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Here, we have analyzed the feedbacks of Yangtze River Cruise from our previous valued customers and other authority websites such as Trip Advisor & Cruisecritics for you to get better understanding of Yangtze River cruise.

From Deluxe one to Budget one, from the Newest one to the Experienced one, visitors gave the reviews in several side way, such as the ship itself, service on the ship, special activities on board, food and the scenery spots during the cruise.

December 30, 2017 by Markus S, Berlin, Germany

"Gorgeous Yangtse Trip and excellent service"

The Trip has been one of the highlights of our four week China tour. Gorgious views, a phantastic, friendly and reliable crew, a modern, stylish, and clean ship, pleasant amenities on board, delicious food and not to forget a truly outstanding preparation of the trip by our contact person Wonder Wang.

From: Trip Advisor

December 26, 2017 by Edmond L

Century Paragon

"Happy sailing with the Century Paragon"

We were on a 5 day cruise trip on the Century Paragon in November from Yichang to Chongqing. All the facilities in the ship were very high standard and well maintained. Overall services were excellent in particular the staff in dining room (upgrade to the VIP dinner room is highly recommended). Scenery of the entire trip was special and spectacular. It's like layers of fjords everywhere. Excursions were wonderful and interesting. English speaking guides were arranged for our group's special need. Last but not least, Wendy at YRC was more than helpful in booking our trip and all connecting flights. She was excellent in response to our questions and always so cheerful in helping to resolve special needs.

Which ship: Century Paragon
From: Trip Advisor

December 20, 2017 by robp28461, Southport, Carolina

Victoria Katarina

"Amazing scenery, comfortable accomodations"

We traveled on the Victoria Katarina which is a great choice. Rooms are very comfortable, every one with a small balcony and chairs. Buffet meals were excellent and the staff was very attentive and friendly - and talented as there are two shows provided by the crew during the cruise. Didn't participate in the optional Ghost City tour on the first day but did go on the Empress City optional tour on the second day - highly recommend the tour. Standard tour of Goddess Stream was amazing and not to be missed.

Which ship: Victoria Katarina
From: Trip Advisor

December 7, 2017 by Alexandra P, London, UK

Yangtze 2

"MS Yangtze II River Cruise Ship Happy Sailing"

We boarded our beautiful ship the MS Yangtze II River Cruise Ship at Yichan at night and had 4 nights and 5 days which included excursions and extra sight seeing. This ship was launched in 2011 and was amazing it sported a wonderful staircase very elegant indeed and had so much light which seemed to permeate a lot of happiness. We were on deck 3 and had all our meals at the Dynasty Restaurant which catered for 400 people this was buffet dining for Western tourists and Chinese tourists alike. For those that upgraded to deck 4 there was a smaller quieter Kunlun restaurant catering same food for 259 people. Really there was no need for us to upgrade as our room was plenty spacious with en suite facilities and we even had our own balcony with table and chairs we had a table coffee tea facilities and tv free wifi on board ship. Facilities on board were pleasurable Tai Chi 6am Cinema Library Games Room Lecture Room Swimming facilities sauna fitness massage beauty parlour even a doctor on board just in case. We enjoyed a Captains Welcome Reception and entertainment fashion show and karaoke. There is a sight seeing sun deck as we cruised along to view the gorges Qutang Wu Xiling 3 Gorges and we viewed the lesser Gorges by small sailing vessel with an excellent English speaking guide.The three gorges dam we negotiated at night and it was very eerie and somewhat scary as we were surrounded by grey concrete walls we were embedded in the longest dam in the world an absolute amazing feat of engineering marvel I would say one of the Wonders of the Modern World. We could then hear the creaking of cogs as the ships elevator kicked in to raise us a level till we reached the next lock with other vessels for company a couple more times which lasted to the morning sleep was a little troubled but a good breakfast settled matters. This whole procedure was most impressive and brought us safely through the three Gorges until we finally reached destination of Chongqin. This was a great little escape from the humdrum of everyday life caring duties with the added bonus that this ship is modern luxury and enjoys eco friendly technology. Note that unless you are booked for an excursion you cannot just leave the ship so that when you do go on an excursion as there are only clothes shops various souvenirs beautiful snuff box painting in crystal and glass with demonstration it is worthwhile to either bring extra food and drink along if needed but quite frankly we had more than enough food and drink aboard ship. For a first cruise I can say that I enjoyed my stay aboard ship and was happy sailing along the Yangtze River. The scenery was most stunning and certainly memorable. What saddens me though is that so many people lost their way of life and livelihood but on balance others have created a new way of life such as our guides and increase in tourism.

Which ship: Yangtze 2
From: Trip Advisor

December 6, 2017 by lakazdi

"Victoria Cruises"

I went with Victoria Cruises and it was such a great experience. There was really a great level of service on this boat and the food was amazing each and every meal. I liked the shore excursions that were included and didn't feel like I missed out on the extra excursions. The staff were all very good on board and you could tell that hey really cared about their boat and kept it in good condition.

From: Trip Advisor

December 3, 2017 by campervan_question, Ottawa, Canada

Yangtze Gold 3

"Wonderful scenery and service"

We did the Yangtze River cruise on the Yangtze Gold 3. I had a balcony room on the 3rd floor. The scenery was spectacular. Did the extra excursion to the water village which was interesting but has a lot of stairs. The food was good with lots of North American choices. They have a little shop where I bought Coke Zero on the boat. The service was excellent. They are always changing your towels and turned your your bed each evening.

Which ship: Yangtze Gold 3
From: Trip Advisor

November 26, 2017 by Joel4460933, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Excellent cruise with VIP treatment"

On a recent trip to China, had heard amazing things about the Three River Gorges cruises, and planned to go there. I wanted to try a Chinese cruise line for a more authentic experience. This was not only authentic, but we received VIP treatment the entire time. My wife and I were the only non-Mandarin speakers on the boat. They took extra care of us, and made sure we were treated special, and had everything we needed. We had arranged to go on multiple excursions, and they arranged local English-speaking tour guides for every stop. On some of these we had a tour guide to ourselves, so really personalized. They had us wait in the lobby, instead of crowding into the dining area with the others, and took great care of us. The food was mostly Chinese, with an occasional nod to the Western palate, but that was what we wanted. There were sufficient choices for my vegetarian son (who could speak Mandarin after living in China for awhile). My wife skipped one excursion to get a Chinese massage, and one of the staff stayed with her and translated the entire time. I would strongly recommend Yangtze Cruise Lines for an authentic and very enjoyable experience. All of the arrangements were done online ahead of time, with little hassle. There was a change in the pickup location in Chongqing, and they emailed me to let me know a day or two beforehand. Everyone was friendly, including the other tourists. I would also recommend the various excursions, although we had a lot of rainy weather. They did provide umbrellas for us.

From: Trip Advisor

November 8, 2017 by 153B, Calgary, Canada

Century Sun

"Exceptional Travel Experience"

Have just returned to Canada after a three-week journey across China and Mongolia, the highlight of which was a 4-day-3-night cruise from Chongqing to Yichang on the 'Century Sun'. All ticketing, booking and payments were handled in a very efficient and professional manner by Lyn Wang, a Travel Consultant with Yangtze River Cruises (lyn@yangtze-river-cruises.com). For 4 days I wallowed in very agreeable comfort while the scenic highlights of the river gently unfolded. First-class cabin accommodation, outstandingly courteous and attentive staff, excellent open buffet meals and interesting on-shore excursions and side-trips only added to my enjoyment. In short, an exceptional travel experience for very modest cost. Strongly recommended.

Which ship: Century Sun
From: Trip Advisor

Novermber 6, 2017 by Will Newcomb Y, London, UK

Victoria Lianna

"Excellent 3 Gorges River Cruise"

My 4.5 day (4 night) trip was excellent. The ship, Victoria Lianna, was very well appointed with excellent services and very helpful crew. Last year I did a cruise to S Korea on a huge 70,000 ton liner but the cabin on the Lianna was more comfortable AND had a view and balcony. (The only downside was that there was only one electrical outlet even though the cabin was for two people. These days you need at least two outlets to enable 2 smartphones/cameras to be recharged at the same time. The huge liner to S Korea had the same problem. PROVIDE MORE POWER OUTLETS!)

The included and extra tours off the boat were well organised and the guides were both well informed and had excellent English. Bear in mind that this trip goes through gorges so if you get off the boat you are going to have to climb a lot of steps. Pretty much every time we had to climb at least 300 steps. Be prepared!

Our tour organizer Wonder Wang was very helpful and prompt in replying to questions and various queries.

Living in Changsha I am used to spicy food which I missed on the cruise but perhaps the other Chinese passengers and Americans prefer the Cantonese and Western cuisine. Always plenty of food even if you arrived at the dining room late! But I enjoying having a good old fry up for breakfast - unusual in China!

I thoughly recommend Victoria Cruises.

Which ship: Victoria Lianna
From: Trip Advisor

November 1, 2017 by Ryan Lin X

"Perfect organization"

We did river cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. Everything went smooth. Tour guide picked us up from the airport und dropped us off at the harbour. Highly recommend pick up service from the airport as tour guide will tell you interesting stories from Chongqing. River cruise was well organized. Staff was very friendly and food was ok. Also all costs were transparent from the beginning. Agency was very responsive and helpful.

From: Trip Advisor

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