Fiji’s premium small ship cruise company, Blue Lagoon Cruises, is planning to bring its popular ship Mystique Princess back into service after a stem-to-stern makeover, including all on-board facilities, including an all-new décor for passenger cabins and the public areas.
“Market demand dictates that we will very soon need Mystique Princess back on the water to accompany her sister ship the Fiji Princess,” Blue Lagoon Cruises CEO Peter Duncan said at the recent Fiji Tourism Exchange. “We’re excited about bringing Mystique Princess back into service to meet this demand. She will receive a comprehensive refurbishment over the next 18 months and we’re aiming to celebrate her re-launch early in 2017.”
At 55 metres in length and with a capacity of just 68 passengers, the boutique Fiji Princess is petite enough to explore remote islands and bays inaccessible to larger vessels.
“We cruise the stunningly beautiful islands of Fiji’s Yasawa group and we pride ourselves on showing passengers insights into the Fijian culture,” Duncan said. “Our all-Fijian on-board staff and crew welcome guests as if to their own homes, and through their songs, visits to their villages, and such aspects as the traditional kava ceremony, they also impart knowledge of their culture.” www.bluelagooncruises.com
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