Panorama II, West Borneo ex Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

Cruise Line
Variety Cruises
Ship
Panorama II
Cruise Departs
18 Oct 2019
Cruise Duration
8 Nights
Embark Ship
Kuching, Malaysia
Disembark Ship
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
18 Oct 2019
Kuching, Malaysia
19 Oct 2019
Kuching, Malaysia
20 Oct 2019
Mukah, Borneo
20 Oct 2019
Sibu, Borneo
21 Oct 2019
Bintulu (for Simalajau National Park)
22 Oct 2019 At sea    
23 Oct 2019
Miri, Malaysia
24 Oct 2019
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
25 Oct 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
26 Oct 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

8 Night Cruise sailing from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu aboard Panorama II.

Borneo has some of the world’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rain-forests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. We will discover West Borneo, shared by Malaysiaand Brunei. Ancient rainforests, jungle wildlife, picturesque coastal ‘kampung’ (villages), a culinary melting pot: Borneo is calling!

Highlights of this cruise:

Kuching
Kuching is the capital and largest city of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak and the district of Kuching. It is a haven for tourists, offering a variety of attractions and activities. Its major sights are its museums, the oldest being the Sarawak State Museum. Other museums include the Cat Museum, Fort Margherita, The Timber Museum and the Islamic Museum.

The Kuching Waterfront is an attractive area to visit. It is an approximately 1 kilometer long riverside esplanade stretching from the main hotel and commercial heartland of the city to downtown Kuching. The beautifully-landscaped waterfront is dotted with food stalls, restaurants and benches and offers excellent views of The Astana, Fort Margherita and the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building. The waterfront also features an observation tower, an open-air theater and musical fountains. The Sunday Market at Satok operates during weekends offers a large diversity of items for trade. The Kuching Civic Center offers a panoramic view of the city from a viewing platform during the day.

Sibu
Sibu is a bustling town in Sarawak Province and is the gateway to the Rajang River. Among the interesting landmarks in Sibu are Wisma Sanyan, Tua Pek Kong Temple and the Central Market. The Civic Centre Museum has a display of Sibu’s history, and Melanau, Iban, Malay, and Chinese artifacts.

Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby

Kota Kinabalu is often known as K.K. within Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many tourist attractions in and around the city.

There are a number of cultural venues in Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah Museum, situated near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is the main museum of Sabah. Around the vicinity of the museum is the Science and Technology Centre, Sabah Art Gallery, and the Ethno Botanic Garden.

Discover a 2 masted state of the art sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama II was launched in 2004 offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. The public areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas. The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas and some magnificent views. The restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for any of your meals, with generous buffet space and seating, while the swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 50 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 2004
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 49

Ship Amenities

  • Individual Climate Control
  • Television
  • Telephone for Internal Use
  • In Room Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hair Dryer Adapters (220 Volts)

Ship Facilities

  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Sun Deck
  • Swimming Platform
  • Bar

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