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6 Star Cruises Penang Cruise Reviews

It was my first family trip on SuperStar Libra a week before Chinese New Year and the cruise was not too packed. It was a short 5D4N cruise from Port Klang-Phuket-Macleod Island-Penang. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank ... Read More
It was my first family trip on SuperStar Libra a week before Chinese New Year and the cruise was not too packed. It was a short 5D4N cruise from Port Klang-Phuket-Macleod Island-Penang. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank an honest staff of Libra cruise named Mary Rose working as F&B waitress at Stardust Lounge. We were having the intro-briefing before we embarked at Phuket at the Stardust Lounge and there I must have accidentally dropped off my packet of RM1000 cash while digging for passport and travel documents. I did not even realized it until the next day when front counter crew called me up asking me to proceed to font counter to verify something..... For a lot of people out there, the amount may not sound much! But for people working away from home earning a decent living, honestly returning lost valuables to the front counter, and the crews and security officer went the extra miles to locate the owner, verifying every lost item... that really touched me! The cruise actually planned out daily activities to cater for different interests & needs. As our family members are not the out-going active type of persons, we did not participate much but only as observers. We had really enjoyed the family time together without any disturbance from mobile phones!!! .... The nightly show at Stardust Lounge was what we looked forward every evening... And the food was good. However, kitchen should have more choices for vegetarians... Most of the crew members were very friendly & helpful. As this trip is just a local short-distant cruise, we never expect too much out of it especially we got it at a promotion rate. However, it was really a heart-warming experience that I would never forget... Thanks to all for this first ever memorable cruise experience for my family. And once again, thank you Mary Rose and the staff involved to return me the money. God bless and keep up the good work! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
It was my very first experience on having holidays with family on the cruise. Undoubtedly, the facilities, cabin, dining, entertainment, services as well as the ports and shore excursions are perfect and they were exactly matched my ... Read More
It was my very first experience on having holidays with family on the cruise. Undoubtedly, the facilities, cabin, dining, entertainment, services as well as the ports and shore excursions are perfect and they were exactly matched my initial expectations. The food and beverage was nice and not too oily. I like the dessert most xD. With the enthusiasm and politeness of the staff, my family and I received helps whenever we need. During the holiday on the cruise, it was coincidence with my brother's birthday. The staffs of the cruise gave surprise to my brother while we were enjoying Gala dinner. The manager also sent his wishes to my brother by offering him a lot of promotions. My brother was having his most memorable birthday ever. During the third day, we disembarked on Myanmar Andaman Beach. Driven by the staff, we engaged in a lot of activities on the beach such as volleyball, dancing and so on. I'll highly recommend everyone to have their experience on SuperStar Libra Cruise at least once in their life time. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We had low expectations for this cruise. We purchased it last minute and got a good price. The two destinations were Phuket and Krabi, Thailand. Pros: Great swimming pool, room was better than we expected for our budget rate, food was a ... Read More
We had low expectations for this cruise. We purchased it last minute and got a good price. The two destinations were Phuket and Krabi, Thailand. Pros: Great swimming pool, room was better than we expected for our budget rate, food was a little better than average, service was really good, ship entertainment staff were really nice, great deck for running laps (378 meters per lap) Cons: They advertise that they go to Phuket and Krabi, but they drop you off far away from anywhere you want to be. We had to spend over half of our money on taxi's just to get to a decent beach in Phuket and Krabi. We kind of wondered whether the cruise line is getting a kickback from the Thailand government to boost their taxi industry. Others have mentioned that this is a gambling cruise. This is probably true, but it also features alot of adult entertainment like strip shows, etc. We really would prefer to not even have this option aboard. Thailand is bad enough. The shore excursions were pricey. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Hi, we went on a vacation on cruise from penang - phuket - karabi. Super star libra is said to be a gambling ship, well more or less that's true, but since it was our first experience we loved it, and we want to go on more cruising ... Read More
Hi, we went on a vacation on cruise from penang - phuket - karabi. Super star libra is said to be a gambling ship, well more or less that's true, but since it was our first experience we loved it, and we want to go on more cruising after this trip. Let me categorize my experience. Entertainment. They will have a couple of bands playing on the pool deck always, they usually sing all the top hit english songs, as it is a mutual spot to align. Well the others shows that were present when i was aboard the ship was " wonders of asia " " laugh of loud " and an adult show, and funny chang. Wonders of asia was alright, laugh of loud is only for couples, i was a single guy sitting there and they called me up stage and humiliated me. Worst night. But they try to keep you entertained. Movies on the other hand isn't hd or theater like, they have a projector and play all the downloaded copies of movies with huge chinese subs. More of less you can have your personal time happy and fun, if your the one to enjoy other entertainments on the ship and dont like to keep to yourself, this ship could be a little boring. But if your going on cruises the first time, dont think twice go for it. Cabins. We stayed in a junior suit, that means we were yellow card holders. Express check in, and check out. When we first came to the boarding station, trust me there was a que for about half a kilometer, but since we had a suit our cabin assistant took us right in. We were in our cabin before the second person checked in. That was the coolest part of the trip. Junior suit was cramped but was very much enough for three persons. They gave you a free bottle of wine and really took care of you till the last day of the trip. All i can think was junior suit has such a good care, how will executive suit have. I would suggest junior suit was more than enough but if you wanna pull your money and have the lavish experience go right ahead. Food and drinks. People who have been surfing all over internet for this info. Here you go. All around the trip i was drinking beer like water, they'll give you the access card, that is your passport and room key payment everything. I scratched it all the time. My dad had a bottle of jd brought to our cabin, drank other stuff at every other venue and still our total amount of bill was i think 700rm. And this inst big actually it includes dinners at paid restaurants, food ordered in cabin, 48hrs internet, booze and tour for two persons in phuket. Was extremely reasonable. The price of beer and liquor isn't that expensive. Outside in penang it costs around 8rm inside the cruise it costs 10 at the most. Food on the other hand was typical asian food, " no spicy " :'( we are a big fan of spicy food but it was all sweet. Not a lot of varieties in all you can eat buffet but enough to keep you filled all the trip. ( NOTE : I STARTED EATING MORE EVEN AFTER COMING BACK FROM THE CRUISE ) Dining. Bluelagoon - over rated. The other free food buffets are alright, but i never got the chance to eat at four seasons cuz their timing for bf lunch or dinner is very bad for my appetite. Activities. Deck tour - nothing great. Save your money Pool - was a good experience, it was raining and no one was there, i and a chinese kid were swimming .. Was a good experience. Shore excursions. Always book em asap. Better when the ship starts from the port run to the booking area book an excursions, cuz they are so easily over. But in karabi we were not able to book any excursions, but the place was too pretty to avoid going out. We went to the shore with the help of the cruise ships, which are free, and we planned and made our own tour. Which was extremely cheap actually. According to the cruise, it costs 270rm each for all the island tour, but we went to all the places in 200rm totally! ( wasn't added in the bill ) Smuggling 3:) We had a couple of small jw inside our bad, they dint check em, we had a big box of water, they dint check em too. If your a fan of vodka fill it in water bottle and carry it happily around, they wont mind. So smuggling was possible in our case. But your luck may run out.. :P Disembarking. Interesting thing actually. Remember the crew who took osm care of us when we boarded. They were looking to kick us out, us means all passengers asap. The cabin assistant was acting all serious and not caring at the last day, the people around start to act differently. That was a bummer. And i think if your an executive suit holder, you'll be let out of the ship before a person with heart attack. Now i dint see any heart attacks of course but it sure felt that way. For a junior suit holder. All in all, i went to have a relaxing vacation with booze and sea all around me. Got it. Cheap booze, good cabins, not too bad food. And this is was my first experience. I press the fact of me going for the first time because it changes a lot. This ship was huge to me at first, but when we were parked near royal caribbean, man we felt like the pilot boat. All over, had a good vacation. Hope it helps. :) Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Star cruise operates several cruises around South East Asia catered mainly for passengers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hongkong. Some of these cruises can be quite inexpensive and offers something like a sampler for people who have never ... Read More
Star cruise operates several cruises around South East Asia catered mainly for passengers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hongkong. Some of these cruises can be quite inexpensive and offers something like a sampler for people who have never experience a cruise. I was onboard the Libra, It has been recently refurbished and everything seems to be working. However, I felt that it is very much a gambling ship with most of passengers being hardcore gamblers! Usually nowhere to be seen except at the casinoes One must realize that the parent company of this cruise is Genting group which is a large casino operator in Asia. it is such a farce when they announce that safety drills are compulsory and when the time came, no one bothers to attend, The crew basically stands there as if there is nothing they can do about it. If it is necessary to conduct a safety drill, the ship must ensure all restaurants and facilities get passengers out. Something bit me and left my leg really itchy. If it were bed bugs I would be sorely disappointed with this operator. The ship service is pretty prompt and there is not much to complain there. Overall, you can sometimes get a bargain cruise from them. I think they make money from the casinoes, not so much from true cruise passengers   Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
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