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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Check in at Port Denarau was easy. We had complimentary pickup from our Nadi hotel. On arrival, you drop off the bags and they advise what time to come back for boarding. You can then have a drink, look around the shops etc. You are ... Read More
Check in at Port Denarau was easy. We had complimentary pickup from our Nadi hotel. On arrival, you drop off the bags and they advise what time to come back for boarding. You can then have a drink, look around the shops etc. You are greeted with a nice drink on arrival and welcoming singers and staff and shown to your cabin. Room: Orchid room, which was clean and had fresh towels and toiletries. What is missing is storage space & hooks. There are no draws, and in the cupboard, there was only 4 hangers. After a while, our room attendant managed to get 3 more hangers for us, which I found a bit strange. The storage could be solved easily by putting a set of draws in the wardrobe or having a lot of hangers for people to use. There is a shelving area up against the windows which you can put some things on, but most stuff has to stay in your luggage which is stored under the bed. The bed was large enough but too soft for people with back issues. As we did the 7 nights, once the 3 night guests departed, wonderful Harry (guest relations) had our mattress replaced and it was better option for us. The shower/toilet takes a few days to get used to. There is no shower curtain and space is tight, but after a few days, we worked out how to not get water everywhere. Also being in an Orchid room, you have replenished mini bar each day. 2 soft drinks, 2 waters, 4 beers & 1 x white wine (Chardonnay) & 1 red (Shiraz). There is a form to fill out which you place on the bed with what you have used. I have to say nearly every day we had to chase for something to be replaced which got a bit annoying after a few days. Other things for the room: If you like to watch a movie (as there are no tv channels), you can go to reception and get a Hard drive which has a big selection of movies to choose from free to watch. You need to return this or you will be charged FJ200 which is fair. Drinks on board: If you are lucky enough to have an Orchid room, depends on how big a drinker you are as to what the end bill will be. Drinks are a bit on the expensive side. Soft drinks FJ8 = $5.17 // Beers from FJ11 = $7.10 // Wines per bottle from FJ73 = $47 // Cocktails from around FJ28 = $18.10. Every day there is happy hour in the afternoon where the cocktail of the day is 30% off. Food: There is a Captains dinner on the beginning of the 3night & 4night itinerary. 4 courses and delicious. Other food is buffet style with a great, tasty selection. Breakfast is buffet with an egg station for omelettes, poached, fried etc. A couple or mornings also champagne on offer. Service: Fijians are always amazing people. On this cruise, staff were friendly and a few of them go over and above to make your stay wonderful. A few others are friendly but need to understand that guests are paying a premium for this cruise and expect great service all the time (not some of the time). Laundry: There is a self service laundry on board which the guests can use in the morning and staff in the afternoon. Just check with them what the best time is. Itinerary: We enjoyed visiting Modriki Island where Castaway was filmed. This didn’t happen on the 1st day, but the following morning a few went for an early swim and walk. That afternoon, quite a few did snorkelling with the reef sharks which they enjoyed. Afternoon we visited Soso Bay and the Fijian island village. Always enjoyable to meet the local Fijians. There was an option the next morning for a church service or time to go snorkelling which we did and the captain joined us. 4th day – Sacred Isles. Unfortunately for us, it was low tide. This was one of the places where it was very difficult for some people to enjoy the beach, because of low tide. You had to walk over rocks etc just go for a swim. Thankfully the snorkelling was good. 5th day – Blue Lagoon (Nanuya Lailai Isl) which BLCruises has a large section for their private use. This for us was the highlight of the trip. Amazing beach, great snorkelling and fish feeding and you could easily just swim back to the ship if you wished. We were there for full day and that evening which included a traditional feast, dances/singers and then a shell market. Great day. 6th day – Early morning walk on the island for those up to it (steep hill first up) and good views, we then did the boat transfer back. Off then to Sawa-I-Lau caves. First section is easily accessible and they have floats etc for those who just want to stay in the 1st section and not go underwater to the 2nd cave. Great experience. 7th day – Off the ship for a school visit this morning (which was wonderful interaction with the kids) then to Drawaqa Island where a Marine Biologist was onboard for a presentations. BLCruises state in their itinerary between May to October, you have the opportunity to snorkel with the MANTA RAYS. We all discovered, by the Marine Biologist, that the only real chance you have is at high tide, and again we got there at low tide (and I was pretty angry about it along with a lot of others). A lot of people were very disappointed. This was one of the main reasons we did this itinerary and cruise. Cannot understand why BLCruises would not amend the itinerary to maximum the chance for their clients, if they are going to advertise this on their itinerary, why did they not do Manta Rays 1st and then the school? The school could have been visited in the afternoon instead. Thankfully the whole afternoon wasn’t a loss. The snorkelling was wonderful off the beach from Bare Foot Manta Resort. We decided to do Blue Lagoons 7 night cruise for a special occasion. Having cruised previously on 2 occasions, with their competitor we wanted to try BLCruises. Overall we had a great time, but it could have been a wonderful experience if just a few things were amended by BLCruises. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
We recently booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. We booked the 7 day cruise and the scenery was spectacular. Our cabin was very comfortable, small ensuite but satisfactory. Everything ... Read More
We recently booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. We booked the 7 day cruise and the scenery was spectacular. Our cabin was very comfortable, small ensuite but satisfactory. Everything was layback and very casual, food excellent ( too much!). All Fijian crew were more than exceptional, from the captain who spent time with us, doing everything from taking us snorkeling and cleaning our Snorkeling goggles, sitting on the floor of the deck playing guitar and singing to of course driving the ship, to the lovely staff that serviced our rooms and served us the beautiful food. Every need accommodated with a big smile and usually immediately. There were lots of activities snorkeling, fishing, diving, beach excursions, swimming etc. you could do as much or as little as you wanted. We had a fantastic holiday, and would recommend this cruise to all our friends. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
This cruise would suit all age groups. Soooooo relaxing, yet lots of great activities. Beautiful snorkeling every day, pristine remote beach visits almost every day (with kayaks and SUP’s). Wonderful, friendly islanders to meet in the ... Read More
This cruise would suit all age groups. Soooooo relaxing, yet lots of great activities. Beautiful snorkeling every day, pristine remote beach visits almost every day (with kayaks and SUP’s). Wonderful, friendly islanders to meet in the remote villages. Cave snorkeling. Mooring up to a coconut tree in the Blue Lagoon, with hammocks and a full bar/meals set up. Even a fishing expedition in a tinny (all inclusive). Delicious, local fresh food. Gorgeous village dancers visited the ship for a heartwarming, fun performance. I cannot recommend this cruise highly enough. Very friendly and efficient Fijian crew members. Magnificent panoramic scenery. Nothing better than sitting up on one of the back decks with wine, cruising off into the sunset. This is the best way to really see Fiji, away from the resorts. Whether you are a young (or not so young) romantic couple, elderly (but reasonably mobile), adventurous single, a family (large or small), a reunion or a wedding party. Absolutely perfect!!! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
The cruise was terrific, the staff was always attentive, very energetic, and happy. They were very hardworking as well, setting up our private beaches and shuttling us between the ship and our activities multiple times a day for a week was ... Read More
The cruise was terrific, the staff was always attentive, very energetic, and happy. They were very hardworking as well, setting up our private beaches and shuttling us between the ship and our activities multiple times a day for a week was amazing. And for being "on" all the time, never once did I see them slacking or getting frustrated. Every staff member enjoyed what they do and it showed. The staff was also very welcoming and warm. We toured the engine room, the bridge was always open to us, the captain would always be involved too, he was never a no-show. It was wonderful. The excursions were also terrific, many snorkels, saw lots of fish up close (sharks, mantas to name a few), sunsets, caves, traditional villages, ceremonies, and private beaches. I could go on and on. We really had access to the best of the best. The other passengers were terrific too. It doesn't feel crowded but the ship was still full. Surprisingly to me, the average passenger was a retiree or an empty-nester. However, they were very active. Partook in mostly all of the activities. snorkeling, hiking, dancing etc... amazing. Bottom line: great time. Do the 7 days. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Within two hours of departure, we had our first beach/swim opportunity on the Castaway beach. Happy hour appetizers and dinner followed. Early riser were treated to a sunrise swim before breakfast and departure to the next beautiful ... Read More
Within two hours of departure, we had our first beach/swim opportunity on the Castaway beach. Happy hour appetizers and dinner followed. Early riser were treated to a sunrise swim before breakfast and departure to the next beautiful beach. Morning tea on the beach. lunch on the ship before a bit of snorkeling. Afternoon tea. Some time to read before happy hour and dinner. Activities such as a village visit, paddle boards, cave snorkeling and dinner from a pit were added. Each day seemed perfect and then was followed by an even better day. The ship is beginning to age but is spotless. WiFi was wonky - best in the morning or in the reception area. The three main gathering areas (dining, lounge and top deck) are comfortable and encourage socializing. The crew was friendly and fun. They went out of their way to accommodate our interests. The food was very good and and varied. We especially enjoyed the Fiji, Indian and Lovo dinners. By the second morning our egg preferences where known. Great coffee. The other passengers were a mix of New Zealanders, Australians, and handful of Europeans, Canadians and Americans and four Chinese. Everyone was friendly and delightful to be around. No one packed their ego. We are looking forward to returning! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We chose this cruise simply because we were in Fiji for our daughter's wedding, decided to take another week after the event and I couldn't decide on resorts. I thought a boutique cruise would get us the most Fiji possible in 7 ... Read More
We chose this cruise simply because we were in Fiji for our daughter's wedding, decided to take another week after the event and I couldn't decide on resorts. I thought a boutique cruise would get us the most Fiji possible in 7 days. I am so glad I couldn't decide on resorts because this cruise was amazing. Port Denarau was OK. There is a bistro near the check in desk and I felt safe the entire time we waited. Embarkation was organized and easy. The ship is well loved and care worn but clean and maintained. You actually feel that you are on a boat, not a floating city. The small size meant that you got to know the crew and your fellow passengers. It felt good to go on adventures and take meals with new friends, sort of like a summer camp experience. The cabin, we were in 15, was small but adequate. The point isn't to spend time there except to sleep and get ready to do something else anyway. There is only a closet which necessitated living out of our suitcases, something I don't like to do, but they slid easily in and out from under the bed and I got over it. In all reality, if you bring more than swim gear, a couple of casual outfits and underwear you are over packing for this cruise. You could probably skip the underwear. It is very casual. The bathroom is tiny- no shower curtain so the whole thing gets wet but it drains quickly. The food was great. 3 meals plus 2 teas- more than anyone needs. Breakfast offers eggs to order, meats, potatoes, baked beans (a UK thing I guess), multiple bread choices. Mimosas for morning imbibers. Tea and a self-serve espresso/coffee machine that I am still missing, 2 weeks later. Morning tea was some form of cake and fresh fruit (the most delicious fresh fruit possible) and off course tea, coffee choices, fruit juice. Lunch was a steam table set up, sometimes on the beach, and usually was a choice of proteins (fresh fish and chicken or beef), some veggie selections, variety of starches and always the fresh fruit was available. Once day we had box lunches on the beach. Then beach time or a snorkel trip and afternoon tea- same as morning only tea sandwiches added. then beach or a snorkel trip and time to clean up for dinner. We had 2 Captains nights where we were served at the table- given a choice for entree (appetizer in US), main course and dessert and all was delicious. 1 night there was a Lovo (Fijian cook out) on the beach with pork, fish and the great accouterments. One night was Indian night- saris were provided and the food was Indian. One night we was scheduled for a feast with a local village but weather prevailed and the feast was brought to us and we dined on board- again, delicious. If you go hungry on this cruise it's because you are too busy having fun to eat. Activities were mostly water related- beach days, guided snorkeling trips, cave snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking. The snorkeling was really terrific, as good as I have experienced having snorkeled in Hawaii and Caribbean. If you want to scuba or deep sea fish you can arrange it with the crew and that is the only extra expense other than alcohol. And spa treatments. I had 2 massages. One on board- the room isn't terribly spa like but the massage was good and one on the beach where the massage was just ok but the beach was wonderful. There was dancing but it was after 8 p.m. and to be honest we hit the sack too early to participate. The crew entertained with guitars several times. Any down time was self-made and consisted of enjoying the sunset with a cocktail and our new found friends or reading in a deck chair. WiFi is a bit spotty of more than adequate for posting photos to Facebook to make your friends back home jealous. People trying to work had some issues. I think it was karma. One day we visited a village and toured the school. We had 2 Kava ceremonies. The crew was fabulous. The Captain kept us out of the way of a cyclone and our weather was close to perfect. The service is good and everyone in the crew is friendly and just plain nice. They could not have been better trained or more personable. Disembarkation was clouded by the tears in my eyes after the crew sang us off the boat. Everything went smoothly however. Would I go again? HELL YES! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Friends took this cruise three years ago and raved about it. We concur. It was a week of island-hopping through the Yasawa and Mamanuca island chains. We snorkelled often (first time), swam from many beaches, relaxed on beautiful beaches, ... Read More
Friends took this cruise three years ago and raved about it. We concur. It was a week of island-hopping through the Yasawa and Mamanuca island chains. We snorkelled often (first time), swam from many beaches, relaxed on beautiful beaches, had dinner on one beach, were entertained by Fijian singers and dancers, visited a school in one village, had Fijian dinner in another village, listened to beautiful singing at Sunday church service in yet another village. Swam with sharks, explored a sea cave and swam underwater briefly to get to a second cave. The ship itself was lovely, a great variety of seating on three decks if you wanted to be with others or on your own. Our captain, Jotiko, was multi-talented; he sang, played guitar, and led snorkelling expeditions in addition to running the ship. The crew was lovely -- very friendly and helpful. Shore activities, especially meals and morning and afternoon tea, can be complex, but they made it look easy. Crew members are very friendly and are very good at what they do. They kept us as busy as we wanted to be. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
WOW WOW WOW !!! We booked the Blue Lagoon 2x night / 3x day cruise 10 years ago with our children for my 40th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it then. I was wanting to do something special for my 50th birthday and knew the Blue ... Read More
WOW WOW WOW !!! We booked the Blue Lagoon 2x night / 3x day cruise 10 years ago with our children for my 40th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it then. I was wanting to do something special for my 50th birthday and knew the Blue Lagoon 7x nights cruising the Yasawa Islands was exactly what I wanted to share with my husband (no kids this time) celebrating my birthday. And we are so very pleased we booked! We have done a lot of travelling all over the world and this would have to be at the top of our list of places we've visited! The service from the lovely staff in Port Denarau, the ship, the crew - extremely efficient, friendly, funny, nothing is too much for them in helping you, the cabin - everything is catered for, the lounge and dining areas along with the top deck bar - all very comfortable. The food is amazing, catering for all with various dietary needs, the variety of entertainment, the visits to the local villages meeting the beautiful Fijian people, especially the children who sing and dance when visiting their school - the children's voices are so beautiful. The snorkelling is amazing, such an enormous variety of fish, white tip reef sharks and coral, the colours a true delight to see. The beaches are so beautiful, the colours of the water, the amazing sunsets - picture postcard perfect. One of the most amazing days was spending the day on Blue Lagoons private island snorkelling, eating, sun baking, reading, kayaking, stand up, enjoying a Vomo beer while sitting in the crystal clear waters, beach volley ball with the crew, walking to the other side of the island visiting Lo's Tea House, having a beautifully made Lovo dinner cooked superbly for us followed by a night of dancing entertainment from the local villagers and the ladies displaying the beautiful works in necklaces, colourful mats etc. It was a magic day and night! We also met some amazing people on the cruise who are now good friends and we are all looking forward to meeting up again next November 2017. Thank you Blue Lagoon Cruises for a most wonderful holiday - we will be back. Kim & Graham Caldwell Read Less
Sail Date: July 2016
Unpack your bags and for the next week you are in heaven. Everything was so well run. The ship though not lavish was well appointed. The crew are so welcoming and can not do enough for you. We visited some of the most beautiful islands. We ... Read More
Unpack your bags and for the next week you are in heaven. Everything was so well run. The ship though not lavish was well appointed. The crew are so welcoming and can not do enough for you. We visited some of the most beautiful islands. We have dived and snorkeling in many parts of the world but nothing compares to this. You can be as active or chilled as you want. The food was great the cocktails were fabulous. They cater for all ages and abilities. The tender boats were easy to enter and exit(even for me with a dodgy knee) most of the days were spent exploring the lovely islands but you only had to ask and the crew would take you back to the ship. There were some memorable cultural experiences as well along with a visit to a local school. We were humbled by the welcoming locals who were still rebuilding after cyclone Winston. The friendliness of the Fijian people was something we could learn from. We can not recommend this cruise highly enough. We will return! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2014
This cruise is sensational, my partner and myself went on this cruise as part of our honeymoon to see a bit more of the real Fiji. We both could not fault it at any stage, we were lucky to have great weather bar one day where it was ... Read More
This cruise is sensational, my partner and myself went on this cruise as part of our honeymoon to see a bit more of the real Fiji. We both could not fault it at any stage, we were lucky to have great weather bar one day where it was overcast but still warm enough to go for a swim! The snorkelling is fantastic, the crew are more than accommodating for those who are not as water confident as they are (on our cruise there was an older lady who had never been snorkelling before, and the crew took the time to help, guide and eventually went snorkelling with her so she could see the majestic coral reefs that Fiji offers). The food was more than acceptable it was fantastic! It proves that you don't need a big kitchen to made delightful food. The staff are very accommodating my partner is Lactose and Soy intolerant, we explained this and the Chef made separate deserts and certain meals so they could be eaten and enjoyed with the rest of the guests. All of the staff we feel really made the cruise as enjoyable as it was, they are always friendly, smiling and nothing is too much hassle! The "band" so to speak (all comprised of varying crew member) was great always very entertaining and good to see that life can be fun with out the iPad or iPod! The cabins were on the smaller side but still very comfortable with extra pillows if required, the bathrooms had what was needed nothing more, nothing less all amenities worked first time every time. The public areas were always clean and well maintained. We didn't have our son with us on the cruise but there were other children there, the staff would quite frequently look after the children so as that their parents could enjoy there holiday as well. We would very highly recommend this cruise to anyone, we are even planning on going back sometime soon with our entire family!!! Read Less
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