As a major point of entry for tourists by sea of Penang Island, Penang Port is now able to receive some of the largest cruise vessels in the world with the completion of the new Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in November 2009. The new cruise terminal with a T-shaped berth of 400 meters long with a depth of 12 meters.
The three-storey high terminal building, which occupies a total area of 15,005 sq. meters, has the ideal facilities for cruise passengers arrivals and departures. The terminal is able to cater for larger cruise vessels carrying more than 2,000 passengers and also equipped facilities such as shopping lots and transportation facilities.
With the new Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in operation and located within the UNESCO Heritage Site, Penang will not only be an international cruise vessels destination but also act as catalyst in the development of the local and international tourism industry.
GPS coordinate of Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is 5.41907 N & 100.34553 E, parking lots provided at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbhah opposite the Fort Cornwallis Light House.
- Berth Length - 400 metres x 25 metres
Depth alongside - 12 metres
North inner berth length - 248 metres
Depth alongside - 6.5 metres
South inner berth length - 219 metres
Depth alongside - 5.5 metres
- 96 metres and 54 metres
- 90,000 tonnes
- Arrival Hall
- Departure Hall
- CIQ Facilities
- 8 shoplots