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Northern Lau Cruise - captain Cook Cruises Fiji

7 Night Cruise Only

  • Cruise Line: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji
  • Ship: Caledonian Sky
  • Package Departs: 8 June 2024
  • Package Duration: 7 Nights
  • Offer Type: Cruise Only
  • Embark Ship: Port Denarau (Nadi), Fiji
  • Disembark Ship: Port Denarau (Nadi), Fiji
Fiji`s Eastern Archipelago is made up of a cluster of beautiful and remote picture-postcard islands, around half of them uninhabited. Navigate the region`s turquoise waters and experience the authentic Fiji on the MS Caledonian Sky, setting sail to paradise, a remote region much of which is inaccessible to tourists.

A visit to the Northern Lau islands offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to a select few travellers. From turquoise bays to remote villages, these are some of Fiji`s best kept secrets. From Vanua Balavu`s famous Qilaqila Bay of Islands to the historic island of Makogai, expect to explore untouched natural beauty and gain personal insights to the region`s history and culture. The Lau group of islands is made up of 57 islets, of which only 30 are inhabited. Unexplored by tourists, the northern Lau islands offer spectacular and unspoilt scenery, and you`ll have the chance to snorkel, swim and scuba dive in the pristine waters of these beautiful islands and surrounding colourful coral reefs.

The onboard marine biologists will guide a discovery of the plethora of wildlife at Vatu Vara and the other islands of the northern Lau and during onboard lectures. Best of all, you`ll be welcomed and entertained by the friendly people of this region and experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo, quite different from the traditional Fijian feasts.


Northern Lau Cruise cruise only package includes:
- 7 night Fiji cruise aboard MV Caledonian Sky round trip from Nadi (Denarau)
- All shipboard meals plus complimentary 24hr self-serve tea and coffee located in the Yasawa & Reef lounge
- Complimentary house beer, wine, juice and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
- Sunset Canapes and tropical Lovo feast ashore
- Use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks, glass bottomed boat excursions, village and island visits, cultural activities, meke and lovo feast, guided island walks
- Guided Island tours
- Marine Biologist Presentations
- Sevusevu gift giving ceremony and Kava Ceremony
- Use of all on-board facilities including mini gym and jacuzzi
- Ship operated transfer from port to hotel on disembarkation day
- VAT (Value added tax of 15%)

The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts available - please contact our office for the best offers applicable.

Fares Exclude:
- Transfers to the ship, drinks, optional tours, scuba diving & services.
Special Conditions
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (August 2023). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that prices and cabin availability shown are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Prices may be subject to change due to fuel price & currency fluctuations.
Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 14 August 2023 to 21 September 2024 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
8 Jun 2024 Port Denarau (Nadi), Fiji Embark
8 Jun 2024 Tivua Island, Fiji
9 Jun 2024 Makogai Island, Fiji
10 Jun 2024 Vatu Vara, Fiji
11 Jun 2024 Wailagilala Island, Fiji
12 Jun 2024 Qilaqila, Fiji
12 Jun 2024 Mago Island, Fiji
13 Jun 2024 Lakeba, Fiji
14 Jun 2024 Vatu-i-Ra, Fiji
14 Jun 2024 Nananu-i-Ra, Fiji
15 Jun 2024 Lautoka, Fiji Disembark Transfer to Port Denarau
15 Jun 2024 Port Denarau (Nadi), Fiji
7 Night Cruise sailing from Denarau to Lautoka aboard Caledonian Sky.

Embark on an expedition cruise rich in cultural encounters and natural wonders. Sail to Tivua Private Island for coral exploration, then delve into Makogai's history and traditions. Vatu Vara offers a majestic summit and unique ecosystems, including the renowned coconut crab. Explore Wailagi Lala's crystal-clear waters and an abandoned lighthouse. Experience the cultural depth of Lakeba and retrace Captain William Bligh's path. Vatu-i-ra unfolds with a conservation park and vibrant marine life. Conclude your journey in Lautoka, accompanied by a traditional Fijian farewell.

Sample Itinerary:

Arrive in Port Denarau this morning to check in for your cruise. Board Caledonian Sky and set sail over a light lunch as we cruise to Tivua Island. Spend the afternoon exploring the coral gardens, coral planting and clam rearing cages or a scenic walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset back onboard.

Discover a fascinating piece of Pacific history on your locally guided walking tour through the jungle. You’ll explore the ruins of a former leper colony and snorkel over giant clam gardens in the island’s turtle sanctuary. Back onshore, you’ll have the opportunity to join the island’s church service and be entertained by the local villagers and children with their traditional song and dance.

Today you’ll explore one of Fiji’s most beautiful marine parks at Vatu Vara. This majestic island rises out of the Pacific with a 305-metre-high summit, giving it the nickname ‘Hat Island’. The volcanic and limestone island is just three kilometres in diameter and home to both a bird sanctuary and a National Park. Vatu Vara is also home to the world’s largest land arthropods, the coconut crab.

Today includes a discovery of its seabird nesting colony and marine ecosystem that makes it a nationally significant island. Literally translated as "no water or rain", Wailagi Lala is famous for crystal-clear waters and many say that the tiny atoll is the only true atoll in Fiji. Dominated by a 1909 cast iron lighthouse (now abandoned and reaching some 29 metres in height) the sand island is surrounded by spectacular lagoon and coral reefs. Feel chalky white sand between your toes as you explore paradise.

On today’s visit you’ll encounter hot springs and have a chance to swim in crystal-clear waters amidst a labyrinth of mushroom-shaped rock formations and islets. Spot an endemic Fijian free-tailed bat as you explore and swim through the easily accessible caves.
Enjoy lunch onboard as we steam towards Mago Island. On today’s visit you’ll have the opportunity to visit the cult village, Namalata. The reefs around Mago Island are diverse and pristine, making diving a must-do.

Discover interesting historical sites and Chiefly Village on a guided tour. Key figures in Fiji’s political history including Ratu Sukuna and Ratu Mara are buried here as are the remains of the Tongan King and conqueror of much of the Lau, Ma’afu. Next follow the path of explorer Captain William Bligh who travelled in his 12-foot boat from Tonga through Lomaivit to Vatu-I-ra.

Natural beauty surrounds you in this large conservation park where you’ll enjoy Vatu-i-ra island as well as explore the large surrounding barrier reef. The island is a haven for breeding seabirds, earning it the nickname “Bird Island”. Dolphins, whales, sea turtles and more than 100 species of fish populate the diverse marine ecosystems surrounding the island Today we’ll visit the northern coast of Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu for our customary swim, snorkel, beachcombing or possibly take a hike. After lunch we go ashore before we begin our homeward journey. Don your favourite island attire and join all the celebrations of our Pacific Island Night Finale.

Enjoy breakfast onboard as we return to Lautoka for a 9:00am disembarkation. Our crew bid you farewell in song including their traditional Fijian ‘Isa Lei’ as they say ‘sototale’ or ‘see you again’. Transfers will be available to the Airport, Port Denarau hotels and the Port Denarau Marina.

November 2023 will see the dawn of a new era in high end cruise experiences never before seen in Fiji with the arrival of luxury expedition small ship MS Caledonian Sky. The luxury expedition ship is tailor made for the adventurous sophisticated traveller offering spacious boutique comfort with a capacity of only 114 passengers across 57 ocean view suites.

Caledonian Sky will provide an elegant onboard experience. Relax on your private balcony, soak in the views from panoramic Sky Deck, sip on bubbles in the two lounges and dine al fresco or in the dining room.

Be guided by our expanded expedition team of 70 crew members in one of the ship's 10 zodiacs to some fabulous destinations. MS Caledonian Sky will provide comfort and elegance as you experience remote locations unable to be accessed by any other means.

Comprising 57 exceptionally spacious, well-designed suites with ocean views arranged over four decks, all suites feature a sitting room area, and some have private balconies.

Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bathtub. Each have walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini- fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air- conditioning and heating, bottled water, dressing gowns and slippers.

Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2023
  • Refurbished: 2018
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 114
Captain Cook Cruises offers small-ship discovery cruises, day tours and cruising restaurants in the Fiji Islands. From the volcanic Yasawa Islands to the remote Northern Fiji Islands, we draw on four decades of cruising knowledge to create individual travel experiences you will never forget.

Discover the natural beauty, environmental diversity, culture and history aboard our fleet of explorer-style small ships. Unique itineraries take you to places where mainstream tourists rarely venture and where you can meet the locals. Our Day Tour and Dining experiences offer tailored packages for all ages and budgets.

Captain Cook Cruises is the recipient of numerous awards including the Fiji Visitors Bureau 'Best Cruise Line', and the Fiji Tourism Awards 'Best Fiji Experience' in 2012.

The company offers a choice of cruises weekly throughout Fiji. All vessels have hosted some of the world's most prestigious events and dignitaries, and are proud of their attention to detail and customer service.

Deck plan

Owners Corner Suites w/ Balcony


AU $7,693*

per person
*All prices are per person twin share unless stated as solo, triple or quad share.
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