View of Sultan Omar Ali Saifudding Mosque from the water (Photo: Yusei/Shutterstock.com)
Brunei (Photo: Yusei/Shutterstock.com)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Brunei

There's lots to see, from beautiful religious sites and palaces to lush rainforest reserves and beaches on this island nation. Brunei's cuisine is especially noteworthy, as restaurants serve fusions of Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese and Bornean flavors.

Brunei cruisers will dock in the Muara cruise port, and from there, a variety of guided tours and excursions are on offer.

Brunei is a Muslim nation where Sharia law is in place, so cruisers should dress conservatively when calling here and be sure to respect local customs and traditions. Sales of alcohol are banned in Brunei.

Shore Excursions

About Brunei


Pro

Nature buffs can book excursions to pristine rainforests where unusual plant and animal species thrive

Con

Some cruise lines have dropped port visits to Brunei in recent times due to political reasons

Bottom Line

From decadent ethnic cuisine to dazzling religious sites, Brunei offers plenty to explore


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