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1. Posted by seresci (Budding Member 3 posts) 16w

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Hi! me and my boyfriend are planning a trip around Fiji islands in September. We would like to spend there 15 days and than come back to New Zealand. Does anybody know if is possible to find a kind of ferry or also something like a commercial container ship that could bring us in New Zealand? Has anybody done it before?.. and if you have any advices about what we cannot miss in Fiji or cheap place to stay I'd really love to know it!

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 499 posts) 16w

If you're on a budget, you'll find that taking a freighter back to New Zealand from Fiji probably is going to cost you substantially more than flying, if you can find a ship plying that route going when you want to.

The cost of a freighter cruise is calculated on the basis of a daily rate, with most voyages priced between US$125 to $150 per day, plus fees and insurance.

If you're determined, there are several Web sites that provide information on freighter travel.

Earlier this year I looked into freighter travel in the South Atlantic, including taking the RMS St. Helena from Cape Town to St. Helena and Ascension. I couldn't fit it in my travel plans. The ship's last voyage was scheduled this month with the opening of St. Helena's airport. But that opening has been postponed, according to a report this week: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3622981/The-250m-island-airport-jets-t-land-windy-guess-aid-money-paying-it.html?ITO=1490

Now, the sailings have been extended through September. But I've made other plans.

Hope this helps. Have fun in Fiji!

P.S. Check the Travellerspoint guide to Fiji.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Jun-2016, at 04:27 by berner256 ]

3. Posted by seresci (Budding Member 3 posts) 10w

thanks for your answer, has been very usefull! :)