Century Diamond Cruiser, Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour

Cruiser Description:
Chinese name:世纪钻石
Standard: ★★★★★
Regeneration: 2008
Length 110m
Width 17m
Gross Tonnage: 8040 T
Capacity: 264 Passengers
Decks: 6

The luxurious 5-star Century Star was regenerated in.2008. It has been proven to be one of the most popular ships on Yangtze River. With its grand two-story lobby to the beautiful ballroom, elegant restaurant and top furnishing, the ship boasts the same comforts and amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel.
The ship features Spacious, all outside cabins have private balconies. Each cabin is equipped with a phone and color television, mini-bar, and all bathroom are designed according to the western standard. The two beds in the standard cabin can be combined to be a King size bed. In addition, bathtub, hairdryer, telephone in bathroom are set in all Presidential Suites and Deluxe Standard Cabins.

Meals aboard will allow you a choice of Chinese or Western entrees. You can enjoy local cuisine, but also delicately grilled salmon and tender steak on the menu, the Chinese meals are served in traditional family style.

How to aboard cruisers in Chongqing and Yichang? 

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1  Embarkation from Chongqing

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Get on board during 18:30 and 21:30 at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. Safety briefing at 21:00. The cruise sets sail at 21:30.

Day 2  Shibaozhai 

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Century Sun
Free coffee, tea and pastries are available in the morning. Do Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast (7:00 - 8:00). Later, free on your own or take an optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City (CNY290 per person).

At noon, have buffet lunch.

At 14:00, the ship will stop at Zhongxian Port. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai, which was built against Yuyin Mountain during Wanli Period. The whole tower is 56 meters high with 12 floors.

There will be a Captain's welcome party from 18:00 to 19:00.
Have buffet dinner (19:00 - 20:30). Watch crew cabaret at 21:00.

Day 3  Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge 

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Century Sun
Free coffee, tea and pastries are available in the morning. Do Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00.
Have buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00.

Optional tour to White Emperor City ((CNY290 per person, 7:30-9:30).
Enjoy amazing scenery of Qutang Gorge on the deck at about 10 o'clock. Have buffet lunch (12:00-13:00).
The ship will go through Wu Gorge at about 11:45.

Have buffet lunch(12:00-13:00).

In the afternoon, take a boat to visit Goddess Stream.
Disembarkation briefing at 18:15. Have buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30. Settle the bills later. Play mask ball or sing karaoke if you like in the evening(21:00-22:30).
The ship will go through double-line five-grade ship lock at 22:00. It is the biggest ship lock in the world. The ship will climb a height of a 40-story building. Quite an extraordinary experience.

Day 4  Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge

breakfast included
Have breakfast in the morning(7:00-8:00). Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Scenic Site, which is the biggest water-control project. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xiling Gorge at around 11:00. Check out at 11:30. Disembarkation at Yichang at 12:00. That's the end of the tour.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00 to aboard the cruise on the first day. If you need airport transfer from/to the dock, please choose optional service below in the price list.

Day 1  Yichang 

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Get aboard from Taohuawu Port at Yichang from 18:30 to 21:30. Embarkation briefing at 21:00.

Day 2  Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam 

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Century Sun

Free coffee, tea and pastries are available in the morning. Do Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xiling Gorge which starts from Xiangxi River of Zigui County in the west and stretches to Nanjinguan in the east. It is 76 kilometers and the longest gorge of the Three Gorges Dam.

Optional tour to Three Gorges Tribe  from 9:00 to 11:30 (CNY290 per person).
Have buffet lunch at noon(12:00-13:00).

In the afternoon(13:30-16:00), shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Scenic Site. The dam is the biggest water-control project in the world.

There will be cultural activities from 16:00 to 17:00.
At around 17:15, the ship will go through the double-line five-grade ship lock. It is the biggest ship lock in the world. The ship will climb a height of a 40-story building.

Join the Captain's welcome party from 18:15 to 19:00.
Have buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30. Watch crew cabaret at 21:00.

Day 3  Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream, Qutang Gorge 

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Century Sun
Free coffee, tea and pastries are available in the morning. Do Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00.
Have buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00.
Enjoy the amazing scenery of Wu Gorge on the deck at 7:30.
Shore excursion to Goddess Stream(8:30-11:00).
Have buffet lunch from 12:00 to 13:00.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Qutang Gorge at 15:00.
Free at leisure during 15:30 to 18:00 or take an optional tour to White Emperor City (CNY290 per person) .
Have buffet dinner(19:00-20:30). Night entertainment begins at 21:00.

Day 4  Shibaozhai 

  breakfast + lunch + dinner included Century Sun
Free coffee, tea and pastries are available in the morning. Do Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00.
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai from 9:00 to 12:00.
Attend activities on the cruise from 15:00 to 17:00 or take an optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City. There will be a disembarkation briefing at around 18:00. Have buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30. Later, you will settle the bills. And you can also enjoy your time to watch movies or sing Karaoke.

Day 5  Chongqing

breakfast included
Have buffet breakfast in the morning. Then check out at 7:30 and arrive at Chongqing around 8:00.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00 to aboard the cruise on the first day. If you need airport transfer from/to the dock, please choose optional service below in the price list.

Note: The itinerary above is subject to change by the cruise company owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition and other seasonal conditions. The itinerary is for reference only.
In case of maintenance on the Three Gorges Dam ship locks, or if the flow of the river’s upper reaches exceed 40,000 cubic meter per second during flood season, our ships will instead embark and disembark at Maoping pier, west of the ship locks on the outside of Yichang. The cruise company will be responsible for the transfer between Maoping and Yichang.
Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Cruise accommodations based on one standard bed per person at basic floor.
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Shore excursions specified in the itinerary.
Tips(CNY150/person)
Optional services and tours.
Personal expenses.
Room upgrading fee(150 per person for each floor).
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. For urgent booking, please call us directly.

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Our group consisted 8 senior adults. We booked 4 rooms for the 4D 3N cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. We enjoyed the cruising, the food, the sightseeing, and the service. However, 2 aspects may need to be improved : 1) the upgraded "VIP dining" was not worthwhile; 2) we were prepared for the RMB150 per guest  more..

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!] by ,

The trip was good, the only reservation I have is that it is geared towards group bookings and the needs of the self-booked traveller are overlooked. On trips off the boat I was randomly attached to a group, and for every meal I was placed with a Spanish group which spoke liitle English and as I speak no Span  more..

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!] by ,

Reply :    hello, according to the cruise policy , the kids above 12  will be fully charged .  for victoria , 3 people cannot share one cabin  if you want cruise form chongqing on Aug 11 th , you can choose from  Century diamond or yangtze gold  the kids below 12 will be charge half price of adults plus 3
Reply :    HELLO,. The june 5th is wednesday  no century diamond available on that day . you can choose from vistoria ,yangtze and president series . check them by   https://chinatour.net/yangtze-river-cruises.html  
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