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From the moment you step on Victoria Sophia, you will be treated to active days and relaxing evenings, sublime cuisine and the warm company. Friendly and attentive staff help to create a relaxing atmosphere between the crew and travelers; it's like a journey unlike any other. With Victoria Sophia cruise, you don’t just visit Yangtze River and Three Gorges, you become part of it, leaving you a lifetime cruise experience…
On board the Victoria Sophia cruise you will always dine in a comfortable atmosphere, with both Chinese cuisine experience and captivating western dishes. To meet most travelers’ dining needs, Victoria has hired award winning celebrity chef and hospitality consultant Walter Web who are with five decades of experience to introduce the recipes and menus.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are in buffet style and an elegant Captain’s Farewell banquet is served on the final night of the cruise. Three meals are served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room for travelers who stay in Superior Cabins, and those travelers in suites will enjoy meals in a separate dining room which offers buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte menu at dinner. It needs supplementary charge for travelers in Superior Cabins want to enjoy in the separate dining room.
Travelers cannot enjoy tap water directly on Victoria Sophia cruise. In your cabin, there are 1 to 2 bottles of spring water provided every day and you can drink it for free. Also, tea kettle is available in your cabin that you can use it. In the dining halls, there are some kinds of drinks served during the meals, like cola, sprite, juice, coffee, hot water and other soft drinks and wines. Also, complimentary tea and coffee is offered in the early morning before breakfast (usually at 06:30~07:00).
If you want to taste some beverages and drinks in the leisure time no matter during the day or at night, you can go to the Yangtze Club where offers many kinds of drinks and beverages, like Cocktail, Sparking Wine & Champagne, Gin, Tequila, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky, Rum, Vodka, Coffee, Chinese Spirit, Juicy, Tea & hot drinks and so on. These drinks need some charge that you can know detailed price for each item when get on board. Water and drinks are allowed to bring onboard and you’d better taste them in your cabins.
Victoria Sophia cruise offers a wide variety of entertainment options and activities to keep you happy day and night. In the early morning, wake up joyfully and follow the Taichi master to play Taichi on the sun deck to stretch your body and smooth your mood.
In the free daytime, you can attend the meaningful lectures on Chinese history and culture which add insight and depth to the cruise experience. You can select to join in the lectures such as Yangtze River History & Three Gorges Dam Project, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Language, Chinese Traditional Brush Painting and Dumpling Wrapping, etc. These lectures are flexible and will be arranged based on different itineraries and interested travelers.
Life is very colorful at night that travelers can enjoy fashion shows and cabaret shows performed by the staff onboard which will not only have you know more about Chinese culture, but will bring you lot of fun and laughter with your mates. After the shows, you can enjoy theme film in your cabins to relax yourself.
With Victoria Sophia you sail, you are sure to gain something new and cheerful onboard. To make you feel at home, the captain and other staff onboard will welcome you and your mates at the beginning of the cruise and see you off at the end of the trip.
Usually, all the travelers will take part in Captain’s Welcome Party on the second day that the captain will toast every guest personally and all of travelers can enjoy kinds of fruits, pastries and enjoy the happy together and celebrate the beginning of your voyage. On the last night of the cruise, all the travelers will enjoy Captain’s Farewell Dinner and celebrate fellows’ birthday together.
Dress code for the parties:
As a relaxing atmosphere is the first priority of Victoria Sophia, the dress code on board is casual and comfortable. The evening dress code is generally unrestrained. As for the Captain’s Welcome Party and Farewell Dinner, a suite and tie for a man or an evening dress for a woman is not strictly required, but avoiding dressing too casual like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slippers and so on.
When you start your journey on Victoria Sophia, the first think you will notice is the nice atmosphere when you get onboard. The staff with smiling face will wait for your embarkation at the pier and lead your way to the ship. The English-speaking staff at front desk will help you check in and ask for details about your personal needs and record your needs and arrange everything smoothly. From this moment, you will experience high level of service in every detail from room service, dining, entertainment to shore excursions. If you need the public transportation, please tell your ideas to the front desk and they will try to help you enjoy worry free transfer to the airport / train station after disembarkation.
Professional Guide Service: There is an English-speaking river guide and a cruise director on Victoria Sophia. The cruise director is always at your hand, answer your questions and meet your personal needs. The river guide will provide interesting lectures about China and the Yangtze River, and narrative about the sightseeing along Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge).
Laundry: You can put your clothes in the laundry bag in your cabin and fill the laundry service form or directly call the reception desk. The staff will take them to do laundry (no dry-cleaning) and return to your cabins after ready. The prices are reasonable. (PS: Laundry services are not provided during the first day and the last day of the cruise trip.)
WIFI: Wifi is available on Victoria Sophia cruise, but sometimes unstable. You can use it in your cabin, lobby and other places. It needs extra charge.
Pamper yourself with some ultimate relaxation in spa, massage and sauna. You can pay to enjoy the SPA and massage to release your tense and pressure of both your mind and body. Also, you can do a sauna to expel the toxin through perspiration while enjoy some light music. If you want to do some sports, you can go to the gym room to exercise your body.
There is 1 or 2 doctors professional at traditional Chinese and western treatment working in the Clinic on Victoria Sophia. Travelers feeling uncomfortable or ill onboard can have treatment at 4F and need to pay extra.
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