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Port Change for Yangtze Cruise Embarkation & Disembarkation in Yichang
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Possible Port Change for Special Events in Yichang

In normal circumstances, no matter you take downstream or upstream Yangtze cruises, you usually embark / disembark your ships at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port (朝天门码头), Yichang New Century Port (新世纪码头) / Yichang Taohuacun Port (桃花村码头) at the scheduled time.

The most important news at the beginning of 2018 is port adjustment in Yichang which a great change both for cruise companies and travelers. In the whole year of 2018, Yichang New Century Port is stopped using. Instead, except for Yangtze 1 cruise ship using Yichang Taohuacun Port, all other Yangtze River cruises arrange the embarkation and disembarkation at Yichang Maoping Port.

Yangtze Cruise Port Change in Yichang in 2018

Yichang Port Location Map
Port Location Map for Yichang Yangtze Cruise Embarkation & Disembarkation

Port has been changed to Maoping (茅坪) for embarkation and disembarkation in 2018. Please make clear about the location of Yichang Sanxia Airport (宜昌三峡机场), Yichang East Railway Station (宜昌火车东站), Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (宜昌三峡游客中心) and Maoping Port.

The cruise companies will take the responsibility to do the transfer from the nearest port Maoping to Yichang downtown for downstream cruise disembarkation (an hour bus ride) and Yichang downtown to Maoping for upstream cruise embarkation, so travelers will still have shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam Site and see the spectacular view of the project parts and ship locks.

Yichang Upstream Cruise Embarkation:

If you book an upstream cruise, you need to arrive at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (or called Yichang No.9 Dock) or Yichang East Railway Station, and then take the tourist buses arranged by the cruise companies to Maoping Port. (You could check the details steps of bus ticket receiving and bus boarding by reading How to Take the Tourist Buses)

Cruises Name Gathering Time Gathering Places Transportation to Embarkation
Victoria Cruises 16:00~21:00 Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (宜昌三峡游客中心) or Yichang East Railway Station (宜昌东站 ) Take the bus arranged by the cruise company to Maoping Port to embark your cruise ship.
Century Cruises
President Cruises
Yangtze Gold Cruises
Changjiang Cruises
Yangtze Explorer

 

Important Embarkation Tips:

1. 1. Address of Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (or called Yichang No. 9 Dock): No.142, Yanjiang Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (facing Yichang Wanda Plaza) 宜昌市伍家岗区沿江大道142号 -宜昌三峡游客中心 (宜昌九码头).

2. Yichang East Railway Station Address: Chengdong Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City 湖北省宜昌市伍家岗区城东大道 – 宜昌东站. .

3. How to choose your gathering place? (1) If you take a train arriving in Yichang, you’d better use Yichang East Railway Station. At the exit, you can find the bus arranged by the cruise company heading to Maoping. (2) If you want to do city tour in Yichang downtown area, Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal will be a better choice.

4. About Luggage: visitors could take the tourist bus with your luggage. Also, you can choose the luggage service, the cruise staff would transfer it from the gathering place to the front desk onboard your ship. Such service needs resonable extra payment.

5. Please make sure to take the bus to Maoping Port on time, and if you miss it, contact us at once!

Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal

Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal

Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

 

Yichang Downstream Cruise Disembarkation

All the Yangtze cruise companies will arrange worry free tourist buses and pick you up at Three Gorges Dam Site after the dam visiting and transfer you directly to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for disembarkation. You will arrive at Yichang downtown area around at 12:30 or 13:30.

Situation Transportation to Yichang Arrival Place Arrival Time
Only Dam Visiting After visiting the Three Gorges Dam Site, the cruise company will arrange the bus to transfer to Yichang downtown. Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (宜昌三峡游客中心) Around 12:30
Dam Visiting + Ship Lift Experience First switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam. After the dam visiting, the cruise company will arrange the bus to Yichang downtown. Around 13:30

 

Important Disembarkation Tips

1. On the disembarkation day, you’ll go through a check-out procedure and take your luggage away from the ship in this early morning. Then, you’ll begin your Three Gorges Dam tour or Ship Lift experience.

2. For you would arrive at Yichang downtown area during 12:30~13:30, we suggest you take a train after 15:30 or a flight after 16:00 for departure to the next destination. Please ask our travel consultant for ideas before booking your flight or train to best suit for your time.

3. If you need any private transfer service between Three Gorges Dam and airport / railway station, please contact us in advance.

Yichang No.9 Port

Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal

>> Check more details about Maoping Port & How to Get There.

 

Get to Yichang Ports from Yichang Airport / Train Station

How to Get to Yichgang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (宜昌三峡游客中心) from Airport/Train Station?

Yichang Sanxia Airport to
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Yichgang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal
About 30-35km About 40-50mins driving
Yichang East Railway Station to
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Yichgang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal 
About 9-12km About 25-30mins driving

 

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