Fiji opens up world first for cruise passengers

Fiji opens up world first for cruise passengers

Blue Lagoon Cruises (BLC) has created a world-first for visitors to Fiji, becoming the first operator to offer itineraries to a rarely visited Lau Island group. Starting from 16 May 2011, the boutique cruise specialist will set sail on its inaugural voyage to the off the beaten track destination as part of a seven-day itinerary. The ship’s crew will be complimented by a local cultural expert who will join the voyage to provide presentations and background on the unique regions to be visited en route. Blue Lagoon Cruises CEO Tim Stonhill said the new Lau cruise represented a tremendous opportunity for cruise lovers seeking something very different to experience a beautiful part of the world hitherto side-stepped by international tourism. “Not only will our passengers be some of the first people to visit this pristine region, they will also be presented with a rare insight into four ancient, unique and living cultures Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian and Lauan,” he said. “Our decision to sail into this region opens up a new and exciting chapter for Fiji tourism.” Jone Vave, the chairman of the Vanua Balavu Tourism Council, added: “Everyone here is thrilled and very excited with this development and the opportunity it presents for us to present our unique culture, history and unspoiled natural environment to the world.” Two more Lau itineraries have been scheduled for 15 August and 14 November 2011, full details of which can be viewed on the Blue Lagoon Cruises website located at www.bluelagooncruises.com. Pricing for the seven-day cruise program starts from UK

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