PLACES WE STAY
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
We escape to the South Pacific and retreat to a Fiji beach resort merging luxury hotel facilities with the destinations natural beauty, vibrant local culture and an elegant French touch. We experience a holiday in paradise at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa. With ocean views from all rooms, the hotel also has incredible pools, beach front location and a spa if you wish to indulge in some pampering while we are here.
Our exclusive charter on Fiji Princess, a boutique ship, allows for the exploration of countless tranquil inlets and bays, not accessible to larger cruise ships. The Fiji Princess, from Fijis famous Blue Lagoon Cruises, has also been purpose-built for cruising, especially around the Yasawa Islands.
The small size is just one of the things that makes our charted exclusive cruise so special. Accommodating only 68 passengers, we can access bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a large ship. We can get so close to shore that we can tie off on a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach! No matter which beach or island we visit we won’t be overwhelmed by crowds, as most of the time we are the only people on the beach! Not only that, each crew member sings and plays guitar or ukulele so we will have truly musical experiences with, of course, fantastic music from us as well!
Vive le France A more formal dinner in our French owned hotel’s elegant dining room with music: celebrating French songs including Les Miserables and French opera to beautiful instrumental pieces by Chopin and Bizet.
A European Romance Captain’s Dinner, entertainment from the crew, sunset cocktails, dinner and a concert featuring waltzes and ballads.
Three Tenors Tribute over dinner
Serenades Under the Stars on the top deck of the Princess
Rutene’s one man show Toe Tapping Tunes and Twinkle Toes, followed by a traditional Lovo with fantastic Meke featuring singing, dancing and storytelling by a group of local villagers. The dining room is on the beach under the coconut palms and the stars.
Music for Romantics Sunset cocktails and a special final night dinner with our crew entertaining us, then a gala event on the upper deck, featuring the most beautiful melodies ever written, sung under the stars in the balmy breeze as the sun sets - a fitting finale for our beautiful cruise.
Every customer is required to take out insurance for all international travel when taking a trip with Operatunity Ltd. We have our own travel insurance broker and we invite you to ring direct for your insurance requirements.
Phone Harriet on 09 3629038 Or email Harriet.lawre[email protected]. You are of course welcome to make your own insurance arrangements for travel, just be sure that your insurance policy covers you extensively especially when travelling to certain countries such as USA with its high health costs.
Operatunity provides group senior travel and with this in mind we plan trips to suit our target market. But not every trip is created equal in terms of mobility. We want to give you the best possible experience but that will only be achieved if you are able to enjoy everything that our trips have to offer.
Most of our long haul trips require a better level of mobility. We will look after everyone as well as we possibly can, but we cannot look after one at the expense of the rest of the group. We also cannot have one person slowing the rest of group to the point where the group is not able to enjoy every experience we are able to provide.
With this in mind we have put a mobility clause into every trip. Under each explanation here I have popped a statement. Ask yourself if this is ‘you’, when booking on a trip.
None of the following mobility clauses preclude you from ordering a wheelchair at the airport if required.
1. GENTLE TOUR This tour will suit most people, even with a stick or a walker, but sorry not someone in a wheelchair. The activity level is gently paced, but you still need to be able to get on and off buses easily. There will be walking, but not a lot. “I love travelling, but at a gentle pace. I like to avoid stairs or too much activity, but I am able to get on and off buses easily.”
2. EASY TOUR This tour will suit people with a stick, but not a walker. You will be required to walk to get from place to place and stand in museums, but it is designed to be an easy tour with lots of times to rest, travel on a coach and walk easy leisurely distances. ”Walking is fine. I can get on and off a coach. I am happy to stand for an hour or two in museums and galleries and gently stroll through places of interest. I am happy to climb the odd set of stairs.”
3. MODERATE WALKING TOUR This tour requires a better level of fitness with no wheelchairs or walkers. Generally, there may be times when we can’t get the coach close. In some of our Pacific Island tours we will need you to transfer onto a tender and walk on soft sand. We also will have much longer flights and long walks through airports. “I like walking at a moderate pace. I love to keep my days full and experience everything the tour has to offer. Stairs, tender transfers and cobblestones don’t bother me.”
4. EXPLORING TOUR This is still a moderately paced tour, but you will be required to walk longer distances, walk on cobblestones and stand in museums. To really get the best out of this tour you need to be able to stand or walk for a couple of hours comfortably, be it at a leisurely pace. “I like to spend most of the day exploring. Whether walking historic neighbourhoods on cobblestones at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I want my days full. Stairs don’t bother me and I am keen to see and do as much as I can with the odd day off to recuperate.”