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Century Cruises

New Century Cruises, the fleet with all the four ships built after 2005 (Century Paragon & Century Legend are the newest ones), is now leading in luxurious river cruising on Yangtze River.

Century Cruises offers a first class river cruising experience with the highest level of comfort and the most personalized service aboard its contemporary, well-reputed fleet of ships. It has been much more popular than Victoria Cruises since 2011.

Good News: the 2017 Century Cruises booking is available now! Book early and you'll save more! At yangtze-river-cruises.com, we guarantee you the best price for any of the Century cruise ships. If you find a lower price, we'll match it. Please kindly check the cruise details below.

Top Century Cruise Ships

Ship NamePrice of 2017ItineraryYear of BuiltDecksElevatorsCapacityCabins
Century Paragon$495-$632CQ=YC201374408196
Century Legend$495-$632CQ=YC201374408196
Century Sun $409-$515CQ=YC200662306153
Century Sky $409-$515CQ=YC200562306153
  • Cruise Calendar
  • Itinerary
  • Fleet Comparison
  • Life onboard

New Century Cruises Calendar in 2017

Ramark: CQ=Chongqing; YC=Yichang; WH=Wuhan


Century Sun

from around $416


Century Sun

from around $416


Century Sun

from around $416


Century Sun

from around $416


Century Cruises Itinerary

All ships of Century Cruises sail along the most popular route between Chongqing and Yichang with a stable departure all year round and provide the kinds of shore excursions to those classic cultural and historical heritages along the Yangtze River.

Chongqing - Yichang Itinerary & Shore Excursions

Chongqing Yichang Route Map
4 Days & 3 Nights, Downstream
5 Days & 4 Nights, Upstream
Arranged Shore Excursions Shibaozhai Pagoda,
Shennv Stream,
Three Gorges Dam Site
Three Gorges Dam Site,
Shennv Stream,
Shibaozhai Pagoda
Optional Excursion with Extra Fee Fengdu Ghost City,
White Emperor City
Tribe of the Three Gorges,
White Emperor City,
Fengdu Ghost City
Cruise Ships Century Paragon (5-star), Century Legend (5-star), Century Sun (5-star), and Century Sky (5-star).

Please Note:
• Optinal Shore Excursion depends on the river conditions, like the weather and weather and water level.
• Choose the ship to see the SAMPLE cruise itinerary.

Compare the Ships

All ships of Century Cruises offer you a luxury 5-star cruising experience, as each cabin onboard is outside with private balcony and each ship is equipped with sightseeing elevators. Besides the same standard high level services, there are also some differences about the hardware of each ship.

To help you find the best Century cruise ship, we’ve listed the features of all the Century Cruises in the table below, so you can compare them at a glance.

Ships Cabin Dining Features Price
Century Paragon
  • All with private balcony
  • Deluxe Cabin Size: 28.00 sq.m. / 301.40 sq.ft
  • Western & Chinese Buffet at 3 meals a day The 2013 Newest Century Cruises ship, offers top deluxe cruise experiences $495-$632 Enquiry
    Century Legend
  • All with private balcony
  • Superior Cabin Size: 28.00 sq.m. / 301.40 sq.ft
  • Western & Chinese Buffet at 3 meals a day Sister ship of Century Paragon $495-$632Enquiry
    Century Sun
  • All with private balcony
  • Superior Cabin Size: 25.90 sq.m. / 278.79 sq.ft
  • Western & Chinese Buffet at 3 meals a day Luxury Cruise with a Grand Atrium Lobby $409-$515Enquiry
    Century Sky
  • All with private balcony
  • Superior Cabin Size: 25.90 sq.m. / 278.79 sq.ft
  • Western & Chinese Buffet at 3 meals a day A luxury revolving five-story open-air lobby $409-$515Enquiry

    Life onboard


    Cuisine on New Century Cruises highly praised dining experience is reflective of China’s ever-enriching culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all western and Chinese buffets, all served in the single-seating main restaurants, with marvelous picture windows, which invite the dramatic scenery of the Yangtze indoors.

    Early Bird Treatment

    Early risers may enjoy complimentary early bird coffee and tea in the Sundeck Bar after a fresh walk on the sundeck.


    1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board are all western and Chinese buffets.
    2. Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted on board, but need to be advised in advance at time of booking with us.
    3. Meal time will be posted in a daily events schedule distributed to each cabin.
    4. The legal drinking age on New Century Cruises ships is 18 years old.
    Dining Hall on New Century Cruises

    Entertainment & Culture Programs

    Entertainment & culture programs on board are very colorful, including: Yangtze River Briefing, Culture lectures, Exotic Night Life, Feature Films, Tai Chi, Chinese Calligraphy, Mahjong, Chinese Folk Dance, Chinese Cooking Lessons and Flying kite, etc.

    Playing Mahjong with your friends on New Century Cruises


    SHOPPING - in the Century boutique is a wide variety of Chinese gifts and souvenirs for family, friends or personal collections, as well as useful sundries. Souvenirs are all from Yangtze destinations with oriental clothing, Century logo items, post cards and more.

    Shopping Store on Century Sky

    Relaxing yourself

    New Century Cruises offer Massage rooms, Reading Room, and Beauty Salon on each ship, where you can totally relax yourself after a shore excursion or kill your time at afternoon. Lounges, bars on board are good choices to meet new friends.

    Have a good rest in the resting area

    Health Care

    There is a doctor and health clinic on each Victoria Cruises ship. Customary charges are in effect for medical care. And the doctor will take a lecture of traditional Chinese Medicine, telling you something about Chinese medicinal herb and acupuncture and moxibustion. You can do some exercises in the Fitness room on board, or join to play Taichi on the sundeck every morning.

    Playing Taichi on Century Sun


    International / local phone calls and faxes are available at the reception desk and the Business Center on all New Century Cruises ships. Each ship is also equipped with Internet access and an Internet cafe on board… All of these services are fee-based and you can sign these charges to your account and settle them at the end of the voyage.

    Water: Drinkable water is offered through the cabin thermos and complimentary bottled water. Please do not drink the tap water. But take it easy to drink on Century Diamond for the purified water is access to every cabin.

    Electricity: 220 volts throughout all ships; 110 volts in the bathroom; wattage may not be compatible with your hair dryer. Please DO NOT use personal equipment in your cabins. Video cameras, digital cameras and other electrical appliances can be recharged at the front desk.

    Business Center with International Phone calls, faxes, and internet access on board.

    Staff onboard

    New Century Cruises are managed by Viking Century Cruise Company, one of the big cruise companies all around the world. There is western cruise director and English-speaking guides on each ship, providing interesting lectures about China and the Yangtze for you. Every staff on New Century Cruise is trying their best to offering guests the most personalized service.

    Smiling staff on the Century Diamond

    Photos of Century Ships

    • Century Paragon

      Price: $495-$632

      Tuesdays: Chongqing - Yichang
      Fridays: Yichang - Chongqing

    • Century Legend

      Price: $495-$632

      Saturdays: Chongqing - Yichang
      Tuesdays: Yichang - Chongqing

    • Century Sun

      Price: $409-$515

      Fridays: Chongqing - Yichang
      Mondays: Yichang - Chongqing

    • Century Sky

      Price: $409-$515

      Mondays: Chongqing - Yichang
      Wednesdays: Yichang - Chongqing

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