North Borneo Cruises
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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
About
North Borneo Cruises is Kota Kinabalu’s Premier Dining Cruise along the South China Sea, the First of Its Kind in Sabah. Our daily twice departures’s scenic route glides by the TARP Islands and KK City Waterfront, while guests are treated to an international buffet dinner and live entertainment on board. We also cater for Private Events including Weddings, Birthdays, and Corporate Events.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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(32 reviews)
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Balvir K
Subang Jaya, Malaysia105 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
When you are in Kota Kinabalu, please do not miss out on this exceptionally awesome cruise. You may book your tickets online or get your tour agent to organise it for you. The boat is punctual, so be at the marina on time.
Very well and systematically organised. As you register at the counter, a number in the form of a wrist band is given to you.Such great helpful crew with a smile on their faces all the time. Bravo to the crew.
Scrumptious buffet dinner. Oh yes, there is alcohol too served and you have to pay separately. Even a live performance awaits you too. So entertaining. Amazing view of the sunset as you sail along the calming waves of South China Sea. Will definitely repeat.
Written 29 September 2022
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Anne L
Fort St. John, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The band was great and had really good energy. Unfortunately the boat was unprepared and low stock. They had only a quarter of one bottle of wine on board for up to 60 guests, and ran out of beer options as shortly after departure. The cruise did not travel very far from the departure point, although I am not sure if that is due to poor weather conditions.
Written 31 August 2022
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Mike B
Johor, Malaysia31 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Wonderful sunset cruise on a fantastic luxury yacht. Staff were awesome (especially LC who we booked the tickets through) & great selection of food on the buffet - chicken, beef, salmon, lamb and prawns etc. Can also buy beer and wine at reasonable prices. If you are lucky with the weather, the sunset is out of this world. Fantastic way to spend an evening out and suggest booking window view seat.
Written 11 August 2022
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Hi Mike B! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and rating us 5-star! We are ecstatic to know that your cruising session with us was splendid! We will definitely pass your kind words to our staff and LC. Looking forward to see you cruising with us in the near future! Until then, stay safe always!
Written 18 August 2022
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HibiscusRed
Worthing, UK11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent!
It was all about the sunset & the cruise did not disappoint. Boat anchored so we could enjoy this magical time of day.
There was a good selection of dishes on the buffet. Food was great.
The band was fantastic & they got everyone up to dance. Music was international. We even danced a Congo around the buffet table!
We had a really good time.
I would recommend this trip.
Written 10 August 2022
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Hi HibiscusRed! Thank you for taking your time to write us this 5-star review! We strive to give our guests the best cruising experience and it is such a great news to know that you very much enjoyed your cruising experience with us. We do hope to see you cruising with us again soon! Till then, all the best and stay safe! Cheers!
Written 11 August 2022
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The_Traveler010710
Shah Alam, Malaysia2,232 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We booked this cruise at very last minute, managed to get a place for 4-pax.

We would say, it’s an experience to have dinner on a ship. It was raining and the sea was quite rough. For those having sea dick problem, I would not recommend to take this cruise. I vomited in the shop after the dinner.

The food was good, many variety (for something on the ship), good hospitality and great entertainment on board.

It took only about 1 1/2 until the ship docked at the marina again.
Written 4 August 2022
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Hi The_Traveler010710! Thank you for your 5-star review! We appreciate it so much! It's good to know that you've enjoyed your cruising session with us despite the weather being rainy and the choppy waters. We hope you are doing well! We hope to see you cruising with us again soon and hopefully with good weather to view the beautiful sunset! Till then, stay safe. Cheers!
Written 4 August 2022
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SUPERJOECANADA
Toronto44 contributions
Jul 2022
All Staff including the crew were obviously trained to get clients onto the boat and eating the meal before revealing that the cruise was actually cancelled and the boat would not be leaving the dock . At the reception desk on the dock I asked if the cruise would be cancelled . I was told " the Captain can't predict the weather " . I replied that if the Captain doesn't know the weather for the next 2 hours the then he is not a competent captain , As I boarded , I met Captain Roy who promised me that he would come to my table and let me know ASAP if cruise was cancelled . I never saw him again .
As we sat down, we were told by our host to begin eating and the 2 hour cruise would commence shortly . As soon as every one had their meals we were told the tour was cancelled .
The food was all cold, The 2 main meat dishes , beef and lamb, both were done in the exact same black pepper sauce so they tasted the same . Shrimp were not deveined . All in all , a sad meal, even the freshly grilled satay chicken delivered to the tables was stone cold,
I understand that the weather was the reason for cancellation for the passenger's safety. However, even on the dock, I told the staff that I would eat elsewhere if the boat was not going on the cruise,. I was intentionally mislead as was the rest of the passengers.
Written 16 July 2022
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Law
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
If you are a nice person or in small group ( eg 2 pax), be ready to be taken advantage of…now tourists are coming back, the company is taking the risk to overbook. First they will shift you any time they want, without giving confirmation ( until you chase them for it)…after boarding the cruise, be ready to be ‘moved’ around by the crew.
Written 4 June 2022
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Andrew Khew
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Book a Sunset trip on 15th March. Was told on 14th that not enough people. So trip cancel and cannot refund. What a rip off.

Was offered another date 2 days later which is unacceptable as I need to fly home.

If you can't manages the number of customer, should implement pay upon hoarding. Once you collect customer money, you have to sail even if its 1 customer.

You cruise reputation is damaged by all this cancellation and I will not advised anyone to support this type of cruise operator in future.
Written 14 March 2022
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Mark M
Siem Reap, Cambodia27 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Sad experience. The cruise doesn't go anywhere. Obviously, the destination should be the islands, which are only 3 km from Sutera. But the boat hobbles over to park beside Wisma Merdeka mall with a view of the old mall and traffic???

We asked staff why the boat didn't go to the islands as expected. One crew said weather, another said the company cut the budget! But they weather was fine as you can see in the picture.

Know before you go!
Written 14 May 2021
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Dear Mark M, First of all, thank you for choosing to join us on our sunset cruise at North Borneo Cruises. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience onboard. Just for your information, the route of the cruise is carefully selected by our ship captains and takes into account a variety of external factors such as weather for safety measures. We greatly appreciate your feedback and have passed it on to our operations staff for further examination as to how we can improve the cruise experience moving forward. We do hope to welcome you on board with us again in the future. Take care!
Written 2 December 2021
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Fiqa Eddy
Labuan Island, Malaysia3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
I love the greatest services from the A-team, i love the decoration for my honeymoon package, i love the band, i love the foods. Everything was amazing!!!
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi FiqaZul, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! Our team always strive to provide the best service to our guests, and knowing that you had a wonderful time cruising with us means a lot to us. We hope you will come and cruise again with us soon. Have a nice day!
Written 5 May 2021
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