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Century Paragon

The 5-star Century Paragon is the TOP DELUXE and NEWEST Yangtze Cruise, leading in luxurious river cruising on the Yangtze River.

Cruise Route:

Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights)

Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights)

Port Change in 2017~2018 Winter: from December 29th to the whole February in 2018, the upstream cruise of Century Paragon (Yichang to Chongqing) would change the port in Yichang. Travelers should first gather at Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) during 17:00-19:00 on the embarkation day. Please know more details by contacting our travel expert!

Price:  $465-$594 •This price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.

•The prices are valid until Feb.28, 2019.

•Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.

•Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

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Century Paragon Cruise Ship

Ship Overview

Century Paragon, one of the newest 5-star ships on Yangtze River, was made her first voyage in 2013. It was supervised by EMS and Schiffstechnik Buchloh, two of the foremost ship-building experts from Germany. The state-of-the-art-ships were built with technologies to further enhance the travelers’ experience: e-propulsion and rudder propeller systems make for better steerage and less noise and vibration, while low-emission, “green” practices have been put in place for sustainability and “healthy cruising” environments.

As you embark on the luxury and elegant cruise, the friendly, English-speaking crew will welcome you aboard in the stunning 7-story atrium lobby. You’ll enjoy every moment when you stay onboard from the modern facilities to the highest level of service. This will be a completely new cruise experience on Asia’s longest river!

  • Maiden Voyage: March, 2013
  • Tonnage: 12516 T
  • Length: 141.8 Meters
  • Width: 19.8 Meters
  • Height: 24.6 Meters
  • Speed: 24km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 398
  • Number of Crew: 150
  • Total Cabins: 196
  • Decks: 7
  • Elevators: 2
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Indoor Swimming Pool: 1
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing

Why Choose this Ship?

The “First” of Century Paragon:

Century Paragon, designed by Yran and Storbrraton, has adopted "Green Environment, Low Emission and Sustainability", including:

  1. The first integrated e-propulsion and rudder propeller system on the Yangtze, reducing vibration and noise while increasing the ships’ maneuvering capability;
  2. The first Internet-based remote control surveillance system;
  3. The first “zero paint” Yangtze cruise ships, instead colored using high-tech compound panels for interior decoration and furniture.


The “Uniqueness” of Century Paragon:

Aboard Century Paragon, guests will be treated to some decidedly uncommon river cruise features:

  1. An over 2,150 square foot heated indoor swimming pool and spa complete with bar, fitness center, private relaxation area and two dressing rooms with shower;
  2. Public area and sightseeing elevators extended to the B1 deck;
  3. A 7-story Grand Atrium lobby that provides views of the surrounding Yangtze scenery;
  4. An unobstructed 12-foot high, multifunctional lounge featuring a center stage with large LED screen;
  5. An auditorium-style HD cinema seating up to 150-guests, and featuring multi-lingual translation equipment for international meetings.

What Our Customers Say about Century Paragon?

“Century Paragon - 5 Star Experience”

We had the great pleasure of taking the Century Paragon down the river from Chongqing to Yichang. Spectacular views going through the 3 gorges. I think spending a little extra on this newer boat was well worth it.

The staff on the cruise were fabulous. Leo was a fun cruise director. The ship is huge with pool, cinema, open deck on top, massive bar/stage area, massage rooms, etc. It has everything you need.

Loved this cruise and will do it again in another decade!

- Reviewed by SouthBaySurfer, visited May 2016

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2018 Schedule of Century Paragon

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Price Note:
• The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
• The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
• Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
• Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

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.

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what has an extra fee on the sailing -
and do all cabins have balconies?
2017-09-02 13:46
Hi Elizabeth and Paul,

For your Yangtze River cruise sailing trip, the transfer between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in each port city, fees of optional shore excursion sites, personal expenses such as laundry, clinic service, faxes, telephone calls, spa, salon, shopping, Internet, DVDs, etc., any meals not specified with “B”, “L”, “D”, and single room supplement are not included in the quotation, and you can give extra payment to enjoy. Besides, there is a mandatory tip requited to be paid when you checking in the cruise, you can pay at the reception counter.
Every cabin onboard Century Paragon has a private balcony for the sightseeing enjoying of guests onboard. You could sit on the chairs there to spend some leisure time alone or with your friends and family.

Have a nice trip on Century Paragon!
WLAN avaliable?
Is Wlan available on the ship. Is it free or how are the costs?
Thank you for your answer.
Yours sincerely
Juergen Betsch
2017-10-12 16:43
Hello Juergen,

Thank you for the good question. Yes, WI-FI service is offered around the entire Century Paragon cruise but needs extra payment, and as I know it needs about 200RMB for one whole trip. You could know the detailed price after boarding. If you want to use it, just tell the reception desk onboard and give the charge, and they will help you link your mobile phone, computer or tablet PC to the Internet. Besides, if you book the Executive Suite or Presidential Suite, you could enjoy the WI-FI access in the Executive Lounge for free and many other value-add amenities and complimentary services.

Wish you a nice cruising experience onboard Century Paragon.
Is there food or snack to order on the cruise ship .......
if arriving time from the airport to the cruise ship is after 9.30pm?
2017-10-17 12:45
Hello Ruth,

Thank you for the question. For downstream from Chongqing to Yichang, Century Paragon arrange the embarkation from about 18:00-21:00, and it would depart from Chongqing at about 21:00, therefore, you are suggested to arrive at the Chaotianmen Port and board the cruise before 21:00. Since it needs about 40-60 minutes from Chongqing Jiangbei Airport and you would spend some more time collecting your luggage, waiting for the vehicle and finding the way, it is advised to plan 1.5 hours and more after your landing and before your embarkation. Moreover, as there are often traffic jams during late afternoon and night in Chongqing, you are highly suggested to book a flight arriving in Chongqing before 16:30.

If you are taking an upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the boarding time is during 19:00-22:30, and ship would start sailing the next morning. As it needs about 40-80 minutes from Sanxia Airport to Taohuacun Port, if you want to board on time, it is advised to take a flight arriving in Yichang before 16:00.

Onboard Century Paragon, there are food provided during the three meals included in your itinerary. If you need to order some other food, snacks and drinks, you could tell the reception desk about your needs, and they would tell the cruise kitchen to prepare it. And the service needs extra charges.

Wish you a memorable cruise on Century Paragon!

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