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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 and with 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 so we pride ourselves on having an all-Fijian crew and with a high crew member-to-guest ratio, so you know you will be well looked after. Our crew will quickly know you by name and every way you turn there will be a big ‘BULA’ welcome.

Intimate Cruising

The small size of Blue Lagoon Cruises' cruise ship, the M.V. Fiji Princess, is just one of the reasons why a cruise with us so special. Measuring 179 feet (55 metres), she can access bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a larger ship – we can get so close to shore that we can tie off to a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach.

  • With a maximum of 68 passengers and up to 30 Fijian crew, you know you will be well looked after with true Fijian hospitality
  • Due to our small number of guests, no matter which beach or island we visit, you won’t be overwhelmed by crowds. Most of the time, our guests are the only people on the beach!
  • The vessels décor is fresh and nautical, with echoes of the romantic age of cruising gone by
  • You only need to unpack once and then let your floating hotel take you from idyllic place to idyllic experience – everyday somewhere and something different
  • Visit traditional Fijian villages, swim in crystal-clear lagoons and gaze out on tropical vistas you thought only existed in movies
  • 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 on a Friday, 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 Yasawa Islands, and less time getting there!

 

Facilities

The excellent onboard facilities include:

  • Open-air dining room, lounge and bar
  • Open-air sky deck with bar
  • Splash pool
  • Onboard Spa
  • Snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
  • Free Wi-Fi in public spaces (where coverage allows)
  • Self-service guest laundry
  • Onboard books and games
  • Sun-loungers
  • Filtered drinking water stations throughout the ship (M.V. Fiji Princess is single use plastic free)
  • Onboard glass crusher enables us to recycle glass at sea
  • Souvenir items available for purchase on board

 

Cruise Preparation

Blue Lagoon Cruises cater for people of all ages and fitness levels. Although you do have to be able to make your way up and down narrow staircases. While getting in and out of the tender boats can require a certain degree of mobility, the crew will tailor shore landings to suit and there’s nothing wrong with staying on board for those that would prefer to relax and enjoy the scenery. On or off the ship, the Blue Lagoon Cruises team will ensure that you will have a truly memorable experience.

 

Dress standard

The dress code is casual and informal, even at dinner. We encourage our guests to wear what the feel comfortable in and to leave their dinner jackets and high heels at home. For those wanting to visit villages for cultural reasons, we do ask that men wear a sulu (provided in your cabin) and women dress modestly with shoulders and knees covered.

 

Arrival and Departures

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

Transfers between Mamanuca Island resorts and M.V. Fiji Princess use local transfer operators on vessels that are known for their comfort and sea-worthy qualities.

Port Denarau Arrival and Departure times

Explorer Cruise – 3 Night
Check-in Fridays from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Departing Fridays at 3.00pm on M.V. Fiji Princess
Arriving Mondays at 3.00pm via high-speed catamaran

Wanderer Cruise – 4 Night
Check-in Mondays from 11.00am – 11.45am
Departing Mondays at 12.15pm via high-speed catamaran 
Arriving Fridays at 10.00am on M.V. Fiji Princess

Escape to Paradise Cruise – 7 Night
Check-in Fridays from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Departing Fridays at 3.00pm on M.V. Fiji Princess
Arriving Fridays at 10.00am on M.V. Fiji Princess

 

Health & Safety

Blue Lagoon Cruises is member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). guests who travel with Blue Lagoon Cruises can be assured that all relevant CLIA guidelines in relation to cleaning & hygiene standards have and will continue to be adopted.

CLICK HERE - To view our Health & Safety policy 

Accommodation Onboard

M.V. Fiji Princess has 34 air-conditioned cabins accommodating up to 68 guests. Each cabin features a yacht-style en suite, storage space, TV for in-room movies, vanity table, hair dryer, soft towels and bathroom amenities by Pure Fiji. All cabins are above the waterline and feature windows with ocean views. All cabins include:

  • Coffee pod machine with tea and coffee
  • A complimentary mini bar stocked on the day of departure only with a selection of premium beer, soft drinks, French sparking wine, Fijian chocolate and snacks (Note: alcoholic beverages can be exchanged for non-alcoholic options if requested at time of booking).
  • Gifts of a Blue Lagoon Cruises tote bag per cabin and a reusable metal water bottle and sulu (sarong) for each person

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.

Twin or Double Cabin options

Double cabin
Twin cabin