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Top 3 President Cruise Ships 2023/2024

In 2023/2024, President Cruises has three ships cruising on Yangtze River, and all of them are favored by most travelers for its competitive prices. Downstream from Chongqing to Yichang will take 4 days and 3 nights onboard, while upstream from Yichang to Chongqing will take 5 days and 4 nights onboard. Choose your favorite one from the following ships to know more about it's schedules, itineraries, cabins, deck plans, onboard experience, etc. Sail now!

All About President Cruises

Cruising on Yangtze River is definitely one of the best experience you can have in China. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Three Gorges and other attractions along the cruise, like Fengdu Ghost City and Tribe of Three Gorges, be amazed by the magnificence of Three Gorges Dam. With budget prices and good service, President Cruises is the great choice for your Yangtze River cruise. Take a look at the 2023 President Cruises calendar and check detailed ships itineraries, know life onboard and onshore. If you want to customize your China Yangtze cruise vacation, tell us your requirements by using Tailor Your Trip.


    President Cruise Itinerary 2023/2024

    President Cruises Yangtze Map


    Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

    Day Event & Activities
    Day 1 Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock;
    Departs from Chongqing Pier
    Day 2 (B, L, D)

    Morning optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City;
    Excursion to Mount Shuanggui in Fengdu in the afternoon;
    Captain’s welcome dinner;
    Party Night

    Day 3 (B, L, D) Optional excursion to White Emperor City (River conditions permitting);
    Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge;
    Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
    Day 4 (B) Dismembark at Yichang Maoping Port;
    Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site;
    Optional excursion to the Ship Lift;
    Arranged bus transfer to Yichang Three Gorges Tourist Center

    Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

    Day Event & Activities
    Day 1 Take the arranged bus to Yichang Maoping Port and board the ship
    Day 2 (B, L, D) Optional visit to Tribe of Three Gorges;
    Shore excursion visit to Three Gorges Dam;
    Captain’s Welcome Dinner and Party Night
    Day 3 (B, L, D) Shore excursion to Shennong Stream;
    Sail through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge;
    Optional excursion to White Emperor City (River conditions permitting)
    Day 4 (B, L, D) Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City;
    Visit Mount Shuanggui in Fengdu;
    Enjoy the captain's farewell banquet Party Night
    Day 5 (B) After breakfast, disembarks in Chongqing

    Please Note:

    • Optional 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.

    Shibaozhai Pagoda

    Shibaozhai Pagoda

    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.

    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.

    Jade Emperor Scenic Area

    Jade Emperor Scenic Area

    The sacred site features a 100-foot-tall statue depicting the Jade Emperor, an important deity in Chinese Taoism, as well as more than 200 additional Taoist and Buddhist sculptures.

    Onboard Experience

    Buffet Onboard


    President Cruises provide exquisite food with nice dinning environment. Breakfast and lunch are provided with western and Chinese buffets, while dinner is traditional Chinese dishes.

    Fitness Club on the Ship


    In the free time, passengers can choose various activities to kill time. There are many entertainment facilities onboard, like swimming pool, movie theater, fitness club, massage center, etc.

    Captain's Welcome Dinner

    Captain's Welcome Dinner

    On the second night onboard, the ship will hold Captain's Welcome Dinner, and passenger can enjoy a special meal with local flavor, and the captain of the ship will toast to all passengers.

    Farewell Party

    Captain's Farewell Dinner

    On the last second night, there is Captain's Farewell Dinner. The captain will take photos with passengers. After that, there is a party when passenger can dancing and singing together.

    Sun Deck


    Passengers can participate plenty of activities onboard, like learn to play Tai Chi in the morning, have a sun bath on the deck, listen to cultural lecture to know Chinese culture better, etc.

    Outstanding Services

    Outstanding Services

    President Cruises focus on their service onboard. There are about 200 stewards providing comprehensive services onboard, that mean each steward will serve only 2 or 3 guests.

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