Maoping Port Guide
During special events, Maoping Port (茅坪码头) in Zigui County (秭归县) will serve Yangtze River cruise travelers for disembarkation on the 4th day of a downstream cruise and embarkation on the 1st day of an upstream cruise, instead of Yichang New Century Port (新世纪码头) and Taohuacun Port (桃花村码头).
Special events usually occur for the following reasons:
- • Maintenance of ship locks;
- • Flood and water shortage periods;
- • Waterway regulation;
- • Terrible weather;
- • ……
And in 2017, Maoping Port will be used during Jan. 30th and April 30th.
During the whole 2017, all Victoria cruises will port at Maoping for the embarkation of an upstream cruise and the disembarkation of a downstream cruise. That is because the relatively smaller victoria cruises are going to try the new experience of the Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift that is the largest and most sophisticated ship lift in the world.
See the map at below to know more about Maoping Port before your Yangtze River cruise tour.
Check the Maoping Port Map before Your Yangtze River Cruise
Which Dock for my Yangtze Cruise Ship?
According to the regulations on the port administration, the exact dock number for each ship is only published ONE or TWO days before sailing. So we’re sorry to tell you that no travel agency can answer this question as soon as you book a Yangtze cruise.
How to Get to Maoping Port during Special Events?
Maoping Port is about 50 km away from Yichang downtown, and you can arrive there by:
Taking Tourist Buses of the Cruise Companies
Travelers booking Yangtze River cruise tour from us, the cruise companies will take the responsibility to take you from Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch) or Yichang No. 9 / 3 Dock in Yichang Downtown to Maoping to board the ship. The bus usually drives for 1 to 1.5 hours.
|Cruises Name||Gathering Time||Gathering Places||Transportation to Embarkation|
|Victoria Cruises||18:00-21:00||Yichang No. 9 Dock
|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)
|President Cruises||17:00-19:00||Yichang No. 9 Dock
|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|
Yichang Yan Sha Hotel (Donghu Branch): No. 5 Yiling Road, Yichang City 宜昌市夷陵路5号东湖小区.
Yichang No. 9 Dock: No. 142, Yanjiang Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (facing Wanda Plaza) 宜昌市伍家岗区沿江大道142号(万达广场对面).
Booking Our Private Transfer Service
Also, we could offer transfer from Yichang airport, railway station, and other downtown places to Maoping Port, which will cut down the time and effort waiting for the vehicles. And the charge will be reasonable.
Miss the tourist bus?
If unfortunately you miss the tourist buses of the cruise companies in Yichang downtown, don’t worry. Please contact us right away! We can help you to embark your ship in Maoping in time for reasonable charge!
Yichang Maoping Port
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