Yangtze Explorer Cruise Reviews & Ship Ratings

Travelers’ Rating: 9.8 out of 10

If you are not sure whether Yangtze Explorer cruise ship is your best choice or not, you can read the following reviews from our real cruise customers who took this ship and wrote their feelings recently. By checking their feedback, you can have a specific understanding about the dining & food, cabins, onboard activities, staff & service, shore excursions, port transportation and other cruise experience with Yangtze Explorer.




Reviewed on August 14, 2023

Dear Jack,

Here is a feedback

On the 3rd when we arrived everything run smoothly. There was a girls waiting for us at the airport exit, as told before on phone and SMS wearing a yellow shirt, so easy to recognize.

The drive to the boat was also ok, no problems, it took around 40 minutes. When arriving at the harbor somebody took our luggage and went down to the boat. After registration, all easy, we could board. This was around 3.30 pm, so still quite early.

Merry, the responsible „Concierge“ was friendly and helpful, she guided as to an executive suite on the 5th deck, as promised from you, I think it was 506. Our luggage was already there, the room was as expected.

She asked if we would be interested in a bigger room, as there was still one free. She told us that she wants to show it to us, it was the celebrity suite 588, finally we took it.

The dinner was good while we were running out (it was buffet dinner).

On the 4th we had a stop at Baitao, the 816 engineering scenic area. This one was not very interesting for us. It‘s just an enormous cave, at least it was not as hot as outside…

The lunch was a la carte, and it was the best meal on board. In the evening we went to a show in Zhongxian,“The Beacon of the Three Kingdoms. Even we didn‘t understand a world it was a great and nice show.

On the 5th, after passing the Qutang Gorge, we had a stop in Wushan. There was a nice road trip a long the Wu Gorge with nice spots on the top of the mountain. After lunch on board, we went to the mini three gorges, first with a smaller boat the then with very small boats. Ok, but the last very small boat was not really necessary in our opinion. Back on board we drove the Wu Gorge in our boat.

On the 6th we arrived at our final destination in the morning. We had to be ready with our luggage at 7 am, after talking to Merry I could handle out 7.30…

Later, when we came from breakfast, the luggage was still standing in front of our cabin, this could be optimized…

Only later we found out, that there was a possibility to take the boat lift at 3 Gorges Dam. It was not communicated to us, I would have taken it. So we went by Bus to look to the dam from quite far away…

At 11.30 we went to dinner in Yichang, this was nice again.


It was a nice trip and we enjoyed it. We were happy that we choose the right suite, so we could have nice views to the Gorges from our balcony.


Destination(s): Yangtze River
Date of Experience: July 28, 2023
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Jack



Reviewed on November 19, 2019

Dear Wonder,

As you can easily imagine, coming back home after almost two and a half months, there was a lot to do!

We have written a report (see attachment) summarizing our experience and including a number of recommendations. You'll see that we are very satisfied with our trip and that we feel that this is greatly due to your role in its preparation and in its implementation. Feel free to use our report as a testimony of our satisfaction with the services provided by China Discovery.

We won't hesitate to recommend China Discovery to people wanting a private tour through China. Feel free to have potential customers contact us by e-mail if they wish to know more about our experience.

Best regards and thank you again for everything!


Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wonder



Reviewed on November 18, 2019

Dear Mike,

We have returned home after our interesting trip to China. All the tour arrangements went very well, the guides were knowledgeable and helpful, the hotels were good and the sightseeing very good.

We will certainly recommend your company to anyone wanting to tour China.

And a special thanks to you Mike for all your help in organizing this trip,

You can use our evaluation and picture on your web site.

Best regards,

Esther & Baruch

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mike


Hong Kong

Reviewed on November 18, 2019

Dear Mike,

Thank you for the arrangement for this cruise. Me and my all friends are enjoy this trip. I have been Tibet once, maybe can go once more.


Destination(s): Yangtze River
Date of Experience: November 12, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Mike

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