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About Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur may have got its name - meaning 'muddy confluence' - from the two rivers which meet in its centre, but cruise ships must dock at the deepwater cruise port Kelang, which is 90 minutes drive away.

This, though, is good news for Kuala Lumpur cruise visitors because along the way to the capital, you not only see the magnificent Salahuddin 'Blue' Mosque - the largest in southeast Asia with room for 16,000 worshippers - but also visit the Batu Caves where a stone staircase with 272 steps leads up to a Hindu Shrine. If you make the effort, you are rewarded with the company of scores of monkeys which live around the caves.

KL - as the capital is known throughout Malaysia - is a mixture of modern buildings (including the world famous Petronas Towers) and fascinating historic districts like Chinatown. While you are enjoying one of our cruises to Kuala Lumpur, it is well worth a visit to The National Museum as it tells the entertaining story of KL and Malaysian history.

 

Shore excursions in Kuala Lumpur

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur

Activity medium

Duration: 5 hours

A scenic drive through Kuala Lumpur’s contrasting images, from minarets and mosques to colonial-style clubs and Victorian houses.

Your scenic drive takes you past impressive local developments, before stopping to photograph Kings Palace; the official residence of His Majesty the King of Malaysia. Capture the beautifully landscaped gardens that surround the palace, and take a moment to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Continue to the National Monument, which was designed by Felix De Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial. This huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the communist insurgency in the 1950s.

Pass by the National Mosque and the Old Railway Station before arriving at Independence Square, where the charming mock-Tudor structure of the British Royal Selangor Club still remains. Other remarkable buildings viewed are the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which served as the government administration centre during the British era, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary The Virgin.

Complete your tour with a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest building until 2003.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. It usually operates over lunch, therefore a hearty breakfast is recommended. The drive to Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 1½ hours, depending on traffic. There is approximately 45 minutes of walking involved on this tour. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended.

 

A selection of cruises to Kuala Lumpur

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