Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • See the dramatic changes in landscape, right from the little palm-covered Mamanucas, to the rugged, majestic southern Yasawa Islands to the vivid Blue Lagoon, framed by picture-perfect beaches • Visit a remote Yasawa Island village and be part of a traditional Kava ceremony • Socialise with Yasawan locals over a traditional feast cooked & enjoyed in their village • Be carried away to paradise with a full day relaxing on a private beach on Nanuya Island • Take a guided walk across an island to one of the South Pacific’s most remote cafes, ‘Lo’s Tea Shop’ • Learn the Fijian arts of basket weaving and wood carving, and learn to cook traditional dishes • Sit down to a dinner you’ll never forget; dine on a delicious Fijian ‘Lovo’ feast on a private beach under the stars • Step ashore at famous Modriki Island where the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away was filmed • Attend an island village church service • Swim in the caverns of the famous and sacred Sawa-I-Lau Caves • Visit a Yasawa Island village school & meet the children

8 day Escape to Paradise Cruise

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Departures: Selected Fridays throughout the year. Please call for details.

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Day 1: Friday Bula and welcome aboard Blue Lagoon Cruises! Set sail aboard Fiji Princess and enjoy afternoon tea as you head out from Port Denarau Marina for the outer Mamanucas. The first destination is at the gorgeous secluded Modriki Island. En route to the famous little island, settle into your cabin enjoy a welcome cruise briefing. Come early evening as the skies turn dusky, cocktails are served with canapés on the sundeck. That night is the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Day 2: Saturday Awake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and breakfast underway. There’s time for an early morning snorkel, swim or wander along the stunning white sands at Modriki Island before we set sail for the southern Yasawa Islands. Late morning you will be taken on an adventure, as there’s a special location where the brave will get to swim with reef sharks! Back on board cruise into the waters around Naviti and Soso Bay. Late afternoon there will be a presentation on the local history and legends, giving an insight into early Yasawan life. If you’re lucky, a village elder will regale you with tall tales and true stories of his people’s land and myths. Day 3: Sunday Sunday in Fiji is respected as a day of rest. You can start the day with a cup of coffee and tasty breakfast, get in first with an early morning swim, or just take it easy with a Sunday morning sleep-in! There is a special opportunity to attend a village church service. You can partake in a Fijian cooking lesson and help prepare a tasty Fijian fish dish, Kokoda. We’ll anchor in the sheltered waters at Naukacuva and Narara Islands. The islands are covered in dense, vividly green forest, which reaches down to the white sandy beaches. These islands are picture perfect and are a superb playground for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Day 4: Monday Tamusua Sawa-I-Lau Island Nanuya LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED RAIL NIGHTS STAYED LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Day 5: Tuesday Laze on the sundeck as you cruise past several of the larger Yasawa Islands and beautiful bays. Your destination is the famed Blue Lagoon. Nanuya Lailai, is home to Blue Lagoon Cruises’ very own private beach. You’ll have plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling, fish feeding, viewing coral from the glass-bottom boat or just wandering along to a secluded stretch of beach. Diving for both novices and experienced divers can be pre-booked for this location. That night is a special occasion with a traditional Lovo meal, where the food is cooked underground in a specially prepared pit. Day 6: Wednesday On arrival set off on a private guided visit to the Sawa-I-Lau Caves. Steps rise from the shore up to the first cave. You can view the majestic cavern from the stairs or take to the water. A short swim through an underwater passage takes you into the second of these stunning limestone caves. That evening includes a special visit to the village of Tamusua. A Yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a Fijian village-style ‘feast’ will be prepared and cooked by the village women. Later, return to Fiji Princess for a movie night. Day 7: Thursday Fiji Princess heads on out of the bay bound for Drawaqa Island. On arrival at Drawaqa, your Marine Biologist will inform you about the local fish, marine life and the conservation work the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team are doing in this area. Visit a local village school where Vinaka Fiji volunteers are at work. Dinner that evening is a barbecue served on the upper deck of the vessel, dining under the stars. A special feast and party night is the perfect way to celebrate your time in the Yasawas. Day 8: Friday An early start for the crew as it is time to cruise home and return to Port Denarau Marina. Enjoy breakfast on board as Fiji Princess cruises back towards her home port. PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation on board Fiji Princess in a Hibiscus Deck cabin • All meals including tea, barista coffee, filtered water & juice • Excursions & activities, traditional Fijian entertainment, snorkelling equipment • Ship to Shore transfers, village entrance fees & wi-fi where reception allows Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Hibiscus Deck from  Orchid Deck from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

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Blue Lagoon

Care to help catch dinner? An early morning fishing trip is on offer with the crew. There will be time for a snorkel, swim or kayak before you depart Naukacuva and cruise to one of the most beautiful and remote island groups seen on your cruise, the Sacred Islands, which provide a breathtaking backdrop. The rest of your day is spent here enjoying the idyllic tropical islands and feeling relaxed because you are the only ones there.

Naviti Island

Drawaqa Island

Soso Bay

Naukacuvu Narara

Yalobi Bay

Waya Island

Sacred Islands Modriki Island Mamanuca Islands

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Port Denarau

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