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MV SOLITUDE ONE
 

Palau , Micronesia


 







 


 

SOLITUDE ONE - OVERVIEW

 

Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One is almost a complete makeover from her original form to set new standards in hospitality and professionalism. With our clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home.

Home away from Home

The company’s definition of luxury begins with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play, followed through by well-trained staff who address their guests by name, can anticipate individual needs, and appear only when needed, allowing them the privacy and exclusivity of a "home away from home".

Cabin images displayed here are our in-house artist impressions. We will release the actual photos when vessel has completed its make-over.

QUICK FACTS

Type and Year Built Steel Mono-Hull 2013 – Rebuilt (Originally Built in 1979)
Port of Registry/Flagged Koror, Palau (Home Port: Singapore)
Engine & Propulsion Main 2698HP (2013kW) with Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
Length 52m (171 ft)
Beam 8.6m (28ft)
Draft 3.5m (11ft) – TBC
Cruising Speed 10 Knots (Top Speed 14 Knots)
Diesel Capacity 150,000L (39,473 U.S Gallons)
Electricity (3-Phase) 2 x 250kVa and 1 x 30kVa – 24 Hours 200V to 240V – 50Hz
Navigation Local Navigation Maps, GPS Chart Plotter, Radar (Long/Short), Weather Plotter and Forward Depth-Sounder
Communication System VHF/SB Radios, Immarsat Satellite Phone & Email
Safety and Communication System GMDSS, Automatic Identification System, SOLAS Compliant, Life Rafts, Emergency Survival Packs
Fresh Water Capacity  50,000L (Storage) with On-board Water-Maker

DIVING QUICK FACTS

Air Compressors  3 x Bauer HP Compressor IK120 with Bauer B-Kool 680-s Air Cooler Filtered by P41 Centralized System
Enriched Air Nitrox Diving** Available – EANx 32% Only | Nitrox Membrane System: LP450 Nitrox Membrane
Rebreather Support** Scrubbers can be organised with a minimum of 60 days notice but no guarantee to be able to provide as our destinations are difficult to get supplies and even more so for special products.You will be referred to another party to contact and organise independently.

Please note that supply of breathing Oxygen in Palau is extremely costly and subject to availability. Our breathing oxygen on board is purely for medical emergencies use only.
Dive Equipment Rental Yes (including Dive Computer, Nautilus Lifeline but exclude U/W Cameras)
Dive Skiffs 2 x 11.5m (37ft) Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats with Twin 150HP 4-stroke Outboard Engines
Dive Guides Ratio 1 to 6 Divers (Private Guide Service available**)


SOLITUDE LIVEABOARDS

 

Solitude Liveaboards was created with their clients in mind. Our flagship, MV Solitude One, is a 52-metre steel-hulled 'home away from home', redefining luxury with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play.

We know our web site content is brief but be rest assured that this is only temporary during our opening phase. Contents on our website will
be added and upgraded with more features, images, etc.. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Is Nitrox Available and is it included? If not, how much is it? Enriched Air Nitrox - We have decided to provide a EAN30% instead of EAN32% to allow a safer M.O.D. The dive sites in Palau coupled with the currents, a EAN30% would be a safer mix which also still allow ample length
of bottom time with a safe M.O.D. EANitrox Prices are as follows +8USD per Dive OR 135USD for whole trip on a 7-day cruise itinerary

 

SOLITUDE ONE - OVERVIEW

Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One is almost a complete makeover from her original form to set new standards in hospitality and professionalism. With our clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home.

Home away from Home

The company’s definition of luxury begins with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play, followed through by well-trained staff who address their guests by name, can anticipate individual needs, and appear only when needed, allowing them the privacy and exclusivity of a "home away from home".

Cabin images displayed here are our in-house artist impressions. We will release the actual photos when vessel has completed its make-over.

QUICK FACTS

Type and Year Built Steel Mono-Hull 2013 – Rebuilt (Originally Built in 1979)
Port of Registry/Flagged Koror, Palau (Home Port: Singapore)
Engine & Propulsion Main 2698HP (2013kW) with Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
Length 52m (171 ft)
Beam 8.6m (28ft)
Draft 3.5m (11ft) – TBC
Cruising Speed 10 Knots (Top Speed 14 Knots)
Diesel Capacity 150,000L (39,473 U.S Gallons)
Electricity (3-Phase) 2 x 250kVa and 1 x 30kVa – 24 Hours 200V to 240V – 50Hz
Navigation Local Navigation Maps, GPS Chart Plotter, Radar (Long/Short), Weather Plotter and Forward Depth-Sounder
Communication System VHF/SB Radios, Immarsat Satellite Phone & Email
Safety and Communication System GMDSS, Automatic Identification System, SOLAS Compliant, Life Rafts, Emergency Survival Packs
Fresh Water Capacity  50,000L (Storage) with On-board Water-Maker

DIVING QUICK FACTS

Air Compressors  3 x Bauer HP Compressor IK120 with Bauer B-Kool 680-s Air Cooler Filtered by P41 Centralized System
Enriched Air Nitrox Diving** Available – EANx 32% Only | Nitrox Membrane System: LP450 Nitrox Membrane
Rebreather Support** Scrubbers can be organised with a minimum of 60 days notice but no guarantee to be able to provide as our destinations are difficult to get supplies and even more so for special products.You will be referred to another party to contact and organize independently.

Please note that supply of breathing Oxygen in Palau is extremely costly and subject to availability. Our breathing oxygen on board is purely for medical emergencies use only.
Dive Equipment Rental Yes (including Dive Computer, Nautilus Lifeline but exclude U/W Cameras)
Dive Skiffs 2 x 11.5m (37ft) Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats with Twin 150HP 4-stroke Outboard Engines
Dive Guides Ratio 1 to 6 Divers (Private Guide Service available**)

 

SOLITUDE ONE - CABINS

MV Solitude One has a total of 10 cabins that can accommodate a maximum capacity of 22 Guests.
Paying close attention to detail, the cabins were conceptualized from experience, common sense, feedback from guests,
incorporating essential elements from the hospitality world and being very aware of what discerning divers need
and want, and then designing them with taste and practicality.

Overview - 10 Cabins in Total

  • 2 Staterooms (King-Sharing)
  • 7 Deluxe Cabins (4 x Twin or Double-Sharing, 2 x Double-Sharing and 1 x Twin-Share, Bunk Bed style)
  • 1 Standard Quad/Family Cabin (2 x Twin Beds & 2 Twin Bunk Beds)

Mattress Sizes: King Mattresses 183cm (6ft) x 199cm (6.5ft), Queen 153cm (5ft) x 199cm (6.5ft), Twin/Single Mattresses 92cm (3ft) x 199cm (6.5ft)

Bathroom: All cabins and stateroom have en-suite shower (hot & cold) and WC (Common Water-Flush System)

 

For our taller guests, they will be pleased to know that our headroom is adequate in most of the guests areas and the length of all our mattresses in every cabin category are 199cm (6.5ft).

The comforts provided in all cabins have:

  • Air-Conditioning with Individual Climate Control (Added Drip Pans). Our vessel does not use Central Airconditioning System.
  • Safe Deposit Box (additional can be provided if sharing is not appropriate)
  • Bath Robes
  • Face and Bath towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Reading Lights
  • Body Shower Foam, Shampoo
  • Pillows (Extra pillows available)
  • Duvet (lighter blankets available)
  • Ample Hangers & Wardrobe Organizers
  • Flat-Screen LCD TV with USB media Support to play your own movies or from our entertainment library
  • Electrical Points conveniently located for gadgets

The cabin en-suite shower and toilets are designed for the modern-day user. Although the size varies depending on cabin category, even the most compact will have adequate room and shelving. They are all equipped with the following:

  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Manual Bidet Spray
  • Seated Water Closet (WC)
  • Separate Shower
  • Ample space for your own toiletries
  • Ample space for hanging
Housekeeping Practice

Cabins are cleaned daily. Sheets, bath and face towels are changed every 3 days of use. However, please feel free to request a change at any time when necessary.

MAIN DECK  

Stateroom - King Sharing Only

Total number of Cabin: 1 (Cabin A1 on layout map)

Number of Guests in Each Cabin: 2 (Maximum 3)

Cabin Size (including WC/Shower) : 19.2sqm (1 cabin – Main Deck)

The largest cabin available is located on the main deck, at the front of the vessel. The cabin has a mattress size of 183cm (6ft) x 199cm (6.5ft). There is also a day-bed that can be converted into a single bed for a 3rd person sharing (child 12 years or younger) if required.

  • Stateroom Single-Supplement is +80% of the cruise schedule per diver rate.
  • 3rd person Sharing Diver or Non-Diver is -20% of the cruise schedule per diver rate.
  • Non-Diver Rate is -10% of the cruise schedule per diver rate (+Single Supplement Surcharge if applicable).​

                                                                           Stateroom on Main Deck

Deluxe Cabin - Twin Sharing

Total number of Cabins: 1

Maximum Number of Guests in Each Cabin: 2 (Two)
Cabin Size (including WC/Shower) : 14.7sqm

The Deluxe Twin Sharing cabins are designed to provide adequate living and storage space for two individuals. The deluxe cabin twin sharing mattresses are 92cm (3ft) x 199cm (6.5ft) each. This cabin has no day bed.

  • Deluxe Single-Supplement is +80% of the cruise schedule rate.
  • Non-Diver Rate is -10% of the cruise schedule per diver rate (+Single Supplement Surcharge if applicable).

 

BELOW DECK

Stateroom - King Sharing Only

Total number of Cabin: 1

Number of Guests in Each Cabin: 2 (Maximum 3)
Cabin Size (including WC/Shower) : 17.8sqm

The lower deck stateroom although slightly smaller than the main deck’s stateroom still provides generous space to its occupants. This lower deck stateroom is located in the middle of the ship and has a mattress size of 183cm (6ft) x 199cm (6.5ft). There is also a day-bed that can be converted into a single bed for a 3rd person sharing (child 12 years or younger) if required.

  • Stateroom Single-Supplement is +80% of the cruise schedule per diver rate.
  • 3rd person Sharing Diver or Non-Diver is -20% of the cruise schedule per diver rate.
  • Non-Diver Rate is -10% of the cruise schedule per diver rate (+Single Supplement Surcharge if applicable).

 

Deluxe Cabin - Double and Twin/Double Sharing

Deluxe Twin or Double Sharing  Cabins: 3 
Deluxe Twin Sharing Only Cabins (Bunk-Bed Style): 1
Deluxe Double Sharing  Total Number: 2 
Cabin Size (including WC/Shower) : 11.7sqm

Maximum Number of Guests in Each Cabin: 2

The Deluxe cabins have one queen-sized bed that is 153cm (5ft) x 199cm (6.5ft). Deluxe Twin Sharing options are the cabins with an additional single bed located above the queen-sized bed (bunk style). This allows the extended options for double or twin sharing.

The deluxe twin sharing bunk beds are for two guests in this cabin will find that the space and layout is more than adequate. The mattress size on each bunk bed is 92cm (3ft) x 199cm (6.5ft).

Triple Sharing for the Deluxe is not allowed. This cabin category has no day-bed and one additional safe can be requested (subject to availability).

  • Deluxe Single-Supplement is +80% of the cruise schedule per diver rate.
  • Non-Diver Rate is -10% of the cruise schedule per diver rate (+Single Supplement Surcharge if applicable).

 

Standard – Quad Sharing

Total number of Cabins: 1

Maximum Number of Guests in Each Cabin: 4 (Four)
Cabin Size (including WC/Shower) : 23.7sqm

 The Standard Quad-Sharing cabin was designed for families, a small group of friends or individuals who do not mind sharing with other like-minded divers. This cabin provides a better value package while enjoying the same quality level of service and hospitality.

 The cabin has 2 bunk-beds and 2 single beds. Each guest has his/her own wardrobe and personal electrical points to charge their own gadgets. Guests in this cabin will find that the space and layout is more than adequate, including an en-suite toilet, designed for 4 sharing individuals. The mattress size on each bunk bed is 92cm (3ft) x 199cm (6.5ft).

  • Single-Supplement is not allowed.
  • Twin-Sharing will be the same as the Deluxe Twin-Sharing cruise schedule rate.
  • Non-Diver Rate is -10% of the cruise schedule per diver rate (+Single Supplement Surcharge if applicable).

 


Dive Deck


 
EQUIPMENT RENTAL

If you’d like the luxury of travelling light, renting our equipment is as easy as snapping your fingers. We will deck you out with everything you will need for a dive, except putting an underwater camera in your hands – that you’ll have to bring for yourself.

DIVE SKIFFS

Two purpose-built fiberglass dive skiffs powered with over twin 150HP 4-stroke outboard engines each will provide the comfort traveling to your dive sites quickly as well as the entry and exits for a dive easy. All our Dive Skiffs are equipped with First Aid, Medical Oxygen, VHF Radios, Compass and GPS Navigation

GUIDES AND ASSISTANTS

As you are gearing up and getting ready for your dives, your guides will constantly be on hand to assist and make sure you are well looked after. Keeping in line with our need for exclusivity, you’ll be broken up into small groups to better enjoy the marine environment. We want you to enjoy the creatures of the sea, not other bubble-breathing primates. Private guides can also be arranged at your behest, for an additional cost, of course.

SAFETY ETHOS, MEDICAL OXYGEN AND FIRST AID KITS

Safety is paramount in Solitude's operations. Besides equipping our vessel to be compliant with GMDSS with Automatic Identity System, our crew are constantly trained to meet the international marine insurers surveyors standards to execute all the required emergency and non-emergency procedures. Our Diving Skiffs are also equppied with First Aid Kits and Medical Oxygen (when used for SCUBA acitivities). In addition, we carry additional supplies of both on board Solitude One. Our Skiffs are also high powered which are capable of hitting high speeds if the need arises to quickly evacuate to the nearest medical and/or hyperbaric chamber from wherever we are in Palau


 

OUR RATES & SCHEDULES

 

FOR 7 DAYS CRUISE ITINERARY (UP-TO-21 DIVES), STARTING FROM
STANDARD QUAD SHARING 
2765USD PER DIVER ,
DELUXE TWIN/DOUBLE SHARING CABIN 
3010USD PER DIVER
STATEROOM DOUBLE SHARING 3255USD PER DIVER 

Please view the schedule/availability page for the actual cruise rates specific to the cabin category and length of itinerary. Our cabin categories for you to choose from are Standard (Quad or Twin Sharing), Deluxe (Twin or Double Sharing) and Stateroom (King Sharing)

RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF
  • Accommodation on-board in the category of cabin of guests’ chosen package. Guests can check in from 1900hrs the day (No Dinner Provided) before the Cruise Start-Date; Check Out latest at 1600hrs on the day of the Cruise End-Date;
  • Full-Board Meal Plan with in-between meal snacks;
  • 3 daily Guided Boat Day-Dives + 1 Nightly Guided Boat Night-Dive  ** all dives are subject to our No-Fly/Altitude 24-Hour Policy & cruise itinerary (which may change due to weather and/or level of diving experience of the guests)  – No Dives on disembarkation day;
  • Complimentary Rock Island & Jelly Fish Lake Tour on day of Disembarkation;
  • Return KOROR (Palau) Airport transfer to MV Solitude One (Pickup/Drop-off other than Airport is subject to additional charge);
  • State Hospitality (Room) Tax.
THE RATES EXCLUDE (PRICES STATED BELOW ARE CORRECT AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2012)
  • Koror State Diving Permit including Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake (USD100) for up-to-10 days OR Koror State Diving Permit excluding Jellyfish Lake & Rock Island (USD50) for up-to-10 days;
  • Peleliu Diving Permit (USD30) for up-to-15 days;
  • Koror Airport Departure & Green Tax (USD50);
  • Dinner if Check in from 1900Hrs the day before the Cruise Start-Date;
  • Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox (+8USD per Dive), Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs. 
     
    PALAU CRUISE PACKAGE Rates exclude (Prices stated below are correct as of 1 October 2012)
    • State Cabin/Room Tax (10USD per Day);
    • Koror State Diving Permit including Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake (USD100) for up-to-10 days OR Koror State Diving Permit excluding Jellyfish Lake & Rock Island (USD50) for up-to-10 days;
    • Peleliu Diving Permit (USD30) for up-to-10 Days;
    • Koror Airport Departure & Green Tax (USD50);
    • Dinner (25USD per Person) if Check in from 1900Hrs the day before the Cruise Start-Date;
    • If required, late check-out (disembarkation) with Dinner (50USD per person). Standard check-out time is 1600Hrs, late check-out will allow you to disembark latest at 2359Hrs.
    • Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox, Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs.
    - See more at: http://www.solitude-one.com/index.php?rates-schedules#sthash.uY8NzYjz.dpuf
    PALAU CRUISE PACKAGE Rates exclude (Prices stated below are correct as of 1 October 2012)
    • State Cabin/Room Tax (10USD per Day);
    • Koror State Diving Permit including Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake (USD100) for up-to-10 days OR Koror State Diving Permit excluding Jellyfish Lake & Rock Island (USD50) for up-to-10 days;
    • Peleliu Diving Permit (USD30) for up-to-10 Days;
    • Koror Airport Departure & Green Tax (USD50);
    • Dinner (25USD per Person) if Check in from 1900Hrs the day before the Cruise Start-Date;
    • If required, late check-out (disembarkation) with Dinner (50USD per person). Standard check-out time is 1600Hrs, late check-out will allow you to disembark latest at 2359Hrs.
    • Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox, Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs.
    - See more at: http://www.solitude-one.com/index.php?rates-schedules#sthash.uY8NzYjz.dpuf


 

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