Fijian Island Charter Cruise – Sept 2022

The beauty of Fiji lies in its diversity – over 330 islands waiting to be explored.

Discover the pristine beaches, turquoise waters and villages of remote Fiji on this seven night cruise aboard the fully accommodated MV Reef Endeavour Cruise Ship. Cruise departs and returns to Denaru Marina Nadi.

The MV Reef Endeavour explores parts of Fiji that the larger ships cannot get to.  We will visit remote villages, churches and schools and take part in traditional village ceremonies, Meke (dance) and Lovo feasts.

In addition to being immersed in Fijian culture, this custom designed itinerary will still give you plenty of time for relaxing on warm white sandy beaches, swimming, kayaking or even paddle boarding in crystal clear waters  Plenty of snorkelling and glass bottom boating (for those not as adventurous) over amazing coral reefs.  The ship is equipped with a hydraulic platform ensuring boarding and disembarking the glass bottom boat is easy.  

Stay on board and be pampered by the ships Day Spa, or simply relax on the sun deck the jacuzzi or pool or grab a cocktail at the pool bar.

Dining is another vital ingredient, so whether it is an alfresco luncheon a casual BBQ or table d’hote dinner, all food is prepared onboard from fresh local and imported produce.  All meals are provided in the cost of this cruise.

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SHIP:
We would love to welcome you aboard the REEF ENDEAVOUR for a 7 night private charter cruise around the remote northern islands of Fiji. 


Our small ship was originally designed to cater for 168 passengers however with subsequent refurbishment, including the creation of suites and family rooms,
number of passengers on board at any one time is now significantly reduced allowing for even more public area and deck space to be enjoyed.

WHEN:
Departing PORT DENARU  3rd September, 2022 

Accommodation package prior to the cruise will be offered closer to the cruise.  This will most likely be for two nights  accommodation.
It is advised that if you don't take this up you arrange your own accommodation for at least one night in Fiji prior to the cruise.

PRICE
From *$2050 per person,
Above price is based on a "C" Ocean Stateroom twin share.

RATES are fully inclusive of accommodation, ALL meals, snorkelling equipment, glass bottom boat tours, island tours and village walks, use of all ship board faciities and evening entertainment. 
*Drinks from bar, spa treatments and scuba diving are additional costs and billable to individuals onboard.  
and INCLUSIVE of welcome gift.  Scrapbooking classes will be additional.  As this is different to a normal larger cruise classes will be offered at night if you wish to participate.

On Booking Enquiry form please ensure you have requested relevant cabin for;

  • upgrade of cabin type if required 
  • 3rd /4th person in cabin
    or
  • Single Supplement

A 25% loading fee is charged if you would like a single room.

Max. 100
Cabins only held once deposits have been received.

 

Final islands and itinerary will be confirmed at a later date once I have got together with Cruise Line to see how much of my bucket list we can fit into this cruise. 
However,  I can assure you it will be spectacular for both water and culture lovers and will be visiting remote islands that are not visited by larger ships.

Sample itinerary inclusions:

Visit some of the most remote islands of Fiji situated to the North of the Mainland - being volcanic in origin they offer some of the most dramatic scenery in the South Pacific

New islands and coral reefs to visit every morning and afternoon

You will have the opportunity to experience a  special choral church service and visit a local school where we can bring and hand out supplies that are much needed.

 A possible visit to the famous Dateline—180th Meridian—where you can literally stand with one foot in today and the other in tomorrow.  (dependant on itinerary confirmation)

You will be able to explore these pristine environments with our Marine Biologist and expert guides. Snorkelling, kayaking, exploring the caves and meeting the locals of these amazing settlements

Daily opportunities to snorkel or swim.  Itinerary will include the chance to swim in caves, aquamarine limestone lagoons and adjoining coral gardens in pristine waters.

One evening visit a village to enjoy the tastes of Fiji with a traditional “lovo” (earth oven) feast where we share fresh local seafood, meat, succulent tropical fruits. Then dance to the drum of the meke(dance) and kava ceremony.... and more

HOST / Instructor - Melissa Kennedy
As my business name states, we are all unique and unmistakable creations. Made up of everyday life experiences, growing and changing with each new day.

I've been fortunate to have been a part of this Industry for now well over 25 years and as mentioned in my very first blog post on this website, now starting to see how everything learnt along the way is coming together. I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some big companies within this industry, learn (and still learning many design skills, as well as being an educator in an industry, that has taken me around the world a number of times.  “Are you for real – you seriously cut and paste for a living and travel the world”  (imagine the English accent spoken here) as one guy said to me on an trip overseas…  never really looked at it that way until then and thought – yeah actually I really do…  Now its great to be able to give this same opportunity to other educators in the industry as they join me on some of these cruises.

Along with my love of photography and travel, I am one of the fortunate ones who has been able to turn my hobby into not only a job, but a business. I still laugh when my beautiful girls inform me i don't have a real job.

Love (did i say love) getting my hands dirty, I LOVE PAPER, love exploring new techniques and would say my style evolves depending on the type of projects we are doing.  I'm not afraid to try something new and that is something I try to get across to those in my classes - there are no mistakes - only UNMISTAKABLE and unique creations .... oh did I mention I love to LAUGH and to have FUN!!!

But moreso than anything else on these cruises - I love watching people do something for the first time.  Whether that be a new technique in class or something they have wanted to tick off their bucket list and thought they wouldn't never do.  The belief in themselves that grows with that achievement, the excitement on their faces (yes you can see it) is something that makes the crazy hectic busy times all worthwhile.

Look forward to seeing you on board.

 

In addition to myself there are two awesome instructors who have booked to come onboard that will be offering a class each whilst on this cruise also.
More details on these to come - secret squirrel stuff for now.

You will need to bring along a normal basic scrapbooking tool kit.  Similar to what you would bring to any retreat. (but due to flying to FIJI this will be limited)

More details to come:

 

Closer to the sailing date I will give you photograph requirements which you can either bring from home or cut up white card stock to relevant sizes so you can use on layouts and replace with a real photo when you have a suitable one.

These more details class requirements (if any) will be given out closer to the cruise.

Stay up to date and get to know your fellow group members in the private FACEBOOK group for participants in the is group

FACEBOOK GROUP NAME: - TBA not set up as yet.

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If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email Melissa at melken777@icloud.com

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