Wednesday 12 February 2014

Captain Cook extra departures for Fiji Lau Islands Discovery Cruise

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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has announced its 2014 and 2015 departure dates for its popular eleven night Lau Islands Discovery Cruise which explores the length of the Lau Islands and Kadavu, a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists.

The cruise had its inaugural voyage last October, selling out within two weeks and its second departure scheduled for 22 April 2014 has very little availability. Jackie Charlton, Managing Director of Captain Cook Cruises, Fiji said "due to the popularity of the first two departures, we decided to schedule an additional departure in 2014 and confirm dates for 2015."

The additional departure in 2014 has been scheduled for 4 November and confirmed 2015 departure dates include 28 April, 04 August and 03 November.

"We are overwhelmed with how popular the 11 night Lau cruise has been and it has exceeded all our expectations. We are so excited to be able to announce three departure dates for 2015." Says Jackie.

Invited to visit these incredible islands by locals eager to share their beauty, Captain Cook Cruises worked hard using local knowledge and advice, to put together a fantastic and unique 11 night itinerary.

The itinerary see's passengers visiting Wailagilala - the untouched northern island of Lau, Vanuabalavu - Lau's largest Island, Fulaga - the most beautiful Island in the Lau group, the uninhabited Vuaqava, Kabara - known for its wood turning and Tongan heritage and the untouched white beaches of Totoya Island.

On the way to and from the Lau group the cruise will stop at Lavena on the Southern waterfall coast of the Garden island of Taveuni and on return visit Kadavu, famous for its wildlife and underwater world.

Passengers can also snorkel in the caves and adjoining coral gardens in the Bay of Islands, renowned for its beauty, pristine waters and spectacular scenery and sit back and enjoy breathtaking views as they cruise through the central Lau Group, passing Islands such as Lakeba, Oneata, Komo, Namuka-i-Lau and Yagasa.

Exciting activities over these 12 days include a hike to the beautiful Waterfalls at Tavena, exploring the amazing coral Atoll of Wailagilala, visiting Fijian and Tongan influenced villages and schools, attending a local church service at Oneata, exploring the flora and fauna on the deserted rainforest island of Vuaqava, a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo feast and endless swimming, snorkelling and diving in the clear blue ocean water off picturesque islands and in beautiful lagoons.

If a day trip isn't for you, passengers can also stay on-board and be pampered at the ships Senikai Day Spa offering a range of body treatments, work out in the ship's mini gym or simply relax on the sun deck by the spa or pool or grab a cocktail at the pool bar.

Dining is another vital ingredient of these amazing cruises. Whether it is an alfresco luncheon, a casual barbecue or table d'hote dinner, all food is prepared on board from fresh local and imported produce and cultural on-board entertainment adds a special flavour to the mix.

The Discovery Lau cruise departs Tuesday, 4 November 2014 at 1.00pm from Port Denarau and disembarks on Saturday, 16 November 2014 at 9.00am at Port Denarau. Cabins are also still available on the 22 April, 2014 departure.

Early Bird Saver fares for the 11 night cruise is priced from $3208 per adult twin share and includes accommodation, all meals, daily stopovers and water activities, guided village, school and island tours, glass bottom boat excursions, Marine Biologist and cultural talks, on-board entertainment and use of the ship's facilities including swimming pool, spas, pool bar, sun deck, sauna, cocktail bar, day spa and library.

For further information and bookings, please contact Captain Cook Cruises on T: +61 9126 8160 or from within Australia: 1300 To Fiji (86 3454), Email: or visit

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