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Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ship

Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ship Overview

Yangtze Explorer, also called Yangzi Explorer, is the ONLY super 5 star cruise ship sailing on the Yangtze River. Carrying just 124 travelers, compared to the 300 or 400 plus accommodated on other cruise ships, the Yangzi Explorer offers the finest and most personalized service on the river. With the highest crew to passenger ratio of 1:1, this ship offers more intimate and luxurious cruise experience unlike any other.

This elegant small vessel has only 62 cabins with luxurious yet authentic feel. Travelers can choose from Deluxe Suites, Executive Suites and Celebrity Suites. All the staterooms are spacious and large with private balconies and private bathrooms and bathtubs. Other facilities include a la carte dining, a luxury spa, an observation deck, 24-hour room service, a two-floor theater, library, and beauty and fitness facilities.

For the international standards of service and luxury cruising experience, Yangtze Explorer is also chosen by many financial and political magnates, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Henry Kissinger for their Yangtze River cruise.

Top Highlights of 2023:

1. New and Innovative Arrangement: the only Yangtze cruise taking you to explore world unique 816 Nuclear Military Plant, UNESCO-recognized Shennongjia, etc.

2. Loop Routes to Inspire You:

There are different excursions arranged for the upstream and downstream cruises, so you can take a loop trip to have a longer holiday.

Please check more about Loop Routes of Yangtze Explorer or feel free to contact us.


Ship Facts at a Glance

  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Maiden Voyage: 2008
  • Rebuilt: n/a
  • Gross Tonage: 6733T
  • Length: 91.5m
  • Width: 16.4m
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Itinerary: Chongqing = Yichang
  • Draft: 2.8m
  • Elevators: 1
  • Restaurants: 1
  • Decks: 5
  • Capacity: 124
  • Number of Crew: 121
  • Air-conditioning System: Central
  • Total Cabins: 62
  • Deluxe Cabins: 38
  • Suites: 20
  • Jade Suite: 1
  • Mandarin Suite: 1
  • Celestial Suite: 1
  • Imperial Suite: 1
  • Room Size Min: 31.00 m2
  • Room Size Max: 110.00 m2

Why Choose Yangzi Explorer Cruise?

  1. ONE-ON-ONE VIP Service

Compared with other Yangtze cruise ships over 300 or 400 passengers, Yangtze Explorer is just carrying 124 passengers, seeking for “the Best of the Best” and offering the finest and most personalized service. With the highest crew to passengers ratio on the Yangtze River of 1:1, the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers the ultimate cruise experience. Almost all of the crew onboard can speak English and they are at your hand offering 24-hour service.

  1. Luxury Accommodation

With the least passengers, the most spacious cabins as well the largest public area for travelers, the most beautifully appointed decoration, Yangtze Explorer offers you the most comfortable accommodation experience. The 38 Deluxe Cabins are extremely spacious which sets the Yangzi Explorer well apart from the typical regular cabins offered by other ships. Besides, there are 20 suites and 4 special suites which are exceptional in size. All the 62 staterooms feature viewing balconies that allow travelers a great opportunity to enjoy the kaleidoscope of ever-changing scenery through Three Gorges.

  1. Well Designed Cultural Activities & Shore Excursions

Different from any other cruise ships with three fixed shore excursions and two or three optional shore excursions, Yangzi Explorer seeks for a relaxing pace with only three fixed shore excursions for downstream and limited optional excursions added for upstream itinerary. Travelers can have more leisure time onboard either by enjoying different kinds of cultural programs, like Chinese Medicine Demonstration, Tea Appreciation, Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy, Mandarin Lesson, Dumpling Cooking Class, or quietly enjoying the ever-changing scenery in your spacious cabin balcony or on observation deck.

2023 Schedule of Yangtze Explorer

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from $1747


from $1453
Please Note:
• The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
• The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
• Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
• Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week and Spring Festival.
• Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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