Malaysia can be considered a blessed land. Being a peninsula and well-protected by Indonesia and The Philippines, the waters are not rough in the sense that shipping vessels are able to ply the waters with little or no risk from bad weather.
Because of this positive condition, holiday cruises are available for people who can only get away for a short vacation that includes stopovers in some interesting nearby cities for sightseeing and shopping. On a 4D/5N Malaysian cruise, for example, one can begin one's holiday from Singapore, along the way stopping by at Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi and on to Phuket, which is part of Thailand. A cruise holiday can be exciting and relaxing at the same time as everything is being taken care of, from food to entertainment.