Emperor VirgoMaldives liveaboard
The MV Emperor Virgo is a very comfortable liveaboard, accommodating a maximum of 18 passengers in well-appointed, ensuite cabins across three decks. Decorated in light wood and in a contemporary style, the main deck has an air-conditioned dining room and lounge with comfy sofas and on the upper deck there is a fully licensed bar, a perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple as you watch the Maldivian sunset.
The Emperor Virgo 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.
All diving is done from a large dive dhoni with 3 dive guides and Nitrox is included for those who are Nitrox certified.
The liveaboard includes free Nitrox, a glass of wine with dinner, and a beach bbq during the cruise.
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 £1695 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.
Accommodation & Facilities
The Emperor Virgo has 9 cabins in total for a maximum of 18 passengers. On the Upper Deck there are 2 Cabins with windows and two single beds that can be adapted to doubles. On the Main Deck there are 2 Cabins with windows and two single beds that can be adapted to doubles. On the Lower Deck there are 4 Cabins with two single beds that can be adapted to doubles, plus 1 Family Cabin with a double bed and single bed.
All cabins have individually controlled aircon and ensuite bathroom with shower.
Single Travellers Guarantee: Emperor guarantees 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 dining area. a well-stocked bar. On the upper deck there is a well-stocked bar and outdoor seating area, and on the sun deck there are sunbeds.
Camera facilities include charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks and camera table.
The MV Emperor Virgo liveaboard mainly runs 7 night itineraries throughout the Central and Southern Atolls.
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