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Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

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Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

We are flying into Bangkok the morning before our ship leaves Laem Chabang, is it best to stay in a hotel closer to the port or stay in Bangkok? What is the best, affordable, safest way to get between Bangkok and the port? Any hotel recommendations close to port? Or best area to stay closer to port? Anyone have experience with this issue, I’d love to hear your feedback about your experience.

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1. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

Where you stay is up to you, I would stay Laem Chabang to reduce risk of missing the ship for whatever reason. Use agoda.com or booking.com to find hotels near where you want on their map view.

Taxi. Or public bus/minivan from Ekkamai Bus Station.

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2. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

What time does the ship depart ?

If it is late afternoon ( which they seem to tend to be ) then staying in Bangkok should be fine , book a reliable transfer service

If you wanted to be nearer one of the hotels or resorts in Pattaya / Jomtien area , if you wanted top range perhaps the Intercontinental , Hilton , Renaissance by Marriott , Dusit Thani etc

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3. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

That is my thought, to stay closer to port. What is the prettiest area closest, to the port and Beach to stay in?

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4. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

Pattaya City is not that far from Laem Chabang. Cheap hotels, restaurants, malls, pubs, bars, supermarkets, etc.

How much time between landing at Bangkok and the ship pulling out?

Bangkok to Laem Chabang by taxi about 2 hours, probably less to main gate.

Bus from Bangkok to Pattaya bus terminal around 2 hours and at 109 baht right now a good deal! From Suvarnabhumi there is even a ride direct from the Suvarnabhumi airport to Pattaya/Jomtien too.

So, how much time between arrival of your plane and departure of the ship?

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5. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

We’d like to board by 2:00 in the afternoon the day after we arrive. We will spend a day and a half in Bangkok with a tour through the Viking Cruises, so I think we’d like to stay closer to a port city. What is the prettiest beach area close to the port? We were looking at Pattaya City? Or Sriracha, Chon Buri?

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6. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

" What is the prettiest beach area close to the port? "

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There are no really good beach areas close to the port! Hotels in the Jomtien - Pattaya area do have pools. (Jomtien - Pattaya is close together.)

Maps:

https:/…pattaya_map_pattaya.html

https:/…laem-chabang-283510361

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7. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

The best beach and really the only beach is at Bang Saen.

There are plenty of hotels there but you are still up to an hour from the ship.

Many people make the mistake of equating the entrance of Laem Chabang with arrival at the boat. You will still need to allow a further 10 to 15 minutes depending on traffic.

I'd suggest that there are plenty of good hotels reasonbly nearby.

Lame Chabang itself doesn't have a lot going on in terms of tourism but there are some good hotels aimed largely at business customers.

Nearby Sri Rachael is probably your best option....a bit more interesting with shopping and a plethora of restaurants.... Thai, Japanese and seafood. There are plenty of hotels and you'd be a maximum of 30 min from the port.

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8. Re: Boarding a Viking cruise in Laem Chabang

What many people are unaware of is that there are quite a few seas I decided restaurants at Leamchabsng and nearby Ao Udom.

There is a shopping mall on the main road inFlame Chabag too.

These places overlook the sea traffic in and out of the port and are actually very pleasant. However you'll need a taxi to take you there and back as access is a bit difficult.

Although hotels like Laem Chabang City Hotel are probably quite good with access to the local town centre and convenient for the port, I think you'll find Sri Rachael fine for an overnight stop and plenty of time to make the boat.

Koh Loi, a local attraction in Sri Rachael is currently closed...However for those with a day to spare, Koh Sichang is worth the 35 minute boat ride....even has overnight accommodation.

From a practical point of view, Sri Rachael suppressants best option

A big Robinson shopping mall for those things you forgot to buy, good choice of accommodation, bit of seafront ( even seafront rooms) and a wide range of restaurants to choose from.

Edited: 9:09 pm, June 10, 2018
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