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The standout feature of a Captain Cook Cruises Fiji cruise is its connection with Fijian life, whether in the villages and schools or onboard the line's Reef Endeavour, when passengers mix and mingle with the staff and learn about the culture. The crew sings and dances with passengers and offers bowls of kava (a traditional Fijian drink).
Friendly and easygoing are the hallmarks of these cruises, along with plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun in stunningly beautiful tropical islands. Food is first rate and plentiful with an emphasis on fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, and dishes often include unusual Fijian ingredients like rourou (taro leaves) and pineapple and coconut served in interesting ways.
Reef Endeavour features five passenger decks; the top Sun Deck contains a small gym, hot tubs and sun lounges, while decks A to D contain cabins, a pool, the Yasawa Lounge reading area and bar and the dining room. All accommodations and public areas have been refurbished with new carpets and furniture since the ship was swamped by Cyclone Evan in December 2012.
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji caters to all comers, including children older than 5. Typically, shorter cruises attract families and travelers in their 20s and 30s, while weeklong cruises have an older demographic (50+, with some younger folks, too). About 80 percent of passengers are from Australia and New Zealand; others come from Canada, the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and occasionally Holland.