Blue Lagoon Cruises
Blue Lagoon Ships
OnboardBlue Lagoon Cruises operates one vessel, Fiji Princess, which sails culturally intensive itineraries in Fiji. The onboard ambience is casual, the pace unhurried. Daily cruising time is no more than four hours per day, leaving plenty of time to enjoy water sports or simply relax on shore and do nothing at all. Each morning, the Fijian crew awaken the more energetic passengers at 6 a.m. for an eye-opening swim. Most passengers prefer to wait until they've indulged in the breakfast buffet before snorkeling in the balmy turquoise waters or reading in a hammock under a palm tree.
Meals, offered at one seating with no assigned tables, focus on fresh seafood, tropical fruits and traditional Fijian cuisine. Included are hearty breakfasts, morning and afternoon tea (usually on the beach), barbecues, and lunch and dinner buffets. A highlight of each trip is the magiti, a Fijian feast of pork, chicken, fish and vegetables wrapped in palm leaves and cooked in a pit called a lovo onshore. No wonder the crew's favorite slogan is: "The more you eat, the more you float."
Dress is casual. Pack your swimsuit, shorts, T-shirts, sunglasses, hat and flip-flops. Modest clothing is recommended when visiting the local villages (no tank tops, hats or swimsuits).
Highlights include visiting a village school and experiencing the ancient yaqona (kava) ceremony, as well as traditional songs and dances. There's a day at Blue Lagoon's own island, Nanuya Lai Lai, where beach and water activities precede a traditional lovo feast and guitar concert. Activities include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, bush walking and more.
About Blue Lagoon CruisesCaptain Trevor Withers, a New Zealand stockbroker, founded Blue Lagoon cruises in the 1950s and named it after the 1948 Hollywood movie "Blue Lagoon," filmed on location in the Yasawas. Today, Blue Lagoon is managed by Marine Tourism Management Ltd., which also operates South Sea Cruises and Awesome Adventures Fiji. Blue Lagoon Cruises' one vessel, Fiji Princess, departs from Denarau and sails three- to seven-night cruises with a cultural focus around Fiji's Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands.
Blue Lagoon Cruises FleetBlue Lagoon's ship is Fiji Princess, which accommodates 68 passengers in 34 cabins. The 117- and 142-square-foot accommodations each feature a window.
Fiji Princess, a catamaran, was acquired from Le Meridien Group in 2002 and refurbished. The teenage ship features a small pool, spa and walk-around decks.
Fellow PassengersBlue Lagoon attracts a diverse passenger base, from honeymooners and families to active seniors. The majority of passengers hail from nearby Australia and New Zealand, followed by the U.S., U.K. and Japan.
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