Penang

Malaysia

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 & High Tea

Discover Georgetown's mix of history and culture during this orientation tour of the city, and tea at the Eastern and Or...

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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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Featured Penang CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Southeast Asia: modern architecture, unforgettable beaches & exquisite food.

7-Day Southeast Asia from Singapore

Itinerary features an overnight in Kuala Lumpur – only 1 sea day!
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Singapore (Singapore);
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) (Malaysia); Langkawi (Malaysia); Penang (Malaysia); Phuket (Thailand);
DISEMBARK Singapore (Singapore);
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Tour Seema Malaka Buddhist temple in Colombo.

17-Day Journey to The East from Dubai

Includes an overnight in Phuket, Thailand. | “Top 5 Best Overall (Large Ship Category)” — Cruiser’s Choice Cruise Critic 2017
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Khasab (Oman); Fujairah (United Arab Emirates); Goa (Mormugao) (India); Male (Maldives); Colombo (Sri Lanka); Phuket (Thailand); Penang (Malaysia); Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) (Malaysia);
DISEMBARK Singapore (Singapore);
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The Big Buddha in Phuket is almost 150 feet high.

24-Day Indian Ocean Explorer: South Africa, Seychelles Maldives & Thailand from Cape Town

See more of Seychelles with an overnight in Port Victoria. | Enjoy the recently upgraded Norwegian Spirit.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
Mossel Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Port Louis (Mauritius); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Male (Maldives); Phuket (Thailand); Langkawi (Malaysia); Penang (Malaysia); Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) (Malaysia);
DISEMBARK Singapore (Singapore);
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