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Let’s Go Local: Tivua Day Cruises Are Back

"We have guests who have also been to Lau who wanted to have a break on the weekend and booked again for the Yasawa Cruise this weekend."
15 Oct 2021 10:45
Let’s Go Local: Tivua Day Cruises Are Back
Guests onboard the Fiji One during the Day Cruise to Tivua Island on October 9, 2021.

Captain Cook Cruises is back again offering day cruises to Tivua Island.

More than 50 locals took advantage of the day cruise to Tivua Island last Saturday; the first after Viti Levu borders reo­pened.

The Saturday and Sunday Day Cruise is available for $99 per adult and $49 per child between the ages of 3 to l5.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji opera­tions manager, Alifereti Koroilave­sau said with borders opening up and their first cruise after the second COV­ID wave hit, they felt liberated and very ex­cited about the future.

“We returned from our Lau Cruise on the weekend before the second lockdown, so it put a halt to our momentum with the Love Our Locals specials offered by the company.”

“We are more 100 per cent vaccinated and so are our guests who come on board for Cruises.”

“But now with the new procedures and protocols we have to balance our service aspect and product delivery with certain re­strictions and restraints.”

“We are learning and adapting to the new requirements.”



With the 50 passengers on board some of them were returnees, he said.

“We had a few returnees and also had a guest celebrate his birthday as well.”

“We have guests who have also been to Lau who wanted to have a break on the weekend and booked again for the Yasawa Cruise this weekend.”

Mr Koroilavesau said they have to be very flexible and at same time rigid with their protocols as well.

A lot of what we practice now has alot to do with our partnership with the MoH FE­MAT Team.

“It’s not just about ticking boxes but making and using those procedures as part of our everyday life. ”

“Both at work and at home.”

“Our staff are continuously updated and trained.”

“To the extent that they even still main­tain their own bubbles so as to help stop the spread of COVID at work and at home.”


Upcoming Cruises
Mr Koroilavesau highlighted the upcom­ing Cruises:

– A three days Yasawa Cruise departing for this Prophet Mohammed long weekend.

Departs on Friday at 5pm and returns on Monday at 8am. It suited for the local mar­ket.

–  A seven days Lau Cruise almost sold out departing on the first week of November.

–  Departures in December as well including guests favourite the Christmas and New Years departures.


Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj


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