Victoria: Prince Cruiser, Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour

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Tour Description and Itinerary

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March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Shanghai following the schedule.

Cruiser Description:
Standard: ★★★★★  five star
Year Built: 1994
Renovated: 2011
Gross Tonnage: 4587T
Length: 89.4m
Beam/Width: 16.4m
Draft: 2.7m
Speed: 28km/hr
Restaurants: 1
Passenger Decks: 4
Crew: 121
Standard Cabins: 93
Executive Suites: 7
Deluxe Suites: 2
Shangri-La Suites: 2
Total Cabins: 104
Total Passengers: 208

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.

The Victoria Sophia, also called Prince, is the flagship for Victoria's upgraded fleet. Specifically designed to accommodate both leisure and business travelers, the Victoria Sophia has over 1200 square feet on the upper floor, with conference rooms, space for cocktail parties, private meetings, and guest lecture sessions.

The Victoria Sophia has been redesigned with private balconies for all cabins to allow intimate, private viewing of the scenery of the Three Gorges. The Victoria Sophia's hospitable, well-trained staff makes passengers feel comfortable and at home aboard this floating hotel.

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 (Down Stream: 7 days)

Days  Chongqing to Shanghai (Down Stream)
D1  Board the ship before 9:30am and depart Chongqing at 10am. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. (Accommodation is not available before 5:30am.)
D2  Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. -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. Mountain tops 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.
D3  Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site. -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 will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. Since Sep 1st, 2005, the first 1000 tourists each day get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.
D4  Shore excursion at Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum (12:00 noon to 3:00 pm).
D5  Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain. 
D6  Full day tour of Nanjing, including the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty-style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. 9:00 pm. Leave Nanjing for Shanghai.
D7  Disembark at Wusongkou Wharf, Shanghai at 8:00am.

Voyage: Shanghai to Chongqing (Up Stream: 9days)

Days  Shanghai to Chongqing (Up Stream)
D1  Board the ship from 9:00am to 11:00am and depart from Wusongkou Wharf, Shanghai at 12:00am noon.(Dinner is included.)
D2  Half-day tour of Nanjing including the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty-style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. At 9:00 pm leave Nanjing for Huangshan.
D3  Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain. 
D4  Shore excursion at Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum (12:00 noon to 3:00 pm). 
D5 Sailing on Yangtze for a whole day.
D6 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site. -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 will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. Since Sep 1st, 2005, the first 1000 tourists each day get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.
D7 Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. -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. Mountain tops 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.
D8 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County. -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.
D9 Arrives in Chongqing at 08:00AM.

The cruiser keeps the right to change and adjust the above itinerary in accordance with the temporal weather, navigation situation and other temporary occurrences.

Price Include:
Crusier accommodations, three meals everyday, shore excursions specified on the itinerary. the accommodation is based on one standard bed per person.

How to Book?
You can book online or by email, tell us your flight number/ arrival time to Chongqing or Shanghai? go downstream or upstream? the hotel you stay in either city, we will pick you up from the airport(or hotel) to the cruiser. you will receive our confirmation email after your booking. 

Note: There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger. For airport transfer, the price listed below are made for at least two person. If just one, need to pay 2 times.

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Select Tour Type: more friends coming with you, more discount you get. Note: following price is for per person
Down-Stream: Standard Cabin (Apr, May, Sep, Oct), : $1,189 (7,230CNY)
Down-Stream: Standard Cabin (Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov), : $983 (5,980CNY)
Up-Stream: Standard Cabin (Apr, May, Sep, Oct), : $1,189 (7,230CNY)
Up-Stream: Standard Cabin (Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov), : $983 (5,980CNY)
Optional Activities: (Tick what you like, then click "Book Now".)
Pickup from airport (or hotel) to the cruiser, (Chongqing, based on 2people) : +$26 (160CNY)
Pickup from airport (or hotel) to the cruiser, (Shanghai, based on 2people) : +$41 (250CNY)

Customer Reviews of Victoria: Prince Cruiser Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour

Average customers rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars, base on 2 travellers reviews:
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review written by Jozsef Liechtenstein-Zabrak, Dr
Click for Review DetailsI took an upstream cruise with Victoria Prince from Shanghai (20th April 2008) till Chongqing (28th April 2008). It was a very professional, well organized voyage. Staff was extremly practiced, friendly and courteous. River guides (Luther and Curtis) were very well trained. Wide selection of carefully-chosen Chinese a... More

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
review written by Mai T Tran
We enjoyed the cruise very much and would like to share some honest feelings: Pro: Very good service from cruise staff, warm and helpfull. Good foods Beautiful sceneries along the river. Helpful and good service on all of the excursion tours. Con: Ship needs a little more improvement of the cleanness from insi... More

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
Customer Reviews of Victoria: Prince Cruiser Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour
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