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Emperor Serenity Maldives liveaboard

Emperor Serenity

Maldives liveaboard

The MV Emperor Serenity is a very luxurious contemporary boat, built to a very high standard. There are 13 well appointed, spacious, ensuite cabins over three decks, accommodating a maximum of 26 passengers. The Emperor Serenity has schedules that run throughout the year with mostly 7 night itineraries in the Central and Southern Atolls as well as a few longer itineraries. All trips start on Sundays, meaning flights from the UK would depart on Saturdays.

There is plenty of room for relaxing and entertainment onboard. Guests can relax in the spacious air-conditioned saloon area, sun bathe on the top deck or be pampered in the air-conditioned spa. There is also a camera charging station and large camera table on the Main Deck along with a TV viewing area where you can go through all of your dive images and videos.

All diving is done from a large dive dhoni with 4 dive guides and Nitrox is included for those who are Nitrox certified.

The boat is beautifully crafted and includes free Nitrox, a glass of wine with dinner, and a beach bbq during the cruise.

Getting there
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.

Guide price: 7 nights from £1865 per person*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, return airport transfers, unlimited tea, coffee, water, glass of wine with dinner, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified).

Excludes: International flights, domestic flights, alcoholic beverages, Green Tax, crew gratuities and travel/dive insurance.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Liveaboard plus Resort Island combinations
Why not combine your liveaboard trip with a stay on a beautiful Maldives island. We have contract rates for over 100 resort islands throughout the Maldives and with daily flights to the Maldives from the UK, you can choose to stay any number of days you fancy - either before or after your liveaboard trip. There are resort islands to meet all budgets and we will be happy to give advice and recommendations if you are looking for inspiration. Check our Maldives page for a selection of some of our most popular resorts.



Quick Guide: Emperor Serenity

  • 40m length
  • Max 26 passengers
  • 13 Cabins: Upper Deck – 2 Twin/Double Suites, 1 Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck – 2 Twin/Double Suites, Lower Deck – 5 Twin/Double cabins & 3 Double cabins
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

Accommodation & Facilities

The Emperor Serenity has 13 cabins in total for a maximum of 26 passengers. On the Upper Deck there are 2 Suites with windows, King Size double bed and a single bed, plus 1 cabin with windows with a double bed and single bed. On the Main Deck there are 2 Suites with windows, King Size double bed and a single bed. On the Lower Deck there are 5 Cabins with a double bed and a single bed, plus 3 Cabins that have double bed only.

All cabins have flat screen TV, individually controlled aircon and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Single Travellers Guarantee: Emperor guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Explorer. If they can’t ‘room’ you with someone of the same sex then they will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.

Facilities onboard include a spacious air-conditioned lounge on the main deck with comfy sofas, TV and a well-stocked bar. On the upper deck there is an air-conditioned spa offering a range of treatments, outdoor seating with deckchairs and bean bags. On the sun deck there are sunbeds, deck chairs and bean bags.

Camera facilities include charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks and camera table.


The MV Emperor Leo liveaboard mainly runs 7 night itineraries, in the Central and Southern Atolls, with some longer 14nt trips also available.

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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