Yasawa Princess liveaboard : Maldives
In search of true Maldivian paradise and complete indulgence? Let your senses take hold of the decadent atmosphere onboard the intimate liveaboard cruiser Yasawa Princess.
Fine attention to detail and personal & hospitable service are what you can expect, while you cruise the islands of your dreams.
The Yasawa Princess has 33 wonderful twin & double cabins and can take up to 66 guests. She offers 7 or 14 night trips, visiting the very best dive sites and the most beautiful islands & beaches that the Maldives has to offer. You are sure to have a luxurious & pleasurable journey.
The Maldives is a chain of 26 atolls, comprising 1,200 islands, lying 600km Southwest of Sri Lanka at the Southern tip of India.
The Yasawa Princess has 33 cabins split over 3 decks, and is able to cater for 66 guests. Each cabin has two individual single beds or one double bed, and all are air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom facilities.
Lower Main Deck cabins:
On the Main deck you will find 12 fully air-conditioned cabins hosting double or twin beds. The well designed cabins match the brilliant quality found throughout the Yasawa Princess, and at an average size of 13 square metres, they are extremely spacious. Ensuite bathrooms can be found and wonderful porthole views of the Maldives add to the tranquility of your private quarters. Yasawa Princess supplies you with all the necessary conveniences, enhanced by a warm and softly furnished interior which is continued through to the A deck.
A Deck cabins:
A further 14 cabins can be found on A deck. These are also fully air-conditioned and decorated in warm colours creating a sense of total seclusion. Double or twin beds furnish the rooms and a deck window offers superb views of the Indian Ocean. The average size of each cabin is 11 square metres and ensuite bathrooms are found throughout.
Bridge Deck cabins:
Another 7 cabins are found on Bridge Deck. All are fully air-conditioned and measuring an average of 10.5 square metres. Double or Twin beds are available and carefully arranged furnishings make your private area luxuriously comfortable. Ensuite bathrooms with all the necessary amenities grace each cabin and views of the Indian Ocean are available from the deck windows, adding to the wonderful holiday atmosphere.
FOOD & DRINK ONBOARD
The dining area and main bar are on B deck which runs from midships to the aft rail. This is the perfect place for a sundowner in the early evening. The sides of this area have panoramic opening windows so you can take in the magical view of the desert islands framed against the azure blue sea whilst having breakfast and lunch.
Yasawa Princess also provides a planned and prepared barbecue night on each cruise itinerary and further ones on an ad hoc basis on the stunning beach all prepared by the two excellent onboard chefs.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
All areas on board the Yasawa Princess are designed for maximum style and maximum convenience for each of its passengers. The Saloon deck, the hub of the Yasawa Princess entertainment area, is the location of an enchanting 100 seat dining room designed in a warm wood decor elegantly laid out with place settings adding the finishing touch. Providing a cosy and elegant feel, the rich wood design, signature tones and ceiling spotlights all adds to the intimate feel of your time on board.
The resident bar can also be found in the dining area which guarantees to aid you in your evening of light entertainment and relaxation. Let the staff pamper you with delectable culinary delights, a wide selection of fine wines, cocktails and spirits or a cool and refreshing beer. The choice is entirely yours.
Opening out onto the sun deck, the Yasawa experience continues. Tables and chairs are neatly laid out for you to enjoy the complimentary breakfast under the glorious early morning sunshine either ashore or on board Yasawa. For those eager to bronze under the Maldive sun, loungers and sun beds are available. Settle down to a day of sightseeing, outdoor pursuits or complete, blissful serenity.
Essential to the calming atmosphere of the Yasawa Princess is the forward lounge. Spacious and attractive, this area boasts an option of quiet solitude, the chance to mingle with other guests or merely sit back and contemplate the day’s events over a beverage or two.
SPORTS & LEISURE
A wonderful array of activities awaits you on the Yasawa Princess and included in the itinerary are many opportunities geared towards all passengers interests and preferences.
Night fishing is a magical experience in the picturesque surroundings of the Maldives and sunbathing on the powdery like sands is adored by all. As you stop off at the many collective Maldive Islands, you will have several opportunities to go at your own pace into the local villages for shopping, sightseeing, culture trips and spa facilities. In particular the islands of Giraavaru and Velidhu Island Resort offer the spa services helping you to feel totally rejuvenated (Additional Charge).
In fact to add to all this extravagance, the Yasawa Princess also provides a planned and prepared barbecue night on each cruise itinerary and further ones on an ad hoc basis on the stunning beach all prepared by the two excellent onboard chefs. Night time is complimented by a slide show of pictures and memories relating to your daily excursions, providing many a pleasurable display.
Yasawa Princess offers you a unique opportunity to experience the marvels of the underwater coral gardens of the Maldives through scuba diving. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, we have dive packages and courses to suit your needs. We offer personalised services and our experienced dive masters and dive instructors ensure a professional service.
Yasawa Princess has a fully qualified and equipped diving school on board – operated by Deep Blue Dive Centre.
Some Safari and Cruise boats in the Maldives only offer diving trips to a strict schedule, meaning guests have to choose between a full day's diving - often from early morning until late at night, or no diving at all that day. On the Yasawa Princess we believe it should be you that chooses what to do from the list of services we offer. If you want to dive, you pick when and where from our list. If you want to snorkel you pick the time from our schedule. Alternatively you might just want to select your very own desert island discs on your iPod, stretch out on the beach and just relax in the sunshine on one of the many islands we visit!
|Length:||55m||Guest Cabins:||- Bridge deck: 7 cabins x 2 pax.
- A Deck: 14 cabins x 2 pax.
- Main Deck: 12 cabins x 2 pax.
All cabins air conditioned, with ensuite bathroom and ocean view. Some include convertable day beds.
|Year Built:||1984 and refitted 2007|
|Engines:||2 x Cummins turbo diesel. (10 knots max).|
|Generators:||2 x 150KW.|
|Compressors:||2 x B14 compressors.||Saloon area:||Yes - and also 100 seat dining room|
|Nitrox:||to be confirmed||Dining area:||Large dive deck.|
|Desalination Units:||to be confirmed||Bar:||Yes|
|Marine Electronics:||VHF (1 x Icom IC-M80 VHF radio telephone), Radar (1 x Furuno - 1940 RDP 076, 1 x Furuno - 1730 RDP 075), Echo sounder (1 x Furuno - FE 400), Sideband (SSB) (1 x Codan 8528-S), Compass, Barometer, Internal phone system.||Sundecks:||Yes - 2 sun decks.|
|Tenders:||2 x 20 person punts with outboards.||Audio/Visual equipment:||TV, DVD player, CD music system.|
|Safety Equipment:||Fire Fighting (CO2 room with 6 x CO2 bottles for engine room fire smothering. Emergency generator room with shore power connection point plus fire pump, fire suits, belt driven hand clutched fire pump).||Safety Equipment:||115 SOLAS approved life jackets, 4 x 25 pax RFD inflateables, 1 x 20 pax RFD inflatable, 8 x life bouys, 10 x flares, 2 x smoke canisters, first aid kit.|