Day 1 (Friday)
Today you will board the Fiji Princess and sail from the Denarau Marina to the outer Mamanucas, first stopping at the serene and secluded Modriki Island. Once the film-location for Tom Hanks’ movie Cast Away, this tiny island is framed by stunning white sand beaches.
As the sun starts to set, you’ll enjoy cocktails paired with decadent canapes on the sun deck, giving you the chance to meet fellow passengers. Then it’ll be time for the Captain’s Welcome Dinner, a delicious a la carte meal served in the dining saloon as talented singers, dancers and guitar players serenade you.
Anchorage in Modriki Island.
Day 2 (Saturday)
In the early morning, you’ll have time to snorkel & swim in the vibrant reef or wander along the beach, before leaving Modriki Island and setting sail for the southern Yasawa Islands. On the journey you’ll stop off at a special location, where the adventurous can swim with gentle reef sharks (sea conditions dependant).
Once back on board, dining on delicious lunchtime bites before stopping off at the chiefly village of Soso. Here you’ll be welcomed in traditional Fijian fashion with a kava ceremony, before a lovely tour through the charming village. Later in the afternoon you will enjoy a presentation on the local history and legends of early Yasawan life, and – if you’re lucky – a village elder will tell you their own tales.
Dinner will be served back on the Fiji Princess, with flavoursome cocktail served on the sun deck, and a brilliant Indian Thali buffet dinner in the dining saloon. Afterwards the night will turn into a Bollywood extravaganza, so grab an outfit from the fancy dress box and join in with the lively Bollywood dancing, or watch a colourful Bollywood film on the big screen.
Anchorage in Soso Bay, Nativi Island
Day 3 (Sunday)
As Sunday is the day of rest in Fiji, today is a quiet day for unwinding and enjoying the views. Begin the day with an aromatic coffee and a morning swim, before joining in with a village church service – the joyous ambience and beautiful singing is a very humbling experience.
You’ll then board the Fiji Princess again for lunch, partaking in Fijian cooking lessons and basket weaving as you sail to the next port of call – the Naukacuva Island. Shrouded in thick, luscious forest and framed by sugary sands, this island paints a beautiful picture, and is an ideal spot to relax. Sunbathe on the ship’s sundeck or snorkel in the shallows.
As the day draws to a close, you’ll enjoy a buffet tonight showcases Fiji’s traditional fare, as well as a choice of European dishes, and Bingo will also be held in the dining room.
Anchorage at Naukacuva Island.
Day 4 (Monday)
You’ll have a bit of time to snorkel, swim or kayak early-morning in the azure bays before departing Naukacuva and sailing to the beautiful and remote Sacred Islands*, where you’ll enjoy a flavoursome lunch onboard as you take in the incredible views.
After lunch, the high-speed transfer vessel will take you back to Denarau Marina, where your cruise will end.
*Between 5 June – 13 July, the cruise will venture to the Yalobi Bay situated on the southern tip of Waya Island instead of the Sacred Islands.