Cruising with Libra *backdated post*

Finally, the day has come and had passed. We have been waiting to board the ship to experience a cruise holiday. It was a 4 days 3 night cruise with SuperStar Libra to Langkawi and Singapore ex Port Klang. With us was my parents, 2nd sis and family, 4th sis (pretending to be single and available this time…leaving her kids and husband at home) and youngest sis (hoping to find her Leonardo DiCaprio).

Before we embark the ship.


This is how the ship’s lobby looks like.


This is the cabin and the bed is smaller than a single sized bed.


This is the pathway in between the cabins.

You never get hungry when you are in the ship. They provide 6 free meals a day giving you 3 restaurants to choose from for each meal….Chinese, Western and Asian. The food wasn’t that great or special. If you dine in the Chinese and Western restaurants, they only serve set meal. Only one restaurant serves buffet. Imagine having thousand over passengers but only 3 restaurants to dine in. If you are late, you need to queue or take a queue number.  For those with children, they only have limited baby high chair.

Our first lunch in the ship.

If you do not want to die of boredom, participate in their activities, programmes, games and shows. Or else, stay in the cabin and enjoy movies marathon in Astro channels. There is a casino but you don’t have to dress in batik/jacket to enter. Too bad there isn’t any “A Night with Captain” or “Gala Dinner” in our trip, else we will be dressing up sexy and hot with Jonathan in his little tuxedo. All transaction in the ship is in Singapore Dollar. We hardly spend cause all meals are free and provided for. Most shows and programmes are free.

Some of the shows put up by the ship crews.


One of the games we participated in…Box or Bucks!


The swimming pool on the upper deck. The swimming pool is of sea water.


Sunset view on the most upper deck (10th deck).


The dawn on Day 2. We are reaching Langkawi.


Ah Yi (my youngest sis) with Jonathan boy at Awana Porto Malai.


From left: 4th sis, 2nd sis, Jean Suen, 2nd BIL, baby May Suen, me, Jonathan boy and youngest sis.


Dad and Mom at Awana Porto Malai.


Overall I only give SuperStar Libra a rating of 6 out of 10 in terms of my expectation for a cruise holiday. The ship crews are friendly especially towards the children but generally the ship is not children friendly. They don’t have a playground for kids except for some board games available for rent. The restaurants don’t provide plastic utensils for children.

Nevertheless, it’s a good place for relaxing. You must know how to enjoy their facilities and participate in their programmes. My favourite spot is the upper most deck where I can see the horizon, sun set, sun rise and feel the strong wind. We are looking forward to a next cruise perhaps with SuperStar Virgo or an international cruise. Have to start saving for that now.

p/s: More pics on my Facebook. All pics courtesy of my 4th sis and youngest sis. Hear her stories here and here and here.

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  1. huisia says:

    anyway..still a good getaway 🙂

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  2. shoppingmum says:

    I like the pic which all of you posed “naturally”. LOL!

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  3. anggie says:

    wow wow wow.. what a good holiday .. ya, time always pass very fast when we go holiday .. right ??? hiihi. & it was so much fun to go together with family ……

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  4. Ann says:

    Oh, I was also considering a cruise as a holiday…but perhaps when the kids are bigger and can enjoy the games ya?

    I didn’t know the swimming pool was sea water….not so clean then is it?

    By the way, where did Jonathan sleep?

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  5. andrewjune says:

    ummm, looks like you guys had a GREAT fun cruising from south to north…
    it must be quite an expensive trip for all of you…i thk it costs rm 1500++ for a pax right?
    i like all your photo shots…very clear and nice!

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  6. agnes says:

    wow.. so fun to spend holiday with the family!!! GREAT

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  7. sting says:

    that was a great trip wasn’t it? I was also thinking about a cruise holiday but wasn’t sure if Zen is okay… Jonathan loves it didn’t he?

    ... on July December 3rd, 2008
  8. Joanne Tiew says:

    It is a fun outing!

    ... on July December 4th, 2008
  9. caroline says:

    Wow … your sisters are so sporting leh …. I love the pictures that you took with your sisters, look at those pose, so nice and ‘pro’ …. hehehe. Seems like you are having a great holidays 🙂

    ... on July December 4th, 2008
  10. Joanne Tiew says:

    Hihi, I got a tag for you

    ... on July December 5th, 2008
  11. Marie says:

    Glad that you enjoy ur holiday. My dad will be going for a cruise holiday this coming 14th. He told everyone that there’ll be Moroccan Dancers performing. My old man can only think of sexy lass.

    ... on July December 5th, 2008
  12. kristie says:

    looks like so much fun!

    how much is the package per person?

    ... on July December 5th, 2008
  13. littlelamb says:

    wow..nice trip
    I hope Jonathan enjoyed himself *kao kao*

    Nice experience for him

    ... on July December 6th, 2008
  14. Julie says:

    Shoppingmum & Caroline – When my sisters and I come together, we do all the crazy stuff.

    Ann – I have to share my bed with Jonathan. We could have put him on the floor but he refused to sleep alone. They provide baby cot but I don’t see where could they put it because the cabin is so small.

    June & Kristie – We got it at buy 1 free 1 promotion so it was RM2k+ for two person.

    Sting – I think Zen will like it as much as Jonathan. He loves to wander and crawling around on the carpeted floor.

    Marie – There is one show like that but we didn’t go coz have to pay. 🙂

    ... on July December 6th, 2008
  15. mc says:

    you and your sisters look great together! lucky you didn’t get seasick! the one time i went on a cruise felt so nauseous i couldn’t enjoy anything at all.

    ... on July December 6th, 2008
  16. yugene says:

    wah…what a nice trip!

    Am sure Jonathan enjoy it cos I can see his big smiles in the picture!!

    ... on July December 6th, 2008
  17. kristie says:

    wow buy 1 free 1… good offer ya. glad u guys had a blast.

    ... on July December 6th, 2008
  18. debbie says:

    whooaaaa….what a good outing!! Maybe you can try STar Cruise Virgo. Bigger cruise and more comfortable. 🙂

    ... on July December 7th, 2008
  19. lil prince's mum says:

    nice vacation!~

    ... on July December 9th, 2008

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