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Yangtze River Cruises Drinks & Beverages

Drinking in Your Cabins

Onboard Yangtze River cruises, staff prepares 1 to 2 bottles of mineral water for each person per day in your own cabin. And tea kettles are mostly available in cabins of most Yangtze River cruise ship, which you can use to heat some drinkable water since water is purifies and sterilized with the advanced installation on the ship.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Drinkable Water
Bottled Water and Tea Kettle in the Cabin

Drinking in the Dining Halls

During your dining time in the restaurant, several kinds of drinks are provided for free to suits your dishes, such as juicy, cola, sprite, milk, soy bean milk, yogurt, coffee, tea, hot water, etc. And you can refill you glass until the drinks are all out.

And for some meals prepared in Chinese sit-down style, soft drinks, champagne and red wines are also offered for you.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Dining Service
Great Beverage Service in the Yangtze River Cruise Dining Hall

Drinks & Beverages in the Bar or Café

If you want more drinks of other brands or more flavors, you can buy at the bars or and cafes onboard your Yangtze River cruise, which needs extra pay. Let’s see the types of beverages as below for your reference.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Drinks in the Bar
More Drinks in the Bar Onboard the Yangtze River Cruise Ship

Cocktail: Dry Martini (Gin/Vodka, Martini Day), B-52 (Kahlua, Bailey’s, Grand Mamier), Kamikaze (Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice), Fruit Daiquiri (Fresh Fruit, Bacardi, Triple Sec, Lime Juice), Cuba Libra (Fin, Cherry, Brandy, Lime Juice, Soda), Margarita (Tequila, Colntreau, Lime Juice), Long Island Ice Tea (Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Coke, etc.

Sparkling Wine & Champagne: Grand Imperial, Chinese Sparkling Wine, Prosecco Italy, Veuve Cliquot/Yellow Label, etc.

Gin: Gordon’s, Beefeater, Bombay, etc.

Tequila: Tequila (gold), etc.

Bourbon: Jim Beam White Lable, Four Roses, Jack Daniels, etc.

Canadian Whisky: Canadian Club, etc.

Aperitif: Martini Rosso, Martini Dry, Campari, Sandeman Medium, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Sambuca, Pemod, etc.

Rum: Bacardi (Light), Captain Morgan (Dark), Meyers’s (Dark), Malibu, etc.

Vodka: Stolichnaya, Smimoff, Absolut, Grey Goose, etc.

Irish Whisky: Jameson, etc.

Brandies & Cognac: Hennessy VSOP, Remy Martin VSOP, Martell Cordon Bleu, Courvoisier XO, Hennessy XO, Remy Martin XO, etc.

Liqueur: Kahlua, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, Cherry Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Crème de Cassis, Crème de Menth (G), Crème de Menth (W), Crème de Cacao (W), Crème de Cacao (D), Amaretto, Cointreau, Dnambuie, Tla Maria, Grand Mamier, Galliano, etc.

Coffee: Coffee, Ice Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee Latte, Irish Coffee, Royal Coffee, etc.

Chinese Spirit: Wu Liang Ye, Mao Tai, Lu Zhou Lao Jiao, Guo Jiao 1573, Jian Nan Chun, Gu Yue Long Shan, etc.

Bitter: Jagermeister, etc.

Scotch: Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse, Red Label, Black Label, Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich 12 Years, Glenfiddich 18 Years, Royal Salute, etc.

Beer: Chong Qing Beer, Tsing Tao Beer, Budweiser, Heineken Beer, etc.

Soft Drinks: Local Mineral Water, Evian, Perrier, Soda Water, Coca Cola, Diet Cola, Sprite, etc.

Alcohol Free Cocktail: Shirley Temple (Grenadine, Ginger ALE or Sprita), Fruit Punch (Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice Orange Juice), Swan Lake (Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice), etc.

Tea & hot drinks: Jasmine Tea, Wu Long Tea, Biluochun Tea, Longjing Tea, Black Tea, Milk, Hot Chocolate, etc.

Juicy: Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, etc.

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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.

Dress code
Is there a dress code for the evening meals on Victoria Grace?
2017-03-31 01:24
Hi Brent,

Thanks for your question. Usually dressing code for dining during night is not very formal. Such as, suite, tie, evening dress, etc. are not strictly required. You can dress as comfortable as possible to enjoy your cruise tour, but too casual clothes like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slipperier, and so forth are better to avoid.

Hope you enjoy the trip on the Yangtze River!
Wine
I like white wine with my dinner. Is that available in the dining room?
2017-07-12 08:57
Hello Fran,

Thank you for the good question. Different drinks are provided for free during the three meals in the dining room on different cruise ships, mainly covering water, coffee, wine, soft drinks, etc. You can enjoy them as you like. And if there is no white wine, you can go to the bar onboard where a lot of various drinks and wines are offered, and you can buy some to enjoy your leisure drinking time with the charming sightseeing of the Yangtze River and Three Gorges outside the windows.

Hope you enjoy your trip on the Yangtze River!
Wine
Can we purchase wine on shore and bring it to our room?
2017-07-12 21:57
Hello Carolyn,

Thanks for the question. You can buy wines and other drinks and food on shore in the Chongqing, Yichang, and shore excursion sites along the Yangtze River, and they are allowed to be brought onboard the cruise ship, and to your room. However, it is not allowed to bring your own drinks and food to the dining halls or bars on your ship.

Wish you a enjoyable cruise trip on the Yangtze River!
Weather
Can you tell me what kind of weather we can expect in early September ,we are booked on Selina for my 70 th birthday on September 6th .Thank you for your help.
2017-07-26 15:49
Hello Joyce,

Thank you for the question and happy to know your 70th birthday on September 6th.
Usually September is the one of the best months to take the Yangtze River cruise. During daytime, the sunshine is still adequate, t-shirts are ok, and you can wear your sun-protecting cloth or use the sunblock to protect your skin. And at night, it may get cooler, and you could put on your light coat. Since the entire cruise is equipped with well central air conditioner, you would feel comfortable and enjoy the trip at ease. However, in Chongqing, it is very hot in September, and it is suggested drink more water during your day in this city.

Have a nice trip on the Yangtze!
Drink Prices
Was wondering the cost of a beer or cocktail aboard the Gold 8 ship. CAD$
2017-08-14 20:10
Hello Darrell,

Thank you for the question. I’m sorry to tell you that we do not have the prices of drinks onboard Yangtze Gold 8 cruise, and as we know there are a lot of different kinds of drinks there and the prices are usually higher than that of products in a land store but also reasonable. You could know the detail prices of Chinese RMB after boarding from the staff. And the staff at the bar would serve you well.

Wish you a happy cruise trip!
Upgrade
We are traveling with Gate 1 tours in March of next year and doing the 4 night upstream trip. Will we be able to upgrade once we board the ship.
And what is the weather like in mid March. Thank you
2017-10-12 13:28
Hello James,

Thanks for your question. For my suggestion, it is better to upgrade your room as early as possible in case there is no one available after your embarkation. Besides, if you do the upgrade in advance, the staff could prepare your room ready before your boarding, so you could have a relaxing time or a break after your check in there.

About the weather, it is still a little cold during the middle of March along the Yangtze River, and sometimes sunny in the day time, but there would be some cold wind during night. You still could prepare some warm clothes, like coats, knitwear for your shore excursion visits and time on the Sun Deck. However, the whole cruise is facilitated with central air conditioner with a temperature at about 26℃, so you could feel warm when stay in your room, restaurant, and other public areas onboard. Besides, there may be some light raining days during the spring, so you are also advised to take your umbrella and rain coats. You could follow the weather report before you go.

Have a nice trip!
Coming middle of November
WHat is the usual weather for November. Should we Pack light, heavier, water wear. Also is there one side of the ship better for viewing? Do they do anything special for birthdays
2017-11-01 23:05
Hi John,

Thank you for the question. The middle of November is the early winter of Yangtze River, when it is a little cold and the temperature is varied from about 8℃ to 20℃. During that period, it would rain. Therefore, it is advised to prepare your warm clothes like sweater, long trousers, coats, scarf, etc. to keep warm and the rain gears for the rainy days. As the cruise is facilitated with central air conditioner with an average temperature at 26℃, so you would feel comfortable and warm onboard. Both sides of the Yangtze River have great sightseeing, so you could choose either side to enjoy the fancy view. You could tell your birthday to your travel consultant in advance or the staff onboard when you check, and the cruise staff would prepare a birthday cake or some other gifts on the Captain’s Welcome Party or the Captain’ Farewell Party for you. You could spend a happy and unforgettable birthday with many travelers and staff together onboard.

Wish you a memorable Yangtze River cruise trip!

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