Male is the fascinating capital of the Maldives archipelago - an island group of atolls and small islands. Densely settled almost to its very shores, Male is a port city with a population of around 135,000on an area of only 5,8 km2 (2,2 ml2). This means a density of 23,000 people per km2 (60,000 per ml2), ranking it 18th in the list of the world's most densely populated cities. First in that list is the Philippines capital Manila - over 1,6 million residents on a territory of only 38,6 km2 (14,9 ml2), which means a density of around 43,000 people per km2 (111,000 per ml2).
Male Island is part of the Kaafu Atoll, but administratively it's not part of it. The city features a tangle of small streets, beautifully carved mosques and cluttered bazaars give an impression of a quaint country town. Male's main tourist attractions include:
- National Museum with its ancient stone carvings and reminders of former sultans
- Sultan Park
- Islamic Centre
- Grand Friday Mosque
- Male Island also has beautiful lagoons and sandy beaches lined with coconut palms.
Administratively, the City of Male territory includes four islands - the central (Male) island (where the commercial harbour is located) and an airport island, plus 2 other islands. Around 1/3 of the Maldives' population lives in Male.
Port Male cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Male cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives.
If you lose the Male location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.