- Seven-night cruise on-board a luxury ship
- Seven nights at a four-star hotel in the Maldives
- Sea plane transfer from the cruise to your hotel
- Get up close and personal with the Indian Ocean’s sea life on snorkelling and diving excursions
- Meet nurse sharks, stingrays and giant trevallies on a night snorkeling experience
- Optional whale shark and manta ray excursions
- Visit the most famous dive sites in the Maldives
- Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
Day 1: Anchorage in Malé
Your luxury cruise ship is conveniently anchored just 20 minutes away from Malé International Airport, in Villigili, Malé’s fifth district. Upon landing, your private transfer will be waiting to take you to your ship. On embarkation you can relax in your cabin before joining your fellow passengers at the Welcome meeting.
You will also have an opportunity to meet the captain and the crew. After the introductions, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar or restaurant. Watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean, from the deck, is the perfect way to begin your Maldives adventure.
Day 2: Malé – South Malé Atoll
We sail towards the Vaadhoo Kandu channel, en route for South Malé Atoll. In the morning and afternoon we visit the beautiful sandy banks of Kalhuhuraa. The remote spot is the perfect idyllic location to relax and soak up the sun.
You will find it difficult to resist taking a dip in the inviting aquamarine waters that surround you. On the charming island of Vaagali you can explore the caves where schools of stingrays are easily spotted. Vaagali Thila is the stunning coral where you can spot current cruising sharks.
Day 3: South Malé Atoll – Rannalhi – Villivaru Giri
We depart for the resort island of Rannalhi, located on the western tip of South Malé Atoll. The exotic destination offers easy access for reef snorkelling, and pristine beaches and spa facilities for luxurious relaxation. We visit Guraidhoo Corner, one of the best dive sites in the Maldives.
You can expect to see white tipped reef sharks, eagle rays and dogtooth tuna swimming in the tranquil waters. On arrival at Villivaru Giri, marvel at the spectacular fish life that gathers here. Join the optional night fishing trip to experience traditional line fishing in an unforgettable environment.
Day 4: Alimatha
In the early morning we cross the channel into Vaavu Felidu Atoll, en route for the island paradise of Alimatha. The 1kms of white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons provide the perfect location for snorkelling and sunbathing. Gourmet lunch is served on board.
In the Miyaru Kandu you can watch schools of sharks and eagle rays cruising by. Turtle spotting is an experience you can enjoy while diving in Devana Kandu. On the optional night snorkelling excursion you can view huge nurse sharks, stingrays and trevallies in their natural habitat.
Day 5: Anbaraa
Enjoy a leisurely morning on the beautiful island of Anbaraa, located on the north west side of Vaavu Atoll. You can take to the waters for a snorkelling session at the reef, before diving at Rakeedhoo Kandu in the afternoon.
The corner of the channel is home to some of the Maldives’ most stunning corals and tropical fish. In the evening you are invited to a traditional Maldives’ style beach BBQ where you can relax and socialise. End the night with a spot of stargazing over the calm Indian Ocean.
Day 6: Anbaraa – South Ari Atoll – Oshagali Finolhu
We cross the channel to South Ari Atoll. Oshagali Finolhu boasts a stunning sea-green lagoon and a reef that is abundant in healthy hard corals that you can explore while snorkelling. Lunch is served on board before returning to the sand bank in the afternoon.
The protected dive site of Kuda Rah Thila is an excursion you won’t want to miss. View thousands of blue striped snappers from the top of the reef. We also visit the famous Machchafushi cargo freighter wreck that is covered in coral and sea life. The night fishing trip is an alternative option.
Day 7: Oshagali – Ariadhoo – Maamingili
From Oshagali we cruise to Ariadhoo, an uninhabited and agricultural Island that is now home to a coconut plantation. You can explore the remains of an ancient Buddhist stupa where monks once meditated, or relax on the gorgeous, warm white sands before swimming in the crystal clear waters.
Join the optional whale shark excursion. From the diving dhoni you can get up close to these gentle giants. In the late afternoon we visit Maamingili, the largest of the Alif Dhaal Atoll islands. Experience authentic and lively island life while you shop for souvenirs.
Day 8: Maamingili – Baa Atoll
After breakfast wave goodbye to your fellow cruisers and the Yasawa Princess. Transfer to Maamingili Airport and board a seaplane to take you to the next stop on your Maldivian escape. Check in to the iconic hotel on stilts over the water. Relax.
Day 9 – 14: Baa Atoll
You have a week at your leisure to relax in island paradise. We highly recommend booking some excursions. Talk to our travel experts for the best things to do like scuba diving and trips to meet turtles, dolphins and whale sharks.
Day 15: Baa Atoll to Malé
Your seaplane transfer will take you back to Malé where you will board your flight home.
M/V Yasawa Princess
Refurbished in 2007, MV Yasawa Princesss is a 4* vessel that comfortably accommodates up to 60 guests. All cabins are air-conditioned and located over three decks. The main restaurant offers a relaxed and informal dining experience with buffet style cuisine.
- Seven nights aboard M/V Yasawa Princess
- Private boat transfer from Malé Airport to your ship
- Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on the cruise
- Housewarming cocktails
- Daily diving excursions
- Night fishing trips
- Night diving trips with sharks and sting rays
- Maldivian beach BBQ, with drinks and music
- Diving with whale sharks
- Excursion to the village of Maamagili Manta Ray excursion
- Captain’s Dinner event
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Seven nights in a four-star hotel with breakfast
- Upgrade from Full Board to All Inclusive for $22 / £18 per person (applies to cruise only)
- January 5, 19
- February 2, 16
- March 1, 15, 29
- April 12, 26
- May 10, 24
- June 7, 21
- July 5