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Catherine Liu - Our Yangtze Cruise Expert

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Biography

Reading and traveling are two pleasures of my life. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. I am keen to discover anything of beauty, like profound culture, time-honored history, and splendid nature scenery. “Keeping curiosity” is my life motto. I fully understand your purpose to come China. Just like many of you, I am keen on traveling.

My dear friends, I am Catherine, your travel consultant. I will use my knowledge to provide an ideal itinerary and valuable service for you. Come on. Join us. Let me to bring you to discover the real China, the beautiful and magical land. I am here waiting for you.

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Cruise with Catherine: Upstream Yangtze Cruise with Victoria Jenna in November

Why not take the advantages of Catherine's travel experience to design a itinerary just for you, that suits your budget and interests. Her passion to service you never fades away!

Yangtze Cruise Tips from Catherine

  1. When is the best time to have a Yangtze River cruise?

    The "best" depends on which you are more concerned about, weather or price. To most visitors,the bestRed Leaves in Yangtze River Autumnseasons for Yangtze Cruise should be the Spring and Autumn, namely, April to June and September to November when the weather is cool and comfortable, neither cold nor hot.

  2. Which cruise line should I choose?

    There are different cruise lines to cater different customer demands. Cruising between Chongqing and Wuhan on deluxe ships is the most popular for tourists.

  3. Should I take a upstream or downstream cruise?

    Upstream means sailing from lower part of river to the up to the higher part of the river.Less cost, and it usually costs 10%-30% lower than that of downstream and more time onboard for leisure activities, Chinese folk customs, etc. Downstream mean sailing from higher part of the river to the lower part of the river. There is enough time to enjoy the shore excursions because all scenic sites are arranged in the daytime.

  4. How long is the cruise vacartion?

    You cruise vacation duration is decided by the ship and itinerary you have chosen and booked.

  5. Top five cruise ships recommended by our former customers

    Yangtze River Cruise: top five recommended ships including Victoria Jenna, President Prime, Yangtze Explorer, Victoria Sophia & Century Diamond.Book now with great discount!

    See What My Customers Say & See!

    Our Professional Yangtze Cruise Expert - Catherine
    Cathrine's Customers visited China Discovery in Chengdu
    Enjoy traditional Chinese Tuina on Yangtze Cruise
    Matti & Ritva enjoy leisure time on Yangtze Cruise

    Hi Catherine,

    Overall, we’re very satisfied for the service provided.

    Everything was clear, we had no surprise we received fast replies.

    Best Regards,

    Francesco Miscioscia

    (The following pictures were shared by Francesco Miscioscia)

    Francesco and his family along the yangtze river

    Francesco and his family along the yangtze river

    Beautiful View along Yangtze River

    Beautiful View along Yangtze River

    Beautiful View Photoed by Francesco

    Beautiful View Photoed by Francesco


    May 22, 2018

    Dear Catherine,

    I want to say thank you for your excellent support.

    I know, I created some work, but you solved everything and your recommendation according to the visits and the route was carefully considered. The tour was wonderful, the guides very professional and flexible, the transports well organized. The Hotels you recommended have been in the standard I was looking for. On top I was very pleased how your company handled the cancelation of my friend’s trip, which he couldn’t start due to illness.

    I can recommend this organisation and you can rely on Cathrine´s tips and planning.

    Cincerly

    Markus


    Apr 22, 2018

    Hello Catherine,

    My wife and I very much enjoyed our cruise. Thank you for your efficient service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Yangtze River Cruises and Yangtze 2.

    We cannot fault the ship. When compared to other ships we passed, it appeared to be the newest, in best condition and certainly the fastest! On the morning of day 2, our sailing was delayed by an hour due to another ship being tied up beside us. We then proceeded to overtake four other cruise ships and arrived at our next destination on time. The ship is quiet, maintained to a high standard, the decor is tasteful and the crew helpful and friendly.

    Best regards

    Alan Kingston


    Apr 11, 2018

    Hello Catherine,

    We had a marvelous time on Yangtze River Cruises' 13 Days Classic China Tour with Yangtze Cruise.  It included Beijing, Xian, Guilin and a cruise on the Li River to Yangshuo, a cruise on the Yangzi from Chongqing to Yichang, and Shanghai.  The itinerary is a great bucket list setup, covering highlights of China's history, scenery and culture, and is very well thought out.  Catherine Liu, our travel consultant at Yangtze River Cruises, suggested we do the cruise part downstream, toward the end of our China tour, and that was indeed a good idea.

    In each city, Yangtze River Cruises provide my wife and I with a dedicated guide and driver team, and a well-structured but also flexible itinerary.  This is definitely not a group tour, and the individual attention is a bargain.  The guides knew what they were doing, what they were talking about, and how best to see the attractions.  They also were good at listening and acting on what we were interested in, which changed from time to time.  Essentially you are getting a private tour at far below what most tour companies, especially the foreign river cruise ship companies, charge for the same extensive itinerary in a crowded group tour.  And the quality was great.

    The hotels chosen are built for foreigners and quite adequate.  They have fancy rooms but sometimes odd features (notably stiff beds).  Overall they compare to Holiday Inn or Comfort Inn chain hotels in the US, but with granite floors and far more extensive breakfast buffet offerings.  Lunches are generally provided outside the hotels during your land tour, chosen by the independent guides, and you are on your own for supper.

    On ship all meals are provided, and our Victoria Jenna's meals were pretty good.  It is well worth paying a bit more for the "amenities package," which the ship will try to upsell you anyway, as the a la carte dining room was much nicer than the downstairs dining room even though both are buffet for breakfast and lunch.  Dick, the American cruise director, is worth taking Victoria Jenna over any of the other ships.

    Last, Yangtze River Cruises' tours work well because of its travel consultants.  Ours was Catherine Liu, and she was superb.  Our itinerary covered more than 4000 miles inside China, and airlines there sometimes change or cancel scheduled flights without much notice.  A hotel might toss its reservations to host a dignitary or convention.  Catherine fixed each issue as it sprung up during the trip, and was quite adept at explaining options to enhance our experience even before we went.  She was also very straightforward.  When she had to put us on a train after an airline canceled, she had guides give us a refund.  When a hotel canceled, she found a better one at no extra cost.  When there was a better travel option that cost a bit more, the extra we paid was what it cost, not an upselling markup.

    You won't go wrong choosing any of Yangtze River Cruises' tours, and you will be surprised at the affordable cost.

    James Maxstadt


    Apr 11, 2018

    Dear Catherine,

    We have just returned from our trip to China.

    I have no words to express our gratitude for your attentive organisation of our trip. The train trip, the unforgettable river cruise experience, the attentive transfers and tours by Nancy, David, Kimi, Mark were exactly as described in your numerous communications to me.

    The China trip was a dream for my family, which you made it happen.

    Thank you very much and I look forward to contact you again for our next China adventure in more off-the-beaten-track destinations suggested by you.

    Best regards

    Nikos


    Sep 13, 2017

    Dear Catherine,

    We have just returned from our trip to China.

    I have no words to express our gratitude for your attentive organisation of our trip. The train trip, the unforgettable river cruise experience, the attentive transfers and tours by Nancy, David, Kimi, Mark were exactly as described in your numerous communications to me.

    The China trip was a dream for my family, which you made it happen.

    Thank you very much and I look forward to contact you again for our next China adventure in more off-the-beaten-track destinations suggested by you.

    Best regards

    Nikos


    Sep 13, 2017

    Hi Catherine,

    Please find photos and my opinion on the cruise arranged by your company.

    1. Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

    Catherine was the most helpful travel consultant i have come across. From the time we started the enquiry till the time we could board the ship, we had all the arrangements made by Catherine. She is excellent at her work and all arrangements were perfect.

    2. How do you comment your tour arrangements?

    Yangtze river cruise arrangements made by Catherine were excellent. We had a great time on the cruise, the cruise operators were very good and offered an excellent service to the passengers on board. The Yichang city tour was also excellent. The tour guide and driver arrived on time to pick us from the pier.

    3. Are you willing to recommend our service to your people who also have an interest to visit China?

    I will definitely recommend my family and friends planning to visit China in the near future. We had an excellent time in China.

    4. Can we use your comments of our service, the photos or other images that you took on the tour for our websites, brochures, marketing and publicity? If yes, could you please send us some of your photos by E-mail?

    Yes you can use all the info i have given on your website. Please find photos from our tour.

    Regards,

    Jackson

    (The following pictures were all shared by Tom and Mary)

    Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Jackson Enjoying Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Jackson Taking the Yangtze River Cruise Shore Excursion


    United Arab EmiratesJul 25, 2017

    Hi Catherine,

    Please find photos and my opinion on the cruise arranged by your company.

    1. Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

    Catherine was the most helpful travel consultant i have come across. From the time we started the enquiry till the time we could board the ship, we had all the arrangements made by Catherine. She is excellent at her work and all arrangements were perfect.

    2. How do you comment your tour arrangements?

    Yangtze river cruise arrangements made by Catherine were excellent. We had a great time on the cruise, the cruise operators were very good and offered an excellent service to the passengers on board. The Yichang city tour was also excellent. The tour guide and driver arrived on time to pick us from the pier.

    3. Are you willing to recommend our service to your people who also have an interest to visit China?

    I will definitely recommend my family and friends planning to visit China in the near future. We had an excellent time in China.

    4. Can we use your comments of our service, the photos or other images that you took on the tour for our websites, brochures, marketing and publicity? If yes, could you please send us some of your photos by E-mail?

    Yes you can use all the info i have given on your website. Please find photos from our tour.

    Regards,

    Jackson

    (The following pictures were all shared by Tom and Mary)

    Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Jackson Enjoying Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Yangtze River Cruise Tour

    Jackson Taking the Yangtze River Cruise Shore Excursion


    United Arab EmiratesJul 25, 2017

    Catherine

    Please be advised that we had a wonderful time on the cruise the ship, food ,service and people were all great. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone. Thanks for all your help and support. you were truly wonderful to work with I hope in the future we work together again on another trip.

    Best

    Danny


    Nov 01, 2016

    Catherine

    Please be advised that we had a wonderful time on the cruise the ship, food ,service and people were all great. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone. Thanks for all your help and support. you were truly wonderful to work with I hope in the future we work together again on another trip.

    Best

    Danny


    Nov 01, 2016

    Catherine,

    we are already on our way back to Chile.

    We want to congratulate you and your company because everything worked perfect, on time, quality and attitude on every segment of the trip.

    Every place we visit was wonderfull and we learn a lot about China and its people.

    Thanks a lot and we hope we come back soon.

    You es,

    Alfredo

    Ximena

    Florián

    Janina


    ChileOct 25, 2016

    Catherine,

    we are already on our way back to Chile.

    We want to congratulate you and your company because everything worked perfect, on time, quality and attitude on every segment of the trip.

    Every place we visit was wonderfull and we learn a lot about China and its people.

    Thanks a lot and we hope we come back soon.

    You es,

    Alfredo

    Ximena

    Florián

    Janina


    ChileOct 25, 2016

    You can rely on our local expert knowledge and endless enthusiasm; tell us your needs, and get a professional proposal with the best quotation within 0.5~23.5 hrs.

    Our specialists are always ready to help!

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