The Yasawa Princess, Experience Maldives in Style
Maldives Promotion House – With ancient designs that compliment its place as the largest liveaboard cruiser in Maldives, Yasawa Princess is a unique safari operated in Maldives. After serving in Yasawa Island in Fiji for many years the Yasawa Princess arrived in Maldives some three years ago.
She was built in Fiji as a bespoke boutique cruise ship for a maximum of 66 guests and 25 Crew, Yasawa Princess ensures an intimate, relaxed and informal cruise, with excellent and friendly service. Aiming to provide the desert island escape from everyday life, that so many of us long for, the cruiser offer the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Maldivian waters.
A cruise aboard the Yasawa Princess is the best way to see and experience these beautiful jewelled islands of the Indian Ocean in the most relaxed way and offers great opportunities for diving in these calm clear waters. With full itineraries they provide a varied and unique insight into the Maldives culture and people, and you’ll take home with you the greatest of memories and a couple of new friends. You can also take diving classes and even earn PADI certificates with the help of professionals.
The Yasawa Princess has about 33 cabins air conditioned, spread over three decks. While all cabins are non-smoking, compact and simply furnished with double beds, or two singles, with wooden accented furniture, en-suite shower and wet area, hairdryer, safe and 240V power outlet.
The Bridge Deck has seven 155 square feet air conditioned cabins, with a double bed or twin beds, bathroom, deck window with ocean views and a door opening onto the outside walkway. While the Deck offers 14 cabins with the same facilities the cabin size is about 117 square feet. The Lower Main Deck has 12 air conditioned cabins of 142 square feet, with a double bed or twin beds, bathroom, and a porthole.
The restaurant aboard the Yasawa Princess offers a cosy informal dining area where delicious, buffet style meals, of local and international cuisines are served. You can also enjoy the company of likeminded people and make new friends in the ship’s friendly bar. If you take an all inclusive package, there is an extensive list of drinks to choose from. You can also choose from premium imported brands.
Yasawa Princess also upholds the long held traditions that every cruise of course should hold a Captain Dinner. This tradition takes place near the end of the week, and if you are celebrating a special occasion you will be invited to join the captain at his table. The dress code is not formal but most people make a special effort or dress in tradition Maldivian attire. You can purchase a selection of Maldivian clothing from the dive and souvenir shop onboard as well.
Digital cameras with underwater housing, extra cards for your camera, MP3 players are also available at the Photo Shop. It is common to forget some of the most important things, but don’t worry. Their Souvenir Corner has all those essentials, such as sunscreen, toiletries, disposable cameras, batteries and a selection of t-shirts, and other souvenirs for you to take home as a memento of your cruise.
Two separate seven days cruises are available on the ship. The first cruise takes you across the beautiful islands to the north of Capital City Malé. The second cruise takes you to the islands south of Malé. This gives you the opportunity to take a seven or 14 day cruise visiting different islands on each cruise. You can join the ship on a Sunday evening in conjunction with international flights while the cruise will beginning on the Monday early evening, and return to Malé the following Sunday afternoon. All transfer times from the airport to the ship will be less than one hour by boat.
The Yasawa Princess is definitely an exciting way to experience the double island chain of Maldives. As you hop from island to island, you can experience the most interesting story you will tell your friends back at home.