Liveaboard Review

The modern cruise liveaboard Emperor Raja Laut was built in 2005. It is one of the most prominent members of the Emperor Fleet. The fleet is famous for providing the utmost services onboard with an excellent crew. An annual renovation is scheduled for giving the best performance without any lope. If you want to experience a regal and dignified sense of cruising in the Indonesian sea, then Emperor Raja Laut liveaboard is a perfect choice. The elegant wooden vessel sails to the best dive destinations including Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and the world-heritage site Komodo. There are around 18000 islands and the beautiful vessel gives the discerning diver an opportunity to explore the endless array of possibilities.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Several divers reported that they did 20 dives were very knowledgeable and passionate dive instructors.
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    Many divers noted that they were exposed to turtles, cuttlefish, wildlife and countless nudi.
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    Many people were happy with the land excursions that took them to different places.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markMany people had a problem with the compact nature of the liveaboard.

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Diving on the MY Emperor Raja Laut in Indonesia

MY Emperor Raja Lout – explore the countless species in the majestic Indonesian sea

The 31 meters (approx. 102 feet) wooden liveaboard is a well-built sailing beauty, which is stable enough to provide all types of diving in a safe and comfortable way. The boat can be booked as a skippered charter for a corporate event or can be booked for dive safari vacation by a group of friends, family or by a solo traveler. It is a good option for a budget-oriented vacationer. You can explore the diversified underwater landscapes, mountains, pinnacles, and pristine reefs, which attract an extensive range of fish species. While diving at Komodo, you can frequently see bump head parrotfish, variegated clown triggerfish, and much more. Trekking at Komodo National Park will offer the quivering experience of watching the large flesh-eating lizard Komodo dragon.

Boat Interior – well-designed to meet the unique challenges of Asia’s climatic, geographic and logistic conditions

The classic schooner Emperor Raja Lout is a well-constructed sailing beauty, that offers a comfortable and luxurious stay on board. It is spacious enough to welcome 12 passengers to enjoy a lavish dive safari vacation. There are 6 aesthetic cabins, which are decorative and have all the vital facilities that a guest may require. All the cabins are furnished with comfortable double beds and bunk beds and have en-suite bathrooms, a/c with an individual temperature control system, storage areas, mirrors, and side tables. The portholes in the rooms allow gaping at the breathtaking views of the surroundings. Daily housekeeping, room service, and toiletries are complimentary services provided throughout the trip.

Deck Area – explore the underwater beauty you have always envisioned

Diving has also been fun with the safe and comfortable facilities provided by the stylish schooner Emperor Raja Lout. The diving instructors are well-trained to deal with the primary emergencies and are always vigilant to help the guests in each dive. The dive deck is fully equipped with rental equipment and diving gear. There is an al-fresco dining table with a canopy for those who want to have their meal while enjoying the charismatic views in the fresh sea breeze. The large sundeck is partially covered and has plenty of comfortable sun lounges and bean bags.

Food and Entertainment

The communal areas of the exclusive liveaboard consist of an indoor lounge, a dining area, and a sun deck, which provide multiple options for in-house entertainment. The air-conditioned salon has a large 49” flat-screen LED TV, indoor games, DVDs to watch your choice of movies, and a mini-library. Besides these activities, delicious food is served to fuel the body for action-packed dives. International and local cuisines are prepared by the chef on board and served in buffet style thrice a day. A variety of snacks and selective beverages are available 24×7.

When to go

Emperor Raja Lout offers year-round diving cruises in the Indonesian sea. To get better visibility and driving conditions, Komodo is best explored from July to October. Whereas, Raja Ampat and the famous archipelago can be visited from November to April.

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