This amazing cruise experience combines the full length of the magnificent Yasawa Island chain as well as Modriki and the Sacred Islands.
You’ll have the opportunity to see and do so much on this cruise, that you’ll come away with memories from a holiday of a lifetime. You’ll see mother nature at her best, be welcomed into the friendliest culture in the world, discover an underwater world of vibrant life, laze on countless golden sand beaches and luxuriate in warm lagoons. To put it simply, you’ll be transported to paradise!
To ensure you have the best possible cruise experience, we use ‘flexible cruising’. What this means is that we’re prepared to alter our itineraries, either when necessary, or when some exciting opportunity arises. For example, if there is some special event taking part in a local Yasawa Village, which you really should see, then we will alter our cruise route to take you there. Or, if we think that that our destined anchorage for the night is not going to be as sheltered as a bay on the other side of the island, we’ll up-anchor and move. Cruising through a region of coral lagoons and isolated island anchorages is weather dependent and so, at times, our itineraries may need to be altered. However we’ll always endeavour to ensure all of the highlights of each cruise are enjoyed by our guests.
- Visit the film locations of Cast Away and The Blue Lagoon
- Swim with reef sharks and manta rays (May to October)
- Snorkel or dive around superb tropical reefs
- Dine on delicious traditional Fijian meals as well as a range of international cuisine
- Visit remote Fijian villages
- Take part in a traditional Kava ceremony
- Fijian cooking demonstration
- Picnic and dinner under the stars at our private beach Nanuya Lailai
- Onboard spa and beach massage bure
- Private Meke traditional performance by local villagers
- Visit the sacred Sawa-I-Lau Caves
DAY 1 MODRIKI ISLAND
Bula and welcome aboard Blue Lagoon Cruises! Set sail on M.V. Fiji Princess from Port Denarau for the outer Mamanucas. The first overnight anchorage is in a gorgeous secluded location at Modriki Island, the location for the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés as you watch the sunset. The Captain’s Welcome Dinner is an à la carte meal followed by entertainment from our talented singing, dancing, guitar-playing crew.
DAY 2 SOSO BAY
There is time to step ashore and enjoy a swim or wander along the beach before or after breakfast. Sea conditions permitting, there is an opportunity to swim with reef sharks at a secret location en route to our next destination. After lunch, we take a visit to the chiefly village of Soso while this evening, we’ll feast on a traditional Thali dinner. This will feature exquisite Indian dishes, followed by an extravaganza of Bollywood dancing and movies.
DAY 3 NAUKACUVU ISLAND
Sunday is a day of rest in Fiji. After breakfast attend a village church service, then we cruise southwards as you enjoy a traditional Sunday roast lunch. Join the Chef for today’s Fijian cooking demonstration on how to make the traditional dish Kokoda. Tonight’s buffet has a range of dishes from Fiji along with a choice of European dishes. There is bingo Fiji-style after dinner.
DAY 4 YALOBI BAY
As M.V. Fiji Princess arrives at the stunning Sacred Islands you’ll feel as though you’re lost in paradise. The backdrop of the neighbouring Waya Lailai volcanic formations is breath-taking. Spend the remainder of the day swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. Today you can learn how to make the Roti in Lolo dish, and later watch the sunset as you enjoy tonight’s Captain’s Dinner.
DAY 5 BLUE LAGOON
Our destination today is the famed Blue Lagoon, a superb stretch of water ringed by pretty islands. Blue Lagoon Cruises has its very own private beach here — watch as the crew position M.V. Fiji Princess right up to the beach and tie her off to a coconut tree. Jump off the back into the turquoise waters or take a tender boat to shore where our full bar awaits you. You’ll dine on the beach all day today, including morning and afternoon tea, a buffet-style lunch and a traditional Lovo meal cooked underground for dinner under the stars. Today’s activities include snorkelling, fish feeding, non-motorised watersports, water aerobics and volleyball, and tonight enjoy a special traditional Meke performance by local villagers.
DAY 6 SAWA-I-LAU
You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Blue Lagoon if you join our easy 40-minute guided walk to the other side of the island to visit Lo’s Tea House. Lunch is served on board as M.V. Fiji Princess cruises north for a private guided visit to the amazing Sawa-I-Lau Caves. The village of Tamasua welcomes us for a Yaqona (Kava) ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a village-style seafood dinner.
DAY 7 DRAWAQA ISLAND
This morning we take an optional excursion to the local island school before cruising to Drawaqa Island. Here, we’ll be joined on board by a marine biologist for a presentation on the local marine life and the volunteer conservation work carried out in the area; during May to October you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel with the magnificent manta rays. Dinner this evening is a BBQ on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) served under the stars. Tonight, our last night together, we party Fiji-style!
DAY 8 DISEMBARKATION
Enjoy breakfast on board as M.V. Fiji Princess cruises back to Port Denarau. Back at port you’ll be serenaded with the traditional Isa Lei farewell song by the crew, as your exploration of the beautiful Yasawa Islands comes to an end.
Please Note: The actual route sailed is weather-dependant and will be determined by the Captain to ensure the best cruise experience for you.