What a fantastic cruise we have had! Twelve days of absolute pleasure. We have travelled with our two children (both 7 years old), and the crew have been fabulous, looking after them while we were diving and looking after all of us for the rest of the time.

Dhoni Stella Crew Our two children with the crew of Dhoni Stella and Max

Very exciting dives organized perfectly by Max

My family had an amazing week in the Maldives: enjoying snorkeling, dolphins watching, eating in front of beautiful islands and fishing every day on board of a wonderful boat.

All the services and the food were perfect!

Kumar, the sensitive cook, reads the guest's mind and serving all the palate flattering delicacies, prepared with passion and minimum space and equipment! This is our first time on Dhoni Stella and it wont be the last! Thanks for everything and see you soon!

Dhoni Stella Yummy!

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  1. Neil & family

    Max, what an amazing trip - great diving, incredible food and so relaxing. It’s great that from each of us from 10 years old to 50 felt it was our best ever holiday. And the small changes to the layout really add to the experience. We’re already discussing possible timings for future trips. Many thanks for all your organisation, and special thanks to each member of the crew (Stella Dhoni Family) that made the trip so special. Neil, Sacha, Misha and Luka.

    December, 2017
    1. Wendy & family

      I would like to let you know that we had a fantastic time at Dhoni Stella 1 from 28Jun-02Jul. The crew lead by Nasru, the Captain, Kumar, and Ahmmadey were fantastic for our stay. My husband who is not a strong swimmer was assisted by Nasru all the time, he was finally able to relax and enjoy the snorkelling. I am very grateful for Nasru's help. And may I say that Kumar is the best chef. We enjoyed all his cookings. My girls think he is the best. The Captain and Ahmmadey were so good with my girls especially my youngest who had her birthday on board Dhoni Stella. They played chess with her, helped her with first time fishing (she caught 2 big fish in an hour), and she also helped with octopus hunting. They made her feel very special. Once again, thank you very much to the crew.

      June, 2017
    1. Rita & family

      Now we are back home for 2 weeks already and the beautiful Maldives seem to be so far away again…We wanted to thank you for the great trip on Dhoni Stella, we enjoyed it very much (despite the big waves the first day…..). The boat is beautiful and the crew was amazing and professional. We were so happy to see turtels and even a nice big sting ray when snorkeling. We also loved the delicious currys and dishes the cook was preparing in that small kitchen. I tried to cook the coconut curry at home, but without the Maledivan recipe it was just not the same… Thanks again for the smooth organisation - we will definitely recommend your Yachts to our friends.. Kind regards from Switzerland.

      April, 2017
  2. Veronica & family

    Hi Max, I just wanted to say again how much we all enjoyed our cruise on the Stella 2. What a beautifully fitted out boat she is and we certainly all made the most of the loungers on the top deck. The cabins were so spacious too and the bathrooms modern and very functional. The crew could not be faulted in any way - always helpful, friendly and cheerful. The meals were some of the best we had on our whole trip especially the fish fresh from the ocean. They were very attentive to our likes and dislikes - Kumar would loved to have used some salt but my sister is not able to have food with salt. We had an amusing time when he said he would normally use lots of rosemary but we had said we did not like it. The herb rosemary had been confused with my sister Rosemary! Kudar learnt how everyone liked their tea and coffees without having to be told again, and that we liked drinks at sunset - very on the ball! I really enjoyed my dive and Nasru was very reassuring for a rather inexperienced diver like me. I've left it rather late in my life to qualify! With best wishes.

    April, 2017
  3. Jens & family

    We are now well back in Denmark (- 2 °C and light snow), after a great and inspiring week onboard Stella 1. Hereby some feedback as promised. It was a week filled with joy, new experiences, great company - and it certainly lived up to our expectations. We would especially like to say thanks to your hard-working and very competent crew, so please also convey our message to them. Malla, as our main point of contact, managed to make us feel comfortable at all times - but besides from this, he was also a great source of information about the Maldives. We are by nature very curious, and Malla was always ready to explain about daily life in the Maldives. We really appreciate his way with guests and his great sense of humor. We had expected that we would have to do most of the snorkeling activities on our own, and were therefore very pleased to learn that Nasru was onboard and ready to go snorkeling with us on a regular basis. He took us to snorkeling places, which we would never have found on our own, and was always happy to share his vast experience and knowledge. Great to learn about snorkeling in the Maldives from someone that experienced! In the passengers form, we asked for local dishes and fish/seafood. And we got it! Kumar did a great job in preparing delicious and nice-looking dishes, despite the limited space and the heat in Stella's galley. Everything presented in a nice and appealing way. And our favorites were of course the days when fresh-caught fish were available. On top of all this, a very kind, caring and trust-worthy captain, Dhotte, who managed to calm down a sometimes rather concerned Lone - when the waves got a little too big. And who let Christian take care of the rudder at more calm times. So: A great team, with whom it was a pleasure to share Stella 1 for a week.

    April, 2017
  4. Malte & family

    Dear Max, hope you are well. I owe you a big thanks for a great holiday with Stella and my family. Even though weather was literally not great, did not see the whale shark and so on – we were so well taken care off by the crew, enjoyed the few hours of sun shine, had some great dives, visited some wonderful islands and enjoyed Stella. I am sure over time that one or two friends of mine will mail you – let me know if you need recommendations. I hope we will have the opportunity to return. Please send our regards to the full team.

    November, 2016

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