Princess Dhonkamana Liveaboard, Maldives


The Maldives are composed of a chain of 26 coral atolls in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka. Each islet is surrounded by tropical beaches, picturesque lagoons and a rich and interesting aquatic life. A liveaboard vessel offers the best way to explore these wonderful waters. The Family orientated MV Princess Dhonkamana schedules year-round diving safaris, always visiting the best atolls for the time of year. Non-divers, single travellers and children are equally welcome on our ship. All 18 passengers will experience an unforgettable holiday week with plenty to see and do.


The wooden luxury yacht has 9 quarters for her guests. All rooms are large, comfortable, and tastefully decorated with an Italian touch. All have private en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, wardrobes and four-poster beds for maximum privacy in case of cabin sharing. There is a choice of romantic double cabins, twins for friends and solo guests and cabins with a double bed and a single bed, ideal for families. Cabins on the upper deck have windows for ocean views.


Twin/Double Cabin

Twin/Double Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 single or 1 double
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Triple Cabin Cabin

Triple Cabin Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 3
Beds: 2 single or 1 double
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes


A crew of 13 speaks English and Italian and offers extremely attentive hotel service. Guests can rewind and dine in several indoor and outdoor leisure areas, including 3 sundecks. The lounge is the designated place for entertainment in climatized and colourful atmospheres. It features a bar, internet Wi-Fi, TV, computers and a library. Therapeutic massages and a jacuzzi can be enjoyed on board.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are a mix of an Italian and local cuisine. Meals are served as a buffet al fresco in the sheltered outdoor dining area. Our chefs will cook fresh bread, pizzas and delicatessen worthy of great Italian restaurants. The bar sells a selection of soft drinks and alcohols. Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions can be catered for if the Princess is notified in advance.


Divers of all levels are welcome. Children and those who have never dived before can come to snorkel and enjoy a ‘try dive’ for free. European PADI instructors will be your guides. We use a tender vessel to store diving equipment and transport guests to and from dive sites. Each day there are two dive opportunities and 1-night dive during the week. These impressive and secure underwater adventures provide possible unique interactions with mantas, whale sharks and dolphins. Rental gear and nitrox are available. Optional activities include island excursions, beach fun, surfing and fishing.

For all clients booked on Macana cruises in the Maldives till April 3rd, 2020 for which Maldives borders are closed or their home government declare the lockdown of the country: Clients in the above conditions can cancel their reservation and obtain a voucher of the same amount paid to us by the agent to be redeemed within 3 years from the date of issue to book a new cruise onboard Macana Maldives boats in the Maldives. For all other passengers or for cruises after April 3rd canceling now, standard cancellation fees will apply.

Princess Dhonkamana LiveaboardSCHEDULE

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Service charge (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives, Nitrox dives package, diving courses, diving equipment rent, island entry fees (between USD 3 and 11 per person), tips, single surcharge (varies depending on season – between €600-€2000), Upper Deck Ocean View Cabin supplement of EUR 100/person/week,


Year built: 2008
Length: 31 meters
Beam:10 meters
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Max guests: 18
Number of cabins: 9
Number of bathrooms: 9
Tenders: 1 Dhoni and 1 dive tender
Water capacity: 400 liters per hour


Depth Sounder
E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kits
Satellite & mobile phones
Bilge pump alarm
Search light
Engine room CCTV
Crew trained in first aid
Emergency flares

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