I am hoping to hear from you all about your experiences cruising in Fiji. We are looking at Captain Cook, Blue Lagoon and TuiTai cruises. It will be my husband, daughter 9 and I travelling. We are considering cruise at least 4 night long but maybe a week. Besides the cruise we will spend about 1 week at the Blue Lagoon Resort and a week at either Castaway or Malolo. We are AVID snorkelers and love being in and on the water.
If you have taken any of these I'd love to hear about it...there are very few reviews out there.
Some of my questions too are:
Given it will be March (2014) when we go and the wet season - might we have more weather problems where TuiTai goes (NE Fiji)?
I have seen reports of roaches on both TuiTai and BL are roaches a given in Fiji anyway and I should expect to see them anyways (mind you most bugs don't bother me but I HATE roaches)?
Is 4/5 days enough? Did you all who did a 4-5 day cruise come back wishing you'd done a 7 day?
Do Capt Cook and BL go very different places on their 4 day cruise?
I was initally leaning toward Capt Cook because of ease of getting on, good reviews and least expensive. Then I saw Tui Tai and it looks really nice but it is expensive, requires another plane trip and worried we'll have more possible weather problems. Haven't ruled out BL but given the price I am not sure it is worth it over CC. Thoughts?
Thanks for your help - TA experiences and advice is invaluable to me when planning a new adventure.