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Cruising the Maldives on Yasawa Princess

Monday 14 January 2019

Discover turquoise seas, colourful reefs and white sandy beaches on a relaxing island-hopping cruise in the Maldives. An all-inclusive cruise on board Yasawa Princess is a laid-back, informal experience with the chance to relax on a deserted beach, snorkel amongst stunning marine life, watch a sunset with a cocktail in hand and socialise with like-minded guests at a beach BBQ.

Life on board

Yasawa Princess accommodates up to 56 guests in 28 fully air-conditioned cabins that have been exclusively designed to reflect the charm of the tropics. Relax on the sun beds and loungers on the Sun Deck or sit in the Forward Lounge to browse through the library, watch films or mingle with new-found friends. The spacious dining area has a warm wood decor and careful lighting, a perfect place to enjoy the exotic local and international cuisine, and private dining ashore can be arranged. The resident bar in the dining area offers a wide selection of included beer, house wine, regular spirits, bottled drinking water and soft drinks.

Yasawa Princess Dining on board Astonishing underwater world Relax on beautiful sandbanks Beach BBQ under the stars Enjoy stunning views from the lounge Visit idyllic islands Views from the deck of Yasawa Princess Cabin on board Yasawa Princess


Daily excursions take guests to gorgeous deserted islands and beautiful sand banks where beach umbrellas provide shade and there is the chance to swim or snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean. Visiting inhabited islands allows you to experience local culture and do some souvenir shopping. The crew set up a Maldivian BBQ on the beach for a memorable evening of drinks and music under the stars.

Fishing is very important in the Maldives, and there is the opportunity to try your hand at fishing on board Yasawa Princess' own fishing boat. Enjoy fly fishing on deserted islands and sandbanks, and try night fishing under the stars with Maldivian guides.

The richness and variety of the underwater world is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await. Snorkelling lessons are available, conducted by dive instructors, for the chance to view some of the most beautiful coral reefs. Highlights include a night snorkelling experience with nurse sharks and sting rays, a whale shark excursion and a manta ray excursion. The Maldives is a first-class diving destination, and scuba diving is available for experienced divers. Over 50 fascinating dive sites ranging from easy to difficult levels offer the chance to spot manta rays, turtles and whale sharks.

The Maldives

The Maldives is a tiny, remote Indian Ocean paradise comprised of 1,190 coral islands, grouped into atolls. Each atoll is made of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon and a string of islands, of which only 200 are inhabited. The culture of the Maldivians has been influenced by the Arabs, Indians, Sri Lankans and North Africans who travelled the trading routes of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives enjoys sunny days, balmy evenings and stunning sunsets, with the warm Indian Ocean a delight to swim in at any time of year.

To experience the magic of the Maldives for yourself, view our Yasawa Princess cruise

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