109 Koh Samui Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line cancelled our tour before the cruise so we went to an elephant sanctuary on our own and it was amazing!
Cruise Line cancelled our tour before the cruise so we went to an elephant sanctuary on our own and it was amazing! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
NCL Jewel South East Asia March 4, 2019 March 6, 2019 Ko Samui is the only Port (in our itinerary) that the ship docks close to Port, and you need a boat transfer (free - provided by the ship) to get on land. This is a 20 mins boat ... Read More
NCL Jewel South East Asia March 4, 2019 March 6, 2019 Ko Samui is the only Port (in our itinerary) that the ship docks close to Port, and you need a boat transfer (free - provided by the ship) to get on land. This is a 20 mins boat ride one way. It was announced that transfer ticket would be distributed on Deck 12 starting at 7.30am on the same day. Passengers could pick up tickets for other members in their party. Already at 6.45am (we were lucky to be walking through this location back to our room) long lineup (about 75) for the transfer tickets. As planned, distribution started at 7.30am. We were in Group 4 for disembarking. We later met some in Group 11 who stayed near the Docks as they disembarked too late, with no time to explore. At 8.00am the ship docked at Nathon Pier right on schedule. 8.30am Passengers were let off ship, starting with privileged members and those who booked excursions through NCL At 9.50am, our group was called, and at 10.15am we were on solid ground on our way to a 7-11 (less than 10 mins walk from where we landed) to buy a data sim card. They sell for 299 Bhat (CAD $13), and a copy of your passport is needed to process purchase. They sell only DTAC. We then pass by a Morya Pharmacy, very close by, which sells AIS, which I read is Thailand's fastest internet. We were happy with the DTAC Internet speed, and was able to use the same card the next day in Bangkok. Now equipped with Google map, we started our self tour. I approached a driver who was parked outside that 7-11 and negotiated a reasonable fee to hire him for 4 hours and back to the same spot (10 mins from the docks). I ensured the fee is for our group of three and not for 1 person. On top, with his limited English, I made him repeat, so there is no disagreement later. I stayed away from drivers at the docks, as they seem to be more aggressive. Under my driving directions, Mr Nut Phiphop, our driver (a true gentleman) drove us around the Island starting south, with our first stop at 11.30am at Grandma/Grandpa rocks. At 11.55am we arrived at their famous Chaweng Beach where we had a good swim, as we came fully prepared. The sand is very comparable to that of Varadero, Cuba, with lot less waves. We changed in the hotel outside washroom. 12.30pm stopped at Big Buddha, but first, a bite at a restaurant nearby to taste their famous pad Thai 120B (CAD$5) Visited the Pagoda and the many small souvenir and clothes shops around. Not enough time to pass by the Bophut's fisherman's village and we drove north and west, through the scenic roads back to our starting point and arrived at 3pm. We had time to do a last shopping stop at the numerous souvenir shops around, and walked towards the Pier, where there was a huge line up, with no one from NCL to confirm that we are in the right queue. 25mins later, everyone in the queue was rushing towards another embarkation point, over 100m away. The elderly, and those not physically fit had trouble keeping up with the crowd to retain their place in the new queue. In fact, there were no queue, just a herd who was trying hard to stop people from pushing from the back. Finally at 4pm, we were relieved to be on board. Everyone was just in shock, as no one has ever experienced anything similar. And not one word of explanation or apology on that day. I have later read that NCL had announced some sort of vague apology 2 days later, that we were not aware of. Besides the fiasco of NCL, Ko Samui is a great destination to spend time at, good people and great beaches. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Loved Koh Samui. Beautiful Island and the beaches are amazing. Food was very good and if you eat where the locals go it is very inexpensive and authentic dishes.
Loved Koh Samui. Beautiful Island and the beaches are amazing. Food was very good and if you eat where the locals go it is very inexpensive and authentic dishes. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
When you leave ship you can get your own taxi with driver for the day, he will take you everywhere you want to go. So much more cheaper doing this. And we had a great time.
When you leave ship you can get your own taxi with driver for the day, he will take you everywhere you want to go. So much more cheaper doing this. And we had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
After the chaos of Phuket, Ko Samui was a peaceful haven. We simply walked off the ship and into the town. Strolled along the beach. Relaxed. Drank beer we couldn’t otherwise afford on the ship.
After the chaos of Phuket, Ko Samui was a peaceful haven. We simply walked off the ship and into the town. Strolled along the beach. Relaxed. Drank beer we couldn’t otherwise afford on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We were in a private van with six guests total and saw many happy buddhas!
We were in a private van with six guests total and saw many happy buddhas! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Beautiful beaches, clear water...don't miss out on going for a swim
Beautiful beaches, clear water...don't miss out on going for a swim Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Again we did this port twice and loved it. We rented a scooter for $8us both times and toured the island. Both time we stopped at a small resort on the far side. Swan at their beach and used their internet all for the price of an ice ... Read More
Again we did this port twice and loved it. We rented a scooter for $8us both times and toured the island. Both time we stopped at a small resort on the far side. Swan at their beach and used their internet all for the price of an ice cappuccino. Fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
For the short stay, we hired a taxi and stayed on a beach nearby
For the short stay, we hired a taxi and stayed on a beach nearby Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Spent the day at Nikki Beach as found it all a bit confusing once we got off the ship. Beautiful scenery and beaches, watch out for the taxis trying to rip people off.
Spent the day at Nikki Beach as found it all a bit confusing once we got off the ship. Beautiful scenery and beaches, watch out for the taxis trying to rip people off. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
We engaged a private tour company Ko Samui Private tour. We enjoyed very much the elephant trekking. Also we loved the visit to mummified monk temple and the rock formation of HIn Ta and Hin Ya. the lunch at a local riverside restaurant ... Read More
We engaged a private tour company Ko Samui Private tour. We enjoyed very much the elephant trekking. Also we loved the visit to mummified monk temple and the rock formation of HIn Ta and Hin Ya. the lunch at a local riverside restaurant was a treat as well. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Pleasantly surprised at all there is to do here. We hired a taxi at port ($120 for about 4 hrs, split with another couple). We did an elephant ride ($21) -highlite of my trip as I got to actually ride on the elephants head!!, watched ... Read More
Pleasantly surprised at all there is to do here. We hired a taxi at port ($120 for about 4 hrs, split with another couple). We did an elephant ride ($21) -highlite of my trip as I got to actually ride on the elephants head!!, watched monkeys cut coconuts ($2) and had photo taken of monkey sitting on my arm, stopped at all the big temples/buddhas. We circles the island and got to see just about every sight. Other option is to hire a boat at port and go snorkeling/swimming off one of the beautiful smaller islands. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Fabulous day spent snorkelling, swimming and visiting off the beaten track islands and beaches. We arranged the trip on arrival along with two other couples.
Fabulous day spent snorkelling, swimming and visiting off the beaten track islands and beaches. We arranged the trip on arrival along with two other couples. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Went to Tamarind Resort and Spa for a full day of massages and steam baths in a Bali-like setting. Wonderful expeience. This is the largest island in Thailand with many fine beaches and resorts.
Went to Tamarind Resort and Spa for a full day of massages and steam baths in a Bali-like setting. Wonderful expeience. This is the largest island in Thailand with many fine beaches and resorts. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
The 4x4 we were in was fantastic, especially going up dirt roads into the mountains. The elephant ride was brilliant.
The 4x4 we were in was fantastic, especially going up dirt roads into the mountains. The elephant ride was brilliant. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015

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