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Victoria, MN

8 Day Cruise of the Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands

Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands

This 7 night cruise will give you access to the most breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences that the region has to offer. From Monuriki Island, where the Tom Hanks movie ‘Castaway’ was filmed, to an exclusive trip to The Narokorokoyawa or Sacred Islands where you will experience a Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony, there is something for everyone on this cruise.

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Set sail over lunch throughout the beautiful Mamanuca island past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Be sure to book your preferred time early for your a-la-carte dinner.

Day 2

Cruise to idyllic Monuriki island where Tom Hanks' Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore Monu Island for snorkeling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. Join the entertainment with our evening show. 

Day 3

The Sacred Island is a place of beauty beyond belief. Legends tell of the great war canoe 'Rogobka' which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship's crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony.

 

Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkeling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat.

Over lunch, cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands. Enclosed by towering volcanic peaks and palm fringed beaches, Waya Island is a tropical paradise. Visit a local school this afternoon and a village and shell market. The first will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favorite island attire for Pacific Island night this evening.

Day 4

After breakfast, set sail and return to Denarau Marina, where between departures, guest can choose a complimentary tour including the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a tall ship adventure or mud pools before heading back out for your next island adventure. 

Cruise to Tivua Island over a light lunch and explore the coral gardens, clam farms and a medicine walk through the island before enjoying another South Pacific sunset. Tonight join the captain and his crew for the Gala Captain's dinner.

Day 5

Start the day naturally with a morning swim & snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers Island. Savor the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island. Here is beauty in its original state where you can bask in aquamarine waters along white sandy beaches. Volleyball, snorkel, swim or explore the island. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian Village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian Feast, Lovo and Cultural performance, Meke.

Day 6

Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawa-i-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience or you could explore it on an escorted kayak tour. Join the guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school. Snorkel over spectacular coral gardens, swim in fabled lagoons or test your fitness with a limb to the peak behind the school on Yasawa Island. Try your luck at crab racing tonight!

Day 7

Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for an amazing snorkeling this afternoon, you may even see a Manta-ray depending on the season. Our overnight anchorage is Tivua Island for a tropical buffet dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian storytelling).

Day 8

The morning we are sailing back to Port Denarau for breakfast aboard. The crew bid you farewell to the wistful song of "Isa lei" as you disembark.

Please note - these are sample itineraries - they are subject to change/availability