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Hi there! My name is Vivian Cen, the local expert of Yangtze River Cruise.

My first impression of Yangtze River is on the text book when I was in senior school that in my mind this must be a spectacular nature wonders. Fortunately, my first job is work for a tour company till now and I have chance to get up close to Yangtze.

Now I have been in charge of Yangtze cruise marketing for over 5 years, I opt to take cruise down to Yangtze on different cruise lines every year, I familiar with the character of each ship I recommend, try effort to distinguish them and find out their selling point for customer whose are look for inspiration. In the Meanwhile, the cruise companies we cooperate with have been establish a stable lone term relationship with us, I am sure what we offer must be a great value for money.

---Vivian Cen

Yangtze River Cruise Expert

2018 Most Recommended Ships

Century Legend - 5-star river cruise lines and spacious stateroom

Destinations: Chongqing Yichang

Shore Excursions Include: Three Gorges Dam, Shibao Pagoda, Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream)

12,516T

GROSS TONNAGE

398

GUEST CAPACITY

2013

YEAR OF
BUILT

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President 8 - sister ship of Century Legend

Destinations: Chongqing Yichang

Shore Excursions Include: Three Gorges Dam, Shibao Pagoda, Shennong Stream

17,000T

GROSS TONNAGE

580

GUEST CAPACITY

2013

YEAR OF
BUILT

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Victoria Jenna - great value on Victoria Crise Fleet

Destinations: Chongqing Yichang

Shore Excursions: Three Gorges Dam, Shibao Pagoda, Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream)

10,000T

GROSS TONNAGE

378

GUEST CAPACITY

2009

YEAR OF
BUILT

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Yangtze Cruise Calendar

Yangtze River Map

There are four major sailing routes on the Yangtze River:

  • Chongqing → Yichang: 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Yichang → Chongqing: 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Shanghai → Nanjing: 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Nanjing → Shanghai: 4 Days 3 Nights

FAQ About Yangtze Cruise

Differences between upstream and downstream?

Downstream cruises are usually shorter than upstream cruises. Downstream sailings are from Chongqing to Yichang or Shanghai are take 4 days and 3 nights, while upstream means the opposite direction and normally takes 5 days and 4 nights.

The shore excursion of the whole cruise is the same but at different time of the day at the same destination.

How to choose an upstream and downstream trip depend on your transport from the departure point, and which disembark port is easy access to your next destination.

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