Cruising in the Maldives is one of the best ways to explore the Maldives and its lagoons.
If you are thinking of booking a cruise then… Ahoy Matey! Look no further!
There are a selection of vessels that offer cruises in the Maldives such as...
The Adventurer, Island Explorer, Nooraanee Queen, Sting Ray, Baani Explorer and for many the more familiar Atoll Explorer. It does exactly what it say on the ship – explores the atolls!
No matter which vessel you choose for cruising in the Maldives you can be assured you're in safe hands.
All vessels are specifically designed for inter-island cruising and are in the prestigious position of providing the best Maldives liveaboard experiences.
A word to the wise, if you are looking for an informal cruise package, think about choosing a smaller vessel like the Baani Explorer or Sting Ray which can carry between 10-20 passengers; remember to do your research as there are many more cruise vessels charting the Maldives.
As people are limited in number the atmosphere is relaxed on these Maldives resorts safaris.
For those of you who want to feel like you’re on the QE2 and enjoy all the pomp and pageantry that comes with this... Then Sirs and M’Ladies, it’s the larger vessels like the Island Explorer, a floating resort with a dive school so you can cruise the Maldives with extra panache.
In fact, cruising the Maldives islands is very similar to staying on the island resorts. You don’t have to dress up for dinner and there won’t be an array of cabaret performances every night. No, all you need are your sandals and swimwear… Oh OK, maybe some shorts and a t-shirt too.
So what can you expect from cruising in the Maldives?
A Maldives boat trip is unique because during your tour you’ll visit several resorts as well as a number of uninhabited islands… These tours are exceptional at giving you a fuller picture of the Maldive Islands and culture.
What about aboard ship?
You’ll experience the finer things in sailing life onboard any of the liveaboards. Air-conditioned cabins with en suite bathrooms and some vessels even boast kitchenettes in their deluxe rooms. To make sure you don’t get cabin fever, you can spend time on deck under an awning dozing, sunning yourself or step inside to the lounge area. Whenever you fancy a tipple you can saunter to the bar or relax in the restaurant while the Chef conjures up a bite for you to eat.
What about Malé?
Malé is a top hotspot for any visitor to the Maldives and so cruising in the Maldives will include a
trip to Malé as standard…
Did you know it’s the most densely populate city in the world?…so prepare for a injection of culture and colour… It’s breathtaking….
Once you’ve taken in the museums, the stunning architecture of traditional buildings as well as bartering with the market stall holders as you buy your authentic Maldivian memorabilia, you can sail away to a deserted island for supper upon the broad white sandy beaches and leave the thronging Malé crowds behind.
When you’re not spending your time cruising the shores of uninhabited islands, you’ll find yourself at quality resorts including the option of a spa resort; And whenever you’re feeling like braving the waters of the deep – oh so blue – Indian Ocean, then you can
dive the unrivalled underwater sites
all over the atolls…
…For the Robinson Crusoe amongst you, why not choose to cruise amidst the uninhabited islands whilst taking in some breathtakingly beautiful coral reefs when you go snorkelling…
Better still why not enjoy the night fishing activities.
For you luxury cruisers, why not visit some of the
including a spa island and set your mind adrift as you experience Ayurveda massage…
How much or how little you do, is entirely up to you...
You could be forgiven for thinking that all that diving and snorkelling would mean that only fish would be on the menu whilst you cruise the Maldives and you’d be wrong. The
variety and quality of food
is just as good and varied as a 5-star Maldives resort.
The added bonus here is that you’ll always be able to dine beneath the stars, on deck or on an uninhabited island… How’s that for romantic cruising in the Maldives…?
… And yes no matter the size of the vessel, you will of course be invited to dine with the Captain. Well, they couldn’t let you have your final night aboard the cruise without giving you a proper send off…
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