Suva, Fiji - Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Try the ceremonial drink yaqona or kava, made from the root of the pepper tree. You’ll find it everywhere, including Suva’s must-see market, piled high with tropical fruits, exotic vegetables, freshly caught fish and reflecting Fiji’s rich cultural flavours.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • City of Suva

    Enjoy the sights, colonial and modern architecture of Suva, capital of Fiji, from the comfort of your coach.

    City of Suva

    The first stop on your orientation of the Fijian capital Suva is the Fiji Museum, which contains a fascinating exhibit on the cannibal era, along with the rudder from Captain Bligh’s Bounty and other displays of ancient pottery, double-war canoes and much more.

    As you continue your scenic drive through the city you’ll pass Government House, the official residence of the President of the Republic of Fiji, Saint Giles Hospital, The Australian Embassy and Tamavua Heights for a panoramic view of the Suva Harbour.

    Your friendly guide will point out the National Sporting Centre, site of the 2003 South Pacific Games, the University of The South Pacific, Parliament House Building and the British and United States Embassy.

    Refreshments will be offered at a local hotel, and some time will be allowed for shopping within the city business centre.

    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised that much of the sightseeing will be done from the coach, but walking at the Museum and during the shopping time is to be expected

    Tour code

    SUV_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Rainforest Trek

    Discover the lush green rainforest of Fiji’s Forest Park as you trek across the mountainside to enjoy stunning views of the island.

    Rainforest Trek

    Your adventure starts as you take a scenic drive into the mountains where you’ll have the opportunity to trek through the lush green rainforests of Fiji’s Forest Park. Wind your way along mountain paths, through forests and bush to the lower pool, idyllically located within the peaceful forest. Take a moment to relax and cool off in the inviting natural pool.

    After your walk, visit the Raintree Lodge, featuring a man-made pool. The Lodge provides a lovely location in which to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    During your stop at Raintree, you’ll be offered a refreshing drink and seasonal fruits, whilst the locals charm you with some Polynesian entertainment.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, passengers are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    All participants should be physically fit and wear closed toe shoes suitable for walking. Please remember to take insect repellent, wear swimwear under clothing and take a towel if wishing to bathe in the pool. There are no changing facilities within the forest. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    SUV_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Fiji, Fire & Folklore

    Discover age-old cultures and marvel at Fijian firewalkers as they brave white-hot stones on this South Pacific island.

    Fiji, Fire & Folklore

    Sit back and relax as you take in the sights during the hour-long drive, passing Fijian villages, tropical rainforest, mountains and flat pastures en route to Pacific Harbour.

    A warm welcome is waiting for you at the Arts Village of Fiji at Pacific Harbour. Your arrival is heralded by the sound of a drum, beaten by a Fijian warrior and the traditional blowing of a conch shell. Enjoy a cooling drink as you make your way to the amphitheatre. Here, you’ll witness a spectacular performance by the Fijian Firewalkers, enchanting Fijian ‘meke’ dancers and performers. From the comfort of your seat you can see the history and culture of the island being brought to life.

    After the show, stroll around the exotic tropical gardens and talk to the villagers. You’ll also have time to browse the souvenir shops for interesting mementoes of your visit.

    This tour is operated by coach and on foot. There are steps to negotiate at the amphitheatre. Guests are reminded to take insect repellent and local currency if wishing to purchase items at the village.

    Tour code

    SUV_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Village Life

    Enjoy a scenic drive and a charming introduction to the cultures and traditions of the Fijian natives.

    Village Life

    Board your local bus and make your way through Suva to Edinburgh Drive where you can capture the commanding views of Suva Harbour and Lauthala Bay. Your journey will take you past Fiji’s Medical School, Suva Agricultural Station and the fertile flat lands which lead to the town of Nausori. As you cross the Waimanu River, famous for its water lilies, you’ll pass Adi Cakobau School, now a well-known boarding school for girls.

    Friendly villagers are waiting for you at the Village of Rewa Delta, to present you with a pretty garland as they serenade you. Fijian warriors in traditional dress will escort you to the village meeting place to join the village Chief and the men folk in the preparation of Kava (Fijian ceremonial drink).

    Learn of the history and Fijian way of life, view traditional art and craft demonstrations, such as mat, basket and hat weaving, and enjoy a guided walk around the village. You’ll also have an opportunity to purchase souvenir items made by the villagers.



    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. The Kava ceremony is for demonstration only. Guests are requested to take precautions in case of rain and wear comfortable shoes. To respect local traditions, whilst in the village, visitors are requested not to wear hats and women should wear clothing, which covers their knees. Please remember to take insect repellent and local currency if wishing to purchase craft items.

    Tour code

    SUV_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Fiji Spices & Nature Gardens

    An ideal tour for those who love spices, fragrances, gardens or cooking.

    Fiji Spices & Nature Gardens

    Depart the pier on a leisurely drive as you head to the Spice Farm and lush green Nature Gardens located 22km west of Suva.

    Upon arrival at the farm, you will be greeted by songs from Fijian Warriors while spice girls present lovely flowers to all the women. Enjoy a cold refreshment and some fruit whilst you hear about the history of this pioneering plantation from Dr Ronald Gatty, known as the father of Fiji’s Spice Industry.

    Learn about the various spices cultivated and cured by the native Fijians and how they are used in cooking. Observe a traditional native cooking demonstration and be entertained by lively native dances and songs.

    Afterwards, local guides will lead you on a walk around the adjoining Nature Gardens that are rich in tropical plants. Here you will see a variety of exotic trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, tropical fruits, medicinal and dye plants.

    On the return journey to your ship, a stop will be made in town for an opportunity to purchase souvenirs.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 30 minutes of walking on this tour over paved and rough terrain including some steps. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and to take a hat, sunscreen and local currency with them. Spices will be available for purchase at the Spice Farm.

    Tour code

    SUV_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

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