China has one of the world’s great culinary traditions. Passengers will experience the joys of Chinese cuisine, expertly prepared with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Victoria’s award-winning dining experience is reflective of China’s evolving culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes.

Meals are served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room. Sumptuous western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner. An elegant Captain’s Farewell Banquet is served on the final night of the cruise.

In addition to the main Dynasty Dining Room, Victoria Cruises now offers a separate a la carte dining room on the Victoria Anna, Victoria Jenna, Victoria Katarina, Victoria Lianna and Victoria Selina. A la carte dining is available without additional charge to passengers pre-booking Suites and upgraded Superior Cabins on Executive Decks, or for a supplementary charge for passengers in Superior Cabins on other decks.

If you have special dietary requirements, please advise us of your needs at time of booking. Meal times will be posted in a daily events schedule distributed to each cabin. The legal drinking age on board Victoria Cruises vessels is 18 years old.

In our Victoria boutique is a wide variety of Chinese gifts and souvenirs for family, friends or personal collections, as well as useful sundries. You will find souvenirs from Yangtze destinations, oriental clothing, Victoria logo items, post cards and more.

Money on Board
Chit Payment Method:
There is no cash flow aboard Victoria Cruises. For any purchases, you may simply sign a chit, and present your room key. It will be added to your final bill, which may be settled the final night or day on board. Payment may be made in any major currency, including Chinese Renminbi, all major credit cards, and travelers checks.

Credit Cards:
For incidentals and gift shop purchases, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Money Exchange:
Victoria Cruises provides a money exchange service on board for various currencies to be exchanged into Renminbi (RMB), China’s local currency.

Tipping Policy:
Beginning in March, 2011, in lieu of tips, we will charge Rmb. 150 (approximately US $22.50) for cruises of 5 days and under, and Rmb. 300 (approximately US $45.00) for cruises of 7 days and over, to be billed on passengers’ credit cards upon check-in. This service charge does not include a gratuity to our river guide or cruise director, which may be given at passengers’ discretion based on their satisfaction with services received, as can gratuities for additional special services requested by passengers.

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