M/Y Emperor Virgo

Boat Overview

Emperor Virgo is the little sister to the fantastic Emperor Serenity, and promises quality, style, and space ensuring guests have a holiday to remember. Decorated in light wood and with a contemporary style, this wonderful boat accommodates 18 divers over her 32m length. All cabins offer ensuite facilities and either a double or two single beds, with one cabin available as a triple. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving stunning views across the ocean to the islands beyond.

The main deck has a large saloon with comfy sofas, restaurant style dining areas, and an internationally stocked bar with beers, cocktails, and wines, the perfect place to enjoy a drink as the sun sets over the ocean. The upper deck has relaxing loungers ideal for catching some rays before enjoying a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. Wi-Fi is available when coverage allows and can be purchased onboard. As with all Emperor boats, Nitrox is free of charge.

This boat offers great value for money and is popular with both individuals and smaller groups wanting to experience the superb diving of the Maldives. The large diving dhoni gives more living space onboard and means no lugging dive gear around! She sails The Best of The Maldives itinerary taking in iconic dive sites such as North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll with their channels, drifts, and pinnacles where divers can hope to encounter mantas, whale sharks, eagle rays, and pelagics to name but a few, along with beautiful reefs and soft corals.

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Triple Option
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

5 x Lower Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds, and cabin 3 can be booked as a triple. All cabins are ensuite.

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Large Windows
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

2 x Main Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds. All cabins are ensuite. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Large Windows
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

2 x Upper Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds. All cabins are ensuite. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

Food and Drink

The meals onboard Virgo are usually buffet style with a 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 Virgo 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. Diving is done from a dhoni tender.

Diving is from Virgo’s spacious dhoni tender which gets divers to the perfect spot every time. 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 6 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 Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
25 - Apr 2021 2 - May 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
2 - May 2021 9 - May 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
9 - May 2021 16 - May 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
16 - May 2021 23 - May 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
23 - May 2021 30 - May 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
30 - May 2021 6 - Jun 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
6 - Jun 2021 13 - Jun 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
13 - Jun 2021 20 - Jun 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
20 - Jun 2021 27 - Jun 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
27 - Jun 2021 4 - Jul 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
4 - Jul 2021 11 - Jul 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
11 - Jul 2021 18 - Jul 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
18 - Jul 2021 25 - Jul 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
25 - Jul 2021 1 - Aug 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
1 - Aug 2021 8 - Aug 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
8 - Aug 2021 15 - Aug 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
15 - Aug 2021 22 - Aug 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
22 - Aug 2021 29 - Aug 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
29 - Aug 2021 5 - Sep 2021 Pelagic Magic Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
5 - Sep 2021 12 - Sep 2021 Hanifaru & North Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
7 - Nov 2021 14 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
14 - Nov 2021 21 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
21 - Nov 2021 28 - Nov 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
28 - Nov 2021 5 - Dec 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
5 - Dec 2021 12 - Dec 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
12 - Dec 2021 19 - Dec 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
19 - Dec 2021 26 - Dec 2021 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
26 - Dec 2021 2 - Jan 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1568pp Enquire
2 - Jan 2022 9 - Jan 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
9 - Jan 2022 16 - Jan 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
16 - Jan 2022 23 - Jan 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
23 - Jan 2022 30 - Jan 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
30 - Jan 2022 6 - Feb 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
6 - Feb 2022 13 - Feb 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
13 - Feb 2022 20 - Feb 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
20 - Feb 2022 27 - Feb 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
27 - Feb 2022 6 - Mar 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
6 - Mar 2022 13 - Mar 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
13 - Mar 2022 20 - Mar 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
20 - Mar 2022 27 - Mar 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
27 - Mar 2022 3 - Apr 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1531pp Enquire
3 - Apr 2022 10 - Apr 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
10 - Apr 2022 17 - Apr 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
17 - Apr 2022 24 - Apr 2022 Best of the Maldives Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £1410pp Enquire
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  • Exterior Virgo Exterior Virgo
  • Lounge Lounge
  • Lounge and Dining Lounge and Dining
  • Sundeck Sundeck
  • Diving Dhoni Diving Dhoni
  • Dining Dining
  • Bar Bar
  • Kayaking Kayaking
  • Deckplan Deckplan