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Victoria: Prince Cruiser

Cruiser Description:

Standard: ★★★★★ five stars

An American company managed deluxe fleet on Yangtze River, China.

Comfortable outside cabins include picture windows and private bathrooms (with tub on premier ships and shower on classic ships)

Every cabin on premier ships has a private balcony for viewing the Three Gorges scenery, luxurious suite accommodations feature full baths with tub and shower and a private sitting area.

Latest satellite communications, HBO, BBC, and internet access on every ship.

Multi-lingual international Cruise Directors and local River Guides deliver lectures on history and culture, and Yangtze River.

Attend lessons on: Tai Chi, painting, calligraphy, and kite flying, learn Mandarin language; Acupuncture demonstrations, play mahjong in the Game Room.

View a wide variety of closed-circuit China movies in your cabin.

Western or Chinese massage, facials, and hairdresser in Beauty Salon. Single seating in Dynasty Dining Hall includes: full American buffet breakfast, buffet lunch with Western and Chinese selections; evening banquets with Chinese delicacies and Western dishes; complimentary coffee, tea, cold drinks with each meal, local beer included with lunch & dinner.

Captain's welcome cocktail party and farewell banquet.

Live entertainment in Yangtze Club featuring traditional performing arts and cultural costume shows, DJ Disco dancing nightly


Voyage: Chongqing to Shanghai (Downstream)

 

Days

Chongqing to Shanghai (Downstream)

D1

Depart Chongqing at 11:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend or New Wanxian County. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill the town is the home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will get an eerie feel to the whole place. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise ships.

D2

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges. There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You will enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are dozens of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D3

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man, the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters of the length, 185 meters height, 18 meters width on the top and 130 meters at the bottom.

D4Shore excursion to Wuhan.
D5Shore excursion to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan).
D6Shore excursion to Nanjing.
D7Arrive in Shanghai Wu Song Kou Dock in the morning 8:30AM.

 

  


Voyage: Shanghai to Chongqing (Upstream)

 

Days

Shanghai to Chongqing (Upstream)

D1

Meet in Wu Song Kou No.4 dock, Shanghai (address: No. 251 Song Bao Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai)
Arrive before 3:00PM, Departs at 5:00PM.

D2

Shore excursion to Nanjing (half day).

D3

Shore excursion to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan).

D4Shore excursion to Wuhan.
D5A while daytime Sailing on Yangtze.
D6

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man, the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters of the length, 185 meters height, 18 meters width on the top and 130 meters width at the bottom.

D7

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You will enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are dozens of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D8

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend or New Wanxian County. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will get an eerie feel to the whole place. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D9Arrive in Chongqing at 8:30AM.


  
 


Victoria: Anna /Katarina Cruiser

Cruiser Description:


Standard: ★★★★★ five stars
Year Built: 2004
Gross Tonnage: 5780T
Length: 98.6m
Beam/Width: 15.2m
Draft: 2.5m
Speed: 28km/h
Passenger Decks: 4
Deluxe Suites: 6
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Cabins: 133
Total Passengers: 266
Standard Cabins: 119

Victoria Katarina and Anna, the latest addition to the Victoria fleet, is setting a new standard in cruise ship design for Yangtze River cruising. The premier ship is constructed with Victoria Cruises personal touches blending both modern and elegant architecture. The Victoria Katarina takes luxury cruising on the Yangtze to a whole new level with its generous cabin space, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies opening up to breathtaking views.

The Katarina is equipped with the latest technologies, including internet access, fax machines, and international phone systems, enabling you to contact family and friends during your Yangtze journey.

In addition to the finest hardware and shipboard technologies, the Victoria Katarina boasts the same outstanding service offered on all Victoria ships – the best on the Yangtze.


Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

 

 

Days

Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream)

D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.

D2

Depart Chongqing at 9:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that good spirits go to heaven while evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will have an eerie feel to the whole place. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D3

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM). There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You will enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are dozens of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site (8:00AM – 10:00AM). Enjoy your lunch onboard. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters of the length, 185 meters height, 18 meters width on the top and 130 meters width at the bottom.


  
  

Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

 

DaysYichang to Chongqing (Upstream)
D1Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.
D2

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site (8:30AM – 10:30AM). As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and its body was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

D3

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM) which are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. There are not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. All the "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create a timeless beauty that you enjoy in Chinese landscape paintings. Also, you will see monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feeling to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only persons here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D5

Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.


 



Victoria: Empress Cruiser

Cruiser Description:


Standard: ★★★★★ five star
Year Built: 1996
Rebuilt: 2002
Gross Tonnage: 3868T
Length: 85.5m
Beam/Width: 14.4m
Draft: 2.65m
Speed: 28km/h
Passenger Decks: 4
Standard Cabins: 91
Junior Suites: 4
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Passengers: 198

The Victoria Empress offers passengers cozy accommodations, and impeccable service. The newly reconstructed vessel provides a travel experience that focuses on the river destinations, its scenery, natural history and culture. Intimate balconies in every stateroom afford outstanding views and long lasting memories.

Designed for maximum passenger comfort, the Victoria Empress offers handsomely decorated accommodations, imported marble bathrooms, and enhanced stylish interiors exuding European refinement. Deep blue carpets and richly polished wood banisters grace the interior of the ship.

A warm, hospitable, attentive staff enables travelers to make the most of their time to relax, unwind and enjoy each moment to its fullest while embracing the enchanting river scenes of the Yangtze.


Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

 

 

DaysChongqing to Yichang (Downstream)
D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.

D2

Depart from Chongqing at 9:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks the whole place has an eerie feeling to it. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D3

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM) which are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. There are not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. All the "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create a timeless beauty that you enjoy in Chinese landscape paintings. Also, you will see monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site (8:00AM – 10:00AM). Have your lunch onboard. Arrive in Yichang at 13:30PM. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and its body was completed in 2003 while the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.


 
 


Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

 

 

Days

Yichang to Chongqing (Upstream)

D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.

D2

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (8:30AM – 10:30AM). As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters of the length, 185 meters of the height, 18 meters of the width on the top and 130 meters of the width at the bottom.

D3

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM). There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You will enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are dozens of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will have an eerie feel to the whole place. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D5

Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.




Victoria: Queen Cruiser

Cruiser Description:

Standard: ★★★★★ five star
Year Built: 1995
Rebuilt: 2003
Gross Tonnage: 4587T
Length: 89.4m
Beam/Width: 16.4m
Draft: 2.7m
Speed: 28km/h
Passenger Decks: 4
Standard Cabins: 93
Junior Suites: 6
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Passengers: 206

The newly rebuilt Victoria Queen offers graceful public areas, with high ceilings carved with delicate crafts and details. Personal onboard service and programs, which focus on the Yangtze's unique destination – its scenery, natural history and culture – greatly enhance the cruising experience.

Traveling in sophisticated style, passengers will have on-board internet access, international cable television in living quarters, and international phone service available aboard the ship. Beautifully furnished cabins and suites boast imported marble bathrooms, authentic Shanghai-style cotton bedspreads and pillowcases, and private balconies for viewing the scenery of the gorges.

The elegant ambiance and signature Victoria hospitality aboard the Victoria Queen is Yangtze River cruising at its finest.


Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

 

 

DaysChongqing to Yichang (Downstream)
D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.

D2

Depart Chongqing at 9:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu – the Ghost City. It is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will have an eerie feeling to the while place. The only persons here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D3

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM). There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. There are not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. All the "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create a timeless beauty that you enjoy in Chinese landscape paintings. Also, you will see monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site (8:00AM – 10:00AM). Enjoy your lunch onboard. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and its body was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

 
 
 


Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

 

DaysYichang to Chongqing (Upstream)
D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 10:00PM.

D2

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site (8:30AM – 10:30AM). As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and its body was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

D3

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM) which are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. There are not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. All the "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create a timeless beauty that you enjoy in Chinese landscape paintings. Also, you will see monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feeling to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D5Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.


  

Victoria: Rose Cruiser

Cruiser Description:


Standard: ★★★★★ five star
Year Built: 1992
Rebuilt: 2001
Gross Tonnage: 2428T
Length: 73.2m
Beam/Width: 12.8m
Draft: 2.6m
Speed: 28km/h
Passenger Decks: 4
Standard Cabins: 63
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Passengers: 130

The Victoria Rose weaves a sense of the past throughout the interior. The traditional and intimate character of the vessel offers home-like comforts, which place passengers at ease during their voyage.

Marveling at the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges, Victoria Rose passengers also enjoy a most delightful culinary experience, which includes fine Chinese cuisine with western selections. Imported marble bathrooms, authentic Shanghai-style cotton bedspreads and pillowcases, and intimate staterooms are just some of the comforts distinguishing Victoria Rose from the other ships on the Yangtze.

The Victoria Rose boasts high standards of both comfort and safety. The Victoria Rose offers an elegant ambiance and signature Victoria hospitality. It is Yangtze River cruising at its finest.


Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

 

 

Days

Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream)

D1Board on the ship before 9:00PM.
D2

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. With deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks, you will have an eerie feel to the whole place. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D3

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM). There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You will enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are dozens of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (8:00AM – 10:00AM). Enjoy your lunch onboard. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man the Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters of the length, 185 meters of the height, 18 meters of the width on the top and 130 meters of the width at the bottom.


 


Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

 

Days

Yichang to Chongqing (Upstream)

D1Board on the ship before 9:00PM.
D2

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (10:00AM – 12:00PM). The Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

D3

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (08:00AM – 12:00PM). -The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. Its "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. Monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds can be seen loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the wonderful natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County (9:00AM – 11:00AM). Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven, and the evil ones go to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D5Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.

 



Victoria: Star Cruiser

Cruiser Description:


Standard: ★★★★★ five star
Year Built: 1995
Rebuilt: 2003
Gross Tonnage: 4587T
Length: 89.4m
Beam/Width: 16.4m
Draft: 2.7m
Speed: 28km/h
Passenger Decks: 4
Standard Cabins: 93
Junior Suites: 6
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Passengers: 206

Awarded 5-Stars by the China National Tourism Administration in 2003, the Victoria Star is the recognized leader on the Yangtze River along with its sister ships, the Prince and Queen. With sky blue lighting glowing from the periphery of high ceilings, and elegant decor throughout the ship's interior, passengers will sail in comfort as they experience the scenery, natural history and culture of the Yangtze.

Traveling in sophisticated style, passengers will have on-board internet access, international cable television in living quarters, and international phone service available aboard the ship.

Beautifully furnished cabins and suites boast imported marble bathrooms, authentic Shanghai-style cotton bedspreads and pillowcases, and private balconies for viewing the scenery of the gorges.


Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

 

 

Days

Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream)

D1

Transfer to the cruiser, board on the ship before 9:00PM.

D2

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feeling to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only persons here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D3

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 1:00PM) which are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. There are not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. All the "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create a timeless beauty that you enjoy in Chinese landscape paintings. Also, you will see monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site (8:00AM – 10:00AM). Have your lunch onboard. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM. As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 and its body was completed in 2003 while the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

 



Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

 

Days

Yichang to Chongqing (Upstream)

D1

Transfer from airport (or from your hotel) to the cruiser, board on the ship before 9:00PM.

D2

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site (10:00AM – 12:00PM). The Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

D3

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00AM – 12:00PM). The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. Its "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. Monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds can be seen loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the wonderful natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D4

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County (9:00AM – 11:00AM). Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven, and the evil ones go to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D5Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.

 
 



China Regal



Cruiser Description:

Standard: ★★★★★ five star (ISSUED BY CHINA TOURISM BUREAU)
Maiden Voyage: 1993
Recent Redecoration: 2003
Sailing Area: Wuhan / Chongqing
Gross Tonnage: 5936T
Length: 129.15M, Width: 16M
Total Occupancy: 278 cabins (122 doubles and 14 single cabins and 10 suites)

Meals:
Breakfast: Chinese Western Buffet
Lunch: Western Buffet
Dinner: Western Buffet


Voyage: Chongqing to Wuhan (Downstream)

 

 

DaysChongqing to Wuhan (Downstream)
D1

Aboard the China Regal one day before the departure date, check-in the cruiser after 6:00PM and overnight on the cruiser free.
Depart Chongqing at 8:00AM in the morning. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D2

Shore excursion to Shennong Stream (11:30AM – 3:00PM). Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal-clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.

D3

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (8:00AM – 10:30AM). The Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. Since Sep 1, 2005, the first 1000 tourists each day get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

D4

Arrive in Wuhan at 11:30AM. (before June 2007, the cruiser will stop at Maoping dock in Yichang instead of Wuhan, after June 2007, the cruiser will finish at Wuhan)


  

 
 


Voyage: Wuhan to Chongqing (Upstream)

 

DaysWuhan to Chongqing (Upstream)
D1

Depart from Wuhan at 7:00PM. (Please note before June 2007, the cruiser will departs from Maoping dock in Yichang instead of Wuhan, the cruise company will transfer you from Wuhan to Maoping, Yichang in order to aboard the cruiser; and after June 2007, the cruiser will start from Wuhan city)

D2Sailing through the eastern side of Xiling Gorge.
D3

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site (2:00PM – 4:00PM). As the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man Three Gorges Dam has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994 while the body was completed in 2003. And the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

D4

Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges (9:00AM – 3:00PM). There are three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. They lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Not only sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water but also mountaintops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. The "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. You can enjoy monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds are loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the nice natural scenery, there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

D5

Shore excursion to the New Wanxian County or Fengdu Ghost City (8:30AM – 3:00PM) where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that the good spirits go to heaven while the evil ones go to Fengdu. Overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, the town is home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. You will have an eerie feeling to the whole place with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

D6

Arrive in Chongqing at 9:00AM.


  
 
 
  
 

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According to the itinerary


- Between Chongqing and Yichang

From Chongqing to Yichang (aboard cruiser in Chongqing city):

There are cruisers depart everyday from March to November. If you arrive in Chongqing before 9:00PM, you can aboard following cruiser on their according date, and accommodate on the cruiser.


Aboard Date You can aboard following cruisers before 9:00PM in Chongqing, ship departs at night or early next morning
Every Monday Victoria: Queen 5* Century Star (Viking) 5* CH.Victoria 4* Galaxy 1 4*
Every Tuesday Victoria: Anna 5* President 1 5* Three Kingdoms 4*
Every Wednesday Victoria: Rose 5* Dragon 5* Splendid China 4.5* CH.Victoria 4*
Every Thursday Victoria: Star 5* CH.Victoria 4* East Queen 5*
Every Friday Victoria: Empress 5* Emperor 5* Yangtze Paradise 4* Oriental Emperor 4* Yangtze Angel 5*
Every Saturday Yangtze River No.1 5*
Every Sunday Victoria: Katarine 5* East King 5* Sunshine China 5* Serenity 4* Princess Sisi 4* Yangtze River 4*


From Yichang to Chongqing (aboard cruiser in Yichang city):

There are cruisers depart everyday from March to November. If you arrive in Yichang before 9:00PM, you can aboard following cruiser on their according date, and accommodate on the cruiser.


Aboard Date You can aboard following cruisers before 9:00PM in Yichang, ship departs at night or early next morning
Every Monday Victoria: Empress 5* Emperor 5* Yangtze Paradise 4* Oriental Emperor 4* Yangtze Angel 5*
Every Tuesday Yangtze River No.1 5*
Every Wednesday Victoria: Katarine 5* East King 5* Sunshine China 5* Serenity 4* Yangtze River 4* Princess Sisi 4*
Every Thursday Victoria: Queen 5* Century Star (Viking) 5* Galaxy 1 4* CH.Victoria 4*
Every Friday Victoria: Anna 5* President 1 5* Three Kingdoms 4*
Every Saturday Victoria: Rose 5* Dragon 5* Splendid China 4.5* CH.Victoria 4*
Every Sunday Victoria: Star 5* CH.Victoria 4* East Queen 5*


 - Between Chongqing and Wuhan

Currently only China Regal and Yangtze Pearl run this itinerary).

China Regal from Chongqing to Wuhan (aboard cruiser in Chongqing city):

Departs base on following schedule. You can arrive in Chongqing one day before following dates and aboard the cruiser, accommodate overnight, the cruiser departs early next morning.



Schedule China Regal departs in the morning (8:00AM) of following days.
You need aboard one day before the date, accommodate on cruiser overnight
March 19, 21, 23, 30 August 6, 8, 10, 17, 20, 22, 29, 31
April 2, 4, 11, 13, 16, 23, 25, 27 September 3, 10, 12, 14, 21, 24, 26
May 4, 7, 9, 16, 18, 21, 28, 30 October 3, 5, 8, 15, 17, 19, 26, 29, 31
June 1, 8, 11, 13, 20, 22, 25 November 7, 9, 12, 19, 21, 23, 30
July 2, 4, 6, 13, 16, 18, 25, 27, 30 December 3, 5, 12, 14, 17, 24, 26


China Regal from Wuhan to Chongqing (aboard cruiser in Wuhan city):

Departs base on following schedule. You’d better arrive in Wuhan city before 5:00PM to catch the cruiser, it departs in the evening (7:00PM).



Schedule China Regal departs in the evening (7:00PM) of following days, No.23 Dock Wuhan.
You'd better arrive in Wuhan city before 5:00PM to catch the cruiser.
March 12, 14, 16, 23, 26, 28 August 1, 3, 10, 13, 15, 22, 24, 27
April 4, 6, 9, 16, 18, 20, 27, 30 September 3, 5, 7, 14, 17, 19, 26, 28
May 2, 9, 11, 14, 21, 23, 25 October 1, 8, 10, 12, 19, 22, 24, 31
June 1, 4, 6, 13, 15, 18, 25, 27, 29 November 2, 5, 12, 14, 16, 23, 26, 28
July 6, 9, 11, 18, 20, 23, 30 December 5, 7, 10, 17, 19 


Yangtze River cruises: between Chongqing and Shanghai

Currently only Victoria Cruise: Prince runs this itinerary

From Chongqing to Shanghai (aboard cruiser in Chongqing city):


Schedule Victoria: Prince departs in the morning (11:00AM) of following days, aboard time: from 9:00AM ~ 11:00AM.
March 19 August 6, 20
April 2, 16, 30 September 3, 17
May 14, 28 October 1, 15, 29
June 11, 25 November 12
July 9, 23


From Shanghai to Chongqing (aboard cruiser in Shanghai city):

Currently only "Victoria: Prince" run this itinerary, and departs base on following schedule. You’d better arrive in Shanghai before 4:00PM, and then we pick you up (Shanghai city) to aboard the cruiser.


Schedule Victoria: Prince departs (Shanghai Wu Song Kou Dock) in the evening (10:00PM) of following days. Aboard time: from 6:00PM ~ 10:00PM.
March 25 August 12, 26
April 8, 22 September 9, 23
May 6, 20 October 7, 21
June 3, 17 November 4, 18
July 1, 15, 29


Victoria Cruises

 - Cuisine

China has one of the world's great culinary traditions. Passengers will experience the joys of Chinese cuisine, expertly prepared with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Victoria's award-winning dining experience is reflective of China's evolving culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes.

Meals are served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room. Sumptuous western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast and lunch. Elegant dinners are served in family-style.

If you have special dietary requirements, please advise us of your needs at time of booking.

Meal times will be posted in a daily events schedule distributed to each cabin. The legal drinking age on board Victoria Cruises vessels is 18 years old.

 - Programs

Tai Chi Chuan: The term Chuan refers to a school or method of boxing or combat. Tai Chi Chuan is a sophisticated method of fighting based on the reconciliation of dynamically interacting forces. Daily practice of Tai Chi promotes mental clarity and a healthy body, assists with balance and helps the circulation of the blood. Tai Chi is also a vehicle for the realization of surpassing beauty. We offer Tai Chi early mornings to begin the day.

Lectures: We offer lectures on Chinese history and culture, which add insight and depth to the cruise experience. Topics include the evolution of the dam project and its importance to China, Chinese medicine, poetry by many of the famous Chinese sages, Chinese language, Chinese traditional brush painting, dumpling wrapping, etc.

Fashion Shows: Bring your cameras and your smiles, as our crew presents some of China's most elaborate fashions dating back to the Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD). A variety of traditional costumes from all regions of China will reflect China's cultural diversity.

Cabaret Shows: Our crew puts on a performance not to be missed! Singing, dancing, music! The cabaret show is also an opportunity for passengers to display any special talents they may have, whether it be shaking a leg, or curling the tongue...anything! This is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and enjoy the experience while cruising on the Yangtze with Victoria.

Feature Films: If you prefer to relax in your cabin, feature films are presented on your cabin television.

Tea Time and Happy Hour: Complimentary tea and coffee is offered in the early morning before breakfast, and complimentary tea and cookies are offered in the afternoon. During "Happy Hour", enjoy your favorite cocktail at a discounted price in the Yangtze Club, as you unwind from the day's activities.

 

 

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