Fiji is an exotic island located right in the middle of the South Pacific. Picture gentle aquamarine waves lapping gently at sandy beaches gleaming in the sunshine. In the distance, mountain peaks covered in bright green tropical foliage jut up into the blue sky. Seeing this incredibly gorgeous scenery appear on the horizon and get closer and closer as you arrive there on one of our cruise ships is an unforgettable experience.
The main allure of a Fiji cruise port of call is the sprawling tropical oasis that makes up most of the island. Explore this incredible paradise on shore excursions that will whisk you away to some of Fiji’s most spectacular sights. Our ship that calls in Fiji is Celebrity Solstice, which was the debut ship for our Solstice-class of ships, introducing the cruising world to many firsts such as the gorgeous Lawn Club, a space covered in real grass on the top deck.
Fiji may seem like it just consists of beaches, reefs, and foliage, but it also has a thriving economy that you’ll see in the capital of Suva and other cities in Fiji. Still, it’s the nature and the views that draw most people to Fiji.
Away from the big port city you’ll find Nadi, a highlight for many travelers on Fiji cruise itineraries due to its number of cultural activities. Watch folkloric performances and local artisans making their crafts. See and learn more about Fiji’s orchids, and find plenty of souvenirs to bring home with you.
Fiji’s coral reefs are famous for their beauty and diversity. The reefs are home to 42% of earth’s coral species. Seeing these reefs while snorkeling, scuba diving, or even on a glass bottom boat is a popular thing to do during a cruise to Fiji.
Lying at the base of Fiji’s Sabeto Mountain is a large geothermal mud pool next to bubbling hot springs. Both locals and visitors alike delight in taking mud baths here and covering every inch of their skin with the thick soil. The mud is believed to have therapeutic powers.
Fiji cruises stop in the port of Suva, which is a fun capital city to explore in its own right, but is also the gateway to Fiji’s lush landscape. Another Fiji cruise port of call is Lautoka, which is located on the other side of Fiji’s main island near Nadi. A few of the other island destinations you may visit on the way to and from Fiji are the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, Apia in Samoa, Pago Pago in American Samoa, and Vavau and Nuku’alofa in Tonga.
On shore excursions, you'll get an in-depth look at the culture and scenery of Fiji, whether you’re looking for water adventures, blissful beaches, rainforest wonders, or one of Fiji’s fabulous other activities. You can also learn more about Fiji’s past and its present day culture on a Fiji shore excursion that lets you experience ancient traditions and popular pastimes.
Choose an excursion in Fiji that showcases the culture of the island. Witness traditional song and dance performances, marvel at firewalkers, walk through a tiny village and watch local artisans at work, learn about food and drink customs, and be greeted by island warriors.
Explore the inland wonders of Fiji on a shore excursion that takes you to one of its lush gardens or tropical rainforests. Go ziplining over the rainforest canopy to get your heart racing or take a tour of a peaceful garden like the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and its incredible collection of orchids.
Fiji is nicknamed the “soft coral capital of the world.” A shore excursion that lets you snorkel or scuba dive around this coral and see its colors and the animals who call it home is a fantastic way to get acquainted with Fiji’s famously clear and aquamarine-tinged water.
When planning a Fiji cruise you’ll sail there with us on one of our fabulous 13-night South Pacific, Fiji, and Tonga itineraries. This cruise to Fiji departs from Auckland, New Zealand and visits two Fiji ports of call along with several other islands before returning to Auckland. This itinerary is offered once per year in February, March, or April.
Fiji is a tropical destination so expect warm, humid weather and pack breathable clothing that you’ll stay cool and comfortable in. You also won’t want to forget your swimsuit and sunscreen, and water shoes are wise to pack if you’re planning a lot of water-based activities during your time in Fiji.
Fiji is an island nation and accepts the Fijian dollar currency. You can find ATMs in port dispensing Fijian dollars, or exchange some money at the bank or airport before leaving your home. Many businesses also take credit cards.