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Cruises to Malaysia bring you up close to tropical jungles, thrilling outdoor adventures, the best beaches, and vibrant, exciting cities that offer an eclectic Southeast Asian experience to be remembered. This beautiful country is famous for its natural splendor and balance between island life, cosmopolitan cities, incredible food, and cultural and religious diversity.
As well as visiting Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, you’ll sail to the exquisite island regions of Penang and Langkawi. From rainforest treks to beach days, ancient temples, and centuries-old markets, you'll enjoy the best of Southeast Asia and its many wonders with an unforgettable luxury cruise to Malaysia with Celebrity Cruises.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the region’s top shopping destinations with endless options to choose from. There are over 50 shopping malls in the city as well as outdoor markets, street vendors, and bespoke clothing stores and tailors. Head to Suria KLCC for luxury brand shopping with over 300 stores to choose from. Walk the busy Petaling Street in Chinatown where you’ll find handmade bags, jewelry, souvenirs, and clothing at the many tiny shops.
On the Malay island of Penang and archipelago of Langkawi, you’ll explore biodiverse natural parks, small island fishing villages, and some of the best beaches in all of Malaysia. Take in local Malaysian culture at your own pace as you hop from island to island and see what makes each stop unique and memorable.
Malaysia is famous for its blended cultures and religions, with Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures intertwining to make up one of the most interesting mixes of people and traditions on Earth. You’ll find mosques and Buddhist holy sites that share the same neighborhood, as well as colorful Hindu temples. Malaysia’s cuisine, as a result of this cultural blend, is unique, featuring a range of excitingly spicy, tangy dishes.
Langkawi is a dreamy island destination offering abundant natural beauty, beaches, and activities for the whole family. Learn about sustainable farming and sample delicious local jackfruit, mangoes, and pungent durian on a trip to the MARDI Langkawi Agro Technology Park. Hike to the Durian Perangin waterfalls, where you can picnic on the nearby rocks or take a swim in the natural plunge pool at its base. See Langkawi’s more secluded, smaller islands by boat, learn about the island’s many myths and legends, and tour some of the best beaches off the beaten path.
Penang’s richly-layered culture and access to nature have long drawn travelers to this lush Malaysian paradise. Explore the street art scene with a stroll down Beach Street in George Town. Take your senses to new heights on the glass-bottomed Rainbow Skywalk in Penang’s largest tower, an entertainment-themed complex known as “The Top”. End your visit with a tropical cocktail as you relax on the sand at the secluded Monkey Beach in Penang National Park.
Kuala Lumpur is a Southeast Asian mega-city that boasts efficient transportation, incredible food, and a fascinating melting pot of Malaysian culture and history against a decidedly modern backdrop. Gaze over the skyscraper-studded skyline and lush green surroundings from the observation deck near the top of the Petronas Towers, among the world’s tallest buildings. Admire the majestic colored facade and learn about the Hindu history of Kuala Lumpur at the Sri Mahamariamman, the oldest temple of its kind in the city. Before heading back on board, sample some delicious street foods like the Tamil-inspired nasi kandar, made with steamed curried rice, chicken, cinnamon, and anise
Depart from Singapore; Mumbai, India; or Benoa, Bali on a 12-night cruise to Malaysia and the surrounding region. These cruises typically stop at six ports and cover a wide area in Southeast Asia with four or five days at sea to enjoy the ship. All itineraries include overnight stays, so you can see more, do more, and immerse yourself in these fabulous destinations.
Sailing through Southeast Asia on a Malaysia cruise with Celebrity brings you the best in luxury, service, world-class destinations, and attention to detail. The revolutionized Celebrity Millennium offers exceptional comfort. At The Retreat, you’ll indulge in exclusive suites, dining, and lounge access. Book a rejuvenating body treatment or massage at The Spa. Head to The Martini Bar to shake things up with a craft cocktail, then take in a sunset followed by a starlit film at the open-air movie theater on the Rooftop Terrace.
You’ll visit destinations that inspire, with a perfect blend of nature, adventure, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Shop for trinkets on the Chinese Clan Jetties in Penang. Admire Kuala Lumpur’s futuristic skyline from the Petronas Towers. Explore the lush islands of Langkawi. All while cruising in complete luxury.