Blue Whale cruise is a great choice to explore magnificent sceneries along the Yangtze River. As a 5-star vessel, it offers an extremely comfortable and luxurious journey from Chongqing to Yichang in Hubei Province, a trip which covers the essence of the Yangtze River.
Decorated luxuriously and elegantly, Blue Whale is a vessel of Yangtze Oversea Company. Renovated in 2010, it is one of the most luxurious and comfortable cruises among the Yangtze Cruises. All the cabins are air-conditioned with private balconies to offer a cozy journey.
Ship specification: The ship is 91.5 meters long and 16.5 meters wide. With 5 stories, it has a total of 106 cabins, consisting of Presidential Suite, Deluxe Suite and Standard Cabins. The vessel can accommodate a total of 212 passengers.
Features Due to its high-quality service, it has serviced the Chinese Leader and international important officials for many times. The ship is widely known as the “Ambassador Cruise”. Blue Whale’s tasty Western food and Chinese food such as Sichuan cuisine and Suzhou cuisine are highlights of the cruise.
Besides, Blue Whale is still suitable for business conferences and activities. Business Center with fax machines and the Executive Lobby are available on the ship. There isn’t Internet in the cabins, but guests can go to Internet cafes to surf on the Internet, which costs 60 CNY per hour.
The ship is well equipped with recreational facilities such as a beauty salon, bar, sauna room, library, gym, library and KTV. And passengers can also take part of numerous Chinese activities including studying traditional tai chi, making dumplings, learning Chinese paintings and hearing lectures about the Three Gorges and Chinese culture.
The ship provides passengers with a safe and convenient journey along the Yangtze River. Each cabin on Blue Whale has good entertainment media like satellite TV and radio systems of BBC and HBO.
Service Charge A service charge on Blue Whale between Chongqing and Yichang is 24 USD/150 CNY per person. Passengers can pay for the service fee when boarding the ship. Alternatively, China Travel can deal with the payment and itemize it on your travel quotation.
Cruise Class: 5-star
Maiden Voyage: 1995
Last Renovated: 2010
Length in m(ft): 96.5(300)
Width in m(ft): 16.4(54)
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Tipping Special Note:The Blue Whale have introduced a $23/RMB150 per person service charge for the passengers who come from Southeast Asia. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding. Passengers from other countries can choose to pay the service fee at the end of the cruise.Customer request a specific cabin need an additional fee (RMB100-RMB300) based on the floor of ship.
Entrance fees:The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
Room: Overnight accommodation for morning departure (except Victoria sailing from Chongqing to Shanghai). A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary.
Luggage Transfers: Between ship and passenger terminal.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Transfers: From airport to cruise terminal in Chongqing/Yichang/Wuhan.
Single Room Supplement.
Gratuities, Tips to guides.
Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
Location: 2nd Floor
Room Size: 16.5 square meters
Beds: Two single beds
Location: 2nd Floor
Room Size: 24 square meters
Beds: Queen beds 1.8*2.0
Location: 2nd Floor
Room Size: 33 square meters
Beds: King beds 2.0m*2.0m
Service Desk with Safety Deposit
Observation Decks - outside
Observations Decks - enclosed
Business Center: Internet, Fax, Coping, Printing, International Telecom