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Yasawa Princess

SPECIAL OFFER - Classic Southern Maldives Cruise (8 Days)

The Yasawa Princess is a 60 passenger ship, offering idyllic cruises around the Maldives, a country made up of some of the bluest lagoons and finest atolls in the world. On board the ship, the atmosphere is distinctly laid-back. You can choose to swim and snorkel off pristine white sandbanks, enjoy night barbecues on uninhibited islands, or just relax on the sun deck with a book and your favourite drink in hand. The ship's 33 cabins are arranged over three decks and onboard amenities include indoor and outside dining areas, a bar, a professional dive centre and an inviting sun deck.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Malé.

Day 1: Malé

Transfer by boat from Malé International Airport to the Yasawa Princess anchored just off of Ariadhoo where you will be greeted and assisted to the boat’s private tender for your transfer. Check into your cabin and join a welcome briefing. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on the bar/restaurant deck.

Day 2: Hurasdhoo

Today the ship cruises to Hurasdhoo, a small deserted island with white sandy beaches surrounding the island. For the keen snorkeler, head to the Nice House reef. Otherwise swim in the warm waters and relax on the beach. Tonight’s fishing trip is targeting reef fish with traditional hand line bottom fishing techniques.

Day 3: Raidhigaa

Today enjoy a short cruise to Raidhigaa, a picnic island with a natural harbour. The reef surrounding the island has an enclosed lagoon with two narrow channels for vessels to enter. The island also has a long white sandy beach at one end where snorkelers can easily swim from the beach to deeper water.

Day 4: Meerufenfushi

Morning cruise to Meerufenfushi, a deserted island located in the center of Ari atoll. The beach stretches on one side depending on the monsoon and the reef surrounding the island is a good site for snorkelers. Spend a full day on the island only returning to the boat for lunch. Late afternoon the crew members will set up the evening BBQ dinner on the beach.

Day 5: Velidhu Island

Arrive at Velidhu Island, a small, comfortable and relaxed holiday resort. Here you may enjoy snorkeling in the magnificent house reef or relaxing on the beach. It has a beach-side restaurant and a bar. Buffet Lunch, Spa and other facilities from this resort island can be arranged if booked in advance ( all other services excluding landing fee has to be borne by the guest).

Day 6: Maayafushi Sand Bank

Today the ship cruises to Maayafushi Sand Bank, a large sand bank located at the northern edge of ari atoll. Flocks of common Seabirds can be found on this sand bar and the colourful reef has lots of nice coral and fish for snorkeling. Tonight’s fishing trip is targeting reef fish with traditional hand line bottom fishing techniques.

Day 7: Malé

Enjoy a final swim at a sand bar before the ship sets sail for Male. The journey from North Ari Atoll to Malé’ will take around 4-5 hours. Once you reach Male’ a dhoni will take you to Malé’ the capital of Maldives where you can visit the local fish market, have an ice cream or do some shopping for souvenirs. Tonight enjoy the “Captain’s Dinner".

Day 8: Malé

After your final breakfast, disembark the ship in Malé and transfer to the airport.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Malé.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Yasawa Princess
  • All inclusive including buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Unlimited bottled water, tea and coffee
  • One deserted island BBQ
  • One Night Fishing trip
  • Visits to resorts and deserted islands, prior reasonable request and permit from the resorts.
  • Captains Dinner
  • Airport to ship transfer (Male-YP/Maamigil YP or Dharavadhoo-YP)
  • Drinks house spirits, wine (except champagne), beer and cocktail of the day (Bar Open from 1100hrs – 0000hrs)

Excludes

  • International flights and transfers
  • Beverages other than those mentioned (Cocktails and other premium drinks consumed by the guests, during the stay)
  • Travel Insurance and Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Diving and equipment rental
  • Optional excursions
  • Game Fishing
 

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