8 NIGHTS FIJI ENCOUNTER CRUISE

8 NIGHTS FIJI ENCOUNTER CRUISE

Auckland - Suva - Port Denarau - Dravuni Island - Auckland

P&O Cruises - Pacific Aria

You never know what treasures you’ll discover in this corner of paradise. In Suva, explore Municipal Market, overflowing with spices and brightly-coloured Indian sweets. Or join a village Chief in the customary preparation of kava on a Sawani Village Shore Tour. Free from cars and home to less than 200 inhabitants, enjoy a castaway moment on Dravuni Island. For ultimate rejuvenation, Port Denarau has everything from magic-fingered local masseurs to natural thermal mud pools. Or challenge the locals to a friendly volleyball game. It's their favourite game, so brush up on your skills before you leave home!

Departures:

4 Mar 2021 - Pacific Explorer from NZ $760 SALE pp quad share
PLUS $200 on-board spending money included per room

25 Apr 2021 - Pacific Explorer from NZ $836 pp quad share
PLUS $200 on-board spending money included per room

Itinerary:

Day 1 - DEPART AUCKLAND

Day 2 & 3 - AT SEA

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Bars & Nightclubs
Dance until your feet hurt or chat over an ice-cold pint at our range of nightclubs, bars and pubs.

The Oasis
Leave your worries behind at The Oasis. It’s just like it sounds-a happy, peaceful escape that’s all about the downtime.

Spa
Relax, rejuvenate or get poolside fabulous. We have a range of utterly decadent and relaxing therapies at our Spa.

Day 4 - SUVA

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Wainadoi Zipline
Fly from tree to tree, platform to platform, on a network of pulleys and horizontal cables that are mounted between 10 and 100 feet above the tropical forest floor. The adventure consists of 10 observation platforms and eight horizontal traverses. A knowledgeable and experienced guide will assist every step of the way from when you leave the ground until safely back to the forest floor.

Nailililili Historical Tour by Long Boat
Travel by local bus to Nasali at the Rewa Delta, pass grassy plains and villages as you travel down river. Enjoy a friendly welcome from villagers who will sing, serenade and garland you. The priest will invite you into the beautiful Nailili Church, built by Catholic Missionaries in the early 1800’s, where the choir will sing. On your walk, you may meet friendly children at the school, where dedicated teachers have recently uncovered fascinating facts about this historical site.

Pure Fiji and Sightseeing Tour
In the comfort of your coach, take a guide sightseeing tour past exquisite landscapes and hear fascinating tales of Fiji's dramatic past. For centuries, locals have used pure coconut oil and flower extracts. Pure Fiji has integrated these ancient beauty rituals into an award-winning brand. Visit the Suva headquarters where you will have the opportunity to meet the creator of the Pure Fiji range of products. See the natural ingredients and fragrances used, the special blending and quality control techniques and learn about South Pacific beauty therapy in your behind the scenes tour. Enjoy a sightseeing drive around the city on your return trip.

A Day At The Beach
On the 60 minute coach ride to Pacific Harbour you’ll pass lush green gardens, plantation and settlements to the tropical surrounding Deuba. Your guide will explain what you can and can’t do before you are allowed to roam freely. Sit, relax, swim or walk along the beach. Laze on the beach, feel the breeze and enjoy panoramic views of the islands, swim, play a game of volleyball, touch rugby or read a book under the swaying coconut palm trees. You’re day will pass in no time.

Best Of Suva
Experience the highlights of Suva City and surrounds on this half day tour. Capture amazing views of Suva Harbour and CBD with your cruise ship prominent in the foreground. Enjoy a quick stop at the rural town of Nausori before making your way to the Fiji Museum where you can browse through Fiji’s history, see the exhibits dating back to Fiji’s cannibalism period and Captain Bligh’s ‘Bounty’ which visited Fiji in 1789. Stop in downtown Suva to shop for souvenirs or stroll around the CBD before the short trip back to Suva wharf.

DAY 5 - PORT DENARAU

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Nawaka Village Tour
You will experience a true and hearty Fijian welcome at Nawaka Village by friendlier-than-they-look village warriors. Listen as local women sing a vanua chant reserved strictly for special guests and then pause as the smiling village children garland you with traditional flower leis. Witness a kava ceremony in the local hall before taking a guided tour of the village. You may even have the chance to meet the Chief. Light snacks will be served and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the local ‘Ta Ra Lala’ dance. On your return, stop in Nadi to shop for souvenirs.

Oolala Island Day Cruise
Board the Oolala, a 60-foot vessel named after the song of the local mermaids and view waterfront villas, neighbouring islands and mountain ranges as you leave the marina. Your captain will highlight historical sights and points of interest along the way. Savala Island is an uninhabited 1.5-acre island surrounded by a pristine white sandy beach. After anchoring, take a glass-bottom boat to the island. Here you can choose from guided snorkel tours exploring colourful coral gardens, a glass-bottom boat ride and kayak adventures, or simply relax on the beach with views over the sparkling blue water to nearby tropical islands. A barbecue lunch with a variety of salads is served. Enjoy morning and afternoon tea on the boat.

Fiji Natural Thermal Mud Pool
Nature’s original day spa, the thermal mud pools lie at the base of Sabeto Mountains. Local villagers welcome you with fresh flower leis, traditional songs and a kava ceremony with the Chief. Then, follow your guide to the mud pools, used for their therapeutic properties by generations by Fijians. Rub the exfoliating thermal mud into your skin and then sip on refreshing chilled water as the sun dries the mud. Next, take a dip in the soothing hot thermal pools to rinse the mud away. Your skin will be left feeling smooth and refreshed. At the end, if time allows, check out the local handicrafts for sale.

Oolooloo Snorkel Day cruise
Crystal-clear water, flitting fish, colourful coral and maybe even a wandering turtle, you must be in Fiji! Friendly crew greet you with a customary bula welcome song as you board the ‘Oolooloo’ catamaran. You’ll enjoy spectacular views and informative commentary about the sights and history of the Nadi Bay area. There’s a quick safety briefing before you slip into the crystal-clear waters of Nadi Bay for a guided snorkelling adventure. Explore the amazing underwater world of inquisitive tropical fish and spectacular soft coral that Fiji is renowned for. There’s approximately an hour and a half for snorkelling here. For those who wish to take a break, light refreshments are available on board.

Nadi Sightseeing
See picturesque mountains, local villages, scenic lookouts and more on this Nadi sightseeing tour. Nadi is located on the western side of the main island, Viti Levu. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations and gateway to many of the nearby islands. You will see many highlights, pass local villages, sugar cane fields and take in the picturesque mountains that Fiji is famous for, including the Sleeping Giant mountain range. Stop at a scenic lookout point on Vuda Road and view Port Denarau and surrounding islands. Stop at Vuda Marina for some light refreshments and a coconut demonstration. Next, head back into town and enjoy some free time shopping.

DAY 6 - DRAVUNI ISLAND

A perfect example of timelessness, Dravuni Island is a Pacific island virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

DAYS 7 & 8 - AT SEA

DAY 9 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Price:

From $760 NZD per person quad share - $1 DEPOSIT

Includes:
* Accommodation in interior cabin
* Food from selected dining experiences
* Entry into all bars, pubs and clubs
* Selected activities, entertainment and selected kids activities

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