The Yangtze River has been the lifeline of China for millennia. It was on these river banks that some of the earliest Chinese cultures existed, and ever since it has been essential for China's agriculture, transportation and the development of the country's economy. Cruising the mighty Yangtze slows down the pace of your tour of China and helps you to see China from a new perspective. All you have to do is sit back and admire the steady flow of history and heritage that survives along the Yangtze's banks as you wind your way through impressive gorges and cliffs. The excursion to the magnificent Three Gorges is the highlight: rising dramatically from the steadily flowing waters where each bend in the river offers a new breath-taking panorama.
All cabins are clean, comfortable and well-appointed and include a private balcony, two separate beds and a private bathroom. Room dimensions are approximately 20-28 square metres, depending on the ship.
Sumptuous western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner. An elegant Captain’s Farewell Banquet is served on the final night of the cruise.
Entertainment included in your Yangtze cruise varies, but can include anything from Tai Chi lessons and lectures on Chinese history and culture, to fashion shows, cabaret shows, feature films, and happy hour.
Your Yangtze cruise ship usually features a beauty salon, fitness room, health clinic, laundry service, reading room, phone calls and WiFi. Please note some of these services may incur an additional charge.
Your Yangtze Cruise includes shore excursions to the Three Gorges Dam, Goddess Stream “Small Gorges” or Shennong Stream, Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai. The final sightseeing itinerary is at the discretion of the cruise company.
You can use your time on-board to relax. Take in the magnificent views from the deck, have refreshments in the bar or take a nap in your room.
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