Cut in half by the South China Sea, Malaysia has two distinct sides. Borneo is famous for its jungles and orangutans; while Kuala Lumpur boasts a dazzling modern skyline.


Discover our Malaysia ports of call.

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    Kota Kinabalu

    The compact Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu is home to a thriving cultural scene and a bustling waterfront, and also offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife and water adventures.

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    This northern gateway to Malaysia is the country's oldest British settlement. Along with breath-taking beaches, Khoo Kongsi, a well-preserved ancestral Chinese clan house, is a must-see.

Malaysia highlights: surprising, delicious, diverse

Malaysia is like caffeine for the imagination. Witness its tranquil beaches, verdant plains and wild jungles and you’ll realise this planet of ours still holds some mystery. And yet, take our on-shore excursion to Kuala Lumpur and you will see one of the world’s most modern cities.

The cuisine is a highlight of your Malaysia cruise. Malaysian flavours take no prisoners – they’re bold, unapologetic and complex, an exciting fusion of different traditional cuisines, including Indian and Chinese. Curries will never taste the same again!

Another highlight is Penang – the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ – where you will discover a multicultural city with its own natural wonders, including an impressive National Park and a Tropical Spice Garden.

On your Malaysia cruise, you’ll also discover lively Kota Kinabalu and the charming Port Klang from the comfort of your Celebrity Cruises ship. You’ll return home with stories of the surprise and charm of Malaysia.

Weather & what to pack

As it is equatorial, Malaysia has a tropical climate. It’s consistently hot and humid, with an average rainfall of 250cm a year. Lightweight and loose-fitting clothes are recommended to keep you cool, and female travellers are advised to wear clothes which cover the legs and upper arms. And carry an umbrella – just in case!


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