South Sea Cruises adds something ‘totally new’

South Sea Cruises adds something ‘totally new’

South Sea Cruises is adding another string to its bow, with the launch of luxury fast boats servicing the new Six Senses resort in Fiji, set to open next year.

Brad Rutherford, the chief executive officer of South Sea Cruises is in New Zealand now and greeted New Zealand trade at the company’s Christmas celebrations at The Vodka Room in Auckland last night.

Rutherford says the two new boats are being built in Abu Dhabi now and will be delivered to Fiji in the New Year, ahead of the resort’s opening later in 2018.

‘This is totally new for South Sea Cruises. Traditionally we run a scheduled fast ferry service, these are 15 to 20 seat fast boats offering a deluxe service to a single resort and they will be branded Six Senses.’

In other news, the company will be giving the Blue Lagoon Cruises vessel, Fiji Princess, a soft makeover.

Rutherford says 2017 has been a big year for South Sea Cruises with the introduction of two new ferries and the opening of Malamala Beach Club out from Denarau.

He says Kiwi trade and consumers continue to support the company.

‘We’ve been impressed with the numbers out of New Zealand to Fiji for a number of years and we certainly see our fair share.’