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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Our First Cruise experience

Last weekend, we spent our ' NIGHT ' on a real...llllll big...gggg ship (that's according to the boys' benchmark) !!

I received Genting's e-newsletter via email and it was a very rare occasion that i actually got attracted by the promotion which was running in conjunction with valentine's day!! I immediately called up the hotline to find out more info about the trip...... Accordingly, i was told that this ship has newly arrived at our Port Klang port to serve our needs here and that's why they were doing a launching promo......somethg like that !!


What's so attractive, huh?? You check it out.......

1) Standing pax = RM98 p/pax (that's if you don't need a bed....for gambler actually)

2) 1 bed cabin = ???? (forgot how much)

3) 2 beds cabin = RM350+ for 2pax

The interesting thing was ..... all the above options came with a "buy one free one" offer !!!


That means: if i buy 2 pax & pay RM350, my boys got to tag along absolutely FOC.......emmm, not really free coz there was still a charge of RM 42 each for tax SO the total came up to abt RM430.....still ok lar !!

For this, it actually included 3 meals (dinner, supper & breakfast), you get to board the ship at 6pm.....explore the ship overnight, 2 'tiny' bed in a compact room that comes with attached bathroom. Then at 8pm, the ship will sail out to Selat Melaka and by 7:30am the next morning, the ship will arrive back at the port where passengers were allowed until 10am to leave.


The boys appreciating the sea view while waiting for dady to serve them dinner.


To me, it was more of a casino ship.....which was meant for those 'gambling ghost' simply bcoz the amenities in the ship were not impressive at all ! There were only:

- karaoke area,
- entertainment hall with singing & dancing performance by some 'ah beng' & 'ah lian' from Klang,
- activity corner at charge (internet access, archade games, UNO, chess & the likes....)
- and the prime one was of course the casino!
- a game or two was arranged for the kids who were also given a welcome party pack.
Other than participating in the above events, we also went to explore the ship from the head to the tail.....but unfortunately there was nothing interesting to note! We were quite dissapointed that there wasn't even a swimming pool....

So through out the night, we walked back & forth.....in & out of our room so many times.....bcoz the boys got bored very fast out there & they missed their little nest too....they got very excited with the double-decker bed, hahaha !!!
You see Scot's boring face below.....





Game time for the kids !!
It was not my first experience going for a cruise, infact the one that i had before was so much better so obviously my benchmark was higher BUT since it was the boys' FIRST encounter, i do believe they still had fun & enjoyed spending their unusual night at the ship! No doubt it wasn't an amazing or fantastic service, but with the price paid, i reckon it was still value for money and particularly worth for a first timer !!

Now, look at the food.........though it was more of like the 'chap fan'/mixed rice.....but at least there were PRAWN, BIG SCALLOP, FISH, CHICKEN, DUCK, VEGES, TAUFU, SOUP, various DESSERTS, coffee, tea, breads...... ALL UNLIMITED !!!

Not too bad ya........


The most important thing was i actually bumped into a 'GOOD' old college friend which i had nearly lost contact of.........what a small world !!!

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11 comments:

wen said...

how come hub and i dodnt receive such promo one? yer..next time u tell me ah if got such soon yeh...

chanelwong said...

sooo nice to go for cruise...The boys sure enjoy themselves...

jppmom said...

wahhhh so nice going cruise..but wat most important is yer twins enjoy it..at least they been to biGGGGG ship ;-)

yenlin said...

u guys must be a VVVIP worldclub member to receive such exclusive newsletter huh :-)

Sasha said...

but no swimming pool? so dissapointing wan.

jacss said...

eh wen & ylin: i'm just an ordinary online member of genting & this offer was opened to public lar! if u interested, u can still up their hotline to check out...but i know d price has increase a little....

ya sasha, memang dissapointed lor...

but luckily my boys still enjoyed the night....... $$$ worth spending la !!!

JO-N said...

A very good experience for the boys. Did they ask you for more?

slavemom said...

Yup.. this kind of 1-night cruise is def targeting those gamblers. Is this Superstar Gemini? Virgo got swimming pool one wor. The most important thing is that the boys enjoyed themselves.

jacss said...

yes jo, of course they want more...

genie, this is WASA Queen...Virgo & Gemini are very expensive type leh !! I went for superstar before & yes they have swimming pool wan!!

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah....so nice la...surely it is fun for the boys to experience *living* on ship. I still can go now ah?

Annie Q said...

me never been to cruise before.:(
It must be a good experience for the boys! I thought u went for the four days three nights or three days two nights cruise trip.

Love Scot's picture the one he show his boring face. So handsome!