Princess Rani Liveaboard, Maldives


This outstanding wooden motor yacht was built in 2008. It is part of the Macana Maldives shipping company fleet, owned and operated by an experienced Italian team. The ship is equipped with stabilizers and ultra-silent engines for comfortable navigation on the Indian Ocean. Diving safaris of 8-10 days are scheduled to all the interesting sites of the Maldives, choosing the best itineraries each time of the year. The Princess Rani is also available as a charter. She specializes in wedding arrangements with romantic ceremonies on breathtaking locations.


The liveaboard has 11 cabins. 4 upper deck large doubles, 5 lower deck triples and 2 lower deck doubles for a total of 22 passengers. All have a private bathroom, are individually climatized and have comfortable canopy beds for maximum privacy. Rooms are suitable for everybody including solo travellers and families with children of all ages.


Triple Cabin

Triple Cabin

Room size: – m²
Max. occupancy:  3
Beds: Single and double
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Double Cabin

Double Cabin

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


An international crew of 13 speaks English and Italian and offers attentive and discrete service. Guests have a choice of numerous indoor and outdoor leisure areas, including 3 sundecks and a whirlpool. The cool lounge features a bar, Wi-Fi internet, TV, DVD, computers and a library. Therapeutic body and spirit treatments are available at our wellness centre. We have an onboard babysitting service and animation team for youngsters.


A cruise with one of the princesses of the Macana fleet is also a memorable gastronomical experience. The chef prepares a fusion of Asian and Italian delights, served as appetizing buffets. The special pastry chef spoils the guests with sweet and savoury in-betweens, fresh bread and great pizzas. A barbecue on a tropical deserted island can be part of the culinary fun. Children and vegetarians will have plenty to feast on. People with special diets can be catered for with prior notice.


The Maldives belong to the top of the diving destinations in the world. The enormous variety of underwater sceneries and lifeforms will blow the mind of every spectator. Regardless of the level of diving skills, there is plenty to experience for everyone. Children can join in snorkel safaris and even take part in a ‘try dive’ with European instructors. The advanced divers can use nitrox and partake in thrilling drift dives. Divemasters and dhoni’s assure surface coverage at all times. Special courses and rental equipment are available. Alternative sportive and leisure activities will be proposed.

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 Rani Liveaboard SCHEDULE

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

Excluded: Green Tax (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives (US$ 35 per dive), 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: 35 meters
Beam: 11 meters
Cruising speed: 11 knots
Engines: 1000HP Daewoo
Max guests: 22
Number of cabins: 10
Number of bathrooms: 10
Tenders: 1 Dhoni and 1 dive tender
Water capacity: 3’000 litres
Fuel capacity: 4’000 litres


Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm &Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kits
Satellite &mobile phones
Crew trained in first aid
Emergency flares

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