There’s never a shortage of things to do in Malaysia and if you’ve exhausted all the ways to see the country, well, have you tried cruises? You might think cruises are expensive but there are other budget-friendly cruises that you can try! Here, we’ve rounded up five cruises that start from RM150 that you must try in Malaysia. Check it out!
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1. Genting Dream Cruise
This is the crème de la crème of all cruises. Genting Dream Cruise is one of the most popular cruises in Malaysia and it has been designed according to the changing needs of travellers and purveys heart-warming hospitality along with enticing accommodation and luxury. There are plenty of activities you can do up here too! From ropes courses to cosmic bowling, and mini golf to water slides (free-of-charge by the way 🥳), there's truly something for everyone! Yes, everyone, even your adorable little ones!
Here's the real icing on the cake: The cruise serves halal food at Lido Restaurant! Dig into a buffet of authentic and popular cuisines, such as traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and local cuisine such as kueh, pasta, and more, for that boost of energy, you'll need to explore the rest of the ship 😉
Facilities: 24-hour refreshments & cafes, poolside bar, lounge, bar, discotheque, karaoke lounge, performance lounge, gym, sauna, massage, outdoor swimming pool, duty-free shops, photo gallery and a children’s playroom.
Rate: Starts from RM1,799. Booking can be made on klook
2. Spectrum of the Seas by Royal Caribbean Cruises
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The Royal Caribbean cruise, also known as the Allure of the Seas, is a magnificent fleet by Star Cruises in Malaysia and was built to offer adventure, luxury, leisure, and everything that a person seeks on a perfect vacation 😍 The Spectrum of the Seas provides an exclusive shopping experience and adrenaline high Sky Pad bungee trampoline on the high sea that captivates its guests!
You can enjoy the signature Royal Caribbean hospitality and experiences with many activities as well. enjoyable activities including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator, RipCord by iFly, and a surf simulator called FlowRider. Be sure to post for insta-worthy moments at North Star, the all-glass observation capsule, which takes them 91m above sea level! You can board the Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas from Singapore to travel to Malaysia with stops in Port Klang and Penang.
Rate: Starts from USD219 (approx. RM997)
3. Sarawak River Cruise
Credit: Sarawak River Cruise on website
Be enthralled by the landmarks of a bygone era that still stands majestically along the riverbanks. See Kuching from a whole new perspective with Sarawak River Cruise. Witness the stunning sunset from the luxurious sky deck while the cruise sail along the beautiful Sarawak River. It’s surely an exceptional experience!
Departing at 5.30 PM daily, the 1.5-hour cruise is the best way to enjoy a breathtaking 360’ panoramic view of the Kuching skyline and the historical landmarks that dot the riverbank.
RM 65 for Adults (Ages 13 and above)
RM 32 for Children (Ages 5-12)
Complimentary entrance for children 4 years and below
4. Langkawi Sunset Dinner Cruise
Credit: Langkawi Go Tours on website
The Langkawi Sunset Dinner Cruise is perfect if you want to try a cruise without spending the night. It’s also perfect if you’re in the mood for a romantic evening filled with beautiful views and delicious food! This short cruise is perfect for couples or groups of friends who want to enjoy good food while taking in spectacular views of Langkawi.
The highlight of the cruise would most certainly be the magnificent views of the sunset as it sets over the horizon, casting a soft orange glow on the water’s reflection. As the last rays of the sun vanish and twilight takes over, cast your eyes on the sky as it lights up into a sea of stars illuminating the night. Tuck into a scrumptious set meal dinner as the cool ocean breeze brushes against your face, which is perfect for humid nights. If lady luck is on your side, you might be able to spot the intelligent Spinner Dolphins and White-bellied Sea Eagles.
5. Sunset and City Night Dinner Cruise in Kota Kinabalu
Escape the hustle and bustle of the crowded city and take some time off to relax with this dinner cruise in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Once you're on board, take in the stunning views of Kota Kinabalu's peaceful islands and water villages, which light up beautifully once the sun begins to set. Take photos of the stunning sky, which is painted with splashes of colours during sunset and becomes littered with bright stars as soon as the moon emerges 😍 Feast on a delicious buffet spread filled with international delights as you listen to the awesome music being played by live musicians. After you're done eating, spend some time burning off the extra calories by letting loose on the dance floor, before the cruise ends and you disembark back at Sutera Marina Jetty.
Booking can be made on klook.
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