Now if you want to experience luxury..I would strongly suggest you book yourself Admiral Class on Star Cruise Line. Within 5 minutes of being on the ship, the staff knew who you were by name. If you needed ANYTHING, all you had to do was ask and it happened. Well maybe not anything, I mean if I wanted to have lunch with Barack Obama they might not be able to pull that one off. But you want a seat for dinner at a sold out function on board...No problem it happens.
The big event of the day for Paul and I was the water slide. At the top of the ship you start, then go out over the ocean (with sharks in it) and down to the wave pool at the bottom. I did it 14 times and will be back at it again today.
Food is great, service outstanding, our waiters were from Nepal, India, Philippines, Thailand and could not do enough for us to create a great experience. Of course it helps that we have been to most of these countries which automatically makes you SPECIAL.
In Penang, Malaysia at this time in an Internet cafe and then will be heading to Phuket on the overnight. Will give you a Penang update tomorrow if we can, but diving is on the docket for tomorrow.Oh and BTW the weather here is HOT.... close to 100F and very sunny with a nice breeze.
As always enjoy the pictures of the first day on the cruise.