The trip of a lifetime begins with a good plan.
A “typical Tui Tai cruise” is almost a contradiction in terms. Depending on prevailing conditions, an unexpected invite from the locals or a far-off pod of whales breaching, each expedition creates its own adventure along the way. Getting to and from the dock, however, is another story. We answer a lot of the same questions, and decided to make it easy on future passengers with this list of R&R FAQs:
Where do we board?
Seven-night expeditions depart and return on Mondays at Natewa Bay, a quick 30-minute drive from Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu. Our five-night outings have two options. You can board on Monday at Natewa Bay and disembark Saturday in Taveuni, or board Wednesday in Taveuni and disembark Monday in Savusavu.
How do I get to Savusavu or Taveuni?
Both are popular getaway spots, and it’s easy to get to their respective airports. There are several flights daily, and the simplest way to check schedules and airfares, and book your flight, is to visit www.pacificsun.com.fj.
If your Tui Tai expedition is departing from Savusavu, you can also fly into the Labasa airport. It’s on the same island, and is a 90-minute, $65 cab ride from Savusavu—we’ll help you make arrangements.
How do I get to the ship?
Tui Tai provides free transportation to the ship from Savusavu and Taveuni airports and resorts, and will return you to your destination of choice after the cruise, as well.
When do we depart?
We tend to operate on a modified version of island-time, so the answer is simple: We don’t leave until everyone is safely aboard, which is usually in the afternoon. The idea is to be flexible, fun and as stress-free as possible, and we encourage guests to arrive any time after 9:00am. We choose scenic, remote locations for boarding. The sooner you’re aboard, the sooner you can start enjoying the Tui Tai experience, even if we’re still moored.
When do we disembark?
Checkout time at the end of your journey is typically 8:00am, but we’re flexible. Early flight? We’ll get you out of here ahead of schedule. Time to kill on travel day? On Saturdays in Taveuni, we can usually arrange for you to stay aboard through the afternoon. Please check with us ahead of time, and we’ll do everything we can to simplify your schedule.
This all sounds great, but what if I need a bit of help?
Just get in touch! Our goal is for every passenger’s experience with us to be a seamless, rejuvenating one, and the “Tui Tai touch” extends beyond the dock. We’re happy to help with travel arrangements as much as we can—we do it for guests all the time.