The Yangtze River is one of the most interesting rivers in the world. It is blessed with a richness of natural/manmade scenery and cultural relics such as the Three Gorges Dam, Gemstone Stronghold, and Shennong Stream. A Yangtze River cruise will give you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.
Taking a Yangtze cruise is a popular way to discover China. It can slow your pace and relax your mind with a leisurely journey, letting you take in picturesque gorges from a deck chair or personal balcony. Experiencing the Yangtze - in all its magnitude, history, and surrounding natural beauty - is worth every minute you’ve waited to get there!
Along the Yangtze River, the Chongqing to Yichang is the golden part for cruising. there are over 30 luxury cruise ships sailing on the magnificent section of the Yangtze River, all offering both upstream and downstream cruises between Chongqing and Yichang. which are operated by six cruise companies, including Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises, Sanctuary Retreats (Yangtze Explorer), President Cruises, Yangtze Gold Cruises, and Changjiang Cruises.When faced with so many options, you may be confused about choosing a cruise ship.
According to our data from the cruise companies and the feedback from our customers, here are our cruise ships recommendations. All the ships are with advanced facilities, high quality services, luxury rooms, satisfying entertainments, tasteful food, awesome arrangements, and very reasonable prices, and also are highly recommended.
Leading vessel of President Cruises
Most luxurious ship on the Yangtze River
Most popular cruise line under The Victoria cruises
The sister ship of Century Paragon
The newest flagship cruise line of Century Cruises
Most luxury, lead in river cruise in 2024
The Yangtze River is long - one of the longest rivers in the world, in fact - which means there is just so much to see along the way. The cruise operators we work with travel perhaps the most beautiful section of the river - from Chongqing to Yichang. It’s within this stretch of river you’ll come face to face with some of China’s most distinctive natural landscapes and famous historical structures, including the Three Gorges, Shibaozhai, Fengdu Ghost City and more.
Fengdu Ghost City - Top 3 Attractions in Fengdu County
Tribe of the Three Gorges - Most Beautiful Scenic Spot
White Emperor City – “City of Poems” on Yangtze River
Three Gorges Dam – World Larges Water Control Project
Shennong Stream – Picture Scroll of Serene Nature
Shennv Stream – Primitive & Serene Wonderland
Shibaozhai Pagoda – Bright Pearl on Yangtze River
The Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
A Three Gorges cruise on the Yangtze River offers many features you’d find on an ocean cruise: relaxation, spectacular scenery, live entertainment, fun activities, educational sessions, cruise tours, delicious food, and ample opportunities for exploration ashore.
On board, guests can enjoy Tai Chi classes, learn to cook traditional Chinese dishes or take a calligraphy class. With ample relaxation time available, you can also make use of the cinema, swimming pool, beauty spa, lounges and bars. Each of our Three Gorges cruise operators include a variety of onboard entertainment. Guests are free to attend the Captain’s welcome party, traditional Chinese dance and music performances, tea ceremonies, and more.
There are also numerous shore excursions available on a Yangtze cruise, with a number of these included in the cruise price, allowing you to experience more of what this incredible river has to offer. Optional shore excursions are available too, depending on the cruise operator. Guests can decide what inspires them along the way. Choose from visits to iconic sights famous along the Yangtze River, including Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, the impressive Three Gorges, and stunning Shennong Stream, which can only be visited in a small wooden boat. Time for an adventure!Whether you’re traveling up or downstream, a stop at the Yichang Three Gorges Tourism Center will provide the back story to the Three Gorges Dam an impressive feat of Chinese engineering and logistics. Learn how the dam has changed the face of the river and lives of those who’ve made its shore their home. Looking for a China river cruise? You can't beat the awe inspiring beauty of the Yangtze River.
Want to satisfy yourselves most in China? Actually, only a Yangtze River cruise is not enough to get a complete picture of vast and beautiful China. You may start from the popular gateways - Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong and cover Xi'an, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa...into the trip with enjoyable pace and diverse experience. If you have your own travel plan, just tell us and we can help you customize a perfect China Yangtze tour.
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