Step aboard and visit remote Fijian villages, be part of a traditional Fijian sevusevu ceremony. Explore limestone caves, waterfalls or hike to the top of mountains. Relax on white sandy beaches, swim, kayak and paddle board in turquoise waters and snorkel and dive in spectacular blue lagoons.January 16, 2019
Rebecca MurphyJanuary 16, 2019
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is an Australian family-owned small ship cruise company with forty-eight years of cruising experience.
Captain Trevor Haworth and his wife Geraldine first started Captain Cook Cruises in 1970 at No. 6 Jetty Circular Quay, Sydney and built the business from a single vessel to the most recognised Sydney Harbour cruise ship line operating today.
In 1996 Captain Cook Cruises expanded internationally and with a fleet of two vessels, began operating accommodated cruises around the Yasawa Islands and Northern Fiji along with dinner and day cruises in partnership with the Koroilavesau family.
In 2011 Captain Cook Cruises sold their Australian cruise operations to SeaLink Travel Group, with the Haworth and Koroilavesau families keeping the Fiji arm of the business.
Today Captain Cook Cruises Fiji employs 135 staff across their Fiji operations. They operate with a fleet of four vessels including small ship MV Reef Endeavour, sailing Catamaran Fiji One, sailing ship Ra Marama and Topsail Schooner, Spirit of the Pacific. The fleet caters for a variety of accommodated, day, dining and private charter cruises departing from Port Denarau.
All accommodated cruises are aboard the 130-passenger, MV Reef Endeavour small cruise ship. Cruises include the three, four and seven-night Yasawa Island and Mamanuca cruises, a seven-night 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise, a seven-night Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise and an eleven-night Lau Islands and Kadavu Discovery cruise.
The five level MV Reef Endeavour offers all the facilities of a larger cruise ship including an air-conditioned dining room, lounge room, library, cocktail bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi, mini gym and sun deck. Onboard accommodation ranges from Tabua Suites, Family Ocean Staterooms – some with an interconnecting door, Ocean Staterooms and Porthole Cabins.
Relax on white sandy beaches
Cruises combine cultural, land and water activities for the ultimate Fijian experience, exploring parts of Fiji larger ships cannot reach.
Visit remote Fijian villages, schools and churches and be part of a traditional Fijian sevusevu ceremony, with Meke and Lovo feast. Explore limestone caves, waterfalls or hike to the top of mountains. Relax on white sandy beaches, swim, kayak and paddle board in turquoise waters and snorkel and dive in spectacular blue lagoons. Two dives are offered daily by Viti Water Sports, a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre.
Three, four and seven-night Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca cruises depart weekly, seven-night discovery cruises depart once a month and the eleven-night Lau and Kadavu discovery cruise departs twice a year.
Captain Cook Cruises’ Tivua Island day cruise and Lazy Lunch cruise departs daily and visits the companies privately owned Tivua Island. Spend a day exploring the exclusive island with some snorkelling, diving, fishing and kayaking and enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch.
The nightly Sunset Dinner cruise features a fresh lobster buffet, a spectacular sunset and cultural entertainment and fun with the crew.
Cleaning up Fiji
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji are advocates of corporate social responsibility and believe in giving back to the people of Fiji.
In November 2017 they launched a new environmental and sustainability initiative, the Ocean Ambassador Program aimed at removing rubbish pollution in remote Fiji with a focus on plastic and looking after and sustaining the Fijian environment.
The initiative cleans up waste from the remote beaches and villages visited on Captain Cook Cruises accommodated cruises, educates villagers, crew and passengers and collects valuable data about the types of waste found in the Fiji Islands.
Since the program started, crew and passengers have collected on average 70-120kg of rubbish per week from the beaches they have visited. Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has also eliminated most single use plastic items like plastic drinking straws and plastic cups onboard small ship MV Reef Endeavour and on Tivua Island.
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is also a partner with Cure Kids Fiji, helping to overcome urgent child health challenges to achieve significant improvements for Fijian children, their families and communities throughout the country. Visit www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com
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