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The Beautiful Yangzi River

At almost 4,000 miles long, the Yangzi River (Yangtse or Yangtze) is the longest river in Asia, the third longest river in the world and the birthplace of Chinese civilisation. The Yangzi is the historical divider between northern and southern China, providing a natural barrier against invaders and waterway for transport and commerce. The most impressive section of the river is the three Yangtze River gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge, collectively known as Sanxia, or the Three Gorges. A Yangzi River Cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. Tourists enjoy the stunning scenery of the Yangtze Three Gorges while exploring the ancient cultural sites along the river.
Yangzi Explorer

Carrying just 124 passengers, compared to the 300 plus accommodated on other cruise ships, the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers the finest and most personalised service on the river. Onboard facilities include a la carte dining, a luxury spa, an observation deck, 24-hour room service, a two-floor theatre, library, and beauty and fitness facilities. The ship also has the most spacious and indulgent spa on board any cruise vessel on the Yangzi. With an area covering more than 300 square metres, the Yangzi Spa is a haven of tranquility and rejuvenation. --"Life aboard the spacious Sanctuary M.S. Yangzi Explorer is tranquil and unhurried"--.
Cruises begin or end in Chongqing or Yichang. Domestic flights from Beijing/Xian/Shanghai to Chongqing or Yichang take approximately three hours. The pier in Chongqing is approximately 35 minutes away from Chongqing Airport by land transfer.

Cruise & Land Vacation Packages
Ship Itineraries, departure dates and more:
  Ship Overview

MS Yangtze 2. Newest Generation of Brand New Yangtze Cruiser. It is the largest passenger capacity among all cruisers on Yangtze River. It sets a new high-water mark in cruise ships. It is a marvel of engineering, built according to the top standards of oceangoing vessels

Luxury function hall, indoor swimming pool with comfortable water degree all year round, movie theatre, observation elevators.

Board the Cruise to commence a 4 days/3 nights adventure along the Yangtze River.


The Cruise can accommodate 440 passengers and 160 crew. It offers a variety of cabins, each with private en-suite facilities, air-conditioning and private balcony for viewing the Three Gorges Scenary.


Facilities include business center, reading room, chess and card room, fitness area, gift shop, beauty salon, tea house, cigar bar, a la carte restaurant, observation bar on the sun deck.

Karaoke, sauna, massage service, SPA, laundry services.


- Fabulous breakfast, luncheon buffets.
- Chinese dinner banquets served in an elegant single seating.
- Afternoon tea and cookies.


- Welcome Captain's cocktail party.
- On board activities feature lectures on Chinese history and culture, Tai Chi lessons, and calligraphy demonstrations, etc.
- Unique evening entertainment based on traditional Chinese customs.
- Narrative by knowledgeable river guides while sailing through the Three Gorges.
- Latest satellite communications, HBO, CNN, and internet access on board.


Day 1: Embarkation in Chongqing from 17:30 to 21:30 approx. (No Meals)
Day 2: Shore Excursion to Fengdu. (B-L-D)

Day 3: At morning, passing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. At afternoon, Shore Excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. At Evening, Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks. (B-L-D)

Day 4: At morning, passing through Three Gorges Dam Site and Xiling Gorge. Disembark in Yichang. (B)

Note: Above itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.


3 Nights Accommodation onboard.
- Meal listed above (B: Breakfasts; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- Tours and Excursion listed above.
- Transfer from Chongqing Airport to Port
- Transfer from Yichang Port to Airport


- Optional Tours sold onboard.
- Luggage Porter

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