FAQs & Tips about Plan a Yangtze River Cruise

1. What’s the best time to take a Yangtze Cruise?

The best seasons for Yangtze Cruise should be the spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October), when the weather is warm and comfortable. However, these are the high seasons so there is no discount during these months.

For a discount, you can choose to cruise in summer and winter. Although the weather might not be so good, there are benefits for cruise cost and also the cruises will be less crowded.

2. What’s the difference between upstream and downstream?

Downstream cruises are usually shorter than upstream cruises. For a Yangtze River cruise, downstream always mean sailing from Chongqing to Yichang or Shanghai, while upstream means the opposite. You can choose your favorite cruise according to your time and schedule.

Click for advantages and disadvantages of upstream and downstream.

3. Better to take a China Yangtze package tour or a Yangtze Cruise only?

The advantage of taking a China Yangtze tour with us is that you can tailor made your private China tour together as a unique experience with all your favorite destinations at a reasonable price.For you who want to have a vacation in China with a Yangtze cruise, it will be more worry-free and cheaper that you book a Yangtze cruise together with a China tour with us.

If you’d like to take the standalone cruise, we suggest to book at least the transfer before and after your cruise with us. We can help you get rid of worries about finding the right dock or getting lost and missing the check-in time.

4. Can I have a private balcony or river-view portholes for sightseeing?

All ships in Victoria Cruises have a private balcony in each room, as well as most 5-star ships do. And every room in each ship, no matter it is 5-star or 4-star, has a panoramic windows for sightseeing.

Click the ship layout and find your favorite Yangtze cruise ship. You can see the detailed information about the Cabin rooms. If you have any special order about your cabin, you can contact us.

5. Can I ask for some special request about the dinning service?

Most Yangtze cruise ships also accommodate vegetarian, salt-free, low-carbohydrate, Kosher, or other diet preferences. Remember, this request must be made in advance, so please us this kind of requirement when you book the cruise.

If you want to having breakfast or lunch in your room, you can order the room service at any time.

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