and then join in with a Fiji High Tea – a wonderful art form where you’ll learn to make roti in lolo whilst sipping on a lemon tea.
Once you’re back on board you’ll be able to enjoy happy hour at the bar, sipping on signature cocktails, sumptuous wines and cold beers on the upper deck, before heading along to the Captain’s Dinner in the dining saloon for delicious gourmet cuisine and evening entertainment.
Anchorage in Yalobi Bay.
In the morning, you’ll be free to lounge on the sundeck as the Fiji Princess cruises past several of the larger Yasawa Islands, offering panoramic vistas of the ocean and stunning white sand bays. Soon you’ll arrive in the Blue Lagoon, a sweeping stretch of water encircled by islands, creating a lagoon abundant in beautiful coral reefs.
Blue Lagoon Cruises has its own private beach on Nanuya LaiLai, and you’ll have the whole stretch of sand to yourself for the rest of the day. Marvel at the pristine sceneries as the boat is tied onto a coconut tree, and then enjoy a delicious light lunch on board. Afterwards, you’ll have time to leisurely visit the Fiji style beach club, or dip into the refreshing sea and spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling, fish feeding, or even embarking on a glass bottom boat tour. One of the most popular pastimes is joining in with a coconut demonstration – learning how to climb the palm, get the coconut and husk them before drinking the sweet milk straight from the coconut.
Diving is at an extra cost, but the vibrant reefs that surround the island are well worth exploring. After an afternoon of drinking coconut milk and swimming in the sea, happy hour is served on shore from the beach bar. Then you’ll tuck in to a traditional Lovo meal under the stars, where the cuisine is uniquely cooked underground in a specially prepared pit. As the night draws to a close, you’ll be greeted with an exciting Meke performance with dancing, singing and storytelling.
Anchorage in Nanuya Lailai
Before a delightful a la carte breakfast served alongside a tasty buffet of fresh fruits, cereals, juices, tea and coffee, you’ll have the chance to enjoy an early morning swim in the topaz waters. Most of the morning is free for you to enjoy the private beach, or you could take part in one of the many Fijian activities on offer, including: a guided walk along the beach ending with a trip to the local’s favourite café ‘Lo’s Tea Shop’, basket weaving, wood carving, diving (additional cost), and a guided Reef Safari snorkelling trip.
Lunch will be a buffet served in the dining bure on the beach, and you’ll then hop back on board the Fiji Princess to venture north to Sawa-I-Lau, your next destination. Afternoon tea will be offered during the journey.
Upon arrival you’ll embark on a fascinating guided tour of the Sawa-I-Lau Caves. You can see the first cave either via the stairs, or by taking to the water. If you decide to dip in the water, you’ll be able to swim through an underwater passage that takes you to the second limestone cave.
In the evening you’ll visit the village of Tamusua, where you’ll be treated to a yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village, and a delicious and completely authentic Fiji village feast prepared by the local village women. This is our chance to really delve into the culture, sitting on mats, eating traditional village food, and listening to interesting stories told by the villagers.
Afterwards you’ll return to Fiji Princess for a movie night on the upper theatre deck, sipping on cold drinks and watching ‘Blue Lagoon’ starring Brooke Shields.
Anchorage just off Tamusa Bay, Yasawa Island
Whilst the Fiji Princess cruises to Drawaqa Island you’ll have the chance to tuck in to an a la carte breakfast. Once you’ve arrived at the island, you’ll meet with the Marine Biologist to learn all about the local fish and the fantastic conservation work the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team are doing in the area. Those travelling during May to October will be able to feed the majestic manta rays – and even swim with them if weather permits it. From October to April you’ll be able to enjoy a guided Reef Safari snorkelling tour to see the vibrant corals and marine life. If you fancy staying on dry ground, you can either visit a local village school or abseil from a verdant cliff top.
The evening will be spent on the upper deck of Fiji Princess, dining on a sumptuous BBQ under the stars. Dance way into the night as resident DJ ‘Fiji Afro Jack’ adds a cool soundtrack to your evening – you could even learn the Bula Bula dance.
Anchorage in Drawaqa Island
Today you will journey back to Denarau Marina, enjoying a fresh breakfast on board along the way. Upon arrival you’ll be graced with a traditional Isa Lei song from the crew as a farewell.
- Transport and accommodation on board the Fiji Princess
- All meals, including afternoon tea
- Water and juices
- All activities, excluding diving excursions
- Access to the vessel’s facilities
- Ship to shore transfers
- Entrance fees
- Blue Lagoon Cruise souvenir
- Snorkelling equipment