119 Penang Cruise Reviews

We took a hop on/off bus here. It was very slow because of the traffic and, because we couldn't fit upstairs, we spent half of the trip facing backwards. When we finally got upstairs the view was better, but they don't have a ... Read More
We took a hop on/off bus here. It was very slow because of the traffic and, because we couldn't fit upstairs, we spent half of the trip facing backwards. When we finally got upstairs the view was better, but they don't have a running commentary, so we didn't get a lot out of it. Penang has some interesting architecture, but it's not a place I'd rush back to. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Really could have done it yourselves a lot cheaper than from the ship
Really could have done it yourselves a lot cheaper than from the ship Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We took the free local bus to Komtar as our time in Penang was very short due to the long queue getting off the ship as the port officials only opened one gangway for 2000 passengers.
We took the free local bus to Komtar as our time in Penang was very short due to the long queue getting off the ship as the port officials only opened one gangway for 2000 passengers. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
I loved Penang. We had teamed up with some people who had arranged for a taxi driver to take us around for the day. We went up Penang Hill first thing. We booked VIP tickets which were definitely worth the few extra Ringits. It meant we ... Read More
I loved Penang. We had teamed up with some people who had arranged for a taxi driver to take us around for the day. We went up Penang Hill first thing. We booked VIP tickets which were definitely worth the few extra Ringits. It meant we didnt have to queue in the heat and also meant we were in the front car which gave us the best views of the funicular railway and the mountain. The facilities at the top of the hill are a bit chaotic and very busy so make sure you leave plenty of time if you want to have a coffee or a snack while you are up there. The views are awesome so dont forget your camera. We then went on a tour of the local area, which included some brilliant pieces of street art, and some great street food. Our driver was very knowledgeable and made sure we saw most of the main attractions. Again, I would love to go back and have more time to explore the back streets and experience some more food treats. Taxis are fairly cheap in Penang but the streets are very busy so don't underestimate the time that you will spend getting from A to B. Its also commonsense to get away from the port area before you start to haggle with the local drivers regarding tours. 100 Ringits is about the most you should pay for a full day tour including stops at the local park and the driver should arrange to wait for you at Penang Hill. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Caught the public bus to Penang Hill cost 60 cents then went up the funicular for a really nice view. Came back and walked to the clan jetties which was interesting but smelly.
Caught the public bus to Penang Hill cost 60 cents then went up the funicular for a really nice view. Came back and walked to the clan jetties which was interesting but smelly. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Cruise port is right near the action. Hop-on, hop-off is nearby, but do your research and just find the nearest circuit transit free bus service (it goes in a loop, so you'll eventually end up back where you started). Plenty to see ... Read More
Cruise port is right near the action. Hop-on, hop-off is nearby, but do your research and just find the nearest circuit transit free bus service (it goes in a loop, so you'll eventually end up back where you started). Plenty to see and do for a days visit even if you just stay in the city. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Penang was a great port - you walk off the boat and you are right in the action. I enjoyed the port. We self toured and caught a hop on hop off bus. Not sure I would do that again - it was way too slow. I think next time I would pick where ... Read More
Penang was a great port - you walk off the boat and you are right in the action. I enjoyed the port. We self toured and caught a hop on hop off bus. Not sure I would do that again - it was way too slow. I think next time I would pick where I wanted to go and then jump in a taxi, or else do a half day/short ships tour and then do my own thing in the ship area. There was a lot to see and do! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Took a taxi as we got off the ship with a big company - all in uniforms - £25 for 5 hours and he took us everywhere and waited for us - the kok si temple , Penang hill, chocolate, tea and coffee factories, sleeping Buddha - absolutely ... Read More
Took a taxi as we got off the ship with a big company - all in uniforms - £25 for 5 hours and he took us everywhere and waited for us - the kok si temple , Penang hill, chocolate, tea and coffee factories, sleeping Buddha - absolutely brilliant ! Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Penang is a shoppers paradise, lots of shopping centres, little india to see walking in Historic town, very pretty indeed. Shoes and sandals are so cheap, buy plenty of them.
Penang is a shoppers paradise, lots of shopping centres, little india to see walking in Historic town, very pretty indeed. Shoes and sandals are so cheap, buy plenty of them. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Booked via local taxi company which is placed in the terminal. You receive a proper receipt and special phone number in case you may questions on the driver's behaviour (which acts like a quality guarantee). Great service, highly ... Read More
Booked via local taxi company which is placed in the terminal. You receive a proper receipt and special phone number in case you may questions on the driver's behaviour (which acts like a quality guarantee). Great service, highly recommendable as we had a Malay driver with Chinese descent and we received an excellent historical tour and eventually a little beach treat. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016

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