Thursday, 2 September 2010

Blue Lagoon releases final 2010 ‘Historical & Cultural Dateline Cruise’ early bird rate

Fiji's iconic Blue Lagoon Cruises is again offering a rare – and very affordable - opportunity to visit Fiji's remote north-eastern reaches with the release of a 30 per cent 'early bird' discount applicable to its final 2010 'Historical & Cultural Dateline Cruise' scheduled to sail on 22 November.

To take advantage of the special offer, passengers must book by 15 October.

The discount means pricing for the all–inclusive cruise itinerary starts from AUD2450* per person twin share,  a saving of AUD735* per person on normal rates.

This unique cruise provides a special insight into an area extending well beyond the Fiji Island's more popular cruise routes and into a region that seldom receives attention from the outside world.

Highlights include a stop in the secluded islands of Kioa and Rabi, a visit the international date line on the garden island of Taveuni, a Yadua Passage crossing, the picturesque port of Savusavu, the Drudrua and Kavewa Islands and Macuata on the north-eastern part of Vanua Levu, the archipelago's second largest island.

New for 2010/11 is a picnic lunch on Taveuni as part of a visit to Fiji's famous Bouma Falls followed by a  traditional Fijian afternoon tea before heading back to ship.

A high spot of the overall cruise is a time-honoured greeting by Kioa islanders resplendent in traditional war dress, paddling out to greet passengers in outrigger canoes as part of their traditional welcome ceremonies.

Day six of the program is spent onshore at Blue Lagoon Cruises' private island of Nanuya Lailai in the pristine Yasawa Island group.

Cruise activities include daily shore excursions and water-based activities ranging from bush walks, snorkeling safaris, fish feeding, fishing and glass bottom boating.

Cultural experiences include a 'Lovo' feast on Nanuya Lailai, visits to remote villages and Kava ceremonies.

Blue Lagoon Cruises has positioned the popular MV Mystique Princess on the special service.

A full Historical & Cultural Dateline Cruise' itinerary can be viewed at www.bluelagooncruises.com.

For cruise reservations telephone Blue Lagoon Cruises in Lautoka, Fiji, on +679 666 1622, facsimile +679 666 4098 or via email on reservations@blc.com.fj.

*Conditions apply. Please note prices do not include international airfares or beverages (other than tea or coffee).