We got on at Singapore, using the self check in kiosks (staff readily helped). There was about 1 1/2 hours' wait after check in to board. The crowd consisted mostly of Chinese, Singaporean and Indian guests. We came from Australia but we are Chinese looking, so we blended right in.
We mostly went to the dining rooms, as there was pandemonium at the buffet on most days.There were 2 choices, Western or Asian. We were disappointed with the Asian dishes, the staff sometimes brings the mains out and forgets the entree, and the dishes were served lauriat style (but such small servings!) and you had to share the dishes among you. The western food, IMO, was much better.
The shows were good, we were impressed with the Russian performers. They had song and dance shows with a blend of acrobatics and magic. The Chinese acrobats show was also wow.
The cabin was spacious, and the bathroom even had 2 sinks. There is a bar fridge inside and they gave you free bottles of water each day
We have been to Penang before. So this time we went to Magic World Penang. The Maze was ok, and the magic show was funny. There were lots of taxis and tours just outside the port