Antarctic Explorer

Just a belated thank you to World Expeditions for the wonderful trip to the Antarctic my sister and I joined last December. From the first day, it was agreed that 1 day on a plane and 2 1/2 days on a ship was a small price to pay to have the chance to enjoy such an amazing experience. The ship was comfortable and crewed by an excellent staff; the size of the vessel was perfect to allow maximum opportunity for the four dozen or so passengers to enjoy the experience (contrasted to many of the other vessels we saw in port in Ushuaia).
Furthermore, the guides provided were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the great atmosphere of the journey. Our fellow travellers were an outgoing and welcoming bunch too, which made for a wonderful time. I wholeheartedly commend World Expeditions to anyone as a first rate provider of adventure travel - I can't wait for my next opportunity to try another experience (perhaps Kenya at a quiet moment). My sincere thanks to the team.

Andrew Hunter | Norwood, SA

Maldives Dhoni Cruise

The Maldives - clear and translucent waters, coral reefs and white sand. What could be better than cruising on a dhoni to experience island hopping far from the crowds, learn about the local way of life and snorkel the spectacular reefs of the Indian Ocean. Our Captain after all is an expert local guide. The dhoni, resembles a traditional Arab sailing vessel, and is handcrafted locally from coconut palm timber. They have been converted into live-aboard cruise boats with couchette accommodation and a saloon area inside, plus plenty of room on deck for relaxing and watching the world go by. During the day there is ample time to swim and snorkel and every evening is spent moored off a different island - meeting the locals of small settlements or enjoying a fresh seafood barbecue on a pristine uninhabited beach.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Male, transfer to dhoni
DAYS 2/5 Cruise the waters of the Maldives, passing numerous islands and atolls with opportunities to visit local fishing villages, swim, snorkel and relax
DAY 6 Return to Male, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Our trip to the Maldives was a dream. We had the chance to see so much and enjoy the best snorkelling in the world. The staff, food and
vessel were beyond expectation. I recommend this trip for the adventurers looking to take a break.

L. Studley Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia

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Trip Code: MSS
Trip Grading:
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Cruising
Next Trip:  20 August 2017
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price: $1,049.00 USD

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H High Season Surcharge (20 Dec - 21 Apr and the month of August) US $100
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