Our first port was Bangkok, we had booked a tour with "Tong Tours" and our guide was Nina - highly recommend this company, it was a good tour. Although we did arrive about 1 hour late in Bangkok which made the tour a bit difficult. The first stop we did was the "Train Market" it was very interesting, people set up their stalls right on the train track and when a train comes they quickly pull it up, let the train pass and put it all back again - check it out on You Tube - but as we were running late we missed the train!! We still got the idea of it all. Next stop was Floating Markets, very glad we experienced this as I have read about it and it is not until you actually do it you really understand it. Boats pushing each other to get through and just when you think the boat is not going to make it… somehow it does!! Definitely worth checking out. Our next stop was the Tiger Temple this was something different, although very commercial like and very touristy was a good experience. You get to walk with the Tiger and get to touch them as well. Timing is important with this as we had to arrive after they had lunch and when they were getting tired ready for a sleep. It was a long way away but if you love tigers - do it - you will enjoy it. Next stop was lunch which was at a nice little restaurant close by, had a nice meal and a relax time. That was basically all we had time for so it was off for the long drive back to the ship - you make your own fun in the van either sleep or have a sing a long - being aussies we did the sing along, was a long trip but fun. Tour with Tong can fit in what you want to do, we didn't pick a tour we created our own and then advertised on Cruise Critic for others to join us, worked well. The bus was very comfy, there were 8 of us and Nina was a good guide. The good thing about 2 days in Port, you can do a full tour like we did and then the next day you can do local sightseeing and shopping which works well. We departed Bangkok at 4pm. The next day was a sea day - a good rest day.