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Exploring Langkawi Pantai Cenang with Costa Victoria Cruise – Tax-Free Shopping and Beach Walking

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 27, 2015
Costa Cruise

Our Costa Victoria cruise ship docked at Malaysia Pulau Langkawi port (beside Resorts World Langkawi) on Day 4 – cruise passengers can just alight at the dock without the need for tender boats so no need to make any special arrangements for the disembarkation (like queue early for tender boat tickets).  Unlike Resorts World Sentosa […]

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Be Entertained by Costa Victoria Musical Performances – Rich & Famous, Michael Jackson Impersonation, Viva Italia and Staff Performance

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 20, 2015
Costa Cruise Musical Performance

Onboard performances are a key part of a cruise experience – there are typically 2 performances at 7.15pm and 8.45pm in the evening (both are the same) catering to guests having the cruise dinner at the 2nd and 1st sitting respectively. On Costa Victoria, the performances are held at the Festival Theatre at Deck 6 […]

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Review of Costa Victoria Balcony Classic Stateroom Cabin

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 11, 2015
Costa Cruise Victoria Balcony Class Stateroom Cabin

We had shared on an overview of our cruise experience onboard Costa Victoria and the dining experiences onboard Costa Victoria – I will share more on the Costa Victoria Balcony Stateroom Cabin is like. The cabin is decked with modern contemporary decor – the room size is typical of most cruise cabins’ size. Adequate space […]

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11 Tips for an Enjoyable Cruise Experience with Costa Victoria

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 30, 2014
Costa Cruise Victoria

We had shared at earlier blog posts on our experience onboard Costa Victoria 5D4N trip to Langkawi and Phuket as well as our meals onboard Costa Victoria.  With thousands of passengers onboard, you will definitely need to queue for various things from boarding to disembarking. If you want to save some time queuing and waiting, […]

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Review of Dining Onboard Costa Victoria Cruise (Ala Carte and Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and even Supper Options)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 27, 2014
Costa Victoria Food Dining Experience

A cruise review is not complete without talking about its huge variety of dining options.  Onboard Costa Victoria, there are 7 places to have breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper, of which there are 3 restaurants (1 paid – Club ‘II Magnifico’ and 2 complimentary – Sinfonia and Fantasia). Breakfast onboard Costa Victoria (Ala carte dining […]

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Overview of Costa Victoria Cruise Experience (with Phuket and Langkawi Stopovers)

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 25, 2014
Costa Cruise

We love to do cruises – once onboard, you need not bother with luggage transfers and immigration procedures when you arrive at each cruise stop and you need not worry about keeping yourself occupied onboard the cruise ship as there is so much food you can try onboard and the nightly theatre performances you can […]

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Just Cruising – Living the High Life in the Slow Lane

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMarch 23, 2011
Cruise Enjoy Life

Why not take your time when everything is free? Of course, when you go for all inclusive holidays, it’s not the case that everything is free; you’ve still had to pay for the holiday upfront. However, since the price is a basic set rate, regardless of what you decide to eat and drink or how […]

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Phuket Suwan Khuha Cave Temple

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 6, 2010

We took the 8-hour Phang Nga Bay tour (PK12) offered by Royal Caribbean Cruise at 94.90 SGD. The first stop of this tour – Suwan Khuha Temple, is about a 1-hour drive from the Phuket beach. This temple is where numerous Buddha statues standing, reclining, and seated are located. Locals call this place Wat Suwan […]

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Thailand Port of Call: Phuket Shore Excursion

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 29, 2010
Phuket Beach

For our port of call at Phuket, Thailand, the ship had tendered out at sea instead of docking at a pier like in Port Klang. To get to the mainland, you will need to secure a tender ticket for a boat to the Phuket beach. There are several timings available and each boat interval takes […]

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Legend of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise Explorer Academy

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 27, 2010
Towel Animals

Just when you think there are enough activities to keep you occupied onboard via eating, shopping, gambling and rock-climbing, Legend of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise staff would come out with even more – family-friendly activities e.g. Explorer Academy which provides cruisers with interesting lessons such as origami, dancing and even towel-folding! Remember the towel […]

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