Yangtze River Cruise Accommodation: Cabin Types, Facilities, Room Service
Accommodations onboard weigh a lot on your Yangtze River Cruise tour, so we have collected the main types of cabins and suites on ships of various Yangtze River cruise companies to give clearer information about the rooms.
Now you can check the details about the cabin types provided on Yangtze River cruises, know about the useful tips for accommodation, and main service in your room to decide your best choice.
Types of Cabins on Yangtze River Cruise
Cabins are different and classified and named into 3 to 6 kinds on the various kinds of ships of each cruise companies, and they are divided into mainly three types according to the size, facilities and services, namely the standard cabin, business & executive cabins/suites, and luxury suites, to indicate the three levels of rooms on the ship and to give you e a clear understanding.
Standard cabins on Yangtze River cruises are mainly about 13.00 to 31.00 square meters wide and arranged on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. In the room, there are usually 2 single beds, central air-conditioner, LCD TV, satellite programs, telephone, dresser, private bathroom with shower, toilet, wash basin, etc. In some cabins, there are also a safe box, a table, and a desk with chair.
Among all Century Cruise have the relatively top largest standard cabins of about 31 sq. m. wide. Also, tap water in your cabins is purified and sterilized with great equipment on the ship, and you can use it to do some easy washing or drink it after boiling at ease. So if you want a spacious room within your limited budget, Century Glory, Century Legend and Century Paragon are high recommendations.
Business & Executive Cabins/Suites
Business and executive cabins or suites are larger than the standard cabins, which usually cover about 26.10 to 72.00 sq. m.. These rooms are mainly on the middle and upper decks of a cruise ship, like the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors. In the room, all amenities in the standard cabin can be found there. And in most of them, larger bathrooms with bathtubs, tea tables, larger private cabins, and small sofas are equipped well. Also, most cabins of these types have lounges with a curtain to separate it from the sleeping area, or a separate bedroom, which is especially suitable for guests on a business trip. And the sitting area is really good for a small meeting with your people.
Executive cabins and suites are the largest on Victoria cruises and Yangtze Gold cruises, of about 36.00 to 72.00 sq. m.
On Yangtze Gold cruises, cabins are quiet due to the appreciating adoption of the advanced technique of damping and noise-reducing, which can make the sound in your executive cabin down to about 40 decibels that is lower than the sound of an air-conditioner. Also, as rooms are decorated with elegant elements and high standard, guests can have a great stay along their whole Yangtze River explore tour.
For Victoria cruises, guests booking executive suites and suites of higher standard will have the great chance to dine in the A La Carte Restaurant with less people. Also, since Victoria Cruises is the only Yangtze River cruise company under the American management, staff and managers onboard will know better about the needs of people from America, Atlantic and Europe.
There usually are 1 to 4 luxury suites on a Yangtze River cruise ship. Most of them are more than 100 sq. m., However, luxury suites on some smaller ships may cover more than 70 sq. m. wide. Luxury suites locate usually at the bow of the middle deck, namely the 3rd and 4th floor.
These kinds of suites are spacious for your Yangtze River tour, and there is usually a private mini kitchen, a sitting room, a separate bedroom with a large queen or king bed, delicate furniture and decorations, a private deck with chaise longue, armchairs and a drinks table. You will not only enjoy the superior facilities and environment in the suites, but also have the privilege to many special good services. If you are looking for high quality living environment and enjoyment, a luxury suite is your great choice.
Among all the kinds, the Shangri-La suite on Victoria Sabrina is the largest covered 208 sq. m., followed by presidential suites on President No. 7 and President No. 8 of 198 sq. m.. In the comfortable and spacious cabin, you will feel it very stable and quiet for the use of the voice reducing and damping technology. And to suit the visual enjoyment, cabins and suites are designed with the features of classic European aesthetic appreciation and traditional Western culture, which reduces the time for you to adapt to a quite different new area.
However, if you want beautiful appointed suites (81sq. m. to 110 sq. m. on 5 F and 3 F) with the finest and the most personalized one to one service, take Yangtze Explorer and enjoy your cruise on Yangtze River. If you are visiting during summer time, you may also have a chance to take the exciting special route of Shennongjia summer getaway (Special offer only on July 26th and August 9th in 2020). You can enjoy the enchanting sceneries of World UNESCO natural heritage site of Shennongjia Nature Reserve, meet the national scarce protacted animals - golden monkeys, and explore world unique 816 Nuclear Military Plant, amazing White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum, etc.
Note: The above information in the forms is only for your reference, detail data and conditions are based on practice.
Basic Facilities Provided in the Cabins
In the cabin, there are comfortable beds, pillows, and quilts to give you a sweet sleep, slippers and shower robes are offered for you to get relaxed in your own cabin. Also, English and Chinese channels are accessible from the television in your room, so you can spend some leisure time there. Besides, central air-conditioner, broadcasting system, private bathroom, shower, towels, sofa, wardrobe, mirror, tea kettles, glasses, and others are offered in every cabin. The staff onboard has tried their best to provide the best accommodating experience for guests. And if you can’t find some facilities in your cabin when needed, you can directly call the reception desk for help. For more information about cruise facilities in cabins, please visit Yangtze River Cruise Facilities & Amenities.
Room Service for Suites on Yangtze River Cruises
Choosing the luxury suites onboard Yangtze River cruises, you can enjoy some special services. Let’s see the attracting services for guests in luxury suites on Century Glory for your reference.
- Complimentary daily fruit basket;
- A complimentary bottle of house wine;
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard;
- Dining in the Pavilion VIP restaurant throughout the cruise & Hot Pot Cusine experience once;
- Complimentary Mini-bar Service;
- Express Check-in & Check-out service;
- Nightly turn down service & Healthy sleeping tea bag;
- Complimentary tour to Captain’s Bridge;
- 24h Complimentary coffee, tea, variety of daily snacks & fruits served in the EXECUTIVE LOUNGE;
- Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with access to the Panorama Cafe on deck 3;
- Complimentary laundry service throughout the cruise;
- Complimentary branded deluxe bathroom amenities;
- Complimentary room service;
- Exclusive 20% off discount in Zen SPA center massage service.
Century Glory Pavilion VIP Restaurant
SPA Massage Room on Century Glory
So if you want to enjoy better and more services for free or if you travel with your family or friends, the luxury suites on Yangtze River cruises are recommended for you. Check more detailed information, please visit Service on Yangtze River Cruise.
Tips for Yangtze River Cruise Onboard Accommodation
Whether you book a 4-day downstream or 5-day upstream Yangtze River cruise, you’ll need to rest onboard for several days. The following questions have been asked by many of our customers. If you’re wondering the same thing, please check the following tips listed below, or you can also contact us for more detailed information of the specific cruise.
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1. Private Balcony
Almost cabins and suites on a Yangtze River cruise have private balconies, where you can sit with your people to enjoy the sightseeing on the river. However, rooms like the Cabins without Balcony on Yangtze Gold cruises do not have balcony for sightseeing.
2. Two Single Beds into One Double Bed
Two single beds in the cabins on most Yangtze River ships, like Century Cruise, President Cruise and Yangtze Explore can be put together into a larger double bed for a couple, a parent with one or two children, etc. If you need this service, you’d better tell our professional Travel Consultant in advance. Cruise ships without this service are all Victoria Cruise ships, all Yangtze Gold ships and Yangtze 1.
If you want a comfortable and unforgettable family tour (two parent with one child) on Yangtze River, you are recommended to book the family suite on Century Glory which is very well decorated with one double bed for parents and one lovely single bed for child. For more recommended family-friendly cruise ships, please check Top Family-friendly Yangtze River Cruise Ships.
3. Extra Bed
Some cabins on some Yangtze River cruises are too small to hold an extra bed, like Changjiang Cruises and Victoria Cruises. If you want to add a bed in your cabin that is allowed to hold an extra one, you are required to give the pay. For detailed extra bed adding fee of the specific ship, please feel free to contact us!
4. Single Supplement for Solo Traveler
As a solo traveler, you will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender as per your passport information. If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement.
5. Upgrade Deck
a. Cabins are arranged from the second floor to the fifth or sixth floor of the ship. Usually, rooms at upper decks enjoy better natural views compared to those at lower decks.
b. If you want to upgrade the deck of your cabin after check in, you can tell the reception desk, and they will deal with it according to the condition of room occupation of that time. For most time, you can have your room upgraded to upper floors. If there is no room available, you can accommodate in your originally booked room. This upgrading service is for extra pay.
c. For Early Booking (for at least 1 month before the embarkation date) cruise ships of some Yangtze River Cruise companies like Century Cruises, you may enjoy the deck upgrading service with nice discounts or even for free. For detailed info about deck upgrading, please inquire our Travel Consultant.
6. Free Wi-Fi
Only Century Glory, Century Legend, Century Paragon provide free Wi-Fi in all their cabins. On Yangtze Explorer, Free Wi-Fi service is provided only in Cabin, and there is no Wi-Fi service provided in public area.
Onboard Private Balcony
Single Beds into One Double Bed
Cruise Tour with Kid
Century Glory Family Suite
Privileges for Early Booking
Please Kindly Note: 1. The free Wi-Fi signal on Century ships is not stable. When used by too many people, network speed could be slow. 2. For customers who need high-speed Internet, you can rent a Wi-Fi apparatus on the ship, which can be used by two people (link two devices) and will cost about CNY130-150 for one voyage.
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