8-Day Remote Northern Discovery Cruise


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Departs: Fiji, Fiji

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Overview

Cruise beyond the Yasawa Islands to the world heritage listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau on this 7-night small ship cruise from Denarau. This quiet historic town with its stately backdrop of 19th Century colonial architecture and waterfront promenades is a time capsule of colonial rule. Swim in the Bouma Waterfall lagoon on the garden island of Taveuni and stand on the 180th Meridian – the arbitrary dateline between today and tomorrow. Our journey takes you to Savusavu’s extinct volcanic crater, hot springs and thriving markets. Explore picture perfect coral cays for snorkeling, glass bottom boat and scuba diving opportunities and discover the remote Northern islands of Fiji.


What's Included

Guided Snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up boards & glass-bottom boat tours with Marine biologist

Hotel drop off

Island and Village Tours (guided)

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks, Diving & Spa treatments (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Captain Cook Cruises was one of the first tourism providers to be accredited under the Care Fiji Commitment, a WHO approved standard of best practice in health & safety measures. All passengers will need to be fully vaccinated as are our crew.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 30 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 16 and 29 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 15 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.


Reviews

Some things great, some not so good
Louise B, 12-10-2018
Booked this itinerary as cruise would take us to places we'd not been before. About 50% capacity, which was good as I think we would have felt very crowded with a full compliment of passengers.
Staff friendly though there were times they seemed unsure as to what they were to do/what happens next. We had a Fawlty Towers experience at the first night dinner (Captain's Welcome) where seating was allocated. On arrival we were allocated to one table, then another ... and finally a third. Groups of friends travelling together had reserved (as they had been asked to do!) the first 2 tables.
Standout staff for great service were Jes (Purser), Amos (resident marine scientist) and Herman (tender driver and all-round fun guy).
The "Saltwater Cowboys" ensured those who could mange it got on and off the boat without incident, ferried us to the shore, beaches, snorkelling spots. On at least one occasion a passenger couldn't disembark as there were significant rocks over which to scramble. More information needed CC, before such passengers get on the tender.
Weather is beyond the control of anyone and the forecast for our week afloat was one of the worst our captain had know (he said with a chuckle). All those who went ashore at Levuka gave the locals a good laugh as we trudged around town in the pouring rain, many wearing oh-so-glamourous (not!) plastic ponchos.Thankfully we were spared the worst of the forecast and we did have some lovely sunny days.
Walking to and swimming at Tavoro Waterfalls (Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni) was a highlight. Actually, everything to do with our days at Taveuni was great. Awesome diving experience on Rainbow Reef, delightful village visit for meke and lovo.
As others have said, the ship is old and in places it really shows. While our cabin was better than expected and the woodwork had been recently revarnished, the bathroom door didn't close because it needed rehanging and the framework was rusted. Towels etc were once white. Not any more. Please CC - replace the towels. With a dark colour. The only time the towels were changed was when I deliberately left them on the floor. They simply didn''t dry off in the bathroom. "DampRid"-type product in the wardrobe couldn't dispel the damp. Smell and feel in our clothes (I washed everything after the cruise).
Food was not as good as I'd hoped. Some things were great (eg breakfast omelettes cooked to order), some not so good (most meals had a predominance of carb and sugar-laden foods. What's with chocolate in so many offerings??).
I also think it would be nice if at least one drink a day was complimentary. Coffee, tea and filtered water were all that was available. Everything else had to be paid for, at resort prices.
I love Fiji and have visited several times, to different areas. I took this cruise to get to see places I'd not been before. Some shore stops offered little/nothing to do. Am glad I got to Taveuni. Will certainly return there, though using my own arrangements.
Would I recommend this cruise? I'm not sure.




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