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Sail Date: December 2014
A great day with the Elephants. Not just a show like we have seen in the past but a lot of "Quality" time spent riding on trails,roads and crossing rivers and ponds.
A great day with the Elephants. Not just a show like we have seen in the past but a lot of "Quality" time spent riding on trails,roads and crossing rivers and ponds. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2013
Organized my own tour where we over-nighted in Bangkok. Port is a long way from town( 2.5 to 3 hrs) and the traffic is bad. Won"t see much of Bangkok if you don't over night.
Organized my own tour where we over-nighted in Bangkok. Port is a long way from town( 2.5 to 3 hrs) and the traffic is bad. Won"t see much of Bangkok if you don't over night. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2013
Did not go into Bangkok but only Pattaya for the city tour and massage which I thoroughly enjoyed. The guide was excellent and the whole tour was good value for the cost.
Did not go into Bangkok but only Pattaya for the city tour and massage which I thoroughly enjoyed. The guide was excellent and the whole tour was good value for the cost. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2012
Long drive into and out of Bangkok but excellent tour guide who provided great information re things to do and places to visit in the city.
Long drive into and out of Bangkok but excellent tour guide who provided great information re things to do and places to visit in the city. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2012
Bangkok was fascinating! We took a private tour on the first day and a ship excursion on the second day. Our private tour included a long boat ride on the river, visits to the fruit, vegetable, and flower markets, many unbelievable ... Read More
Bangkok was fascinating! We took a private tour on the first day and a ship excursion on the second day. Our private tour included a long boat ride on the river, visits to the fruit, vegetable, and flower markets, many unbelievable temples, a special night show "Siam Narit", and shopping for local crafts and items. We toured the Reclining Buddha Temple and The Wat Phra Kaeo Temple. The temples were fascinating but the long boat tour really showed the poverty of Bangkok with the shacks along the water and mothers washing their children in the very dirty and polluted river. We were gone from 8:00 AM until 11:30 PM and it was a wonderful day! On the second day in Bangkok we took a ship's tour to Nong Nooch Village. We opted to tour the gardens instead of show because of the show we saw the night before in Bangkok. The gardens were beautiful and the tram's guide spoke perfect English. Read Less
30 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Lost one day as we docked late in Laem Chabang - over 2.5 hours away each way. This tour was extremely rushed - I spent 2 days here and feel need to come back to actually see and appreciate Bangkok.
Lost one day as we docked late in Laem Chabang - over 2.5 hours away each way. This tour was extremely rushed - I spent 2 days here and feel need to come back to actually see and appreciate Bangkok. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Did our own thing. As the ship stayed here for two days we took advantage and found a hotel on the island of Ko Lan off Pattaya. Great beach and swimming.
Did our own thing. As the ship stayed here for two days we took advantage and found a hotel on the island of Ko Lan off Pattaya. Great beach and swimming. Read Less
123 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
This was billed as morning city tour during which the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and other places would be visited. In fact, it was a drive-by in a bus that did not even stop. We were actually told by tour guide that we were passing a ... Read More
This was billed as morning city tour during which the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and other places would be visited. In fact, it was a drive-by in a bus that did not even stop. We were actually told by tour guide that we were passing a building in which the Reclining Buddha was housed as we drove by. Seriously?! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2015
Laem Chabang is a container terminal. Nothing to see nearby! We booked a van travelling to Bangkok (for my family group of 7). It took 2 hours travel one way! Total cost is US$180 for return trip! Much cheaper than booking shore ... Read More
Laem Chabang is a container terminal. Nothing to see nearby! We booked a van travelling to Bangkok (for my family group of 7). It took 2 hours travel one way! Total cost is US$180 for return trip! Much cheaper than booking shore excursion. If group size is smaller, can book taxi for 4/5 at a lower cost! P.S. Our scheduled route was to Japan and Korea with 3 days shore activities, due to typhoon, the ship changed route to Vietnam and Thailand. Only 2 days shore. For Vietnam, we went to a place named Nha Trang and cannot search from the port experience list! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2015
There was just a container port, which was many kilometres away from any village, house or local transport. We have been to bangkok before and dont want to go there again for USD 500,-- incl. 1 night hotel
There was just a container port, which was many kilometres away from any village, house or local transport. We have been to bangkok before and dont want to go there again for USD 500,-- incl. 1 night hotel Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
Quite a distance from Bangkok and, as the traffic is dreadful, probably about at least an hour's drive away - maybe more. Nothing much there at all and no passenger facilities that we could see.
Quite a distance from Bangkok and, as the traffic is dreadful, probably about at least an hour's drive away - maybe more. Nothing much there at all and no passenger facilities that we could see. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2011
Port 1 was Kuantan (Malaysia) - you were transferred 40 mins to a shopping mall for 3-4 hours, this was a waste of time port of call, and definately wasn't worth getting off ship for. This port is a 2 hour transfer from Bangkok, we ... Read More
Port 1 was Kuantan (Malaysia) - you were transferred 40 mins to a shopping mall for 3-4 hours, this was a waste of time port of call, and definately wasn't worth getting off ship for. This port is a 2 hour transfer from Bangkok, we were not informed of this at the point of booking. There were 2 excursions available on board ship, option 1 day in Bangkok including Grand palace, reclining buda, evening show, overnight stay in hotel and then next day free to sight see, this option cost 289 euros per person (almost the cost of another holiday if paying for 2 people), option 2 was same as above but no overnight stay and no 2nd day, this option cost 219 euros per person. We decided to form our own group, hire a minibus and make our own way to Bangkok, we shared a minibus with 6 others, this cost 400 US dollars return, which shared between 4 couples was by far a cheapest option. Grand palace, need to be dressed in long trousers and shirts with sleeves, or longish skirts and tops with short sleeves, be warned if you go in any other type of clothing, you have to que up and pay for the loan of appropriate clothes, money paid is fully refundable when you return clothes, but if your hubby is a bit of a buda and tall like mine and our friends then your in for a long wait as most of the trousers (like tracky bottoms) are small. Looking round grand palace can take as long as you have the stomach for culture, we spent 1.5 hours which was enough for us. Reclining buda in walking distance of grand palace, but only takes 20-30 mins at most to look at. Personally we thought Bangkok was dirty and appeared more so in comparison to the absolute cleanliness and lack of litter in Singapore. Port 3 Ko Samui: I am sure this was a beautiful island but didn't get chance to discover its charms beyond the port as it absolutely chucked it down for hours. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We got into port and paid for coach to Pattya laid on by the port. Pattaya is what you might expect. Hot with beach lots of drinking places and a bit seedy. The giant buddas just at top of town worth a look
We got into port and paid for coach to Pattya laid on by the port. Pattaya is what you might expect. Hot with beach lots of drinking places and a bit seedy. The giant buddas just at top of town worth a look Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Shipped docked in a port two and half hours from Bangkok, shocking to say that was its port of call was Bangkok
Shipped docked in a port two and half hours from Bangkok, shocking to say that was its port of call was Bangkok Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We hired a taxi which was the most expensive of the holiday. It took 2.5 hours to get to Bangkok, sadly it rained all day which wasn't a good start. The Royal Palace and the Temples are beautiful even in the rain, the reclining Buddha ... Read More
We hired a taxi which was the most expensive of the holiday. It took 2.5 hours to get to Bangkok, sadly it rained all day which wasn't a good start. The Royal Palace and the Temples are beautiful even in the rain, the reclining Buddha is a sight to see for sure, the city is what I expected, busy, dirty and quite an adventure. It took 5 hours to get back to our ship, the taxi driver got lost and it was quite scary, stuck in the side of the motorway while he tried to get the satnav to work. Driving through towns that ypwe really didn't want to see and ending up in the middle of nowhere. If our ship had left at its scheduled time we would have been stranded in Bangkok at Laem Chabang port without a passport. Lucky for us our next days stop ha s been cancelled by Princess (Ko Samui) so we were ok. But beware! not a nice situation to be in. Read Less

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