ACCOMMODATION – 60
staterooms and cabins featuring floor to ceiling glass
doors. Each has private bathroom
ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, hair dryers, 240 volt
power, international shaver point, soaps, shampoo and
towels; serviced daily. Each stateroom is approximately
12 sq metres
AIR CONDITIONING - Each Cabin/Stateroom contains at least
one air-conditioning vent. A simple on/off switch is located
on each vent. If you wish to leave your cabin door open,
please switch off the air-conditioning.
BAGGAGE - Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your
cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags
must be clearly labelled with your name and cabin number.
. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate
a weight limit of 20kg
BARS – Normal
closing time for bar services is 12 midnight. Our licensing
laws do not permit alcohol to be
brought onboard by passengers.
BATHROOM STEP – Reef Escape carries a number of portable
bathroom steps available for passenger use. Please enquire
at the Purser’s Bureau.
BIRTHDAYS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS - You may want to order
a cake, champagne or make some other celebratory arrangement
for that special occasion. Please give two weeks notice
BOARDING – The
vessel departs from Denarau Marina unless otherwise stated.
Please present your ticket with
photo identification at the reception bure at the base
of the wharf. The crew will load your baggage. Boarding
is available is from 2.00pm. Sailing at 3.00pm (From
1 April 2007 boarding is from 1pm and sailing at 2pm).
BRIDGE - You are welcome to visit the Bridge, however
please avoid times when the ship is maneuvering into or
leaving ports and anchorage.
CASH FREE - For your convenience we operate a cashless system. You
may use your Cruise Account for onboard drinks
and some optional shore excursions. Small denomination
local currency is required for village markets, games
and gratuities. Your Cruise Account must be settled at
Bar prior to disembarkation. Limited foreign currency
Travellers cheques, cash or credit card (American Express,
Visa, MasterCard & Diners)
will be accepted for payment of your account, however
we advise personal cheques cannot be accepted.
COFFEE & TEA - Complimentary coffee & tea
are available, 24 hours, in the Pool Bar.
DAY TOURS - Captain Cook Cruises offers a choice of tours for 7-Night
passengers wishing to utilise their time
between cruises (whilst the ship is docked at Denarau Marina).
Please enquire at the Purser’s Bureau.
DINING – Dining is a vital ingredient in your Fijian
cruise. Whether it is an alfresco luncheon, gourmet barbecue
or table d’hote dinner, our food is prepared on board
from fresh local and imported produce and our on-board
entertainment adds a special flavour to the mix. Breakfast
7.30am – 9.00am. Lunch 12noon or 12.30pm. Dinner
7.30pm or as otherwise advised. There is one sitting for
meals. Table seating is assigned for most evening Dinners
whilst Breakfast and Lunch are free seating.
DISEMBARKATION – On the final day of your cruises
please leave your luggage outside your cabin prior to breakfast
(it will be landed ashore by the ship's crew) and return
your key to the Purser’s Bureau. All Cabin Accounts
must be settled at the Purser’s Bureau between 7.00am
and 8.00am. Reef Escape will be alongside from 8.00am and
the Ship’s crew will farewell you around the swimming
pool at 8.45am.
DIVING - Diving
is available for holders of current Open Water Dive Certificates,
which must be produced onboard.
There is a fee per dive, fully inclusive of onboard equipment.
Please enquire at the Purser’s Bureau for details
DRESS CODE – During the day, sportswear and casual
clothes are suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear
bathing suits or beach attire in public rooms and lounges,
especially in the Dining Saloon. Footwear is requested
in both the Dining Saloon and Lounges. During the evening
smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt
and slacks for gentlemen and a dress, skirt and blouse
or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun
visor or hat, sunglasses (Polaroid) and good sun blocks
on shore excursions. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and
tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions.
Fijians dress modestly and revealing clothing is not accepted
in public places. Please cover your shoulders and knees
(bula shirt & sulu are ideal) and remove headwear when
visiting Fijian villages.
DRINKING WATER – The
water from your cabin tap is suitable for drinking.
DUTY FREE - There are no duty free facilities onboard.
ELECTRICS - The ships electricity is AC 240 volts 50 cycle
(standard electrical power used in Australia) and there
is an international shaver point in the bathroom.
ENGINE ROOM TOURS - We regret due to insurance constraints,
we are unable to conduct engine room tours.
EXCURSIONS - During the cruise a number of shore excursions
are available (charges may apply to some optional tours).
You may be requested to book your preferred times for shore
excursions. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please
be prompt to your marshalling station on the Pool Deck
(details will be provided in your daily onboard itinerary)
with any items you may need including sunglasses, sunscreen,
hat, bathers, towel and reef or walking shoes. Remember
to cover your shoulders and knees when visiting villages.
FACILITIES - Swimming pool, spa, sun deck, sauna; glass
bottomed-boat, snorkelling and dive vessels; pool bar,
cocktail bar with baby grand, lounge, single-sitting dining
saloon and conference room; gift shop, chart house, library
and videos; guest laundry and 24 hour coffee and tea facilities.
GAMES - A games chest is located in the Ra Marama Lounge.
Please feel free to make use of the games but please return
them to the chest.
GIFT SHOP - Adjacent to the Purser's Bureau, the Gift
Shop is open between 8.00am and 12 noon and 2.00pm and
6.00pm each day and stocks a range of souvenirs, a small
amount of toiletries, clothing, film, stamps, confectionary
and bottle water. All purchases will be charged to your
LAUNDRY – The
passenger laundry contains a washing machine, tumble
dryer, ironing board, iron and washing
tub. Washing powder is provided free of charge in the
LIBRARY - A selection of books is available for your reading
pleasure in the Library. Kindly return or swap the books
so that others can also enjoy them.
MAIL – Mail deposited in our post box at the Purser’s
Bureau will be cleared at the completion of each cruise.
Stamps are available from the Purser’s Bureau.
ships crew does not include a doctor, however the Ship’s
Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy
onboard. Please ensure you bring adequate
prescription medicines you may require.
MEDICAL - FITNESS TO TRAVEL - The passenger warrants that
they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the
cruise. A certificate of fitness of travel by your doctor
is required for passengers over 75 years of age and/or
passengers with limited mobility. For full details please
refer to the Passenger Cruise Contract.
MONEY EXCHANGE – Reef
Escape offers limited currency exchange facilities for
most major currencies. Please
ask at the Pursers Desk.
NAVIGATOR – Each day an Officer will inform you
of points of interest, the ship’s current position
and other nautical and relevant information. Charts showing
the cruise itinerary can be found in the Lobby at the Purser’s
- These charges are not included in your cruise fare
and are payable at the conclusion of your
cruise (we regret they cannot be prepaid). All amounts
to your onboard cabin account, payable at the end of
your cruise by credit card, cash or traveller’s cheque
(FJD). Please note surcharges are subject to change.
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PASSENGER CRUISE CONTRACT - Tickets are issued subject
to the terms and conditions of the Passengers Cruise Contract.
PURSER’S BUREAU – The
Bureau is open from 8.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
If you have any
questions please stop by the Bureau.
SAUNA & SPA – The sauna is open for bookings
between 7.30am and 7.00pm. Please reserve a time at the
Purser’s Bureau. Passengers under the age of 16 are
not permitted to use the Sauna without a supervising adult.
Use of equipment is at own risk
SCHOOL DONATIONS – During your cruise you may visit
one of the local schools. Children from many villages throughout
the islands attend these schools. You are welcome to make
a donation to the school or you may wish to bring pre-loved
childrens’ books or stationary (exercise books, pencils
etc) which is in limited supply. Confectionary is not recommended.
SMOKING POLICY – All internal areas of the ship
are designated non-smoking. This includes all public rooms,
lobbies, dive tenders and especially cabins. Smoking is
permitted on outside decks (including the pool area) with
the exception of special safety areas which have been sign-posted
`non-smoking’. Please do not throw lighted cigarette
ends, cigars or matches over the ship’s side as these
may be drawn into the ship’s side opening and cause
a fire. Please use trays provided – sand trays are
located along the open decks and ashtrays are available
from the Pool Bar. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers,
please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes
are not sold onboard.
SNORKELLING – Fins,
masks and snorkels will be issued for each cruise. Please
return them to the Dive Master
before disembarkation. Unreturned equipment will be charged
to your Cabin account at F$100.
SPECIAL DIETS - Passengers requiring special meals should
advise the Company in writing at least two weeks prior
to sailing. Most special diets can be catered for.
TELEPHONES – Whilst
at sea you may pass urgent messages only by marine radio
phone. Mobile phone coverage is
limited to areas close to the main island. Urgent messages
shore to ship are relayed by marine radio phone via our
Nadi office ph +679-670 1823 or fax +679-670 2045.
TIPPING - Tipping is always a personal matter and depends
on whether you have enjoyed the service you receive. As
a general rule, tipping is not necessary.
TOWELS – Towels
for use ashore are available from the pool area before
the first shore excursion. Subsequent
beach towels will be replenished daily in your cabin.
TURNDOWN - Each
evening while you are dining, a stewardess will be conducting
evening bed turndown and leaving a
copy of the following day’s itinerary.
VALUABLES – Safety deposit facilities are available
through the Purser’s Bureau. Captain Cook Cruises
accepts no liability.
VIDEO – A
selection of videos are available in the Reef Room. Children
under 16 must be accompanied by an
WEATHER - A warm tropical climate, generally cooler and
dryer from April - October. Temperature ranges from 20-28
degrees Celsius. Western side predominantly dry 24-32 degrees.