Celebratory events were held onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas as she called at Port Klang in Kuala Lumpur on August 5 and Penang’s Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal on August 6 – all to mark the revival of cruise tourism for Malaysia after a two-year break due to Covid-related travel restrictions.
The event in Penang included a ship tour for industry leaders, such as the Penang State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy, chairman of Penang Port Commission, general manager of Penang Port Commission, chairman of Penang Port, and CEO of Penang Port.
Over in Kuala Lumpur’s Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT), the Cruise Day Fiesta was launched as a new attraction for passengers. The festival, conducted in conjunction with Tourism Selangor, features local cuisine and handicraft
Commenting on the momentous occasion of Spectrum’s return to ports-of-call cruising within the region, Angie Stephen, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean International, said: “It is truly a privilege to share the majesty of the ocean and the vibrancy of our destination communities with our guests. To that end we are committed to pilot and develop new technologies and practices to protect region’s local waters, preserve the health and heritage of the local communities we visit, and continue to deliver the best vacations at sea, responsibly and sustainably.”