Unexpectedly we had the opportunity to join the Ari Queen and experience a trip on board ourselves. We grabbed our equipment, prepared the camera and jumped on board in the late evening, only to surprise those on board with our presence the next morning. Here our first impressions.
Seasons in Maldives are not defined by a summer and winter pattern. On the equator, hardly any elevation and a negligible landmass make the are follow a tropical monsoon climate. What does that mean exactly?
Maldives is the country of Serenity! Well... that is mostly true if you stay on a resort or on an nice liveaboard. The capital is hectic and chaotic with thousands of scooters trying just not to knock you over and another thousands of scooters parked so that getting on the sidewalk or getting of just impossible. You might think I want to put you off here, but no, I just want to let you know how much we are ready for it . . . Serenity. So if you call your liveaboard the Emperor Serenity, you have just created that expectation but even added some greatness to it. Let's see if they can deliver on both fronts. We, at least, are open for that change after a week of Malé.