Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017
This season, Diamond Princess will make eight visits to Penang. It will be followed by Sapphire Princess, which will be then followed by another eight calls for the next. Together, the pair will bring over 40,000 guests for two seasons. Diamond Princess visited Penang March 13, arriving from Port Klang en-route to Phuket on a five-day Malaysian Peninsula voyage before returning to Singapore.
Y.B. Danny Law, Penang State EXCO for tourism development said that Penang is proud and honoured to have Diamond Princess berthing at Port Swettenham. He welcomed the guests and crew to Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Farriek Tawfik, director of Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises said that Penang has become one of their guests’ favourite port of calls, with over 80% of guests disembarking the ship when they visit Penang to enjoy the wonderful local food, great shopping and charming sight-seeing attractions. Guests from Penang and northern Malaysia will continue to have the option of boarding the ship from Port Swettenham on her Southeast Asian voyages.
Penang will welcome Majestic Princess on a maiden call in June, and the vessel’s first stop in Southeast Asia.