Spectacular Fijian Cruise Escape

Escape to Paradise with a Seven Night Fijian Island Cruise! Experience the Magic of the Pacific for Seven Nights in an Upgraded Orchid Cabin with Fruit Platter on Arrival, Daily Stocked Mini Bar, Pure Fiji Suncare Pack, Nespresso Coffee Machine and Tea Facilities. Journey through the Magnificent Yasawa Island Chain, Modriki Island and the Sacred Islands. Enjoy All Inclusive Meals, Snorkelling, Cooking Classes, Guided Shore Excursions, a Day on a Private Island Beach and Much More. Only $2,199 Per Person (Twin Share) instead of $3,299
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Escape to Paradise Seven Night Fijian Cruise

Experience the best of the stunning Fijian islands with an incredible seven night 'Escape to Paradise' cruise including all meals with Blue Lagoon Cruises

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking before 6 June 2014 and can’t get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get your money back

The cruise departs from beautiful Port Denarau every Friday at 3.00pm until 27 June 2014 - sail aboard the three deck boutique vessel, Fiji Princess, with a knowledgeable and friendly 100% Fijian crewtwo bar areas, a sundeck and restaurant onboard

Unwind in the highest level Orchid Deck Cabin, featuring Queen or Twin beds, sea view windows, private ensuite, TV/DVD/audio systemvanity table, soft towels, fragrant soaps and personal Nespresso coffee pod machine and tea selection

Highlights of the trip include visiting a remote Yasawa Island village and being part of a traditional kava ceremony- enjoy a meke performance and browse the village market selling locally made products and souvenirs

Snorkel amongst some of Fiji's most colourful reefs, swim in the caverns of the famous and sacred Sawa i Lau Caves, explore the white sands and crystal blue waters of the Blue Lagoon Private Island Beach and visit the renowned Modriki Island - made famous by Tom Hank's award-winning film 'Cast Away'

Take a guided walk across an island to one of the South Pacific’s most remote cafes 'Lo's Tea Shop', and meet the 'reef locals' to join in on the fascinating activity of fish feeding and much more

Your package also includes:

All inclusive meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, filtered drinking water and juice with meals

Enjoy a Captains Cocktail Evening with canapes, special themed dinners, traditional Yasawan meal with the locals in their village, and an authentic Fijian lovo feast under the stars on a private beach

Daily shore activities including guided bush walks, guided snorkelling safaris, movies under the stars on the skydeck, a Blue Lagoon Beach Party, traditional basket weaving and wood carving, glass bottom boat trips and much more

Cooking classes where you'll learn to make traditional Indian style sweet Roti and enjoy your creation during afternoon tea. Also learn to make the secret Blue Lagoon recipe for Kokoda; a traditional South Pacific marinated fish delicacy

Complimentary daily stocked mini bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water

Tropical fruit platter on arrival and Pure Fiji suncare pack

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What We Like

With a Blue Lagoon Cruise, you can go ashore and explore the deserted islands, sunbathe on the soft sand, or read a book under a coconut tree. Great snorkelling spots are situated around the islands, and the 100% local crew will take you to all the best locations along the way

One of the islands you'll visit is Modriki (pronounced 'Mon-driki') - it's a pristine little haven where the sand is vividly white and the water is the clearest blue you can imagine. The island was made famous as the filming location for the Hollywood blockbuster movie 'Cast Away' starring Tom Hanks!

The Escape to Paradise Cruise is an adult's (14 years and over) journey with a maximum four hours of cruising at any time across calm, sheltered waters and splendid bays

Enjoy the small boutique ship cruising style on the recently refurbished Fiji Princess - perfect for 1st time cruisers, couples, friends, mature travellers or those who want to experience the best of the islands from a more local perspective

Valid for the following cruise dates only: 16 May 2014; 23 May 2014; 30 May 2014; 6 June 2014; 13 June 2014; 20 June 2014; and 27 June 2014 (bookings must before 30 May 2014)

Booking Guarantee: Book before 6 June 2014 and if you don’t get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email prior to 8 June 2014). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date (please note, bookings must be made before 6 June 2014)

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis

Voucher is valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase and redeem two vouchers per booking

Maximum Room CapacityThe maximum room capacity is two adults

Child Policy: Children 14 years and over may stay as full paying adults

Cruise's cancellation and change of date policy applies

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Voucher must be presented at check-in

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

Package cannot be split

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays

Value has been determined based on the cruise’s published rack rates provided

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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How to get there

Flights to Nadi International Airport depart from most major Australian cities via Jetstar, Fiji Airways, Qantas and Virgin Airways (some with stops in Sydney).

Getting to Port Denarau for the cruise is easy - take a taxi from Nadi for around FJD$30 (approx. AUD$17) each way. Cruises depart every Friday at 3.00pm from Port Denarau and return at approximately 10.00am the following Friday.

Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, email us at flights@luxuryescapes.com with your phone number, preferred travel dates, and departure and arrival cities. We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible!

Blue Lagoon Cruises

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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?

Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?

It's very simple - make your booking request before 6 June 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates, a travel consultant will also assist, if your preferred dates aren't able to be booked, you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).

What do I need to do?

Simply make your booking with the hotels by e-mail before 6 June 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of attempted bookings from the hotel before 8 June 2014 and they will refund your money.

Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.

Itinerary (click here to view the full itineary)

Day One

Set sail aboard Fiji Princess and enjoy afternoon tea as you head out from Denarau Marina for the outer Mamanucas. The first destination is at the gorgeous, secluded Modriki Island. Have you seen the Tom Hanks' movie 'Cast Away'? Modriki is the very island that stars so well in this block-buster! Enroute to the famous little island, settle into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cruise briefing, meet fellow guests and admire the scenery that slides by as we cruise.

Come early evening, as the skies turn dusky, cocktails are served with canapéson the sun deck. Mingle with fellow passengers and look out over the tranquil waters as the sun sets.

Tonight is the Captain's Welcome Dinner, an a la carte menu served in the dining saloon. Entertainment is provided by our talented singing, dancing and guitar playing crew! Don’t forget to wander to the upper deck to see the magnificent array of stars in the night sky.


Day Two

Awake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and breakfast underway. There's time for an early morning snorkel, swim or wander along the stunning white sands at Modriki Island before you set sail for the southern Yasawa Islands.

Late morning, travel to a very special location where the brave will get to swim with reef sharks! Of course they are only gentle reef sharks but they still make for a great snorkel experience! Alternatively, cruise aboard a glass bottom boat to view the reef and its colourful and lively inhabitants. The knowledgeable crew will provide a commentary on what you’re viewing below.

Back on-board you cruise into the waters around Naviti and Soso Bay. A tasty lunch is served on-board before heading ashore for a visit to the chiefly village of Soso. Be welcomed in traditional fashion with a kava ceremony, before being shown through the village. Late afternoon there will be a presentation on the local history and legends, giving an insight into early Yasawan life. If you're lucky, a village elder will regale you with tall tales and true of his people's land and myths.

sport fishing trip is also on offer at this location (optional and additional cost). Try to catch the big ones on the outer reef with a local charter operator and fishing enthusiast who knows all the good spots! Or if you prefer to get under the water, Blue Lagoon offers diving for both novices and experienced divers (additional cost). There are many awesome dive spots in this area.

Back on Fiji Princess, ease into the evening with cocktails served at the sun deck, followed by a 'Thali' buffet dinner featuring exquisite Indian dishes. Help yourself to the fancy dress box and put on your boogie shoes for some  'Bollywood Dancing' after dinner on the upper deck, complete with Bollywood movies on the big screen.


Day Three

Sunday in Fiji is respected as a day of rest so we pretty much follow suit. You can start the day with a cup of coffee and tasty breakfast or get in first with an early morning swim…. or just take it easy with a Sunday morning sleep-in!

There is a special opportunity to attend a village church service, which you’ll find to be a very moving experience. The atmosphere, singing and uniqueness of where you are will provide a great memory to remind you of the wonderful people of Fiji.

Lunch is served on board as you cruise to the next slice of paradise, not far away. You can partake in a Fijian cooking lesson and help prepare a tasty Fijian fish-dish, Kokoda. Yum! Basket weaving is another traditional Fijian craft, which you can try your hand at.

You'll anchor in the sheltered waters at Naukacuva and Narara Islands. The islands are covered in dense, vividly green forest, which reaches down to the white sandy beaches. These islands are picture-perfect and are a superb playground for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Sunbathe on Fiji Princess or dive into the waters and discover the amazing colourful underwater world below. Snorkel to your heart's content or cruise around in the glass bottom boat. If you'd like to dive, this can be arranged for you (extra cost). There are many awesome dive sites around!

Come evening sip on cocktails served with canapés on the sun deck. Tonight's buffet has a range of dishes from Fiji along with a choice of European dishes. Bingo will be held in the dining room with lots of laughs and some good prizes! Of course you can always head to the upper deck for a quiet drink or two. The staff will muster up some gentle tunes to set the mood.

Anchorage between NAUKACUVU and NARARA ISLANDS

Day Four

Care to help catch dinner? An early morning fishing trip is on offer with the crew. An a la carte breakfast, cooked to your liking along with the buffet of fresh tropical fruits, yogurts, cereals, fruit juices, tea and coffee is the perfect way to fuel your day!

There will be time for a snorkel, swim or kayak before you depart Naukacuva and cruise to one of the most beautiful and remote island groups seen on your cruise,the Sacred Islands. The Sacred Islands provide a breathtaking backdrop and the rest of your day is spent here enjoying these idyllic tropical islands and feeling very special because you are the only ones there!

Say farewell to the three night guests and then head ashore to a deserted beach with crew and a picnic lunch. It’s up to you how you want to spend your time in this stunning setting. Enjoy a swim, wander the beaches, kayak in the lagoon and enjoy the feeling of just being in this beautiful part of the world!

This afternoon, meet the four night guests and learn the art of Fiji High Tea: learn how to make roti in lolo and enjoy with lemon tea.

Back on-board it's happy hour at the bar, cocktails, cold beers and wines on the upper deck. Cocktails can be won in a coconut bowls competition!

Tonight enjoy the Captain's Dinner welcoming you into the Blue Lagoon family. The a la carte menu is served in the dining saloon and entertainment is provided by our talented singing, dancing and guitar playing crew!

 Anchorage in the lagoon of the SACRED ISLANDS

 Day Five

Take some last snaps of this spectacular location (but save some room on your camera because you're cruising into paradise!).

Laze on the sun deck as you cruise past several of the larger Yasawa Islands and beautiful bays. The destination today is the famed Blue Lagoon. This superb stretch of water is circled by islands, creating a lagoon that is filled with fascinating coral reefs easily seen from the surface of the crystal clear waters.

One of those islands, Nanuya Lailai, is home to Blue Lagoon Cruises very own private beach. Watch as the crew position the vessel right up to the beach and tie her off to a coconut tree! Lunch is served on-board, whilst on shore the private 'Fiji style beach club' awaits, along with sun loungers, onshore massage, a bar and beach volleyball. You’ll have plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling, fish feeding, viewing coral from the glass bottom boat or just wandering along to a secluded stretch of beach to top up the tan. Watch a coconut demonstration – how to climb that palm, get the coconut and husk them, then appreciate fresh coconut milk straight from the coconut for afternoon tea. Delicious!

Diving for both novices and experienced divers can be pre-booked for this location. There are many awesome dive sites within easy reach (diving is an extra cost). Blue Lagoon Cruises also offer a number of guided ‘reef safari’ (snorkelling tours) to show you the best spots around the island.

Happy hour is served on shore from the beach bar along with canapes. Tonight is a very special night with a traditional Lovo meal. The food is cooked underground in a specially prepared pit. Watch the unearthing of the Lovo and be tantalized by the smells. The dining room tonight is on the beach under the coconut palms and the stars.

Following dinner is a fantastic meke with singing, dancing and story telling by a group of local villagers, come to share their company with Blue Lagoon guests.


Day Six

The azure waters will tempt you to an early morning swim. Dive off the boat, head ashore to the beach or paddle a kayak in the surrounding tranquil waters.

Sit down to an a la carte breakfast, cooked to your liking along with the buffet of fresh tropical fruits, yogurts, cereals, fruit juices, tea and coffee.

Most of the day is at leisure here at Blue Lagoon Cruises' private beach. Laze around or take part in some great Fijian activities

A delicious buffet lunch is served in the dining bure on shore before it’s back on-board. Fiji Princess heads North to the next destination, the mystical island of Sawa i Lau. Afternoon tea is served on-board as you cruise.

On arrival set off on a private guided visit to the Sawa i Lau caves. Steps rise from the shore up to the first cave. You can view the majestic cavern from the stairs or take to the water. A short swim through an underwater passage takes you into the second of these stunning limestone caves.

This evening includes a special visit to the village of Tamusua. A yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a Fiji village style 'feast' prepared and cooked by the village women awaits you. This is not a feast tailored for visitors but one exactly as the village would hold themselves for special occasions. Served outside if the weather is good, you will be Fijian for the night, sitting on mats, eating Fijian village food and sharing stories with the villagers about their culture and their home.

Return to Fiji Princess for a movie night. Pull up a chair or a sun lounger on the upper theatre deck, get a cold drink in hand and enjoy the one movie that just has to be shown on a Blue Lagoon Cruise – the classic 'Blue Lagoon' starring Brooke Shields.


Day Seven

Fiji Princess heads on out of the bay bound for Drawaqa Island. At your leisure enjoy a la carte breakfast, cooked to your liking.

On arrival at Drawaqa, a Marine Biologist will tell you all about the local fish, marine life and the conservation work the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team are doing in this area. If you are lucky enough to be here during May to October then an introduction to the magnificent manta rays, whose feeding ground is just nearby, will be included. Conditions permitting you will have the opportunity to snorkel with these wonderful creatures in small escorted groups. From October to April aguided 'Reef Safari' snorkelling tour is conducted to see the prolific corals, clams and marine life in this area. This is also a superb dive area and optional dives under expert instruction – perhaps your very first scuba dive can be booked. Certified divers well catered for as well! (Diving is an additional cost).

If getting wet is not your thing two other great activities are on offer. Visit a local village school where Vinaka Fiji volunteers are at work. Or, for a truly exhilarating view, from the island cliff top to the stunning waters below, have a go at abseiling!

Dinner this evening is a barbecue served on the upper deck of the vessel dining under the stars! A special feast and party night is the perfect way to celebrate your time in the Yasawas. The bar is open and our resident DJ 'Fiji Afro Jack' spins the tunes on the upper deck. If you haven’t already learnt the Bula Bula dance you soon will.


Day Eight

An early start for the crew as unfortunately it is time to cruise for home and return to Denarau Marina. Enjoy breakfast on-board as Fiji Princess cruises back toward her home port. 

All guests will be farewelled with the traditional Isa Lei song from the crew, as your exploration of the beautiful Yasawa Islands comes to an end. 

We just came home from a 7 day Blue Lagoon Cruise in Fiji. This was a wonderful way to spend a week in Fiji. We moved to a different island every day. Some were private islands and we never saw another group of tourists the entire week."www.cruisecritic.com
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful cruise. It was such a different cruise experience. We anchored out every night and never went near any ports. There was well supervised snorkeling once or twice daily on different reefs. The entire crew was the most friendly and happy I have ever experienced."www.cruisecritic.com
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