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Fijiian Escape - Solos Only Cruise - September 2018

Price From A$2995


Destination

Denarau


Category
Group Tours

Duration
8 days 7 nights
Tour Details

Standard Cabin A$2995 

Stateroom A$3595

Suite A$3995

After yet another cold winter you’ll be wishing you could skip straight to summer. Well you can by joining our solos only Fiji Island Adventure in early September 2018. 

We’ve chartered a small ship just for Two’s a Crowd solos and together we’ll cruise the beautiful Fijian Islands from Denarau over 8 days - in fact only 61 solos and everyone will have their own cabin. No sharing with strangers. No couples and no tables for one. 

Together we’ll explore the stunning Fiji Islands and stop at island villages for traditional ‘Lovo’ feasts, ‘Kava’ ceremonies and the opportunity to meet the locals and see how they live. Your Fijian crew go all out to make each and every guest part of the family, creating a uniquely friendly environment. 

We’ll also have an onboard marine biologist and cultural expert to enhance your learning experience. 

Plus we have a glass bottomed boat to take us to beautiful sandy beaches and see stunning coral cays. Daily snorkelling is also available if that’s your thing. 

If you’re into food, you’ll be pleased to know that the food on the Reef Endeavour continually receives special praise. The focus is on fresh local seafood and produce complimented by a range international selections. Daily menus include breakfast buffets, buffet and BBQ lunches and a-la-carte or traditional Fiji dinners served in the dining saloon or on the outside deck. Freshness is assured, given the ship is at its homeport twice weekly. 

Get a tissue ready when you bid farewell – the sound of the crew singing the ‘Isa Lei’ (farewell song) is bound to bring a tear to your eye, and instill wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. 

So come along and replace the winter blues with turquoise waters, white sand and golden sunsets. 

Fiji cruise

Refer to our brochure for the day to day itinerary.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 WHAT OUR SOLOS THOUGHT OF THE 2017 FIJI CRUISE.

"Absolutely great. Needed time out and although we were busy making decisions on what to eat, do we swim, snorkel or just flop around on the sand like untrained seals (Decisions, decisions, decisions) it really renewed the soul." Rosi (St Marys, NSW) 

"Loved the simplicity and unpretentious aspects overall. The cabin was always immaculate - everyone made an effort with vegetarian food - I was disappointed with the very sad condition of the reef which I guess was caused by the last cyclone. Staff were so helpful getting me in and out of boats - all done with a sense of humour." Robin (Melbourne, VIC) 

"Although cruising is not my thing I did enjoy seeing the islands and meeting the Fijians on board and in the schools and villages. A good mix of people and pleasant company of my fellow passengers." Maureen (Melbourne , VIC) 

"Very good. Captain Cook Cruise staff were excellent, Two’s a Crowd hosts were a lot of fun, the itinerary was great, food very good and a good time had by all." Toni (Narrabeen, NSW) 

"I had a great time & really enjoyed meeting all the other travellers. Enjoyed the cruise and it has definitely given me the confidence to travel alone again." Karen (Fairy Meadow, NSW) 

"I had a wonderful time on our cruise in Fiji – the tour was excellent and, I must thank you for all your help in organising it. I was one of the “Brisbane 5” who was caught up in the cancellation of the Fiji Air flight from Brisbane, and was so happy that we managed to get on the ship after all the dramas. Yes, I would be very interested in another cruise in September 2018, particularly if it will be a different itinerary." Rosemary (Castle Hill, QLD) 

"I booked this holiday with Two’s a Crowd because I wanted a laid back, minimum of fuss, relaxed week, swimming in gentle waters and lazing on sheltered beaches enjoying the company of like-minded people. And that is what I got. This is my first time travelling with a “singles” tour. I have been on big, couple oriented, cruises before and felt very out of place. I sure did not feel out of place with the crowd on the Reef Endeavour. They were such a great bunch. The beauty of this holiday was you could involve yourself as much or as little as you wished. There were a couple of days when I just needed to rest and so I took myself up to the sun lounge area and slept. Others just took themselves off and sat in a comfortable corner and read with no interference. Some preferred snorkelling every day and if you didn’t want to go swimming you could choose a little trip in the glass bottom boat. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the crew. A movie was always provided if you didn’t choose to go ashore. New destinations every day provided a variety of mainly deserted beaches, good swimming areas and interesting scenery. Opportunities were had to visit Fijian churches, schools and villages. And for the adventurous a spot of mountain climbing." Coral (Leura, NSW) 

"Although the ship is a little dated and this being my first cruise, I thoroughly enjoyed everything and it exceeded my expectations, particularly the snorkelling, as I wasn’t expecting that to be as available as it was." Jenny (Melbourne, VIC) 

"Absolutely fabulous...way beyond my expectations. The Fijian people made my trip so much better. Captain Ken in his expertise of moving our vessel on when he thought the weather was brewing was fantastic. Food was out of this world. People on the cruise were great. I am overwhelmed that the trip was so good." Naomi (Mt. Waverley, VIC) 

"Enjoyable, generally good crowd, food was adequate, beautiful weather, accommodation acceptable, sufficient variety of things to do and see, places to visit, experiences to enjoy." Paul (Northern Beaches, NSW) 

"Cruise exceeded my expectations - but I wasn’t sure what I was actually getting in the first place. It was nice to travel with so many like-minded people." Kerry (Cheltenham, VIC) 

"Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. An interesting and good mix of people. Very relaxing holiday. A lot of fun. Filled all my expectations." Yvonne (Malvern East, VIC) 

"What an amazing holiday. Enjoyed every bit of it and any delay or hiccup we had getting on the boat was remembered fondly as an experience that I had that most people missed out on just like freezing our bits off in the ship's pool. Fully expected icicles floating by as it was so cold. Anyway, please put me down for the 2018 Fiji cruise. I have already worked out a saving plan and am so looking forward to it. Vinaka for arranging the last trip it was great." Rosi (St Marys, NSW) 

"As one of the “Brisbane 5”, it started off as a real adventure!! Fortunately, we made it aboard the “Reef Endeavour” safely, but undignified, to enjoy a very relaxing and wonderful week. Well organised and full of activities where you chose just what you wanted to do, which suited me as I was after a totally relaxing break. The company on board was good but there wasn’t as much interaction as I had expected. I guess, like most things, little groups developed. The “Reef Endeavour” needs some upgrade as far as amenities are concerned but the onboard staff were really wonderful - and very talented. Overall? Exactly what I was looking for during winter but I could’ve done without the initial dramas which were beyond anyone’s control. I must admit though that the wet, windswept, hungry and exhausted look didn’t suit any one of the five who arrived late and I hope there aren’t too many photos of us!" Glenys (Bargara, QLD) 

"Had a great time. Got into the “Fijian Time” frame easily. There were a few little problems in the beginning which were sorted out in due course. The boat could do with a refit. However, the crew were wonderful. Looked after us very well. Ken, Elise and Diane were very efficient." Bob (Paradise Point, QLD) 

About the Reef Endeavour

The MV Reef Endeavour has 61 suites, staterooms and cabins. Every cabin type features a private bathroom ensuite, air-conditioning, hair dryer, 240 volt power, international shaver point, soaps, shampoo and towels serviced daily. 

Each cabin is approximately 14sqm. Tabua Suites are approximately 28sqm. Staterooms and Suites open onto the outside deck and have two windows. Tabua Suites (4) feature a bedroom (twin/ double) with ensuite bathroom, plus a separate day room with chair, settee, desk, TV & DVD player, refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities and second bathroom. 

Staterooms (49) are located on the main decks (twin/queen). Cabins (8) with portholes open onto an inside passageway (twin/double/bunk triple/bunk quad). Two’s a Crowd solos will have exclusive use of their cabin - no sharing. 

The ship also features a freshwater swimming pool, two top deck spa pools, sauna and mini gym; glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling and dive vessels, bar, two lounges and a single-sitting dining saloon; day spa, gift shop, library, guest laundry, free wifi at anchorages and 24 hour coffee and tea facilities. MV Reef Endeavour also has a lift from D Deck to Sun Deck (limited access). 

Languages

English is an official language and is the language of instruction in education, and is spoken by most in Nadi, Suva and any other major tourist area. On a few of the less touristy islands, English may be spoken with some difficulty. Fijian or Hindustani (Hindi/Urdu) is spoken by most adults and children, and learning even a few key phrases will help you gain the respect of the locals.

Words and Phrases

    Bula! - A general greeting, pronounced mboo-lah.
    Vinaka - "Please" or "thank you", pronounced vee-nah-kah.
    Moce - "Goodbye", pronounced mow-they.

Currency

In Fiji the currency is the Fijian dollar - symbolized as FJD placed before the amount with no intervening space. Bills include: FJD5, FJD10, FJD20, FJD50. Coins include: 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1, $2. ATM's are plentiful and credit cards widely accepted.

Visas

Australia and New Zealands passport holders are entitled to a free visa on arrival in Fiji for stays of up to 4 months.

Climate

Fiji has a warm tropical climate perfect for beachside holidays. Maximum temperatures rarely move out of the 31°C (88°F) to 26°C (79°F) range all year round. Southeast trade winds from March to November bring dry weather and the rainy season runs from December to April. On average there are 15 cyclones per decade, and two to four actually cause severe damage. They occur from November to April and with greatest frequency in January and February. There is more risk in the outlying northwest island groups.

Fiji does have a wet season, which is characterised by heavy, brief local showers and contributes most of the country’s annual rainfall. The wet season is normally from November to April and results from the southerly movements of the South Pacific Convergence Zone. Typically the smaller islands in Fiji receive less rainfall than the main Island with various amounts according to their location and size. Cyclones do occur in Fiji and are normally confined to wet season.

The best months for holidaying in regards to Fiji weather is late March through to early December.

Price is based on sole use of cabin throughout. Prices correct as at 11 August  2017 and subject to change until paid in full. Non-refundable deposit of $500 required to confirm booking. Balance payable 1st May 2018. Cruise includes:

  • 8 days/7 nights on board MV Reef Endeavour cruising the Fijian islands - round trip from Denarau. Only ‘Two’s a Crowd’ solos on board. 

  • Sole use cabin with ensuite — no sharing with strangers. 

  • Shuttle group transfers - ask team for details. 

  • All meals while on board. Give your credit card a holiday too! 

  • 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar. 

  • WiFi (located in Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, and Pool Deck). 

  • Use of snorkelling equipment. 

  • Swimming pool, spa and gym. 

  • Daily island stopovers and water activities. 

  • Guided island, village and school tours. 

  • Snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours. 

  • Guided walks and kayak safaris. 

  • Tropical island lovo feast and kava ceremony. 

  • Entertainment on-vessel. 

Price excludes:

  • Return airfares (ask us for a competitive quote)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Optional on-board excursions (there are 2 optional excursions which cost only  FJ$10 and FJ$15 respectively)

Deposit and final payments are not refundable. Please see our Terms & Conditions on our website for more information.

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