Our ship

The ‘M.V. Fiji Princess’ Experience

The M.V. Fiji Princess will be your home away from home for the duration of your cruise, except you’ll wake up in a different stunning location each morning. With nearly 70 years' experience cruising the islands of Fiji, we know all the best places to take you. Who better to show you their home than the Fijians themselves. We pride ourselves on having an all-Fijian crew and with a high crew member-to-guest ratio, you just know you will be looked after. Our crew will quickly know you by name and every way you turn there will be a big ‘BULA’ welcome. Blue Lagoon Cruises greets guests from all over the world, so you’ll get to meet travellers from all walks of life and all parts of the globe

Small enough to tie off to a coconut tree…

The small size of Blue Lagoon Cruises' cruise ship, M.V. Fiji Princess is just one of the things that makes a cruise with us so special. Accommodating up to 68 guests and measuring only 179 feet (55 metres) in length, we can access bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a large ship. We can get so close to shore, that we can tie off to a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach! Here are some reasons we love small ship cruising:

  • Small ship cruising allows M.V.Fiji Princess to tie up to coconut trees during the day. We can explore the lagoons and coves that would be inaccessible to a large vessel.
  • With a maximum of 68 guests on M.V. Fiji Princess, no matter which beach or island we visit, you won’t be overwhelmed by crowds. Most the time, our guests are the only people on the beach!
  • Because of the smaller guest numbers, we pride ourselves on our personal and friendly Fijian service. Everyone is referred to on a first-name basis.
  • Small ship cruising offers a very relaxed atmosphere and environment. Because of this, you'll adapt with the greatest of ease to 'Fiji Time'.
  • You only need to unpack once but you’ll visit numerous islands.
  • Our cruises are very casual and informal. There is no need to bring several outfits to wear for evening functions.
  • Our guests often make friends for life, given the social atmosphere of small ship cruising.
  • If conditions are rough due to winds and swells, it's easy for us to alter our itinerary to cruise on the sheltered side of the islands.

Cruising schedule

Once a week, M.V.Fiji Princess departs Port Denarau for her voyage into the enchanting Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. There, she spends seven days cruising from one spectacular setting to the next before returning to Denarau (this is our 7 night cruise). We also operate a high-speed transfer vessel, which meets M.V.Fiji Princess in the Sacred Islands, connecting our 3 and 4 night guests with the cruise. Operating our itineraries in this way means one thing: we spend more time cruising the Yasawas, and less time getting there!


The excellent onboard facilities include:

  • An open-air dining room with views out over the sea to the rear of the vessel
  • Shaded sky deck bar and saloon bar
  • Sun loungers on the large upper sun deck
  • A small range of souvenir items for purchase
  • Splash pool
  • A library of reading material and games
  • In room movies available on demand
  • Glass bottom coral viewing boat
  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • Free WiFi (available where coverage allows)
  • Self service guest laundry

Food Onboard

Examples of meals are:

  • Captain’s Dinner with a selection of entrée, mains and desserts
  • On-board themed buffets with a vast array of local and international dishes
  • A traditional Fijian Lovo Feast served under the stars on the beach

Breakfasts have a cold buffet and a selection of hot items from the kitchen.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included.

If you have any special dietary requirements, every effort will be made to meet your request. Please advise us at time of booking.

Dress standard

On board casual and informal, even at dinner. To enter villages men will require a sulu (provided) and women need to dress modestly with shoulders covered. 

Transfer Vessels

Blue Lagoon Cruises use a high-speed transfer vessels to transport guests on the 3 Night and 4 Night itineraries one-way (either to, or from the Sacred Islands). This allows for Blue Lagoon Cruises' vessel, M.V. Fiji Princess, to remain in the islands, only returning to Denarau Marina once a week. 

For transfers between Mamanuca Island resorts and M.V. Fiji Princess we use local operator RIBs or similar. These vessels are known for their comfort and sea-keeping qualities.


Single Use Plastic Free
We are proud to announce that as of April 2020, M.V. Fiji Princess will be single use plastic free. To aid in these efforts for all departures from 01 April 2020, we will be gifting all guests a re-usable water bottle on arrival and installing artisan filtered mineral water stations throughout the ship so drinking water on board is now FREE. Blue Lagoon Cruises is committed to protecting the environment we operate within and this plastic free initiative follows on from the introduction of our on-board glass crusher which turns beer, wine and other glass bottles consumed on-board into sand within seconds to allow for an easy and responsible disposal.

Premium Mini Bar Inclusions
ALL our cabins (both Orchid Deck and Hibiscus Deck) will now come with a premium stocked mini bar on day of cruise departure only that includes; 2 brands of local beer, a selection of soft drinks, a bottle of French sparkling wine, premium Fijian chocolate, local gourmet snacks and bottled (glass) artisan water.  All our cabins will now have a Premium Coffee Pod machine installed and a selection of complimentary tea & coffee.

In Cabin Welcome Gift
Each cabin will come with a Blue Lagoon Cruises 70th anniversary branded gift of a stylish beach tote, a high-quality sulu and re-usable drink bottle per person.

Bubbles for Breakfast
From 01 April 202o, Blue Lagoon Cruises will now be offering sparkling wine with breakfast daily for those wanting to start their day off in holiday mode.

Accommodation on Fiji Princess


M.V. Fiji Princess has 34 air-conditioned cabins, accommodating up to 68 guests.

Each cabin features a private ensuite, storage space, TV/DVD system, vanity table, hair dryer, soft towels and fragrant soaps.

All cabins are above the waterline and feature windows with ocean views.

The Orchid Decks 
The Orchid Decks are situated over two levels and the cabins are approximately 13 sqm (142 sq ft) in size. All Orchid Deck cabins include a welcome fruit platter, Nespresso machine, tea selection, a daily stocked complimentary mini bar (beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water), and a Nama of Fiji gift pack.

Upper Orchid deck:
The Upper Orchid deck has 12 cabins; 9 cabins with queen beds and 3 cabins with either queen or twin single beds.


Middle Orchid deck:
The Middle Orchid deck has 16 cabins; 12 cabins with queen beds and 4 cabins with either queen or twin single beds.

The Hibiscus Deck
The Hibiscus deck has 6 cabins, averaging 11sqm (117sq ft); 4 cabins with queen beds and 2 cabins with either queen or twin single beds.

M.V. Fiji Princess' recently refurbished rooms