Maldives Cruise & Optional Dubai Extension - Male - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Embark on a spectacular cruise across incredible atolls for a total discovery of the spectacular Maldives - this is paradise on earth! 
  • You will have a chance to rest and relax on board the fully serviced Moonima ship enjoying full board dining and the service of a friendly crew. 
  • Opt to spend some time in Dubai, one of the world's most iconic cities - a truly modern mecca for you to explore while staying at the Crown Plaza Festival City! 

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Your Destination

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them.

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

Our Offers

Offer 1: 7 Night Stay
7 night cruise of the Maldives on board the Moonima

Offer 2: 10 Night Stay
3 nights at Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City 5*
7 night cruise of the Maldives on board the Moonima

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Male 
Day 2: South Male Atoll 
Day 3: Vaavu Atoll 
Days 4, 5, 6: Ari Atoll 
Day 7: North Male Atoll 
Day 8: Male

Your Cruise Itinerary

Set sail on a spectacular discovery oy glistening waters and sparkling beaches as you embark on a cruise across incredible atolls, for a total immersion into the paradisical Maldives. On board, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while you rest in the sun or discover the ocean beneath you. On this intriguing itinerary, you will explore the Atolls of Malé (north and south), Atolls of Ari (north and south) and the Atolls of Vaavu.

Day 1: Male
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your cruise ship. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, a Maldives presentation and a cruise briefing. Dinner and first night on board.

Day 2: Male Atoll & Guraidhoo Island
Start sailing towards the South Male Atoll. Enjoy some time snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, relaxation in the sun, sea kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming around Emboodooh Island. In the afternoon, sail to Guraidhoo Island for more water activities and opt to take part in a diving initiation (surcharge). Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Vaavu Atoll & Fulidhoo
Start the day sailing to the Vaavu Atoll. Spend your morning on the sun-drenched deck, enjoying the facilities of your ship, kayaking, swimming or participating in water activities. In the afternoon, a scuba diving excursion is possible (surcharge) and for those who need more chill time, relax or head out into the water at your own leisure. You will also visit the local island of Fulidhoo. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Ari Atoll & Dangheti
Your fourth day will consist of water activities, snorkelling, relaxation and swimming in the Ari Atoll. After lunch, you have the opportunity to go have a diving initiation (extra charge) and visit the local island of Dangheti for a  walk and souvenir shopping. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5: South Ari Atoll 
Today is another beautiful day in paradise, swimming with the fishes, and snorkelling in the South Ari Atoll. Go on a search for whale sharks around Maamigili. During the afternoon, wind down after a morning of adventure or jump back in the sea for some paddleboarding kayaking or scuba diving (surcharge). In the evening, enjoy a BBQ evening on a desert island. Overnight on board. 
Day 6: Ari Atoll
Spend the morning snorkelling in the centre of the Ari Atoll. Whether you want to relax or play, the choice is up to you in the afternoon. A diving initiation may also be possible (surcharge). In the evening, you will be treated to a traditional Maldivian dinner party. Overnight on board. 

Day 7: North Male Atoll & Male
Spend your last full day snorkelling in the glistening warm waters then head for the North Male Atoll. In the afternoon you will head into Male and have the chance to explore at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8: Depart
This morning you will check-out at 7 am to depart from the boat and take your transfer to the airport for your onward travel or return flight home.

Your Ship

You will enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Moonima Ship, in a Standard Double or Triple Cabin on a Full Board Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks)

Set sail on the 30m Moonima, a cosy and comfortable boat composed of 4 bridges and 8 cabins, each of which boast their own en-suite, safe, comfortable bed and air conditioning. On the main deck, you will find a peaceful lounge with books and television to fuel your downtime. 

There is also a bar for when you need refreshing and a dining area for all your onboard meals. Out on the sun deck, catch those rays as you lay out on the sun loungers and sip on a drink from the deck bar. The upper deck also has a solarium, offering the perfect opportunity to look out at the horizon as you sail through this impeccable destination. 

Your Stateroom

You will stay in a Standard Cabin.

Standard Cabin

Your Stateroom
The ship is composed of 8 cabins. Each cabin has air conditioning and a private bathroom (towels are provided). In addition, they are equipped with a safe, 220V type G socket (adapter recommended), bedding, as well as beach towels. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: Views from some staterooms may be obstructed.

Optional Stopover

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 3-night stopover at the Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City 5*. Here, you'll be accommodated in a Deluxe Room or Superior Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Our members have the opportunity to upgrade to a Half Board stay (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) or a Full Board stay (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Complimentary early check in after 8am
  • 20% discount in selected outlets (Sirocco, Zest, Anise Restaurant, Zaytoun Restaurant, Vista Bar, Choix Patisserie and The Fish House - discount does not apply on Half or Full Board supplements or any special offers/packages)
  • 20% discount in Spa InterContinental
Modern, exciting and bursting with world-class facilities, Dubai is an oasis set alongside the cool blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. The transformation of Dubai from a small fishing settlement into the extraordinary destination as we know it today remains a remarkable success story. Home to the world's tallest building, in addition to its pristine beaches, modern marvels and a host of events, Dubai is known the world over as the land of records and excess.

The city also has a cultural side to show to visitors – visit the Heritage Village where local Emiratis show off their customs and traditions. Watch the dhow and abra boats weave along the waterway at Dubai Creek, and stroll through the Bastakia area or the multicultural Karama or Satwa – there is a whole new world waiting to be discovered!

Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City 5*

Set on the winding banks of Dubai Creek, the Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City 5* has spectacular waterfront views. Whether unwinding by palm trees next to a 25-metre pool or relaxing in your chic room, you can gaze across the glistening creek and watch abra water taxis float along. Glass and wood creates an airy, modern feel in the hotel, and the Festival City location means iconic attractions such as Burj Khalifa are just 15 minutes drive away.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

Deluxe Room

In Dubai, luxury is everywhere, and you'll quickly realise it - like pushing the doors of your room. Whether it's space, furniture, quality fabrics or bedding, you will quickly take to loving your stay in this perfectly landscaped space. You will not have to worry about anything, your hotel has already thought of everything.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Superior Room

Settle into this spacious and sleek room for a comfortable stay in Dubai. Boasting picture windows framing views of the dynamic cityscape, the contemporary Superior Room is contemporary and light for a tranquil stay. Stay connected with complimentary wi-fi and work effortlessly with a specially designed desk area. When it’s time to rest, cosy into your plush bed and enjoy a restful stay. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Your Board Basis

Enjoy a variety of food and drink options throughout the day, from fine dining to lighter meals at the hotel's full-service, on-site restaurant and lounge. Work or relax at your leisure with convenient in-room dining.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Time

Work out in the 24-hour gym or relax in the spa. Fancy a night of fun? Head to Belgian Beer Cafe for themed nights and live entertainment. Dedicate some time to yourself at the spa, and indulge in Asian, Arabic infused holistic therapies and exclusive signature treatments.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. 

Dubai Parks & Resort One Day Access

Your Optional Excursions
Treat yourself to a thrilling holiday at the region's largest integrated theme park, with three distinct theme parks and one water park there is lots to entertain! You'll be able to experience incredible and entertaining moments in 2 of the 4 parks with this One Day Access. So experience the best-in-branded entertainment from three of the largest and most successful motion picture studios at Motiongate, immerse yourself in the colourful world of Bollywood at Bollywood Parks & build your way through non-stop interactive fun at Legoland. As Dubai's largest theme park, Dubai Parks & Resort is a world of fun and adventure in the heart of the Middle East!

Tickets to the Burj Khalifa

Your Optional Excursions
Get more of a feel for this enigmatic city when you opt to take a trip up the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building where the city views are impressive from every angle. At 828m, with 160 floors, feel on top of the world as you drink in breathtaking views of the sparkling city below.

Our members can choose between the following options: 
- Access to the Burj Khalifa between 9 am - 3 pm & 7 pm - 11 pm. Transfers not included.
- Access to the Burj Khalifa between 3:30 pm 6:30 pm. Transfers not included. 
- Tickets to the 148th & last floor of the Burj Khalifa between 9 am - 3 pm & 7 pm - 11 pm. 
Transfers not included.

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Desert Safari

Your Optional Excursions
Venture into Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape for an adventure like no other! Take a journey with your savvy drivers and head off the beaten track for a thrilling and challenging adventure. Aboard a luxury 4x4, you will discover the wild majesty of the Arabian desert, - wide open spaces, indigenous wildlife and endless vistas of colourful dunes.

Admire the beauty of the sunset in the desert and relax in a traditional camp where other activities await you. Whether you fancy trying Shisha, surfing the sand, taking pictures of traditional costumes or getting a henna tattoo, there is plenty to make this an unforgettable experience! For the grand finale, you will be transported by the Arabian culture with a belly dancer, BBQ and Arab folk music. This trip is offered every day from 3 pm to 8.30 pm.

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Helicopter Flight over Dubai

Your Optional Excursions
Embark on a unique experience that will allow you to fly over this city of luxury and extravagance. Board your helicopter and enjoy a panoramic view of Dubai on this 12-minute flight. Departing from Police Dubai Academy, you will see the traditional wind-towers, discover the mysterious Burj Khalifa and gaze over the incredible archipelago of the Jumeirah coast. From the past to present and looking into the future, this panoramic flight will offer you the chance to view every face of majestic Dubai. 

We advise you to choose to fly over Dubai at the beginning of your stay! In case of bad weather, the flight can then be rearranged so that you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.  

Important information: 
- Excursion available daily at 14:00 or 16:00 
- Proof of identity may be required 
- Expect to arrive 30 minutes before the flight for boarding formalities 
- Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 
- This is a non-refundable ticket (except in case of major problems) 
- Non-exchangeable ticket within 21 days of the flight 
The price does not include: 
- Registration fees to be paid on the website of our excursion partner when booking the flight day

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Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included between the airport and the port in the Maldives. Private transfers are included for flight-inclusive offers in Dubai.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.


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Maldives Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Entry Requirements

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter the Maldives. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Maldives Foreign Ministry.


Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 

UK health authorities have classified Maldives as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice visit the 
National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 

UAE Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If you’re a British Citizen you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. In the past, this visa has allowed the visitor to stay in the UAE for up to 30 days. The visa has terminated automatically on departure and a new visa issued on arrival each time the same visitor returns to the UAE. 

That approach continues to be applied in most cases, but in some cases, British citizens (and visitors of some other nationalities) who have left the UAE and returned again within the 30 day period of stay granted at the time of the first arrival, haven’t received a new visa. Instead, their stay has been limited to the initial 30 day period. 

If you have any questions on the validity or expiry of your visa, contact UAE Immigration directly in Dubai on 04-3980000 or in Abu Dhabi on 02-4024500. If you’re residing outside the UAE, contact the nearest UAE Embassy for advice.

Local Laws and Customs

UAE laws and customs are very different to those in the UK. Be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas. There may be serious penalties for doing something that might not be illegal in the UK. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with, and respect local laws and customs.


Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 

Certain prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK but not in the UAE may not be able to be brought into the country without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health.

Following changes in October 2018, it is now a requirement for everyone entering the UAE to complete an electronic form to obtain approval to carry medication for personal use.

For more information on controlled medicines please see the UAE Ministry of Health Website or Gov.UK.

Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in patients from the United Arab Emirates have been reported to the World Health Organization. There have also been cases of Legionnaires’ disease among British nationals who have recently travelled from Dubai. For the latest information and advice, see the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre(NaTHNaC). 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Location Information

Distance from Dubai Airport to the Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City: 4.5 km / 10 minutes.

In More Detail

On Your Cruise

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This ship is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of cabins on this cruise: 8
Check-in time: 5 pm
Check-out time: before 11 am

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included?

  • Standard Double or Triple Cabin
  • Full Board (soft drinks included)
  • On site assistance
  • Snorkelling trip
  • Local green tax of $42 per person
  • Return shared airport transfers

Not Included

  • Optional Excursions
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for the crew: 60 USD per passenger per cruise
  • WIFI (10 USD per cabin per cruise)
  • Full equipment: 120 €
  • Shorty or Fins, Mask, Tuba: 20 €
  • Supervision on dive: 10 €
  • Initiation to apnea and / or snorkeling (2 sessions at sea): 80 €
  • Diving with equipment and certified French instructor: 55 €
  • Discovery baptism (1 dive exercise in protected environment + 1 dive): 105 €
  • Beginner Level 1 course including 6 dives with equipment and certification: 420 €

Full Board Inclusions

  • Continental and local breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner consisting of vegetables, fish, poultry, rice, etc. (local menu)
  • Traditional Maldivian evening once per cruise
  • Afternoon snack
  • Tea, coffee, drinking water and juice
  • Alcoholic drinks, sodas, fresh fruit juice and sparkling water (available for surcharge)

At the Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City 5*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 316
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city tax of 20AED per room per night, which is payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • A/C Public Areas
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Turn Down Service
  • Wake Up Calls
  • Valet Laundry Services
  • Childcare Services

Room Facilities

  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • Shower
  • Terrace
  • Dressing Area
  • Bathtub
  • In-Room Safe
  • Free Toiletries
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Carpeted Floor


  • Zaytoun
  • Belgian Cafe Dubai
  • Skyline Lounge

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Outdoor Pool

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

The Voyage Privé Promise

  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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