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Departure: March ~ November. Start from Shanghai or Chongqing

Cruiser Description

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

 

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1  Shanghai

dinner excluded Sophia
Board the ship from 9:00am to 11:00am and depart from Wusongkou Wharf, Shanghai at 12:00am noon.(Dinner is included.)

Day 2  Nanjing

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
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.

Day 3  Huangshan

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain. Mt.Huangshan is one of the most famous mountains in China. It is said that if you have visited Mt.Huangshan, then you don't have to visit other mountains. So to speak, Mt. Huangshan has almost all the unique features that a mountain could have. The steep cliffs, dense pine trees, stones of odd shapes, amazing cloud sea, high peaks, deep valleys and hot springs describe the secret workings of nature.

Day 4  Hubei Provincial Museum

breakfast included
Shore excursion at Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum (12:00 noon to 3:00 pm).

Day 5  Yangtze River

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
Sailing on Yangtze for a whole day.

Day 6  Three Gorges Dam Site

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
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.

Day 7  Huangshan or Jiuhuashan

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain.

Day 8  Fengdu

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
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.

Day 9  Chongqing

  breakfast  included
Arrives in Chongqing at 08:00am.

Day 1  Chongqing

Dinner excluded Sophia
Board the ship before 9:30am and depart Chongqing at 10:00 am. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. (Accommodation is not available before 5:30am.)

Day 2  Lesser Three Gorges

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
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.

Day 3  Three Gorges Dam

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
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.

Day 4  Hubei Provincial Museum

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia
Shore excursion at Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum (12:00 noon to 3:00 pm).

Day 5  Huangshan or Jiuhua Shan

breakfast + lunch + dinner included  Sophia
Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain. Mt.Huangshan is one of the most famous mountains in China. It is said that if you have visited Mt.Huangshan, then you don't have to visit other mountains. So to speak, Mt. Huangshan has almost all the unique features that a mountain could have. The steep cliffs, dense pine trees, stones of odd shapes, amazing cloud sea, high peaks, deep valleys and hot springs describe the secret workings of nature.

Day 6 Nanjing

breakfast + lunch + dinner included  Sophia
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.

Day 7 Shanghai

breakfast  included  Sophia
Shore excursion to Huangshan(the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area) or Jiu Hua Mountain.

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
 Steamer ticket (one way) Tips (CNY 300/person)
 Daily meals as list. Optional sightseeing
 3 nights accommodation based on one standard bed per person  including free entertainment.  Upgrading fee,  CNY 300 per person for each floor
 Entrance ticket as list, landing charges  Personal expenses such as laundry, pay TV and so on.
English-speaking tour guide. (other language available at extra cost for private tour)  Transfer service between airport/train station/hotel to the dock.
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.
How to Book?
You can book online or by email, tell us your flight number/ arrival time to Chongqing or Yichang, or 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 and voucher after your booking.
Price per person Inquiry or
Chongqing to Shanghai, Standard Cabin, Low season(Apr) : $879 (5,980CNY)
Chongqing to Shanghai, Standard Cabin, peak season(May, Sep, Oct) : $968 (6,585CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin, Mar, Jun, July, Aug, Nov, Dec : $366 (2,490CNY)
Shanghai to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Low season(Apr) : $879 (5,980CNY)
Shanghai to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, peak season(May, Sep, Oct) : $968 (6,585CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Mar, Jun, July, Aug, Nov, Dec : $366 (2,490CNY)
Optional Activities: then click "Book Now".
Pickup from airport (or hotel) to the cruiser, (Chongqing, minimum 2 people) : +$24 (160CNY)
Pickup from airport (or hotel) to the cruiser, (Shanghai, minimum 2 people) : +$37 (250CNY)

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Customer Reviews: Rating: 4.00 of 5 Star, base on 2 reviews Write a Review
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.. More
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] written by , Date Added:
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.. More
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!] written by , Date Added:
Question and Answers: Totally 88 Questions and Answers Ask a Question
Question: Victoria: Sophia Cruiser, between Shanghai and Chongking, Inquiry about ,Shanghai to CHongking - VIctoria,What does single supplement cost? I will be in Shanghai for the tennis tournament, Oct. 11-15,SKYPE - pvliz806 more..
Answer asked by ELIZABETH, 03/27/2017
Hello,   Victoria Sophia Cruiser from Shanghai to Chongqing, will departs from Shanghai on October 7th or Oct 21st, not other dates, so are you OK with the dates?     more..
Question: Inquiry about ,Victoria sophia between shanghai and chongking in a stabdard cabin or thenext grade up for a 7 night cruise, Start from ,Chongking,Is it doing 7 night cruises more..
Answer asked by Mary, 11/27/2016
Dear Mary, Sorry for this information, and Victoria Sophia was cancelled the voyage in 2017, and this cruiser was reserved by a big Group to refuse to the outside world scheduled or stop to sail, but we are sure that we cannot sale it next year.   You can search the same cruiser with others or you just change a sh more..
Question: Inquiry about ,victoria, Start from ,9th july 2017,avaiabilty more..
View Answer asked by lionel, 09/22/2016
Dear lionel hill , . The schedule of Yangtze Cruiser of 2017 isn’t confirmed, can we reply you in Dec? Sorry for the inconvenience it caused. Have a nice weekend! more..
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