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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 22 November 2013 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 3pm until 31 March 2014 - sail aboard the three deck boutique vessel, Fiji Princess, with a knowledgeable and friendly 100% Fijian crew, two bar areas, a sundeck and restaurant onboard
Unwind in either the stylish Frangipani Ocean View Room or enjoy a free upgrade to the highest level Orchid Deck Cabin (subject to availability), both featuring Queen or Twin beds, seaview windows, private ensuite, TV/DVD/audio system, vanity table, soft towels and fragrant soaps
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
Relax with two bonus 30 minute Senikai Spa Destress Massages per cabin - including spa foot ritual, head, neck, shoulder massage and shiatsu foot massage
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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 max 4-hours of cruising at any time across calm, sheltered waters and splendid bays
Enjoy the small boutique ship cruising style - 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 cruises up until 31 March 2014 (bookings must be made before 28 February 2014)
Booking Guarantee: Book before 3 December 2013 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 prior to 5 December 2013). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date (please note, bookings must be made before 28 February 2014)
Departure dates: Cruises depart from Port Denarau every Friday until 31 March 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. Bookings are based on double occupancy (per person, twin share)
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults
Child Policy: Children 14 years and over may stay as full paying adults. Select departures during school holidays allow families on board, please contact Blue Lagoon directly before purchasing the deal
Upgrade to the Orchid Deck Cabin is strictly subject to availability. Guests will stay in either an Orchid Deck Cabin or a Frangipani Ocean View Room
Cruise's cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the property and charges may apply
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
Voucher is non-combinable with any other promotions
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
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
How to get there
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 3pm from Port Denarau and return at approximately 10am the following Friday.
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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 27 November 2013 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 secured, 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 hotel(s) by e-mail before 27 November 2013 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team with evidence of attempted booking before 29 November 2013 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)
Depart 3:00pm from Port Denarau
Set sail aboard Fiji Princess and travel to the outer Mamanuca Islands. The first overnight anchorage is at the gorgeous secluded location around Modriki Island. This is the film location for the movie 'Cast Away' with Tom Hanks.
Cocktails and canapes are served as you enjoy the sunset looking out over the tranquil waters between the islands. Met the captain during dinner, and enjoy entertainment provided by Blue Lagoon's talented singing, dancing, guitar playing Fijian crew.
Anchorage: Modriki Island
Step ashore in the morning and enjoy a swim or wander along the beach before or after breakfast. The vessel then sets sail for the days exploring the southern Yasawa Islands.
Sea conditions permitting, there is a special stop and opportunity to swim with the sharks at a secret reef location enroute to the next destination.
After lunch visit the chiefly village of Soso to learn about village life and meet the beautiful children who attend the local remote island school. The village visit will offer a presentation on the local history and legends giving insight into early Yasawan life.
Alternatively, snorkeling, *diving or kayaking is available. A *sport fishing trip is also on offer for those fishing enthusiasts.
Following cocktail hour, enjoy a traditional Thali dinner which features exquisite Indian dishes. This evening will be an extravaganza of Bollywood dancing complete with Bollywood movies on the screen.
Anchorage: Soso Bay
Sunday is a day of rest in Fiji, but after breakfast there is a very special opportunity to attend a village church service. Alternatively, there is an opportunity for an early morning swim.
Cruise south to the beautiful little Naukacuvu and Narara Islands and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast lunch on arrival. Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing or enjoy swimming or glass bottom boat and snorkeling trip.
Also on board there is an opportunity to join the Chef for a Fijian cooking lesson and make the traditional dish 'kokoda'.
For dinner, a spectacular Asian theme buffet is served. Bingo 'Fiji style' after dinner with lots of laughs and some good prizes, or enjoy a quiet nightcap in the bar.
Anchorage: Naukacuvu Island
Before and after breakfast there is time for a snorkel, swim or kayak trip. At your leisure, enjoy a relaxing breakfast as you depart Naukacuvu Island and cruise to the most remote and beautiful island groups seen on your cruise. The pristine sacred islands will take your breath away.
On arrival you will be taken ashore for a beach picnic with a beach umbrella, cool box with lunch and cold drinks. Find your own private spot on this beautiful stretch of beach and enjoy.
The remainder of the day is spent enjoying these idyllic tropical islands - swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. Fiji style high tea is served following a cooking lesson on how to make 'roti in lolo'.
Watch the sunset during happy hour and try your hand at the coconut bowls competition. Enjoy dinner with the Captain welcoming new arrivals on board. A delicious a la carte menu is followed by entertainment provided by the talented crew.
Anchorage: Sacred Islands
As breakfast is served, Fiji Princess will cruise to the next destination - the famed Blue Lagoon!
Spend the morning cruising past several larger islands and many beautiful bays. The destination is Blue Lagoon Cruises's very own private island beach in the Blue Lagoon region - a superb stretch of water that is circled by islands creating a lagoon that is filled with fascinating coral reefs and crystal clear waters. After lunch, your private beach club Fiji style awaits and the day is spent at this idyllic location.
Many activities are available including a guided snorkeling trip visiting four sites in the lagoon. *Diving available. Happy hour on shore with canapes is served followed by a very special night enjoying a traditional lovo meal cooked underground. Dine on the beach under the coconut palms and the tropical stars.
The evening will continue with Fijian meke, singing, dancing and story telling by local villagers.
Anchorage: Blue Lagoon
The tranquil waters will tempt you to an early morning then breakfast at leisure. relax on the Island or participate in many of the great Fijian experience activities. An easy guided island walk with panoramic views is offered this morning. visit an island style cake shop and browse the shell market, try basket weaving, Fijian woodcarving or *diving for the experienced and first time divers. A guided safari snorkeling trip is also on offer today.
Lunch is served on board as Fiji Princess cruises north to the mystical island of Sawa-i-lau where a private guided visit to the sawa-i-lau caves can be experienced.
The village of Tamasua, a yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a village style “feast” prepared and cooked by the village women is next on the agenda. You will be Fijian for the night, sitting on the mats, eating Fijian village food. The village will share their culture and home with us for the evening.
Back on board for a movie night on our upper theatre deck to enjoy the 1950’s classic version of the movie ‘The Blue lagoon’.
Anchorage: Sawa-i-lau Island
Fiji Princess is bound for drawaqa Island where our Marine Biologist steps on board to educate us about the local fish, marine life and the volunteer conservation work carried out in the area. during May to october you will have the opportunity to snorkel with the magnificent manta rays. Alternatively a guided snorkelling safari tour is offered or fantastic *diving in this area for the experienced and beginner alike.
There are two other unique activities on offer today. An excursion to the local island school to view the work of the vinaka Fiji volunteers. For those active guests, abseiling off an island cliff top down to stunning waters is a great option!
Dinner this evening is a barbecue served under the stars! Party night Fiji style to celebrate your time in the Yasawas. Boogie the night away with resident dJ “Fiji Afro Jack” as he spins the tunes on the upper deck.
Anchorage: Drawaqa Island
Enjoy breakfast onboard as Fiji Princess cruises back toward our final destination of Port Denarau. Along the way you will be serenaded with a traditional Isa lei farewell song by the crew, as your exploration of the beautiful Yasawa Islands comes to an end.
Debark 10:00am at Port Denarau
* Optional activities at own cost