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At a glance...
- Cruises focus specifically on Raja Ampat
- Maximum of only 14 guests, with 12 crew
- All cabins have private bathrooms
- Upper deck VIP cabins have private covered terrace
- Large, spacious boat
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KLM Euphoria is one of few Indonesian liveaboards operating exclusively in the Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih area. This European operated 42m long Phinisi schooner is constructed and finished in the finest teak, ironwood and merbau, making it a stylish and comfortable boat from which to dive and explore some of the world's richest reefs.
12 crew members are on hand to take care of the maximum of 14 guests on board so you can be sure of plenty of attention and small diving groups on these trips. The cabin accommodation is stylishly furnished with beautiful wall panelling and a sophisticated colour palette. All cabins have private bathrooms. The upper deck VIP cabins even have their own private covered terrace. A further mark of quality is the presence of a toilet and 2 hot water showers on the dive deck which add a little convenience to the post-dive procedure.
The most sociable places on the boat include the air-conditioned saloon and dining area, which features an extensive range of entertainment facilities meaning you can enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to music and working on the awesome underwater images you have just taken. You can also spend time on the large sundeck, taking in the views or lazing in the sun.
KLM Euphoria is a traditional liveaboard vessel operating tours in the remote waters of Raja Ampat, yet it maintains a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere for discerning divers. So if you want to dive this paradise and expect a comfortable boat with a high level of service, Euphoria could be the right choice for you.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
More Trip Details...
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, 3 soft drinks, hot drinks, land tour, airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide to 6 divers), tanks, weight and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 250 per trip (no wetsuit rental)), dive insurance, Cenderawasih or Raja Ampat park fee (US$ 190) per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
How to get there: The Euphoria liveaboard normally departs to Raja Ampat from Sorong or Manokwari in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. You can fly direct to Manokwari from Jakarta, via Ujung Pandang. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong or Manokwari. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat. For more information see our West Papua travel information section. For trips using other departure ports we will assist you with information on how to get there. The last dive of the trip will be at around 15:00 hrs on the day before disembarkation. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: No discount from the published price.
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 30% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Please see full charter rates below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Assuming 11 night trips: US$ 3,473 for small groups of up to 10 guests, US$ 3,888 for large safaris of up to 14 guests. Prices for shorter charters are available. Please check with us.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Euphoria has 9 cabins with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 VIP double/twin bed cabins with windows on the upper deck, and 7 Standard double/twin bed cabins with portholes on the lower deck. VIP cabins also have their own private covered terrace.
All the cabins have:
- Air-conditioning & fans
- Portholes or windows
- Toilet, hot water shower, hand basin, towels & shower gel
- Reading lights
- Cabinet, shelves and mirror
- Bedside table
- Bedding & space for luggage
- Round 2-pin wall socket 220V - 24 hours per day
- Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 11 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprise:
- Cruise leader
- Dive Instructor
- 2 Divemasters
- 2 Cooks
- 3 Deck Hands
3 motorised dinghies - Dive deck with hot water showers, toilet and rinse tank - 20m² air-conditioned saloon & dining area with TV, DVD video player & computer - Movie & book library with diving books - Satellite telephone - Sundeck with sun beds & chairs - Drinking water dispenser
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Meals on the KLM Euphoria liveaboard are served buffet style in the dining area on the upper deck. The menu includes international dishes plus Indonesian favourites and a barbecue. Seafood is always high on the agenda with fresh fish, squid and prawns all likely to feature in addition to rice, pasta and fresh salads, all using the freshest ingredients possible.
Dietary requirements can be catered for on cruises so you should give advance notice, although generally the menu on the Euphoria has quite a wide variety of dishes meaning there is usually something for everyone.
- International and Indonesian meals with good variety at each sitting.
- Buffet style dining in the saloon's dining area on the upper deck.
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
- Soft drinks, coffee, tea, fruit, drinking water, ice cream, biscuits & bread are provided free of charge.
- Beer, wines and liquors are available for purchase.
- Special diets can be catered for - please send notice of requirements.
- Dining service begins on the first day with welcome drinks, snacks & dinner.
Meal examples: Sashimi, yellow fish soup, prawns, squid, venison...
- Built in year 2012, refurbished annually
- Size - 42m x 8.5m
- Weight - 195 tonnes
- Top speed - 9 knots
- Cruising speed - 7 knots
- 650 HP DOOSAN Marine engine
- 4 x generators - 60 kVA, 40 kVA, 20 Kva
- 2 x Lehnart-Wagner dive tank compressors
- 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with DIN & Int. valves
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 5,000 litres
- Freshwater maker - 12,000 litres/day
- Fuel capacity - 9,000 litres
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 3 x life rafts (15 passengers each)
- 3 x motorised dinghies - 200/115/40 HP
- Furuno radar
- UKF-SSB radios
- Simrad GPS
- Simrad fishfinder
- Interface sounder
- Satellite and mobile telephones
- Searchlight, rescue buoys & horn
- Medic first aid box
- Emergency oxygen - 10,000 litres
- Life jackets in each cabin and saloon
- Fire alarms and extinguishers throughout
"Staff are good and helpful. Boat facilities are new. The owner is also new to the diving business. I can see that they tried to do their best and improve. They just need more time and experience. The dive experience in Raja Ampat was great!! We saw 11 mantas at 1 time!!
" - Wendy Wong
, China, 17 January 2014 ...