MV Emperor Explorer

Boat Overview

Brand NEW in 2019, Emperor Explorer brings a class of her own to the Maldivian waters. She is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard measuring 42m and accommodating 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-conditioning. On the upper deck there are 2 king-size double and 2 twin cabins, the main deck offers 2 double cabins with a single bed, and the lower deck comprises of 5 double cabins with a single bed and 2 standard double cabins.

There is a spa and open-air dining for guests to enjoy at the stern of the main deck, and several sofas and tables inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner. The upper deck boasts a covered, open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian sunshine.

The sundeck is the perfect place for having a reviving nap or reliving the excitement of the day’s diving with your buddies. Nitrox is free of charge, and all diving is done from Emperor Explorer's large dhoni (tender), giving you more living space on board. Four dive guides are on hand to ensure everyone experiences the best diving and underwater encounters that the Maldives has to offer.

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double and Single Bed
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Air Conditioning

There are 7 double cabins on the Lower Deck, 5 of which also have a single bed so can be booked as a twin.

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double and Single Bed
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Air Conditioning

There are 2 double cabins on the Main Deck, each with a single bed so can be booked as a twin cabin also.

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Facilities

  • Twin Beds
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Air Conditioning

There are 2 twin cabins on the Upper Deck.

Upper Deck En-Suite Cabin

Upper Deck En-Suite Cabin

Facilities

  • Kingsize Bed
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Air Conditioning

There are 2 kingsize double cabins on the Upper Deck.

Food and Drink

Enjoy open air dining on Emperor Explorer where meals are usually buffet style offering a good variety of local and International dishes to suit everyone, local food is traditionally a bit spicy! Fish is available, mostly frozen with a few fresh catches along the way. Water, tea, and coffee are complimentary. Soft drinks, fresh juices, and alcohol (cocktails, liquors, wine, and beer) are chargeable. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner.

For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please speak to a member of our team. Produce is sourced locally, therefore items such as, but not limited to; wholemeal pastas or flour, gluten free products or soya substitutes are not typically available.

Emperor Explorer has a licenced bar so you can purchase alcohol on board, but please be aware importing of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by Maldivian law. Bottles containing alcohol will be confiscated at customs upon arrival.

Flights and Transfers

Daily indirect flights are available from many regional UK departures, operated by several airlines. Direct flights are also available at certain times of the year departing from Heathrow with a flight time of around 11 hours.

At point of enquiry our team will discuss the best priced flights and routes available for your chosen departure date. Airport transfers are included within your package.

Maldives liveaboards can easily be combined with a few nights on a resort, and often a city stopover. You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives.

Diving Information

Liveaboard diving is the perfect way to experience some of the best dive sites in the Maldives whilst travelling in comfort and style. Weights and cylinders are included in your price, and Emperor have a full range of equipment to hire if required. As with all Emperor Maldives boats, Nitrox is complimentary, and a range of PADI courses are available onboard.

For all diving sites your dive guides will give you a detailed and comprehensive dive briefing before you enter the water. There will be a minimum of two guides on board. All divers are required to dive in a buddy team; should you be a single diver a buddy will be allocated onboard.

There is no diving on arrival or departure days, and a total of 17 dives are offered during your charter, 2-3 dives per day. Emperor Maldives offers 7 itineraries as listed below, across their fleet of liveaboards, however please note that it is not always possible to visit every Atoll due to weather and diving conditions. Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

The Best of The Maldives
Pelagic Magic
Deep South & Southern Sharks
Hanifaru & North
Sharktastic
South Central Atolls
Northern Hi-Lights

Please call us for full details of any of the itineraries listed above.

Boat Only Schedule & Prices

Flight price will be confirmed at the time of booking. Boat schedules and prices are updated every few days. We make every effort to remove sold out trips and reflect up to date prices as much as possible, but you will be mindful last places may sell fast and special offers may be sold out quickly via e-news and Facebook offers.

Depart Date Return Date Route Cabin Price
18 - Apr 2021 25 - Apr 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1598pp Enquire
25 - Apr 2021 2 - May 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1511pp Enquire
2 - May 2021 9 - May 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1710pp Enquire
9 - May 2021 16 - May 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
16 - May 2021 23 - May 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
23 - May 2021 30 - May 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
8 - Aug 2021 15 - Aug 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1710pp Enquire
22 - Aug 2021 29 - Aug 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
29 - Aug 2021 5 - Sep 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
26 - Sep 2021 3 - Oct 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1364pp Enquire
17 - Oct 2021 24 - Oct 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1511pp Enquire
31 - Oct 2021 7 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1857pp Enquire
7 - Nov 2021 14 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1511pp Enquire
14 - Nov 2021 21 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1857pp Enquire
12 - Dec 2021 19 - Dec 2021 Best of the Maldives Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin £1382pp Enquire
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