Penang

Malaysia

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Cruises to Penang

Known as “The Pearl of the Orient,” this island’s rainforest and waterfall-clad mountains form the backdrop to its beautiful, sandy beaches. The capital’s George Town Historic District, a wonderful mix of elaborate colonial homes, Chinese heritage buildings and temples, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sprawling Kek Lok Si Temple, with a 100-foot pagoda and gardens, overlooks George Town, and is a great spot for photos. Penang’s abundant street eats will tempt foodies.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Penang
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Malaysia Time MYT
    UTC/GMT +8 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Malay, but English is widely spoken.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Ringgit (RM) Credit cards are accepted in most shops. ATMs are widely available in the city.

Penang TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Butterfly Farm & Spice Garden

Journey to the seaside district of Teluck Bahang to visit to a Butterfly Farm and a Tropical Spice Garden; a nature tour...

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Heritage Jewels of Georgetown

Georgetown’s rich heritage comes to life as you explore its landmark temples and historical residences, which include an...

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Georgetown Heritage

Georgetown is a treasure trove of beautiful Heritage buildings and homes, and its cultures and heritage have been preser...

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Penang Hill, Temple & Funicular

Ride a tram to the top of Penang Hill for a spectacular view of Georgetown and beyond, and then visit a Buddhist temple ...

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Discover Asia on the amazingly refurbished Norwegian Sun. | Explore lush rainforests, expansive beaches and historic temples.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Bangkok (Laem Chabang) (Thailand);
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Discover staterooms to match every traveling style. | Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Southeast Asia.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Singapore (Singapore);
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