The Emperor Harmoni is a high quality, contemporary liveaboard that was launched in September 2022. She was designed and built to take into consideration Indonesia’s unique conditions; harnessing the Emperor team’s extensive experience in liveaboard vessels to balance the highest standards with very reasonable prices. She cruises from Komodo, Flores and Alor, through the Banda Sea, and in Raja Ampat.
Built from Sulawesi Ironwood and one of only a few liveaboards in Indonesia to have 2 engines, at a huge 48m in length she comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 12 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con. Also note that the Cruises prices are 'inclusive', meaning there are no hidden extras such as port or park fees, state taxes, fuel surcharges or route supplements.
There is an air-conditioned lounge on the main deck with comfy sofas, a 49" HD flat screen with digital movies, music and book library; free wi-fi, board games, an internationally stocked bar, and spacious dining area. There is also a digital camera charging area.
The upper deck is where you will find the outdoor relaxation areas with beanbags and sunbeds.
Emperor Harmoni is equipped with 3 x 5m RIBs with 50 HP outboards, and has up to 4 dive guides to accompany guests on their underwater adventures. There is a full range rental scuba equipment on offer; and the liveaboard has both 12 and 15 litre aluminium tanks. Nitrox is provided free of charge to EANx-certified divers from the partial pressure system. Camera facilities include charging stations, an air gun, rinse tanks and camera table. Onboard activities for guests include paddleboards and kayaks.
Dive experience: All divers are required to have a minimum of 30 logged dives and have an Advanced Open Water Diver license or equivalent to join these cruises
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, port and park fees. return transfers to the boat from airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts, 4 experienced English-speaking divemasters, island excursions (e.g. to see the Komodo dragons) and one island cocktail party (weather permitting), all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer US$ 32 per day), SMB, dive insurance (available onboard). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - USD, EUR, GBP, IDR, or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, 15 litre tank (US$ 7 per day), torch (US$ 7 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Guests arriving at the nearest domestic airport on the check-in day will be met by a Harmoni representative, wearing a uniform and holding a sign with the boat name. The meeting point is at the main exit, after you have collected your luggage. Boat-local airport transfers will be arranged in accordance with your flight times. The aim is to have everyone onboard by 9 am on start day in order to leave port as soon as all clients are on board.
At cruise end, check out begins early morning on the day of disembarkation and all guests are required to disembark no later than midday. The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm, and the boat will return to port during the evening of the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Komodo: Fly direct to the port of Labuan Bajo (LBJ) which has direct flights from Jakarta, Bali, and several other smaller airports. Flores: Fly direct to the port of Maumere (MOF), direct from Bali, Ujung Pandang, or Kupang. Raja Ampat: cruises from Sorong (SOQ). Fly direct to Sorong from Jakarta, Manado, or several other smaller airports. Raja Ampat and Banda trips from Sorong or Ambon (AMQ) (these trips operate in both directions), and some more infrequent itineraries use other ports.
For more information see our: travel information section.
Non-diver rate: US$ 37 gift voucher to spend onboard, and free snorkelling equipment.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price. See the single travellers' guarantee in the main boat description above.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (8+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 21 guests and 3 extra persons can join free of charge (total 24 guests).
The Emperor Harmoni has 12 cabins. There are 4 on the upper deck with large seaview windows, 2 with twin beds (approx. 10 sqm) that can be adapted to doubles, and 2 with a double bed (14 sqm). There are 8 more cabins on the lower deck, 2 with twin beds (12 sqm), 4 cabins with both a double and single bed (12 sqm), and 2 with just a double bed (9 sqm). All cabins have en-suite facilities.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
Windows or portholes
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin
Cabin and deck towels, toiletries (soap and shampoo)
"Ship was new, well designed for diver needs and comfort Dive operation was efficient. Divemasters were excellent in knowledge and taking care of divers. Food amazing." - Carole Rauchle, United States, 25 September 2023 ...
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