Mariner of the Seas’ first visit to Kuantan


For the first time ever, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas will be sailing to Kuantan in Malaysia from March.
ASEAN Cruising gets the low down on what one of the world’s most popular ships will be doing in Asia.
As one of the largest ships on the high seas, Mariner of the Seas new itinerary will entice adventure cruisers to check out the sights and sounds of Kuantan.
The three-night cruise includes cultural shore excursions – visits to natural landscapes, spectacular waterfalls and getting a taste of Kuantan’s vibrant culture.
Mariner will call at a number of different spots near Kuantan. A visit to Lake Chini is one of the scheduled shore excursions. It is Malaysia’s second-largest natural freshwater lake and is surrounded by mountains and rich tropical greens.
Cruisers will also visit an indigenous community where they will be taught how to hunt using a blowpipe.
The foodie cruisers can sample local fare at the market in the Sungai Lembing tin mining town. Passengers can visit the Tin Mining Museum and take a tour through what use to be the world’s largest underground tin mine.
Fishing villages are an integral part of Kuantan’s economy so Mariner passengers will get an opportunity to visit some of these fisheries and even buy dried seafood products such as salted fish and dried scallops.
Back on the ship, passengers can stroll along the Royal Promenade to do a bit of duty-free shopping and at night, the street fills up with dances, music and lights. Not to mention, a rip-roaring 70s disco.
For the kids, there is the DreamWorks experience where they can hang out with Kung Fu Panda and Puss in Boots for breakfast, partake in the parades and watch 3D movies.
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