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Top 4 Century Cruise Ships 2023/2024

In 2023/2024, there are four top Century cruise ships sailing along Yangtze River. For a downstream cruise, it takes 4 days and 3 nights from Chongqing to Yichang; while for an upstream cruise, it takes 5 days and 4 nights from Yichang to Chongqing. Select your favorite from the following ships and check details about its schedules, itineraries, cabins, deck plans, onboard experience, etc. Sail now!

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All About Century Cruises

Taking a cruise is the easiest way to see the central China. Whether your ideal vacation is to witness the world famous project – Three Gorges Dam, enjoy the fantastic natural scenery along Three Gorges, or relax yourselves onboard, there is bound to be a Century cruise for you. Take a look at 2023 Century Cruises calendar and check detailed ships sailing schedules, know life onboard and onshore. If you want to customize your China Yangtze cruise vacation, tell us your ideas and requirements by using tailor your trip.


    Century Cruises' Itinerary 2023/2024

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    Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

    Day Event & Activities
    Day 1 Boarding the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Square
    Departing Chongqing.
    Captain's Welcome Party
    and Buffet dinner
    Day 2 (B, L, D) Learn to play Taichi;
    Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City;
    Optional Feng Yan San Guo Show;
    Buffet dinner
    Day 3 (B, L, D) Optional tour to White Emperor City;
    Scenic cruising - passing through Qutang Gorge;
    Scenic cruising - passing through Wu Gorge;
    Excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream);
    Disembarkation briefiing;
    Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party.
    Day 4 (B) Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site;
    Optional shore excursion to pass through the Ship Lift;
    Disembarking in Yichang.

    Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

    Crew cabaret
    Day Event & Activities
    Day 1 Boarding the ship at Yichang Maoping Port
    Buffet dinner
    Departing Yichang
    Day 2 (B, L, D) Shore excursion to Tribe of the Three Gorges
    Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam
    Optional shore excursion to pass through the ship lift
    Day 3 (B, L, D) Sail through Wu Gorge
    Shore excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream)
    Sail through Qutang Gorge
    Optional tour to White Emperor City
    Evening Entertainment
    Day 4 (B, L, D) Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
    Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party
    Day 5 (B) After breakfast, disembarking in Chongqing.

    Please Note:

    • Optinal Shore Excursion depends on the river conditions, like the weather, water level and number of travelers;

    • The OPTIONAL shore excursions are prepared based on the number of visitors who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site. The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

    • Choose the ship to see more details about cruise itinerary.

    Shore Excursions

    Three Gorges

    Three Gorges

    Three Gorges refers to Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, and they are the most beautiful gorges in Yangtze River, famous for the grand and enchanting scenery and deep and fascinating culture.

    Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam

    As the largest hydraulic project in the world, Three Gorges Dam is the great highlight on Yangtze River Cruise. The magnificent project truly shows the indomitable spirit and great effort by human.

    Fengdu Ghost City

    Fengdu Ghost City

    Fengdu Ghost City seems to be exotic to western travelers, for it vividly depicts Hell in Chinese people's imagination, and tourists can learn much of Chinese Ghost Culture here.

    Tribe of Three Gorges

    Tribe of Three Gorges

    Tribes of the Three Gorges is located at Xiling Gorge. In these villages, tourists can experience the most authentic Ba Culture and Shu Culture while watch local dance performance and cruise on old sailboats.

    Three Kingdoms Open Air Show

    Three Kingdoms Open Air Show

    A marvelous large-scale real landscape show brings a cultural feast to know the brilliant historical culture of the Three Kingdoms Period and the spirit of loyalty of great military officer Guan Yu (关羽).

    Shennv Stream

    Shennv Stream

    Also known as "Goddess Stream" by locals, Shennv Stream is a primitive stream with amazing scenery of narrow gorges, steep mountains, coffins hanging high on the cliffside, and hear some of the local history.

    White Emperor City

    White Emperor City

    White Emperor City is an ancient temple located at Chongqing. Featured for its ancient architecture from Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, it's the best place to overlook Qutang Gorge.

    Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream

    As a small tributary of Yangtze River and located between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, Shennong Stream is a mysterious place filled with history, culture and nature's splendor.

    Onboard Experience

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    Captain's Welcome & Farewell Party

    On the first or second day's evening, Captain's Welcome Party will be held to welcome travelers from all over the world. On the last two day's evening, Captain's Farewell Party will be held to recall the beautiful moments spent together and remember the friendship. Travelers will enjoy a farewell dinner together.

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    Programs and Activities

    In the early morning, a master will teach travelers to play the traditional Taichi or other morning exercises on sundeck. Also, some other interesting and meaningful cultural programs are arranged, including Yangtze River history and culture lecture, Chinese Painting lecture, Chinese Traditional Medicine lecture, etc. Moreover, the cruises offers 1.5 hours' children's car service to free parents.

    Activities on Century Cruises

    Evening Entertainment

    You'll never get bored even at night. Century cruises are well designed some fun activities to enrich your nightlife, including Fashion Show by staff presenting China's most elaborate fashions dating back to Qing Dynasty, talk show, face changing, fire spitting. ALL FOR ALL, ALL FOR FUN!

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    There are three types of cabins onboard – Deluxe cabin, Junior suite and Presidential suite. The cabins are spacious, clean and cozy on Century ships. The facilities include balcony, bathroom, wardrobe, water heater, electrical voltage for shaver, satellite television, safety box, life jacket and more.

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    On each Century ship, there are some spaces for entertainment and activities, much more than other river cruise ships. The areas include Atrium Lobby, Spacious Observation Lounge, Panoramic Restaurant, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center and Massage, Health Clinic, Library, Sundeck Bar and Sundeck, etc.

    Dining on Century Cruises

    Cuisine & Food

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all western and Chinese buffets, all served in the elegant restaurants, with marvelous window views. In every morning, early bird coffee and tea are provided in the sundeck bar. There are all-day set snacks as well.

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