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Fresh Faces: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji GM Bob Speed

Recently appointed Captain Cook Cruises Fiji General Manager BOB SPEED gives us his top travel tips, and what makes CCCF special (aside from the spectacular islands it visits).


Where is the last place you travelled and where are you going next?

I have just returned from a wonderful Captain Cook Cruises Fiji (CCCF) three-night cruise visiting islands in the Mamanuca Group, Fiji.

My next trip is a CCCF cruise on either the seven-night Yasawa Islands Group or the 11-night Lau Island Group and Kadavu Island Discovery Cruise in Fiji.


Besides your passport, what’s one thing you always take with you on your travels?

A photocopy of all important documents and cards, copies stored separately to the originals … plus a mobile phone and charger.


Why did you take up the role at CCCF?

CCCF has an outstanding reputation for its product, guest feedback, staff and as a company to be employed with.


Tell us something people might not know about the company?

Captain Cook Cruises operates an environmental and sustainability initiative, the Ocean Ambassador Program.

The initiative focuses on cleaning up waste from the remote beaches and villages visited on all Captain Cook Fiji Cruises, educating villagers, crew and passengers and collecting valuable data about the types of waste found in the Fiji Islands.

Since the program started, crew and passengers have collected on average 70-120kg of rubbish per week from the beaches they have visited.


What’s the key to a successful cruise company? 

I think the key to CCCF success is that we deliver the expectations of a tropical South Pacific cruise by way of exceptional service and friendly interaction with our passengers.


What’s your top travel tip? 

Take half the clothes and double the spending money you think you will need.



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Written by: Bob Speed as told to Traveltalk
Published: 7 January 2020

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