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Port Change for Yangtze Cruise Embarkation & Disembarkation in Yichang
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Possible Port Change for Special Events in Yichang

In normal circumstances, no matter you take downstream or upstream Yangtze cruises, you usually embark / disembark your ships at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port (朝天门码头), Yichang New Century Port (新世纪码头) / Yichang Taohuacun Port (桃花村码头) at the scheduled time.

However, some ships may not be able to sail through the ship locks during Jan. 30th and Apr. 30th in 2017 for the maintenance of the ship locks according to the permit of the navigational authorities and the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China. (The time is not fixed yet and it will be adjusted according to the real working progress)

Also, the same limitation for shipping through the ship locks will occur for other reasons like:

  • • Floods and Water Shortage
  • • Waterway Regulation
  • • Terrible Weather
  • • ……

For more latest news about Three Gorges Dam Site Ship Locks, please feel free to contact us for updating and detailed info when booking your favorite Yangtze cruise.

Yangtze Cruise Port Change in Yichang for Special Events 

Yichang Port Map
Port Map for Yichang Yangtze Cruise Embarkation & Disembarkation

Port would be changed to Maoping (茅坪) for embarkation and disembarkation in special periods, like the maintenance of the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Please make clear about the location of Yichang Sanxia Airport (宜昌三峡机场), Yichang East Railway Station (宜昌火车东站), Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) (or Yichang No. 9 Dock, Yichang No. 3 Dock) and Maoping.

The cruise companies will take the responsibility to do the transfer from the nearest port Maoping to Yichang downtown for downstream cruise disembarkation (an hour bus ride) and Yichang downtown to Maoping for upstream cruise embarkation, so travelers will still have shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam Site and see the spectacular view of the project parts and ship locks.

Yichang Upstream Cruise Embarkation During Special Period

On Day 1 of the Yichang upstream cruise, travelers should arrive at Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) (or Yichang No. 9 Dock, or Yichang No. 3 Dock) in Yichang downtown area during the late afternoon and the cruise companies will arrange the tourist buses to transfer you to Maoping Port to board the ship. The distance between Yichang downtown area and Maoping is about 50 kilometers which takes about 1~1.5 hours. The following trip arrangement remains unchanged.

Detail gathering time and place for upstream cruise of each Yangtze River cruises at below.

Yichang No.9 Port

Yichang No.9 Port

Cruises NameGathering TimeGathering PlacesTransportation to Embarkation
Victoria Cruises 18:00-21:00 Yichang No. 9 Dock
(宜昌九码头)
Take the bus arranged by the cruise company to Maoping Port to embark your cruise ship.
Century Cruises 18:00-19:00 Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)
(宜昌东湖燕沙大酒店)
President Cruises 17:00-19:00 Yichang No. 9 Dock
(宜昌九码头)
Yangtze Gold Cruises 18:30-19:30 Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)
Changjiang Cruises 18:00-19:00 Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)
Yangtze Explorer 18:00-19:00 Yichang No. 9 Dock

 

Tips:

  • 1. Yichang No. 3 Dock and Yichang No. 9 Dock are very close and only about 100 meters away.
  • 2. Please make sure to take the bus to Maoping Port on time, and if you miss it, contact us at once!
  • 3. Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) Address: No. 5 Yiling Road, Yichang City.
  • 4. Yichang No. 9 Dock Address: No. 142, Yanjiang Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (facing Wanda Plaza).
Yichang Yan Sha Hotel

Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)

Yichang Downstream Cruise Disembarkation During Special Period

Taking a downstream cruise during the special periods, on the last day, travelers should leave from Three Gorges Dam Site and take the tourist buses provided by the cruise companies to Yichang Downtown area (Yichang No. 9 Dock, Yichang No. 3 Dock or Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)). The bus ride takes 1~1.5 hours and arrives between 11:30-12:00.

Detail gathering time and place for downstream cruise of each Yangtze River cruises at below.

Yichang Maoping Port

Yichang Maoping Port

Cruises NameTransportation to YichangArrival PlaceArrival Time
Victoria Cruises After visiting the Three Gorges Dam Site, the cruise company will arrange the bus to take to Yichang downtown. Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 12:00
Century Cruises Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 11:30
President Cruises Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 12:00
Yangtze Gold Cruises Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 12:00
Changjiang Cruises Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 11:30
Yangtze Explorer Yichang No. 9 Dock Around 12:00

 

PS:

For Victoria downstream travelers, you can have lunch onboard the ship after the shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site, and the cruise company will arrange comfortable vehicles to transfer you to Yichang City.

Get to Yichang Ports from Yichang Airport / Train Station

 

How to Get to Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) from Airport/Train Station?

Yichang Sanxia Airport to
Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)
About 32 kilometers About 40-50 minutes
Yichang East Railway Station to
Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch)
About 12 kilometers About 30-35 minutes
Yichang Sanxia Airport

Yichang Sanxia Airport

How to Get to Yichang No.9 Dock/Yichang No. 3 Dock from Airport/Train Station?

Yichang Sanxia Airport to
Yichang No. 9 / No. 3 Dock
About 28 kilometers About 30-40 minutes
Yichang East Railway Station to
Yichang No. 9 / No. 3 Dock
About 8 kilometers About 15-20 minutes
Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

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