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In 2021/2022, there are seven 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!
Newest Century Glory 2021/2022 Cruise Booking Available: Book the newest & largest Yangtze River cruise - Century Glory to enjoy a very low price from $474-$528! Check the detailed 2021/2022 cruise schedule!
First sailing in September, 2019, it is the newest and largest luxury Yangtze River cruise.
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It is the top Deluxe and Newest ship, leading in luxurious river cruising on the Yangtze River.
from $390-$509 View Details
The sister ship of Century Paragon, also ranked as the deluxe and newest ship among all the cruises.
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It is the second best ship of Century Cruises with very low price and high quality service.
from $361-$421 View Details
Proud sister ship of Century Sun, sailing Yangtze River with great facilities at good prices.
from $346-$405 View Details
Sister ship of Century Diamond, and one of the top comfortable ships of great luxury experience.
from $376-$438 View Details
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 2021 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.
|Day||Time||Event & Activities|
|Day 1|| 16:30-20:00
| Boarding the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Square
|Day 2 (B, L, D)|| 06:30-07:00
14:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 19:00
|Learn to play Taichi;
Optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City;
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda;
|Day 3 (B, L, D)|| 07:30-09:30
| Optional tour to White Emperor City;
Scenic cruising - passing through Qutang Gorge;
Scenic cruising - passing through Wu Gorge;
Excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream);
Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party.
|Day 4 (B)|| 08:00-10:30
|Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site;
Scenic cruising – passing through Xiling Gorge;
Disembarking in Yichang.
|Day||Time||Event & Activities|
|Day 1|| 18:30 - 21:30
| Boarding the ship at Yichang Pier
|Day 2 (B, L, D)|| 08:00
09:30 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:15 - 19:00
|Pass through Xiling Gorge
Briefing on the cruise
Optional tour to Quyuan Birthplace
Shore excursion - Three Gorges Dam
|Day 3 (B, L, D)|| 07:30
Afternoon(about 3 hours)
15:30 - 18:00
|Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream)
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Optional tour to White Emperor City
|Day 4 (B, L, D)||09:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 20:30
|Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda
Optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City
Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party
|Day 5 (B)||08:00||After breakfast, disembarking in Chongqing.|
• 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Located on a rocky and craggy hill on Yangtze River Side, Shibaozhai Pagoda has become a bonsai on the river since the establishment of Three Gorges Dam, which leads the water level rise greatly.
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 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.
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.
On the 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.
In the early morning, a master will teach travelers to play the traditional Taichi on sundeck. Also, some of other interesting and meaningful cultural programs are arranged, including Yangtze River history and culture lecture, Chinese Painting lecture, Chinese Traditional Medicine lecture, etc.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Cruises is the leading fleet on Yangtze River, including seven 5-star ships
With the budget prices and sincere service, Changjiang Cruises try their best to serve all passengers
Yangtze Gold Cruises provides seven top deluxe and luxury cruise ships for passengers
As the top luxury cruise ship on Yangtze River, it's equipped with finest cabin and best facilities
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