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Jacques Yves Cousteau

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“One of the best journeys I’ve ever been to! Let’s start with the most important one – the people. Each and everyone on the crew has been incredible – helpful, professional, detail-oriented, friendly and reading every wish from the guests’ lips! The rooms were cleaned after you returned from breakfast, the gear was always taken care of and in perfect shape, the briefings excellent and fun and the diving, well, you come out with a huge smile after each dive and it is just getting bigger with the next one! (…) The boat is in a very good shape, you see the value having engineers as per of the crew and the entertainment system in the rooms is state of the art! This all without being pretentious, we always felt being part of the family on Adelaar which made this journey unique!”

Andrei, 5 stars on TripAdvisor - May 2019

“This trip was AMAZING! The boat is immaculately kept and just being on this vessel, was an experience all of its own. (…) The crew on the Adelaar was absolutely wonderful! Friendly, attentive and no request was ever too much trouble. (…) Each dive site chosen was quite different and there was always something interesting to see; graceful mantas, incredible underwater topography, stunning corals, colourful nudibranchs and fish or volcanic activity in the form of hot water and bubbles escaping from the seabed. Divers’ enjoyment but also diver safety was a high priority for Tino, our Cruise Director. If you’re looking for an amazing adventure, you should DEFINITELY choose the Adelaar.”

John and Barb, 5 stars on TripAdvisor - May 2019

It was such a wonderful trip for our two families on the Adelaar with so many magic moments!
(…) The Adelaar is perfectly equipped. It‘s such a beautiful and fantastic boat, so that we didn’t miss anything. The food was always delicious and nicely decorated. Our children loved our steward Nyoman. The Adelaar Crew was incredibly friendly and we felt like a big family. We miss all of them and we‘ re already planning a new trip with the charming Adelaar.”

Natasha Knitsch-Pelze, 5 Stars on Facebook - September 2018

As far as bucket list dream trips go, a voyage of adventure aboard the Adelaar is unbeatable. Mind blowing scenery, volcanoes, impossibly perfect beaches, Komodo dragons, Manta rays, the world’s best diving and soooo much more all done in absolute luxury mean that you really do have to keep pinching yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. I am lost for words – there are simply not enough superlatives to describe this trip. If you want to see the beauty of Eastern Indonesia aboard the best ship in the archipelago, then there are no other options. This is it.”

David Burden, 5 Stars on Facebook - October 2017

The adventure that we had on the Adelaar was a truly unforgettable experience. This was my and my husband’s first liveaboard experience, and we fear that we may have spoiled ourselves for all other future trips! The diving was incredible – healthy corals, large schools of fish, mantas, sea turtles, and great night muck dives with plentiful nudibranchs and odd little critters. We knew the currents would be strong, but nothing does them justice until you are in them. (…)”

CRigoulot, 5 stars on TripAdvisor - September 2018

Incredible experience!
My husband and I can’t rave enough about our liveaboard experience on the Adelaar! The diving was in a class of its own – we did 3-4 dives per day, and each was unique. Sea turtles, sharks, mantas, nudibranch and eels were seen daily, but that didn’t compare to what has to be some of the best coral in the world. The crew was attentive and seemed to always be smiling. (…) There were four cabins, each with a lovely bathroom and comfortable bed. Each day, we were surprised by delicious food that was beautifully presented. (…).”

Quindigo55, 5 stars on TripAdvisor - September 2018

Beautiful boat and unforgettable adventure!
We are beyond satisfied with our trip! (…) We had a master cabin which is very spacious with lots of storage and large flat screen TV. They had thousands of movies to choose from. Bed was very comfortable and was made daily. Our food was amazing , they really won’t let you starve. Not one bad meal during the trip, you can pre-order your breakfast a day in advance so it’s all ready to be served after you return from diving. A glass of fresh juice after dives or hot tea after night dives was a nice touch. (…) One bad thing about this trip: time flies when you are having fun.”

Alina and Alex, 5 stars on TripAdvisor - July 2018

Adelaar, a historic ship

The transformation of the Adelaar into the luxury liveaboard she is today, began in 2008.
However, the history of this old Dutch schooner goes back to almost a century ago,
in 1902, when she was a completely different vessel…

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Adelaar, a historic ship

The transformation of the Adelaar into the luxury liveaboard she is today, began in 2008. However, the history of this old Dutch schooner goes back to almost a century ago, in 1902, when she was a completely different vessel…

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VISIT THE SHIP

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Above & Below water

The Komodo National Park and the Alor Archipelago are both strategically located in the Coral Triangle. The amazing underwater arena attracts divers from around the world. Above the water, we invite you to snorkel or explore by kayak or Stand-Up-Paddle boards. Adelaar exclusive liveaboard has been cruising these waters for the past 25 years, and we consider ourselves quite the expert in these areas of Indonesia.

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Treks & Land excursions

Culturally diverse, and rich in natural history, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is yours to explore. With more than 17,000 islands, the possibilities are limitless. As we travel east of the Wallace Line, the topography, flora and fauna differ greatly from that of Bali. The area also known as the ‘ring of fire’, is home to Indigenous tribes, Ikat weavers, headhunting warriors, traditional whalers and Komodo Dragons.

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Above & Below water

The Komodo National Park and the Alor Archipelago are both strategically located in the Coral Triangle. The amazing underwater arena attracts divers from around the world. Above the water, we invite you to snorkel or explore by kayak or Stand-Up-Paddle boards. Adelaar exclusive liveaboard has been cruising these waters for the past 25 years, and we consider ourselves quite the expert in these areas of Indonesia.

EXPLORE

Treks & Land excursions

Culturally diverse, and rich in natural history, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is yours to explore. With more than 17,000 islands, the possibilities are limitless. As we travel east of the Wallace Line, the topography, flora and fauna differ greatly from that of Bali. The area also known as the ‘ring of fire’, is home to Indigenous tribes, Ikat weavers, headhunting warriors, traditional whalers and Komodo Dragons.

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