Maldives Onboard Tropical Cruise?
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.
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
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
When you board Tropical Cruise our crew
will make sure that you have wonderful
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
facts to Maldives
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.
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
Generally warm and humid. Sun shines all
year through. Average temperature around
29 - 32 degrees Celsius.
1,190 islands with a land area of 115
square miles (298 sq. km)
Approx. 41,500 square miles (107,500 sq.
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
Major Industries: Tourism, fish canning,
manufacture of garments, boat building,
6.1%. Inflation: 20.1% (2000 figures)
Tips on the Maldives
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 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.
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
GMT + 5 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.
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.
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
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.