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Disembarkation Time, Ports & Tips

We know you need to make clear when you will disembark from your Yangtze cruise. It is good to know ahead so that you could book the suitable flight or train for your transfer to next destination. It is good to know ahead for if you make any change of your schedule/itinerary, you will be made all the things work out well.

The following presents all the disembarkation time and port for the popular cruise lines. Also, there are some notices you need to pay attention to.

Disembarkation Time of Yangtze Cruises

Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream)

Fleet: Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Yangtze Gold Cruises, Changjiang Cruises

Arrival Port: Victoria Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Gold Cruises depart from Yichang New Century Port; Century Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Changjiang Cruises depart from Yichang Taohuacun Port.

Disembarkation Time: 13:00.

(Please Note: Yichang New Century Port and Yichang Taohuacun Port are a little bit far away from City Center that not so well conntected by city buses and taxies. The cruise companies will inform travelers in advance and if you want a transfer from the cruise port to Yichang city center/railway station/airport, feel free to tell your needs to the cruise companies. The price will be reasonable.)

Yichang to Chongqing (Upstream)

Fleet: Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Yangtze Gold Cruises, Changjiang Cruises

Arrival Port: Chongqing Chaotianmen Port.

Disembarkation Time: 09:00.

Chongqing to Shanghai (Downstream)

Ship: Victoria Sophia

Arrival Port: Shanghai Wusongkou Pier

Disembarkation Time: 08:00

Shanghai to Chongqing (Upstream)

Ship: Victoria Sophia

Arrival Port: Chongqing Chaotianmen Pier

Disembarkation Time: 08:00


Some Notes for Yangtze Cruise Disembarkation

Sometimes, the disembarkation time will be delayed 30-60 minutes or more by the water level or other unexpected conditions, so please book your flight or train by checking with your travel consultants.

How to off-load luggage

Before disembarking cruise, you should identify and clear your luggage. If you purchase a package tour from us, we’ll offer the transfer services for you to off-you’re yourluggage. For individual tourists, porters are paid one dollar per piece of luggage carried while embarking or disembarking.

Local Transfer Service

In Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai, we also offer local transfer services at a low price for you easily transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.You can meet the local guide and driver on the port bank. Of course, with enough time and energy, you can do the transfer by your own.

In-depth City Tour

We also offer other city tours after your disembarkation of Yangtze cruise. Whether you want to explore cruise port cities of Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Shanghai or other hot cities in China, such as Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Zhangjiajie, Tibet after your cruise tour, we can customize the best itinerary for you.

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

We are flying to Yichang in early morning. The flight from Shanghai is arriving at 10 am. The embarkation starts at 19:00. Where can we keep our suitcases for the whole day before embarkation? Is there any place to hold our luggage?
Thank you.
2017-03-22 21:47
Hello Mike,

Nice to know your visit to the Yangtze River. And before your embarkation, you can keep your luggage in the Three Gorges Tourist Center (三峡游客中心),also called Yichang No. 9 Port (宜昌九码头) for fee, and the operating hours is 7:00-19:00. The luggage keeping service is for fee and you can inquire the service staff (some can speak a little English) for detail price when you are there.
Detail address of the Three Gorges Tourist Center:
No. 142, Yanjiang Avenue, Yichang宜昌市沿江大道142号 (facing Wanda Plaza)

Hope you enjoy your Yangtze River cruise vacation!
Arriving to chongqing in the morning and cruise embarks at 19:00, is there luggage storage?
2017-04-13 03:42
Hello Jessie,

Thank you for the question! For your arrival at Chongqing in the morning, you can store your luggage at Chongqing North Railway Station that is about 12 kilometers away from Chaotianmen Port and needs about 20-40 minutes by taxi. If you arrive at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, you can get to that railway station for about 25 minutes by taxi. Also, if you need to experience the Chongqing half day tour and any other help, please contact us directly!

Wish you a good trip on Yangtze River cruise ship!
Steps to climb when getting off boat
I have read that you may have to climb 50 to 150 steps without railing to get off a boat on the Yangtze River. Is that at Yichang or Chongqing or is that at a particular excursion stop along the way?
2017-09-28 13:16
Hello Gene,

Thank you for the question. During your Yangtze River cruise, you would have to walk about tens of steps at Chaotianmen Port for boarding. As for shore excursion visit, there are hundreds of steps at Fengdu Ghost City and 99 steps at Shibaozhai Pagoda, and the step at White Emperor City needs about 20 minutes to climb. You could choose to visit the sites according to your interests and physical condition, and watch your steps if go there.

Wish you a happy trip on the Yangtze River!
Luggage storage
We are arriving in Chongqing early in the morning. We departure on your river cruise later that day. Is there luggage storage at the Chaotianmen Port near pier 10?
2017-11-09 02:19
Hi Gail,

Thank you for the question! For your arrival at Chongqing in the morning, we suggest you store your luggage at the reception desk onboard your Yangtze River cruise ship. And then you could have fun in Chongqing without any worry and go back to the ship after fun time. Also, if you need to experience the Chongqing half day tour and any other help, please contact us directly!

Have a wonderful trip in Chongqing and the Yangtze!
Secure luggage storage
Hi Carrie. Thank you for responding to my question. We went to our Yangtze River cruise at port 10 to request luggage storage. They could not provide secure luaggae storage. Our bags would of been left in a hallway with no one watching them. This is unacceptable service. If you were travelling would you leave your luggage in an unsecure baggage storage? Without secure baggage storage we were unable to visit any sites in Chongqing. Regards Gail
2017-11-09 21:50
Hello Gail,

I’m sorry to know that. We are contacting to deal with your problem. And could you please tell me about name of your cruise ship. Thank you!

Reply Carrie
We are on President 8 Yangtze River Cruise. In your reply could you please explain how you are going help me with our situation since this occurred two days ago. Going forward I would suggest that in your brochure literature “The Yangtze River Cruise” detailed information regarding secure baggage storage be written for your guests. That way instead is searching through your web-site trying to acquire an answer to my question, which is a was of my valuable time, it is a point that is addressed initially. Regards Gail
2017-11-12 08:38
Hi Gail,

Thank you for the reply. Do you mind telling me whether you booked the President No.8 Yangtze River cruise from a travel agency like us or by your own? Usually, for guests booking Yangtze River cruises with us Yangtze-river-cruises.com and arriving in the embarkation city very early, they usually would also book the local transfer service with a driver, and some would also book the half day tour with a local travel guide. For such case, the guests could put their luggage on the vehicle before check-in on the ship. And for other Yangtze cruise travelers booking by themselves, they could put their suitcases on the ship or other places with storage services.

We appreciate your suggestion, and we would give detail information of the luggage storage on our website for the Yangtze cruise visitors.

Have a nice day!

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