Travel Update

South Sea Cruises Re-Opening Travel Update

We are extra pleased to announce that with Fiji's borders re-opening, we too will be recommencing operations, albeit in a reduced capacity, from 01 December 2021. 


Subject to change depending on demand

  • We will re-start limited Mamanuca Island Resort Transfers from 01 December 2021
  • South Sea Island will re-open to international travellers daily from 01 December to 16 January (except Christmas Day), then down to 4 days a week until 01 April 2022 when it will operate daily again.  
  • South Sea Sailing is launching in November and will be sailing 3 days a week in December, daily over the Xmas period and then back to 3 days a week until 01 April 2022 when it will revert to daily sailings. 
  • Malamala Beach Club will re-open from 01 April 2022
  • Other resort day cruise products will recommence between 01 April and 01 July 2022 - please refer to the table below
  • Yasawa Island Resort Transfers will recommence 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat) from 01 April 2022 and then daily from 01 July 2022

Staggered Re-Opening Plan

Please see the links below showing our staggered re-opening plan for our Resort Connections transfers as well as a table showing when each day cruise products are reopening and days of operation:

01 December 2021 - 16 January 2022
17 January - 28 February 2022
01 March - 31 March 2022
01 April - 30 June 2022
01 July Onwards

Day Cruise re-opening schedule

Already booked/need to amend

We would kindly request agents and/or customers already booked on any affected services to please contact our reservations team on +679 999 5512 or by email to to defer travel dates or discuss cancellation options.


All cancellations need to be received in writing and any cancellations received more than 24 hours before a booked departure are entitled to receive a full refund.

Cancellations received within 24 hours of booked travel or no shows will be charged at 100%.

Travelling to Fiji

Arriving to Fiji
  • All visitors 18 years and older to Fiji will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to departure will be needed on arrival in Fiji
  • Travel insurance with COVID cover is required for all visitors to Fiji
  • A negative rapid antigen test (RAT) will be required by all international visitors after 48 hours of arrival into Fiji.
    • These RAT tests will be provided by your hotel at a nominal cost.
    • Any guests who do test positive twice and are unable to travel in accordance with Ministry of Health & Medical Services guidelines
 Departing Fiji
  • Any guests travelling with South Sea Cruises who require a PCR test prior to their outbound flight from Fiji must allow enough time between disembarkation of their cruise and their outbound flight to undertake a PCR test and receive their results. The current advice is that international visitors should allow 36 hours from the time of undertaking a PCR test to get their results prior to checking in at Nadi Airport. PCR testing is available at various locations in and around Nadi and are working to turn results around in a much quicker timeframe than the current 36 hours which is recommended.
  • As the requirement continues to evolve, South Sea Cruises advises all guests to follow the information provided by the Fiji Government and Tourism Fiji. See links below.
Further Information

Tourism Fiji has a large amount of great information and we highly recommend you read through this. See links for these below:

Tourism Fiji COVID-19 web page <CLICK HERE>
Fiji Government Travel Information <CLICK HERE>
CareFiji Commitment <CLICK HERE>

Care Fiji Commitment 

The Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) is Fiji’s WHO-approved standard of best-practice health and safety measures when travelling to Fiji. South Sea Cruises is a CFC accredited provider and as such needs all guests to scan their CFC app on arrival. Click here to find out more about CFC


Vinaka from the team at South Sea Cruises!