Yangtze River Cruise Ships 2024/2025

At China Discovery, we offer all the best luxury Yangtze cruise ships at the best prices. Are you interested in a high-quality sailing experience aboard the newest Century Oasis in 2024/2025, or on its sister ships Century Victory and Century Glory? Perhaps you are considering the popular Victoria Cruises or looking for an all-inclusive or special-themed cruise vacation with Changjiang Cruises. Whether you are looking for a top-tier ship or planning a budget cruise, you can find the perfect option for your once-in-a-lifetime China Yangtze cruise here.

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All Yangtze River Cruise Ships

All of the best Yangtze cruise ships at the lowest price are listed below, by cruse company. Click the ship name or enquiry button for detailed information about the ship, cruise schedule and cruise routes.


New Century Cruises

The most energetic company proclaimed by New York Times 2005;
Prized as 5-star hotels on the water;
The only fleet with a sun deck bar or an a la carte restaurant with panoramic views;
European hospitality experts providing personal management on every ship.
Century OasisPrice Only $526-$571Enquiry
Century GloryPrice Only $526-$571Enquiry
Century VictoryPrice Only $526-$571Enquiry
Century ParagonPrice Only $429-$474Enquiry
Century LegendPrice Only requestEnquiry

Victoria Cruises

The Largest 5-star Fleet on the Yangtze River;
The only American cruise line on the Yangtze;
High-quality fleet, outstanding service & innovative itineraries;
Being the cruise leader and favorite vessels by our overseas clients for over 17 years.
Victoria SabrinaPrice Only $504-$593Enquiry
Victoria JennaPrice Only $385-$474Enquiry
Victoria AnnaPrice Only $370-$474Enquiry
Victoria KatarinaPrice Only $355-$474Enquiry

Yangtze Gold Cruises

All the ships are built after 2011, being the newest fleet on Yangtze River;
Yangtze Gold Cruises include seven 5-star luxury ships - Gold 2 to Gold 8;
Advanced facilities, large accommodation, spacious rooms and fantastic experience onboard, etc.
Yangtze Gold 7Price Only $392-$496Enquiry
Yangtze Gold 8Price Only $392-$496Enquiry
Yangtze Gold 3Price Only $392-$496Enquiry
Yangtze Gold 5Price Only $392-$496Enquiry
Yangtze Gold 6Price Only $392-$496Enquiry
Yangtze Gold 2Price Only $392-$496Enquiry

Changjiang Cruises

Offers both luxury and budget Yangtze cruise ships at a reasonable low price;
Mostly prefered by Asian travelers.
Yangtze 3Price Only $712Enquiry
Yangtze 1Price Only $608Enquiry
Yangtze 2Price Only $597Enquiry

President Cruises

Super scale and luxury cruise fleet on Yangtze Three Gorges for years;
Guaranteed high-quality service with LOWER prices;
Stable sailing schedule all year round;
Anchor at cultural, natural and modern places of interest.
President No.7Price Only $355-$407Enquiry
President No.8Price Only $355-$407Enquiry

Yangtze Explorer Cruise

The top 1 luxury ship among all the Yangtze cruise ships;
Chosen by Bill Gates and many other financial and political magnates for their cruise;
The most grand and luxurious cabins offering more personal space ;
The outstanding comfort, meticulous and thoughtful service like in a 5-star hotel.
Yangtze ExplorerPrice Only $1,206-$1,779Enquiry

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour?

2024 Yangtze River Cruise Routes:

  • 4 Days Chongqing to Yichang; 5 Days Yichang to Chongqing;
  • 4 Days Wuhan to Nanjing; 4 Days Nanjing to Wuhan;
  • 10 Days Chongqing to Nanjing; 10 Days Nanjing to Chongqing;
  • 11 Days Chongqing to Shanghai; 12 Days Shanghai to Chongqing. More about 2024 all yangtze river cruise routes & itineraries >>

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Transportation Tips:

  • Flight to Chongqing/Yichang from Beijing/Guangzhou/Shanghai/Hong Kong……
  • High Speed Train to Chongqing from Xian/Chengdu/Guilin/Guiyang/Beijing……; High Speed Train to Yichang from Wuhan/Changsha/Beijing/Shanghai……
  • Drive from Yichang to Zhangjiajie/Shennongjia/Enshi…… More about How to Get to Yangtze River Cruise Ports >>

Over 90% cruiser would choose the classic Chongqing-Yichang Three Gorges Itinerary, which only takes 4 to 5 days, as their first encounter with the Yangtze River. Then, they will leave some time to visit surrounding highlights or explore famous landing cities. So, a China Yangtze tour can extend from 4 days to a month, or even more.

To/From nearby Hot China Destinations (Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Guilin…)

Chongqing(重庆) is known as the most essential starting point for a classic Yangtze River cruise. The city has gained international recognition in recent years for its unique tridimensional cityscape, 8D transportation system, and cyberpunk-style buildings and architecture, which have attracted a growing number of tourists to the city. Usually, a leisure landscape tour in Chongqing city requires 2~3 days. It’s recommended that you extend your journey to the surrounding UNESCO heritage sites like Wulong - the famous Karst Landscape in blockbuster Transformers (1-2 days) and Dazu - the last monumental works in the history of world grottoes art (1 day).

☛ 4 Days Chongqing Essence Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Useful Links: 1~3 Days Chongqing Tours 2024 | How to Plan a Chongqing Tour >>

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Our Guests Take a Photo with Hongya Cave

Chengdu(成都), a 1~1.5-hour high-speed train from Chongqing, is known as the hometown of the Giant Pandas and  UNESCO’s City of Gastronomy. Take 1~2 days to meet these cuties and keep yourself in the “laid-back” living pace like a local while wandering around parks, museums, ancient pedestrian streets, and temples in the downtown area, you will probably understand why people say Chengdu is a city you don't want to leave. Moreover, Chengdu is the gateway to so many UNESCO world heritage sites, including Jiuzhaigou (3 days), Mount Emei (2 days), Leshan Giant Buddha (1 day), Dujiangyan (0.5-1 day), etc., and astonishing hidden plateau - Western Sichuan (3~7 days).

☛ 8 Days Best of Sichuan with Yangtze Cruise Tour (with Chengdu/Emeishan/Leshan)
☛ 8 Days Beauty Tour to Jiuzhaigou & Yangtze River

Useful Links: 1~7 Days Chengdu Tours 2024 | Top Sichuan Tours 2024 | How to Plan a Chengdu Tour >>

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu

Zhangjiajie(张家界), a 4.5-hour two-train transfer from Yichang, offers the most distinct and iconic landscape of the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. Let along adrenalin-pumping Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and frightening skywalks and sharp zigzag driving roads at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, the uncanny natural wonders in Zhangjiajie (3~5 Days) attracting countless adventurers and travel addicts from all over the world!

☛ 7 Days Nature Tour to Yangtze River & Zhangjiajie

Useful Links: 3~5 Days Zhangjiajie Tours 2024 | How to Plan a Zhangjiajie Tour >>

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Chona from Philippines visited Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie

Guilin(桂林), located 4-5 hours away by high-speed train from Chongqing, is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, making it a must-visit destination in China. Generally, Li River, Yangshuo County, and Longji Rice Terraces are the three most popular and separate destinations.  For most travelers to Guilin, 3-5 days is enough to cover the highlights by using a private car. 

☛ 7 Days Idyllic Guilin & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Useful Links: 3~5 Days Guilin Tours 2024 | How to Plan a Guilin Tour >>

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Claire from UK visited Yangshuo Countryside

From/To Classic China Destinations (Beijing/Shanghai/Xian/Hong Kong/Guangzhou…)

Guests who are visiting China for the first time probably would choose Beijing (the capital of China, recommended travel days: 3~4 days), Shanghai (the largest and most developed and populated city of China, recommended travel days: 2~4 days), Guangzhou (the third biggest city in China, recommended travel days: 2~3 days) or Hong Kong (a convenient transit hub with mainland China, recommended travel days: 2~3 days) as their first stop, as all these four destinations process excellent infrastructure and multi-dimensional transportation networks connecting the whole of China. How to arrange your travel route? Our top-pick China Yangtze Tour itineraries may bring you some inspiration!

☛ (Beijing/Xian/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai) 11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

☛ (Beijing/Xian/Chengdu/Yangtze Cruise/Zhangjiajie/Shanghai) 15 Days China Best Treasure Tour with Yangtze Cruise & Zhangjiajie Landscape

☛ (Hong Kong/Guilin/Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai) 12 Days China Splendid Tour from Hong Kong

☛ (Shanghai/Yichang/Yangtze Cruise/Chongqing/Chengdu/Lhasa/Xian/Beijing) 17 Days China Yangtze Tour with Tibet & Giant Panda Visit

☛ (Hong Kong/Guilin/Chengdu/Yangtze Cruise/Zhangjiajie/Shanghai/Xian/Beijing) 21 Days China Holiday with Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Useful Links: Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Beijing | Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Shanghai | Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Hong Kong >>

Check more details about 2024 Top China Yangtze Tours >>

How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Alexia visited Mutianyu Great Wall How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Terracotta Warriors, Shared by Chris How to Plan a China Yangtze Tour Lujiazui, Shanghai

Travel Yangtze River with China Discovery

Have your own ideas of where and what to discover before, during and after the Yangtze River cruise tour? We China Discovery offers many popular and valuable private China tour packages with Yangtze River Cruise vacation taking you to enjoy wonderful exploration of the best highlights of Three Gorges, Chongqing, Yichang, Zhangjiajie, Chengdu, Xian, Guilin, Wuhan, etc. And our professional travel team with experienced travel expert, local English-speaking travel guide and driver and non-smoking comfortable licensed private vehicle will help you throughout the trip from the planning, navigation, hotel arrangement and scenic spot visiting. So you will have the much better travel experience on and around the extensive Yangtze River. You can check our tour packages to get some inspiration. All tours can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interests, budget and any other special need! Please feel free to contact us to customize your own China Yangtze River Cruise trip or if you need any help!

See Our Delighted Customers on Their Yangtze Cruise Trips

See Our Delighted Customers on Their Yangtze Cruise Trips

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