Mystique Princess Overview
The custom-built Mystique Princess, flagship of the Blue Lagoon fleet, is designed to give passengers the feel of sailing the South Pacific aboard an exclusive motor yacht. During a four-day cruise, you will discover the spectacular beauty of Fiji's Yasawa Islands -- from sparkling lagoons to lush rainforests and eye-popping reefs. Mystique's island-hopping itinerary treats passengers to a rare glimpse of a Fijian lifestyle little changed in decades. You will meet the village chief, join in a typical kava (a nonalcoholic drink made from pepper root) ceremony, dance with genuinely friendly islanders and bargain for seashells on the seashore. While anchored at Blue Lagoon's private island, you can stretch out on a sun-drenched beach, feed brilliantly colored tropical fish, kayak, or snorkel above dazzling corals. The activities on all trips are similar, but the Captain varies the route according to weather conditions. At night, Mystique Princess anchors in a tranquil cove, assuring a peaceful sleep.
If swaying palms, warm breezes and starry nights sound romantic, you won't be surprised to find young couples celebrating their honeymoon onboard. The 30, 40 and 50-plus set, mostly English-speaking pairs from New Zealand, Australia, the U.S. and Europe, just wants to have fun in the sun. The delightful, all-male Fijian crew practically guarantees it on this laid-back, hassle-free getaway. Just beware of getting too much sun.
Mystique Princess Fellow Passengers
Passengers, mostly couples, cover a broad age range, from 20-something honeymooners to a 50-plus crowd. They come from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Europe. Children are welcome, but no special programs are offered.
Mystique Princess Dress Code
Think beaches and boating, then pack T-shirts, shorts, swimsuits, a sun hat, sun block and flip-flops. Casual attire will do for the Captain's dinner. Wear a sundress or slacks and you'll probably feel overdressed.
Mystique Princess Gratuity
Although tipping is not required in Fiji, passengers generally give about $20 each to the Cruise Director who distributes an equal sum to every member of the crew.
We just returned from our spectacular Fiji vacation which included 8 nights on Matangi Island and a six night Blue Lagoon Cruise on the Mystique Princess. My complete trip report will be posted on Tripadvisor but here is my review of the ...continue
After our cruise was cancelled last March (2010) due to a cyclone, we decided to once again try our luck this year in February. We were well aware of the cyclone season and that the same could happen again but booked anyhow.
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...and we paid 5 star prices for 4 days / 3 nights on it. But we never saw the ship because apparently too few persons booked it. So we were added to the front end of the 7 day cruise on the Fiji Princess catamaran. Now the Fiji Princess is a 4 star ...continue