Kuala Lumpur Cruise Port is not situated in the city, the Cruise Port situated in Klang district about 60km from Kuala Lumpur. Travel time by car during normal traffic will take 45minutes to one hour. It’s will be longer during rush hour or during the rain.
Although cruise passenger has the option to take a train service from Cruise Port to the city, it’s not the best way to do the tour because Train station situated in Klang town about 14km from the Port. Besides the distant, tourist also need to consider waiting for time to the train, travel time from the Port to train station and tourist still need to have another mode of transportation to do the tour in the Kuala Lumpur city.
The most confusing part is the Kuala Lumpur Cruise Port has three Port situated about 5 – 10km to each others.
List of Kuala Lumpur Cruise Port
Boustead Cruise Centre Port Klang
The Port name has been changed two-time for last three years, original known as Star Cruise Terminal, then its was known as Glenn Cruise Terminal and the latest name is known as Boustead Cruise Centre. Most of the Cruise will berth at this Port during Cruise Excursions. Boustead Cruise Centre is designed specifically for handling passenger cruise ship comes with Aircond meet and greet hall, money changer, WiFi service and ATM machine. The cruise passenger will meet their tour guide at arriving/departure hall.
Westport Port Klang
Westport basically is a container Port. Recently its quiet common Cruise liner from Royal Carribean and Celebrity Cruise Ship berth at Westport. Originally Westport was used as alternative Port for Boustead Cruise Terminal if the Port is used by Navy Ship. No proper arriving and departure halls. Previously shutter buses were provided by Port authority for cruise passengers to the main gate. Effective from the month of February 2016, all Taxi and tourist buses area allowed to enter the Port to pick up the cruise passenger.
North Port Klang Malaysia
Similar as Westport, Northport also is a container Port mainly handling a cargo. No proper facility for the cruise passenger. To exit the Port to the main gate, cruise passenger has to take a shutter bus provided by Port Authority or Cruise line. If tourist hired an independent tour agency or hire a Taxi doing Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursions tours the meeting point will be at the main gate. Only coach appointed by Cruise lines to do the tour allowed entering the Port.
Note from Editor:
All Kuala Lumpur Cruise Port situated about 55 – 65km from Kuala Lumpur city. The nearest town is Klang that nothing much to see and do. The most efficient and cheapest way to do cruising excursions in Kuala Lumpur by hired a Taxi or private tour compared to tour by coach offer by the cruise line company.