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Hello,

Does anyone have any recommendations / suggestions for things to do in Penang ie ships tour.

TIA

CG

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On 6/30/2019 at 4:37 PM, CIRCUSGIRL said:

Hello,

Does anyone have any recommendations / suggestions for things to do in Penang ie ships tour.

TIA

CG

We just went to the fort & walked around the town which was fine. There is a trip to a Orangutan sanctuary which we wanted to do but the reviews are not that favorable on TA so we decided not to go. 

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Many thanks Hobbie65, yes not too keen on animal sanctuarys as such. We'll see what the ship offers nearer the time.

 

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On 7/19/2019 at 8:04 PM, CIRCUSGIRL said:

Many thanks Hobbie65, yes not too keen on animal sanctuarys as such. We'll see what the ship offers nearer the time.

 

 

BTW we had a wonderful time - so much so we booked another two Clipper cruises when we got home 🙂 I worked for 6 years on cruise ships & we have also cruised on many on holiday but we absolutely loved these ships - enjoy 

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Yes, looking forward to it, awaiting events in the Persian Gulf to see if affects flights between UK and Phuket.

 

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1 hour ago, CIRCUSGIRL said:

Yes, looking forward to it, awaiting events in the Persian Gulf to see if affects flights between UK and Phuket.

 

They will reroute them like they did over the Ukraine a few years back. Our next vacations are going west - Peru in a few weeks (Machu Picchu for the bucket list 🙂)  & Caribbean on the Star Flyer but we would still have no problems going east.

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We're flying with Qatar to Phuket, not long back from Vietnam, some of the flights back to UK rerouted over China.

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48 minutes ago, CIRCUSGIRL said:

We're flying with Qatar to Phuket, not long back from Vietnam, some of the flights back to UK rerouted over China.

I really liked Qatar Airways - we used them a lot when we lived in India. We used BA/Malaysia when we went to Phucket a few months ago via Kuala Lumpur - a nice upgrade with BA & only about 20 passengers from KL to Phucket so rather enjoyable 🙂 

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Well,

1st time on Star Clipper and what a lovely way to travel. Peter the cruise director was excellent and very informative ( pay attention at lifeboat drill as you will be questioned on it ) The mix of passengers were mainly European and very well travelled and entertaining.

We did our own tour in Penang with a local guide and driver ( around £60 ) for a very enjoyable tour of Georgetown of around 4 hours.

The ships excursions were possibly a bit over long and padded according to those who went on them.

The food and drink were excellent, and all of the crew were great with no issues.

Had a go at diving and the instructor was very professional so no worries there.

 

Would we go again? yes possibly the Borneo trip.

Thank you Star Clipper for a wonderful trip.

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1 minute ago, CIRCUSGIRL said:

Well,

1st time on Star Clipper and what a lovely way to travel. Peter the cruise director was excellent and very informative ( pay attention at lifeboat drill as you will be questioned on it ) The mix of passengers were mainly European and very well travelled and entertaining.

We did our own tour in Penang with a local guide and driver ( around £60 ) for a very enjoyable tour of Georgetown of around 4 hours.

The ships excursions were possibly a bit over long and padded according to those who went on them.

The food and drink were excellent, and all of the crew were great with no issues.

Had a go at diving and the instructor was very professional so no worries there.

 

Would we go again? yes possibly the Borneo trip.

Thank you Star Clipper for a wonderful trip.

 

Glad you enjoyed it - Peter is excellent & so knowledgeable. You will be hooked now :) We are on our next one Saturday in the Caribbean & after all this wind/rain it could not come sooner.  

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