Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Far East Cruises

Port Kelang is the port for Malaysia’s modern and bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, with its fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. Savour the intriguing jumble of Moorish architecture and stately parks, then train your camera lens on soaring Petronas Towers, the fabulous twin emblems of modern Kuala Lumpur.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Kuala Lumpur & Petronas Towers

    See the sights of Kuala Lumpur, before visiting the skybridge of the Petronas Towers, for a birds-eye view of the city.

    Kuala Lumpur & Petronas Towers

    A journey of around 1½ hours takes you to one of the most vibrant cities in Asia, Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival a panoramic drive will introduce you to some of the highlights of the city, often referred to as the focal point of new Malaysia.

    Enjoy photograph stops outside Galeria Sri Perdana, the former official residence of the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the National Monument, created as a tribute to the valiant soldiers of World War II.

    Continue to Independence Square, formerly known as Selangor Club Padang. Capture photographs of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which grandly overlooks the Square and is one of the city’s most significant landmarks.

    The highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers. You’ll soar 170 metres by elevator to floor 4, to visit the skybridge, which connects the two towers and is the world’s highest two storey bridge. Have your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of the city. Afterwards, ascend even higher to floor 86, where you’ll have yet more wonderful views as well as the opportunity to browse the gift shop.

    Round off your tour at the Suria KLCC, one of the city’s most premier shopping centres. Enjoy free time to purchase luncheon and indulge in a spot of shopping.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2½ hours of walking on this tour, as well as steps to negotiate at the different sites. Further walking is required during the stop at Suria KLCC; however this is at guests’ discretion. The drive to Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 1½ hours depending on traffic. The visit to the Petrona’s Towers last approximately one hour. Tickets for the Petronas Towers must be purchased 22 days prior to your ships date of call; therefore this tour is subject to 100% cancellation fees if cancelled after this date. Please note the purchase of additional tickets cannot be guaranteed after this date. This is a highly popular therefore booking early is recommended.

    Tour code

    PK1_011

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur

    A scenic drive through Kuala Lumpur's contrasting images, from minarets and mosques to colonial-style clubs and Victorian houses.

    A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur

    Your scenic drive takes you past impressive local developments, before stopping to photograph Kings Palace; the official residence of His Majesty the King of Malaysia. Capture the beautifully landscaped gardens that surround the palace, and take a moment to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

    Continue to the National Monument, which was designed by Felix De Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial. This huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the communist insurgency in the 1950’s.

    Pass by the National Mosque and the Old Railway Station before arriving at Independence Square, where the charming mock-Tudor structure of the British Royal Selangor Club still remains. Other remarkable buildings viewed are the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which served as the government administration centre during the British era, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary The Virgin.

    Complete your tour with a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest building until 2003.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. It usually operates over lunch, therefore a hearty breakfast is recommended. The drive to Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 1½ hours, depending on traffic. There is approximately 45 minutes of walking involved in this tour.

    Tour code

    PK1_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Mah Meri Cultural Village

    An up close and personal experience with the Mah Meri indigenous tribe.

    Mah Meri Cultural Village

    Three thousand years ago, small groups of flotillas could be found along the western coast of the Malay Peninsula. Using boats for homes, the residents were referred to as sea nomads as they survived off marine life and mangrove flora and fauna. To an outsider it looked as if these unique people lived a hard life, however their ability to live as one with nature gave them a spiritual outlook on life that few have ever experienced. For the last 100 years the Mah Meri tribes have settled on land, however they still maintain their traditional ways.

    Your tour takes you south to Carey Island or Pulau Carey as it is more popularly known to the locals, to visit the Mah Meri Cultural Village.

    Upon arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome in the form of a traditional welcome ceremony and a refreshing drink. Afterwards, you’ll be invited inside the cultural village which is nestled within a mighty palm oil island plantation.

    Have your camera ready as you’re treated to a wonderful performance of the Mah Meri Mask dance. You’ll then have the opportunity to mingle with the friendly locals and learn about their customs through interactive demonstrations, including intricate palm leaf origami, thought to appease spirits.

    Complete your tour with some local snacks, before the return journey to the ship.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to the cultural village is approximately one hour each way. There is approximately 30 minutes of walking on this tour, as well as around thirty steps to negotiate.

    Tour code

    PK1_010

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Kuala Lumpur On Your Own

    The perfect option for those who may have already been to Kuala Lumpur, and wish to discover even more, independently.

    Kuala Lumpur On Your Own

    Travel directly to Kuala Lumpur where you are free to spend the day as you please.

    You may wish to visit some of the numerous attractions including Kuala Lumpar’s famed Moorish-style Railway Station. Snap a photograph of the popular clock tower at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and see the tallest flagpole in the world, situated in Merdeka Square. There are many other sights, which are sure to catch your eye in this enchanting city.

    You may also choose to visit the city’s most popular shopping centres, including Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza and the Lot 10 Shopping Complex.

    The drop-off point is Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. The escort on your coach will advise you of the designated pick-up time for your return drive to Port Kelang.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is unguided and does not include meals, refreshments or entrance fees. An English speaking escort will accompany you from/to Port Kelang. Malaysian Ringgits will be required for entrance fees and at most of the shops you visit. Credit cards are accepted in most department stores. The drive from the pier to Kuala Lumpur is approximately 1½ hours.

    Tour code

    PK1_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Traditional Malaysia

    For a true Malaysian experience visit Klang, the former capital of Selangor State, meet local people and see the highlights.

    Traditional Malaysia

    Begin your tour of Klang with a visit to a traditional Malaysian home for a unique opportunity to share the villagers’ lifestyle. You’ll meet a typical Malay family in their home and be treated to coffee and tea accompanied with local Malay cakes. An interpreter is on hand to assist the flow of conversation.

    After meeting the local people, your tour continues to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery. Housed in a beautiful Victorian style building, the gallery showcases the royal collections of the past and present Sultan of the state of Selangor.

    Continue to the Alam Shah Palace, where a brief stop will be made to allow you to capture photographs of the residence of the former Sultan of Selangor.

    Round off your tour with a stroll in Little India. Here, amidst the pre-war shop houses, you will find a vibrant community that has preserved its distinct way of life. Discover a profusion of authentically Indian items such as colourful saris, an assortment of sweetmeats, aromatic spices, exotic fragrances and dazzling adornments.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. It usually operates over lunch time, therefore a hearty breakfast is recommended. There is approximately one hour travelling time to the Malay Home and an hour of walking, over mostly paved roads and 10 steps. Comfortable, flat shoes are recommended. Photography is not permitted inside the Royal Gallery.

    Tour code

    PK1_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Putrajaya & Lake Cruise

    Visit Putrajaya to take in the sights, before embarking upon a lake cruise to enjoy the ‘Intelligent Garden City’ from a new angle.

    Putrajaya & Lake Cruise

    Putrajaya the ‘Intelligent Garden City’ was named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. This outstanding area stretches over 11,320 acres and more than 70% of Putrajaya is devoted to greenery and water, with 13 different gardens. The principle landscape is the man-made lake, the Putrajaya Wetland. Native wetland plants from over 50 local species were propagated in the seven-hectre Putrajaya Wetland Nursery prior to planting in the wetland cells.

    During your city highlights tour you’ll pause for photographs outside the Palace of Justice building and the Millennium Monument; the base of which features a panoramic mural depicting the history of Malaysia.

    A soft drink refreshment will be served onboard your coach as you continue to Putra Square. Here you’ll have photograph opportunities of Perdana Putra, the Prime Minister’s Office Complex and Putra Mosque, that incorporates Islamic architecture from Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. You’ll also be able to capture the impressive 1,200 foot long Seri Wawasan Bridge, built across the Putrajaya Lake.

    Round off your tour with a leisurely cruise on the lake in air-conditioned comfort, for a scenic and different perspective of the landmarks of Putrajaya.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. There is approximately 20 minutes of walking required, over relatively flat paved surfaces. The boat portion of the tour is non-exclusive to Cunard. There are thirty steps to access the boat jetty area. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    PK1_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5¼ hours

  • Local Flavours of Kuala Lumpur

    The best way to see a city at close quarters is on foot, and this tour allows you to delve deeper into the heart of KL.

    Local Flavours of Kuala Lumpur

    Embark on a walking tour taking you into the heart of Chinatown with its covered street bazaars. Hidden behind the Central Market, you will find the small Sze Yah Chinese Temple, one of the oldest in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity, before visiting the bustling Central Arts and Crafts Market.

    Discover the colourful Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, one of the most ornate and elaborate in the country. The decoration incorporates intricate carvings, gold embellishments and hand painted motifs. View the picturesque, Jamek Mosque from a distance, with its onion domes and red and white striped minarets.

    Enjoy a soft drink refreshment before continuing your tour by coach through the heart of the city, pausing to photograph the famous Petronas Twin Towers.

    A delicious buffet lunch will be served at a local hotel, before visiting the KL Tower, one of the most prominent and distinctive landmarks of the country. Standing at over 1300 feet, it is the fourth tallest communication tower in the world that offers a spectacular view of Kuala Lumpur from the observation deck.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are required to dress conservatively for the visits to the temples Total walking time will be approximately three hours therefore comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended. We recommend you take some water with you to keep hydrated during your walk as it can get very hot. The drive to Kuala Lumpur will take approximately 1½ hours, depending on traffic.

    Tour code

    PK1_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Batu Caves & School of Hard Knocks

    Visit the spectacular Batu Caves and discover how pewter is created, on this unique tour.

    Batu Caves & School of Hard Knocks

    Set in a huge limestone hill, which is said to be over 400 million years old, the Batu Caves are a natural wonder. There are three main caves and several smaller ones, one of which; the Temple Cave, boasts an ornate Hindu Shrine.

    The 272 steps leading to the Temple Cave may be a challenge to some, but the spectacular scene awaiting you inside the Caves makes the climb worth it.

    Afterwards, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, where you will be taken back over a hundred years to the founding of what is today, the world’s largest pewter manufacturer.

    During your visit, you will learn how pewter is crafted at the Royal Selangor Factory before joining the 'School of Hard Knocks'. At this entertaining pewtersmithing workshop, you’ll be taught how to create your own pewter dish using traditional tools and methods. The finished product is then yours to take home as a souvenir of your memorable tour.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. It involves over one hour of walking. There are 272 steps to climb to reach the Caves; therefore guests must be in good physical condition. Monkeys that inhabit the surrounding area are usually present at the Caves; they should not be touched or fed as they may bite.

    Tour code

    PK1_009

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Best of Kuala Lumpur

    The city of Kuala Lumpur is a seemingly endless array of sightseeing opportunities.

    Best of Kuala Lumpur

    Upon reaching Kuala Lumpur, your first stop will be at the National Museum. Showcasing traditional Malay architecture, the museum exhibits colonial eras, Malacca Sultanate and Malaysia today after 50 years of Independence.

    A stop will be made at the National Mosque, which embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. Located adjacent to the National Mosque, is the impressive Old Railway Station, one of the city’s most photographed landmarks.

    Independence Square is the former playing field of the Royal Selangor Club, and the place where many celebrations take place during Independence Day. From here, continue onto the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers for a photograph.

    Take the opportunity to purchase a memento of your visit, during a stop at Central Market, which sells a wide range of local crafts and souvenirs.

    Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon, before visiting the KL Tower, one of the city’s greatest landmarks. Take an express elevator to the Observation Deck, from where you’ll have a wonderful panoramic view of the city below.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2¾ hours of walking on this tour, therefore comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended. Photography is not permitted inside the National Museum. The drive to Kuala Lumpur is approximately 1½ hours each way, depending on traffic.

    Tour code

    PK1_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Colourful Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur's colourful and beautiful landscaped parks and gardens have enchanted many nature lovers.

    Colourful Kuala Lumpur

    At the Lake Gardens, enjoy a visit to the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens featuring around 5,000 species of hibiscus flowers and some 3,000 species of orchids, including 800 from Malaysia alone. Nearby is the Butterfly Park, home to over 6,000 colourful butterflies. The Park’s tropical rainforest imitates their natural habitat.

    Stop at Independence Square, the former cricket field of the British Royal Selangor Club, where you will also see the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which grandly overlooks the Square and was among the most significant landmarks built by the British.

    After a buffet luncheon at a local restaurant, take some photographs of the famous Petronas Twin Towers, which were, until 2003, the tallest twin buildings in the world.

    Your final stop will be at Central Market, where you will have some free time to browse the local crafts and perhaps purchase a souvenir of your visit.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2½ hours of walking involved. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended. The drive to Kuala Lumpur will take approximately 1½ hours, depending on traffic. Malaysian Ringgits will be required at most of the shops you visit although credit cards are accepted in most department stores.

    Tour code

    PK1_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

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