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Yangtze River Cruises Drinks & Beverages

Drinking in Your Cabins

Onboard Yangtze River cruises, staff prepares 1 to 2 bottles of mineral water for each person per day in your own cabin. And tea kettles are mostly available in cabins of most Yangtze River cruise ship, which you can use to heat some drinkable water since water is purifies and sterilized with the advanced installation on the ship.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Drinkable Water
Bottled Water and Tea Kettle in the Cabin

Drinking in the Dining Halls

During your dining time in the restaurant, several kinds of drinks are provided for free to suits your dishes, such as juicy, cola, sprite, milk, soy bean milk, yogurt, coffee, tea, hot water, etc. And you can refill you glass until the drinks are all out.

And for some meals prepared in Chinese sit-down style, soft drinks, champagne and red wines are also offered for you.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Dining Service
Great Beverage Service in the Yangtze River Cruise Dining Hall

Drinks & Beverages in the Bar or Café

If you want more drinks of other brands or more flavors, you can buy at the bars or and cafes onboard your Yangtze River cruise, which needs extra pay. Let’s see the types of beverages as below for your reference.

Yangtze River Cruise Drinks - Drinks in the Bar
More Drinks in the Bar Onboard the Yangtze River Cruise Ship

Cocktail: Dry Martini (Gin/Vodka, Martini Day), B-52 (Kahlua, Bailey’s, Grand Mamier), Kamikaze (Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice), Fruit Daiquiri (Fresh Fruit, Bacardi, Triple Sec, Lime Juice), Cuba Libra (Fin, Cherry, Brandy, Lime Juice, Soda), Margarita (Tequila, Colntreau, Lime Juice), Long Island Ice Tea (Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Coke, etc.

Sparkling Wine & Champagne: Grand Imperial, Chinese Sparkling Wine, Prosecco Italy, Veuve Cliquot/Yellow Label, etc.

Gin: Gordon’s, Beefeater, Bombay, etc.

Tequila: Tequila (gold), etc.

Bourbon: Jim Beam White Lable, Four Roses, Jack Daniels, etc.

Canadian Whisky: Canadian Club, etc.

Aperitif: Martini Rosso, Martini Dry, Campari, Sandeman Medium, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Sambuca, Pemod, etc.

Rum: Bacardi (Light), Captain Morgan (Dark), Meyers’s (Dark), Malibu, etc.

Vodka: Stolichnaya, Smimoff, Absolut, Grey Goose, etc.

Irish Whisky: Jameson, etc.

Brandies & Cognac: Hennessy VSOP, Remy Martin VSOP, Martell Cordon Bleu, Courvoisier XO, Hennessy XO, Remy Martin XO, etc.

Liqueur: Kahlua, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, Cherry Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Crème de Cassis, Crème de Menth (G), Crème de Menth (W), Crème de Cacao (W), Crème de Cacao (D), Amaretto, Cointreau, Dnambuie, Tla Maria, Grand Mamier, Galliano, etc.

Coffee: Coffee, Ice Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee Latte, Irish Coffee, Royal Coffee, etc.

Chinese Spirit: Wu Liang Ye, Mao Tai, Lu Zhou Lao Jiao, Guo Jiao 1573, Jian Nan Chun, Gu Yue Long Shan, etc.

Bitter: Jagermeister, etc.

Scotch: Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse, Red Label, Black Label, Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich 12 Years, Glenfiddich 18 Years, Royal Salute, etc.

Beer: Chong Qing Beer, Tsing Tao Beer, Budweiser, Heineken Beer, etc.

Soft Drinks: Local Mineral Water, Evian, Perrier, Soda Water, Coca Cola, Diet Cola, Sprite, etc.

Alcohol Free Cocktail: Shirley Temple (Grenadine, Ginger ALE or Sprita), Fruit Punch (Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice Orange Juice), Swan Lake (Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice), etc.

Tea & hot drinks: Jasmine Tea, Wu Long Tea, Biluochun Tea, Longjing Tea, Black Tea, Milk, Hot Chocolate, etc.

Juicy: Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, etc.

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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Which Boat
My wife & I have booked a Wendy Wu tour (Majestic Yangtze) for May 2019. We are cruising the Yangtze from Yichang to Chongqing boarding on May 9th ( I think) Are you able to tell me the name of the boat we will be on Thank you

Robert Kennedy
2018-10-05 17:41
Hello Robert,

Thank you for the message. I’m glad to know you are going to enjoy your Yangtze River cruise in China in May 2019. If you are boarding your Yichang to Chongqing cruise on May 9th 2018, you are probably embarking Victoria Jenna which is the only cruise ship offering the route that day as we know. However, as we yangtze-river-cruises.com is actually a local travel agency based in Chongqing and offering the booking of Yangtze River cruise and tour booking, we do not know the details and arrangement of the travel agency from which you booked your cruise. So to have a better understanding and preparation for your cruise, we suggest you ask your travel expert for the detailed cruise ship name and more information.

Wish you a wonderful cruise holiday in China!
stops during the cruise
Hello, does ship stop for the night at the shore? If yes in which places, please. I'm gonna take a cruise from Chongqing to Wuhan
2018-08-29 04:44
Hello Dorote,

Greetings from China! At present, we have no Chongqing Wuhan cruise offered in 2018, so we have no idea about the night stopping of the cruise. If you have booked a cruise, you may know the detailed of stopping at night from your travel expert. And if you have not, we also recommend you to experience the more popular Chongqing Yichang cruise to savor the real essence of Yangtze River and Three Gorges. If you are interested, please tell us directly, and our travel consultant will help you sincerely.

Enjoy your nice day!
What are the benefits of upgrading to a better room besides the room? (Are drinks, food the same?)
What are the benefits of upgrading to a better room besides the room? (Are drinks, food the same?)
2018-05-22 21:37
Hi Ruben,

Greetings from China! The policy of room upgrading is various based on different Yangtze River cruise companies. On some cruise ships, if you upgrade your room into a suite class, you could enjoy dining in the VIP restaurant without extra pay to enjoy the ordered food, however, on some cruises, dining in the VIP restaurant needs extra fee. Besides, on some ships, there would be some complimentary services and facilities to enjoy for free, like free drinking in the bar, welcoming fruit basket, wine, etc. Since there are many cases, you could directly tell us about your ideal cruise company or detailed cruise ship, other needs, nationality, group size, and other information, and our travel expert will tell you the detailed services and equipment you could enjoy by upgrading your room.

Have a nice trip!
Credit card payment
Can we settle our drinks bill by credit card on board ship?
2018-04-30 04:44
Hello Ross,

Thanks for your question. Yes, you can settle accounts by credit card, such as VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.

Have a great day!
Coming middle of November
WHat is the usual weather for November. Should we Pack light, heavier, water wear. Also is there one side of the ship better for viewing? Do they do anything special for birthdays
2017-11-01 23:05
Hi John,

Thank you for the question. The middle of November is the early winter of Yangtze River, when it is a little cold and the temperature is varied from about 8℃ to 20℃. During that period, it would rain. Therefore, it is advised to prepare your warm clothes like sweater, long trousers, coats, scarf, etc. to keep warm and the rain gears for the rainy days. As the cruise is facilitated with central air conditioner with an average temperature at 26℃, so you would feel comfortable and warm onboard. Both sides of the Yangtze River have great sightseeing, so you could choose either side to enjoy the fancy view. You could tell your birthday to your travel consultant in advance or the staff onboard when you check, and the cruise staff would prepare a birthday cake or some other gifts on the Captain’s Welcome Party or the Captain’ Farewell Party for you. You could spend a happy and unforgettable birthday with many travelers and staff together onboard.

Wish you a memorable Yangtze River cruise trip!
Upgrade
We are traveling with Gate 1 tours in March of next year and doing the 4 night upstream trip. Will we be able to upgrade once we board the ship.
And what is the weather like in mid March. Thank you
2017-10-12 13:28
Hello James,

Thanks for your question. For my suggestion, it is better to upgrade your room as early as possible in case there is no one available after your embarkation. Besides, if you do the upgrade in advance, the staff could prepare your room ready before your boarding, so you could have a relaxing time or a break after your check in there.

About the weather, it is still a little cold during the middle of March along the Yangtze River, and sometimes sunny in the day time, but there would be some cold wind during night. You still could prepare some warm clothes, like coats, knitwear for your shore excursion visits and time on the Sun Deck. However, the whole cruise is facilitated with central air conditioner with a temperature at about 26℃, so you could feel warm when stay in your room, restaurant, and other public areas onboard. Besides, there may be some light raining days during the spring, so you are also advised to take your umbrella and rain coats. You could follow the weather report before you go.

Have a nice trip!
Drink Prices
Was wondering the cost of a beer or cocktail aboard the Gold 8 ship. CAD$
2017-08-14 20:10
Hello Darrell,

Thank you for the question. I’m sorry to tell you that we do not have the prices of drinks onboard Yangtze Gold 8 cruise, and as we know there are a lot of different kinds of drinks there and the prices are usually higher than that of products in a land store but also reasonable. You could know the detail prices of Chinese RMB after boarding from the staff. And the staff at the bar would serve you well.

Wish you a happy cruise trip!
Weather
Can you tell me what kind of weather we can expect in early September ,we are booked on Selina for my 70 th birthday on September 6th .Thank you for your help.
2017-07-26 15:49
Hello Joyce,

Thank you for the question and happy to know your 70th birthday on September 6th.
Usually September is the one of the best months to take the Yangtze River cruise. During daytime, the sunshine is still adequate, t-shirts are ok, and you can wear your sun-protecting cloth or use the sunblock to protect your skin. And at night, it may get cooler, and you could put on your light coat. Since the entire cruise is equipped with well central air conditioner, you would feel comfortable and enjoy the trip at ease. However, in Chongqing, it is very hot in September, and it is suggested drink more water during your day in this city.

Have a nice trip on the Yangtze!
Wine
Can we purchase wine on shore and bring it to our room?
2017-07-12 21:57
Hello Carolyn,

Thanks for the question. You can buy wines and other drinks and food on shore in the Chongqing, Yichang, and shore excursion sites along the Yangtze River, and they are allowed to be brought onboard the cruise ship, and to your room. However, it is not allowed to bring your own drinks and food to the dining halls or bars on your ship.

Wish you a enjoyable cruise trip on the Yangtze River!
Wine
I like white wine with my dinner. Is that available in the dining room?
2017-07-12 08:57
Hello Fran,

Thank you for the good question. Different drinks are provided for free during the three meals in the dining room on different cruise ships, mainly covering water, coffee, wine, soft drinks, etc. You can enjoy them as you like. And if there is no white wine, you can go to the bar onboard where a lot of various drinks and wines are offered, and you can buy some to enjoy your leisure drinking time with the charming sightseeing of the Yangtze River and Three Gorges outside the windows.

Hope you enjoy your trip on the Yangtze River!
Dress code
Is there a dress code for the evening meals on Victoria Grace?
2017-03-31 01:24
Hi Brent,

Thanks for your question. Usually dressing code for dining during night is not very formal. Such as, suite, tie, evening dress, etc. are not strictly required. You can dress as comfortable as possible to enjoy your cruise tour, but too casual clothes like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slipperier, and so forth are better to avoid.

Hope you enjoy the trip on the Yangtze River!

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