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Why Maldives Onboard Tropical Cruise?

Surf Holiday at Tropical Cruise Maldives Why Maldives
Surf Holiday at Tropical Cruise Maldives Quick Facts
Surf Holiday at Tropical Cruise Maldives Travel Tips

The Maldives is considered as one of the wonders of the world by travellers. It has tropical warm climate. Maldives has a tradition of welcoming visitors.

Find your perfect Maldives cruise tropical holiday with tropical  cruise offer tropical, surfing holiday, sun holidays, sailing holidays, diving holidays and fishing holiday  in the Maldives Maldive Islands Malediven Honeymoons & Weddings Cruises and other tropical destinations. Die Republik Malediven (Divehi Rajjeyge Jumhuriyya) ist ein Inselstaat im Südwesten der Südspitze Indiens im Indischen Ozean und besteht aus mehreren Atollen und circa 2.000 Inseln, wovon etwa 200 von Einheimischen bewohnt werden und 87 weitere ausschließlich für Touristen

The Maldives is famous for its rare underwater beauty. The profusion of psychedelic colours and the abundance and variety of life underwater have fascinated divers and snorkellers since Maldives was discovered as a diving destination.

The friendly nature of Maldivians will make your holiday relaxing and welcoming.

There are many schedule flights which travel to Maldives from different parts of the globe. So coming here is not difficult at all.

You don't need a pre-arranged visa to travel to the Maldives. On arrival friendly staff at the Male' International Airport will issues a 30 day visa for you.

Maldives has the best beaches and dive spots. These are just few reasons why you should choose Maldives for your next holiday.

When you board Tropical Cruise our crew will make sure that you have wonderful holiday.

If your sole purpose is having an unforgettable surfing adventure our captain will take you there for that nice wave.

If you are on a fishing trip then we will make sure that you will get a big catch for that photo moment.

You can snorkel all day and we know the right locations. Get ready with your fins and mask.

Quick facts to Maldives

Location
Group of atolls strech along the 73rd Meridian between latitudes 0 42' south and 8 10' north, for a distance of 468.3 miles with a width of 73.4 miles from east to west.

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Geography
1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls. Stretches 820 kilometers north to south and 120 kilometres east to west. 200 are inhabited, 87 are exclusive resort islands.

Climate
Generally warm and humid. Sun shines all year through. Average temperature around 29 - 32 degrees Celsius.

Land Area
1,190 islands with a land area of 115 square miles (298 sq. km)

Sea Area
Approx. 41,500 square miles (107,500 sq. km)

Population
About 270,000 according to 1998 estimates. Origin of the Maldivians is lost in antiquity, but history reveals that the islands have been populated for over 3,000 years ago. Population in the capital Male' is 58,000 in 1990. Annual population increase is 3.8%

Economy
Major Industries: Tourism, fish canning, manufacture of garments, boat building, and handicrafts.

GDP Growth
6.1%. Inflation: 20.1% (2000 figures)

Holiday Tips on the Maldives

Language
Dhivehi is the language spoken in all parts of the Maldives. English is widely spoken by Maldivian and visitors can easily make themselves understood getting around the capital island. In the resorts, a variety of languages are spoken by the staff including English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.

Dress Code

Casual Cotton Dress ideal for maldives climate

Dress is generally casual. T-shirts and cotton clothing are most suitable. In Male', the capital island and other inhabited islands it is recommended that women wear modest clothing without baring too much.

Health
Maldives is tropical country but the people are extremely clean. You will be safe here in Maldives, but please get advise from your doctor or health visitor regarding vaccinations.

Local Time
GMT + 5 hours

Business Hours
From Sunday to Thursday 7.30 - 14.30 in the government sector and generally from 9.00 to 5.00 in the private sector, although most offices in the private sector open for a half day on Saturday. Weekend falls on Friday and Saturday.

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Customs
As Maldives is a Muslim country, dogs, pigs/pork products, and pornography are forbidden. Alcohol cannot be imported without an official license, if imported without a license it should be declared at the customs and will be returned to you on departure. Wide ranges of alcoholic drinks are available in the resorts.
Narcotic Drugs are strictly prohibited; the penalty for importing drug for any purpose is life imprisonment.

Visa
No prior visas are required, a tourist visa of 30 days will be granted to all visitors with valid travel documents provided the embarkation/disembarkation cards are filled properly.

Currency & Payments
The Maldivian Currency, Rufiyaa comes in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. A Rufiyaa is divided into 100 Laarees. Coins in use are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 Laaree, one Rufiyaa and two Rufiyaa. Most foreign currencies and major credits cards are accepted, Amex, Visa, Master JCB Card.


 
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