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PENANG holidays

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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi clanhouse for a tantalising glimpse into the past.

Watch the dance of dazzling tropical butterflies at the Penang Butterfly Farm.

Penang National Park, with its jungle walks, beaches, turtle nesting grounds and cheeky monkeys.

Fall in love with the island of Penang, packed with holiday highs. Take a trishaw ride round lovely George Town, exploring its colonial architecture and exotic markets. Discover the Clan Jetties, where Chinese clans lived in houses on the water.

Ride the funicular to Penang Hill to snap the spectacular views, or marvel at the wildlife and beaches of the Penang National Park. Visit awe-inspiring temples, pagodas, clan houses and churches and indulge in Penang’s divine food, with its delicious multicultural flavours.

Go wild in the Botanical Gardens, smell the scents in the Tropical Spice Garden or taste succulent fruits at the Tropical Fruit Farm. Search for souvenirs in the atmospheric old alleyways or give in to temptation in the modern malls. With hip street art and a fizzing party scene too, you won’t want to leave.

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The best of Penang – things to see and do

Smell the perfumes in the Botanical Gardens, admire hip street art, snap evocative Malay villages, shop in bustling malls or enjoy exhilarating water sports. Penang is packed with holiday thrills.

Have some hair-raising jungle adventures

  • 120 ratings

Rope swings, gravity-defying free falls, heart-pounding zip-lines and a treetop obstacle course – there’s lots of jungle fun at Escape Adventureplay Penang. Families will love it.

Chill on the beach

  • 230 ratings

Watch the amazing sunsets from Batu Ferringhi Beach, enjoy water sports or shop for street food and souvenirs in the night market. The seafood is good in this popular resort too.

Discover dragons, Buddhas, gardens and gold

  • 230 ratings

Penang has stunning religious sites, including Wat Chayamangkalaram and Kek Lok Si Buddhist temples, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Kuan Yin Taoist Temple and Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple.

Treat your taste buds to a tour

  • 230 ratings

Famous as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang’s dishes have elements of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Thai cuisine. Tour the hawker stalls, markets and coffee shops for some sensational tastes.

What ships can I choose for my Penang cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Penang with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to Penang you can walk the beautiful historic streets of George Town with a guide, visiting its main churches, temples and mosques and learning more about its most prestigious buildings and landmarks.

    Take a scenic ride around the island for some spectacular views of coves, Malay villages and lovely countryside and learn more about Malay food and spices, Batik craft and flower garland making. To book the best of holidays to Penang, see some of our most popular excursions below.

    Penang Round Island Tour

    See George Town, scenic countryside and beautiful bays. Enjoy a Craft Batik workshop, a Butterfly Farm and shop for fruit and spices. Then snap Malay Villages and impressive Penang Bridge.

    Colour of George Town - Walking Tour

    Walk George Town's historic streets with a guide. See St. George Church, temples, a mosque and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Take afternoon tea and enjoy a leisure ride on Penang’s famous trishaw.

    Local Shopping and Hawker Fair

    Explore colourful markets, shops, restaurants and food stands around Chowrasta Market. Browse second-hand bookstores, taste the famous ‘cendol’ dessert and see an Indian Temple and Jesselton Heights.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Penang cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

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    National Monkey Day is celebrated every December. We explore Southeast Asia so that you can get up close and personal with these furry friends.

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    Go beyond Port Penang

    Have you considered this popular port outside of Port Penang?

    • 250 ratings

    With eye-popping skyscrapers, buzzing nightlife, mouth-watering street food and glitzy shopping malls, Kuala Lumpur fizzes with life. Explore its caves, temples and parks for some welcome R&R.

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