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9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Loved it, especially because there was no tender and we could walk into town. Took the hop on bus, but had trouble with the map because the stops weren’t always accurately portrayed. Give the botanical gardens a miss.
Loved it, especially because there was no tender and we could walk into town. Took the hop on bus, but had trouble with the map because the stops weren’t always accurately portrayed. Give the botanical gardens a miss. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
Cleaner and nicer than KL...grabbed a taxi at the cruise terminal and he drove me to the Hard Rock at the north end of the island. Driver did his best to have me stop at some shops (felt like he received a commission or something) but I ... Read More
Cleaner and nicer than KL...grabbed a taxi at the cruise terminal and he drove me to the Hard Rock at the north end of the island. Driver did his best to have me stop at some shops (felt like he received a commission or something) but I stayed firm and just did the HRC run. Back in town, very colonial looking, terrific food, priced right...can definitely go back to Penang. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Here we just walked around the old fort and the market place but there were too many indians hassling us to take their taxi so we just went back on board for a swim.
Here we just walked around the old fort and the market place but there were too many indians hassling us to take their taxi so we just went back on board for a swim. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
I've been to Penang before, so we spent the day in Georgetown. If you have never been, take a shore excursion to the main sights. Georgetown has a selection of temples, mosques and historic sights. The best include a beautiful mansion ... Read More
I've been to Penang before, so we spent the day in Georgetown. If you have never been, take a shore excursion to the main sights. Georgetown has a selection of temples, mosques and historic sights. The best include a beautiful mansion tour and the wall murals scattered around old town. A G&T at the E&O hotel and trying the amazing street food in Little India and Chinatown are a must. The best beach area is a 30 minute drive from Penang. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
Due to severe flooding we were unable to go to Penang hill so we went to the Butterfly farm and a tropical fruit farm instead with a taxi driver
Due to severe flooding we were unable to go to Penang hill so we went to the Butterfly farm and a tropical fruit farm instead with a taxi driver Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Easy walk to the UNESCO world heritage area and you can explore at your own leisure. However, a map/GPS will come in handy. The weather was very hot and humid so I only walked around 2 hours before going back to the ship. The town was ... Read More
Easy walk to the UNESCO world heritage area and you can explore at your own leisure. However, a map/GPS will come in handy. The weather was very hot and humid so I only walked around 2 hours before going back to the ship. The town was very much like a poorer country town of China (not surprising given the heritage at George Town). It was still a great walk around to see how the locals live their lives and the heritage of the area. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
Pouring with tropical rain that morning did not dampen the experience Saw beautiful Chinese temples and many pagodas ,statues and the biggest Statute of. goddess Cheun Yueng.Quality souvenirs and then back to town for shopping in modern ... Read More
Pouring with tropical rain that morning did not dampen the experience Saw beautiful Chinese temples and many pagodas ,statues and the biggest Statute of. goddess Cheun Yueng.Quality souvenirs and then back to town for shopping in modern Mall all at good prices. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Lots of stuff to do around. They had a local market which was selling local specialties. Tourist Information center was well equipped and spoke English with good clear directions.
Lots of stuff to do around. They had a local market which was selling local specialties. Tourist Information center was well equipped and spoke English with good clear directions. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We didn't sign up the land excursion package, indeed we moved around by ourselves to the nearby by walking, to The Esplanade Food Center for Mee Goreng Sotong (fried noodle with octopus) + coconut shaved ice. After that we just cross ... Read More
We didn't sign up the land excursion package, indeed we moved around by ourselves to the nearby by walking, to The Esplanade Food Center for Mee Goreng Sotong (fried noodle with octopus) + coconut shaved ice. After that we just cross the street and proceed to the nearby 3D Art Museum for fun photo shooting, Armenian Street for afternoon tea and street painting photo shooting, before we returned to the ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Our least favorite port. Walked to the Chinese jetties which were OK. Took free city bus around city as a/c was most welcome at it was very hot and humid. Locals were very friendly.
Our least favorite port. Walked to the Chinese jetties which were OK. Took free city bus around city as a/c was most welcome at it was very hot and humid. Locals were very friendly. Read Less

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