The Maldives

A tropical marine odyssey

The Maldives’ islands comprise of 26 ring shaped atolls, in an archipelago of more than 1,000 beautiful coral islands that are inhabited, secluded or uninhabited. The exotic destination is renowned for its stunning sparkling lagoons, dramatic reefs and pristine white sandy beaches. The Indian Ocean marine odyssey boasts magnificent sea life, tranquil azure waters and excellent diving and snorkelling sites.

On a luxury cruise to the idyllic Maldives you can relax and soak up the culture, sun and atmosphere, or enjoy a more active experience. Visit the enchanting capital, Malé, and admire the fine, carved white coral mosques that give the vibrant city its unique character. A visit to the bustling fish market and local shops and restaurants will reveal authentic island life. Although the weather in the Indian Ocean can be a little unpredictable at times, between November and April you can relax and enjoy a hot tropical climate.

Keen divers and snorkellers have extensive options available to explore the enchanting and colourful underwater world of the atolls, and the submerged reefs that are home to many interesting creatures. If you’re a nature lover, you will quickly discover that the islands are teeming with diverse onshore and offshore wildlife.

Best Time to Go  November – April
Capital Malé
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa
Time Difference  GMT+5:00
Expert Tip The Maldives are all about relaxing on stunning islands. Take a diving lesson or snorkel at Manta Point to swim with gigantic, friendly manta rays.

Maldives Cruises

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$ 2,450.00
Board: All-Inclusive & Full Board
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$ 3,880.00
Board: All-Inclusive
Unforgettable Cruises, Maldives

Malé

Malé is the pulsating heart of the Maldives nation. The densely crowded capital provides an intriguing contrast to the laid-back vibe of the islands. Malé is dotted with colourful buildings and elaborately adorned mosques. The local fish market is a popular attraction for tourists eager to catch a glimpse of island life.

Villivaru Giri

Villivaru Giri is a spectacular reef pinnacle situated in the South Malé Atoll. The location is one of the top scuba diving sites in the Maldives. The shallow patch of coral is embellished with interesting holes, crevices and overhangs where marine life can be spotted. The site is perfect for night diving.

Maldives, Unforgettable Cruises

Ariadhoo

Situated close to Maamigili Island, Ariadhoo is one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll. On a stroll around the palm-fringed island you will discover the remains of an ancient Buddhist stupa where daily meditation practice once took place. The desolate island offers a tranquil place to relax and unwind.