Dhaainkan’baa Cruise

DHAAINKAN’BAA, the Queen of Maldives from 1384 to 1388 AD, a ruler who was known for her exceptional beauty and a lifestyle of sheer splendor, the cruise offers an unforgettable experience of luxury befitting and worthy of royalty sailing on the pristine waters of the Maldive Isles. The cruise have been designed and built with the optimum comfort of the guest in mind, giving spaciousness and a fine mix of modernity and tradition seen in the intricate details and elegance of all aspects of design.

DHAAINKAN’BAA to be launched in April 2009, is undoubtedly the most exclusive and luxurious liveaboard cruise in the Maldives unmatched by any in investment, facilities, services & staff to guest ratio, or just plain looks. What better way to experience the natural pleasures of the beautiful seas of unimaginable turquoise and blue shades, the colors and the abundant marine life of the underwater world, and the crystal white sandy beaches of the tiny coral island of the Maldives than onboard the floating palace of Queen MV DHAAINKAN’BAA offers seven cosy and inviting staterooms with spacious bathrooms (six doubles and one twin), expertly designed and exquisitely furnished for a relaxing time after a day of adventurous activity or slumbering in sweet dreams.

General Information

  • No of Rooms: 7
  • Rating: 5.00
  • Tags: budget |
  • Holiday Types: Diving |
  • Geo Cordinates:
  • Atoll: Atoll
  • Island: Island
  • Categpry: Honeymoon
  • TransferType: TransferType

Rooms and Suites

Double State room

expertly designed and exquisitely furnished for a relaxing time after a day of adventurous activity or slumbering in sweet dreams. In room comforts include Sattelite TV, Surround Sound System, Private Bar, Nespresso Coffee & Tea, IDD Telephone, Private Safe, Programmed Mood Lighting and other modern accessories. The bathrooms feature a Spa Bath Tub, WC & Bidet, spate Shower Cubicle, Hot & Cold Water and a whole range of amenities.

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Twin State Room

expertly designed and exquisitely furnished for a relaxing time after a day of adventurous activity or slumbering in sweet dreams. In room comforts include Sattelite TV, Surround Sound System, Private Bar, Nespresso Coffee & Tea, IDD Telephone, Private Safe, Programmed Mood Lighting and other modern accessories. The bathrooms feature a Spa Bath Tub, WC & Bidet, spate Shower Cubicle, Hot & Cold Water and a whole range of amenities.

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Dining

Thirige Restaurant

The main restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner either in a sumptuous buffet or four course meals from a tabled’ote menu with choices for each of the courses.

Compliment your meals with a glass of premium wine from the Wine Cellar’s collection of individually selected fine wines & champagnes from around the world.

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Medhuge Bar & Lounge

Let it be a pre-meal aperitif, an after meal drink the atmosphere at Medhuge will lift your spirits high. Indulge in the delightful tropical cocktails that go well with every mood, be it romantic or to soothe the need to simply unwind. With a top-notch sound system, song selection, and a 55 inch 3D Television, Medhuge’s Karaoke feature allows guests to enjoy singing their favorite songs with family and friends. The disco lighting system and dance floor adds that extra bit of spice to entertainment. Dance with your partner and friends to the crew performing DJ at the bar.

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Beach Barbecue

A speciality of the Dhaainkan’baa experience is the Beach Barbecue Dinner setup on the beach of an uninhabited island. Experience a romantic Maldivian evening with the colors of the sunset, and the Dhaainkan’baa barbecue.

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Facilities

Thirige Lounge

Thirige Lounge or the Saloon on the main deck is equipped with high comfort Italian made sofa seating for couch time or chit-chat about the adventures of the day. A high definition 3D Television with a Blu-Ray Player, adds blockbuster entertainment for those who wish to indulge into the world of 3D movies, games and documentaries. A selection of 3D movies comprising of movies and games suitable for different ages is available at the lounge

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Mathige Lounge

The place for nature lovers who like to graze in the Maldivian sun, with a 360 deg view of the surrounding majestic scenery during the day. In the evenings, the sun deck becomes the star gazers spot of choice to view the countless stars of the clear Maldivian skies, where you can also gaze through the high powered telescope provided for the astronomy enthusiasts who prefer to go for a closer view of the celestial bodies in space.

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Vevu Hydrotherapy Corner

With sun lounging and an 8 persons Spa Whirlpool Jacuzzi, Vevu is the perfect place to share chit-chat with family and friends alternating between sun baths and a dip in the hot tub with massaging jets. Drinks and Snacks are served at Vevu.

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Dhulha-Heyo Spa

Dhulha-Heyo Spa offers specially formulated treatment packages particularly suitable for a sunny cruise with signature therapies that stimulate rhythmic energy flow through the body inspired by the movement of waves, stress relieving massages and after sun facials & full body treatments, provided in the uniquely crafted massage room of the Spa. The Spa is complimented by a Steam Room and Sauna, offering the long proven skin and body revitalizing benefits after a day of activity.

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Hashi-Heyo Fitness

Being on sea does not have to bar those fitness lovers from having a good sweat. Keep in ship shape by hopping onto the treadmill, riding the exercising bike or doing light weight training.

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Adu-foshi Game Studio

A very popular place for children and the young adult alike, Adu-Foshi is a private studio for a couple or two to enjoy and have fun playing video games or watching blockbuster movies on the 48 inch LCD Television with Theatre Surround Sound. Game systems available include Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii. Games of different genres suitable for adults and children are among the collection at Adu-Foshi.

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Kanmathee Store

The boutique makes available cosmetic items for the sunny marine climate, fine handcrafted jewelry of silver & gold with genuine natural stones, and unique local souvenirs. Take a lacquered vase as a memento of your adventure onboard the floating palace or as a perfect gift for the very special someone back home.

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Activities

Diving

All diving guests are offered a maximum of 3 dives per day, with an additional night dive per week. Certified
Divers may only participate diving and are required to show their license cards for registration. A PADI certified
English speaking Diving Instructor/Dive Master, will guide all dives. Skipping any dives does not entitle for any
refunds. For equipment, the cruise provides only the Tanks and Weights. Additional diving
equipment/accessories may be brought in by the guests or hired on rent from the diving facility of the cruise.

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Complimentary Services

-Welcome drinks on arrival and the Queen’s Welcome Cocktail & Dinner in the evening.
Unlimited Sun Lounging and Swimming.
-Sunbathing on Sand Bank or Virgin Uninhabited Island – daily.
-Snorkeling (Equipment Rental not included) guided by an experienced Marine biologist.
-Special Barbecue Dinner on the Beach of a Sand Bank or Virgin Island – once a week (weather permitting).
-One Night-Fishing trip for Line & Weight reef fishing – twice a week.
-Sightseeing Visit to Inhabited Rural Island – once a week.
-Sightseeing Visit to Capital of Maldives, Male’ – the last day of the Cruise tour.
-Water Sports Non-Motorized – Kayak, Windsurf
-Star Gazing – High Powered Telescope
-Vevu Hydrotherapy corner – 8 Persons Spa Jacuzzi.
-Adu-Foshi Studio – Cinema, Karaoke, Wii and Sony Playstation 3 games.
-Music and Movies Library at Medhuge Bar – a collection of classic and latest movies and music.
-Hashi-Heyo Fitness – Treadmill jogging, Bicycling and Light Weight training.
-Tea & Coffee at all Staterooms.

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Snorkeling

Cruising through the atolls gives the chance to snorkel a different reef every day, for you to enjoy the natural wonders of the life of colorful tropical fishes that dwell among the coral gardens with morays, turtles, rays and reef sharks. To make it an enlivening adventure, the onboard Dive Instructor will guide you on the snorkeling trips and share with you his knowledge on the Maldivian reefs.

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Water Sports

Add a dash of thrill to your adventure by participating in your choice of motorized and non-motorized water sports activities available on board. Go kayaking round a sand bank as the sun rises, or have an exciting time with your friends and family fun-tubing.For an even more active time, practice your skills on a jet-ski perhaps with a few stunts as you whizz past, wind surf or water ski.

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Surfing

Dhaainkan’baa caters to the liking of Surf Lovers by offering exclusive surf cruises with the route selected to visit popular surf breaks. Be it the ‘jail break’, ‘pasta point’ or the many other famous surf areas, Maldives boasts some of the best surf breaks in the world. The sister boat, sailing together with the Cruise, will drop the guests just meters away from the reef for Surfers to have a great time on the water.

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Night Fishing

It is absolutely not necessary to be a professional to enjoy a good catch of fish. Try your hand at Night Fishing on the reef, which is the most popular form of fishing among visitors, and you can be certain of a good catch. It requires no special gear, just bait a hook and drop the line near the reef edge. Our chefs will barbecue your catch and serve it with dinner for the freshest taste of fish there ever could be.

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Sports Fishing

Test the Maldivian waters for larger catches of game fish such as Yellow Fin Tunas, Sail Fishes and the like. For the enthusiastic fishing adventurer, Dhaainkan’baa’s main tender is equipped with rods, reels & lure to conduct trolling and casting as recreational fishing activities. The excitement of watching a big one leap out of the water to grab a lure is never too far away.

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Sand Bank Picnics

Experience unspoilt natural beauty at its best, being alone on a tiny little sand bank or a virgin island, surrounded by milky white beaches and lagoons of azure. Fulfil your hearts desires as you relax listening to the only sound of waves as they wash onto the beach with the occasional chirp of a seabird. Soak in the sun on the beach or wade in the warm clear waters, with a delectable snack or picnic lunch served.

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Local Island Visits

A visit to a small inhabited island, where the population is only a few hundred at most, will show you a picture of the local culture and lifestyle. Kids strolling near the shore, playing with friends on the beach, or men and women occupied in daily chores show how simple life can be on these islands. This is also an opportunity to shop for souvenirs.

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Resort Visits

With over 100 resorts in operation and many more coming up each year, Maldives offers a wide selection of resorts that range from ¾ stars to the very luxurious of properties that are in the industry today. Apart from visiting these beautiful island resorts, they offer great culinary experiences from their different restaurant outlets. Some popular resorts have exciting features like the Underwater Restaurant at Conrad Rangali or the Underwater Spa at Per Aquum Nakatcha or the world’s first Underwater Club at Maadhoo.

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Capital Island Visit

Male’, the capital of Maldives, is a two square kilometer island that bustles with activity. Most of the Government offices and Corporate businesses of the country centered here, the economic development the country has achieved is visible on Male’ in high contrast to the rest of the country. Places of interest include the 800 years old Friday Mosque, National Museum, Fish Market and the Souvenir shops.

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