The sailing adventure through Thailand was excellent. The food was great! You have 4 choices for your entree for dinner. The wine selections are also excellent. The crew is nice and helpful. Water sports are available at most port stops. The itinerary was great - not touristy! The passengers were 95% Europeans, mostly Brits and Germans. Everyone was a well traveled adult - average age 65. No kids and everyone seemed happy about that. The cruise was comfortable, beautiful, quiet, pleasant. Not for under age 45, in my opinion and definately not for kids - not kid activities and the passengers will be unhappy if you drag your loud kids along and the kids will get bored. This is for adults who love to travel and love the sea and want an adult, quite refined travel experience. I will travel the Star Ship again and again! An adult only - age 45 on up cruise - and so wonderful and comfortable! Recommended for people who love to travel and love the sea and who are at least 45 years of age - average age is 65.
Clean, comfortable. I loved the bed, pillows, comforter, port hole. So nice to travel with well traveled adults who don't bring their kids or grandkids and don't insist on talking about them or showing photos of them. These are people who love to travel the world and love the sea - that IS the conversation. Not a kid friendly cruise - so don't even begin to think about bring a child or even teenager - everyone, including them will be miserable.
Penang is a rat hole. Why the ship stopped there is not known unless to load up on supplies. The jungle tour got rained out - disappointing so joined the boring island tour of the tacky Budda temple, silly snake temple, drive to the nothing to see muslim village and the touristy butterfly farm (good shopping there.)View All 11 Island Tour Reviews