Explore The Mysterious Yangtze River With Century Cruises


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The only way to really see the mighty and mysterious Yangtze River in China is to cruise down it; take a cruise with Yangtze Century Cruse for a luxurious and unforgettable experience.


The Yangtze River in China is the longest river in the world, at 6380km long, to flow entirely within one country and the third longest river in the world. Century River cruises both upstream, from Yichang to Chongqing which takes 4 nights and 5 days, as well as downstream, from Chongqing to Yichang which takes 3 nights and 4 days.
On your cruise you also have the chance to see ancient sites and explore remote rural villages up close. There are 3 shore excursions during your cruise, visit the Shibaozhai Pagoda; Shennv Stream and the Three Gorges Dam Project.


You will either cruise on the luxurious Century Paragon or Century Legend Platinum Ship. Both are modern, stylish and very comfortable vessels with state of the art amenities and spacious common areas. Century River Cruises are the only Yangtze fleet with all ships built after 2003, plus they have the largest cabins on the Yangtze River and all the cabins have private balconies. The observation deck is particularly stunning with unparalleled 360-degree views that almost put you on the same level as the Gorges through which you pass.

Service & Facilities

Despite the epic scenery outside, at times you’ll be so busy on board that you must remember to look outside! Onboard you can indulge in the Zen Spa Center, relax in the quiet Library, try your hand at the traditional art of Chinese Calligraphy or learn the ancient relaxation technique of Tai Chi on the observation deck. For those looking to stay in shape, you can make use of the state-of-the-art fitness centre or the largest heated indoor swimming pool on the Yangtze River. Come evening, enjoy the onboard entertainment including local opera and ethnic dancing or just chill out in your cabin with award-winning movie channels, CNN, HBO, and international TV channels. Your experience onboard is one of comfort and indulgence, whilst being exceptionally good value for money and authentically Chinese.
All Century River Cruise ships have European hospitality experts providing personal management throughout your cruise. The staff really make your experience, they are friendly, efficient and even entertaining!


Century Cruises are proud to partner with several UK holiday operators including: Kuoni, Riviera Travel, VJV (Voyage Jules Vern), Titan Travel, Saga Holidays, Wendy Wu Tours, Veloso Tours and China Holidays so you can book your cruise through them if easier than booking direct.

Food & Drink

Excellent dining is a vital part of any good cruise and luckily Century River Cruises more than delivers in this regard! Enjoy magnificent, freshly prepared and expertly cooked dishes created by international chefs. Start the day as you mean to go on with a delectable breakfast, chose from sumptuous croissants filled with chocolate or almonds, freshly-made coffee, juice or English tea, fresh fruits, yogurts, as well as bacon and eggs. And if that’s not quite enough choice, you can also sample the traditional local breakfast which includes steamed buns, soybean milk and tempting deep-fried dough sticks or rice porridge. Lunch and dinner offer both Chinese and Western buffet meals, all served in the single-seating main restaurant, with huge windows that beautifully frame the dramatic scenery of the Yangtze. Alternatively, you can visit the sophisticated and elegant A La Carte Restaurant which serves authentic home-style cuisine.

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