Yangtze Cruise Onboard Cultural Activities
Without shore excursions, you are never boring to stay onboard. The staff on Yangtze Cruise prepare kinds of activities for you to know more about Chinese Culture, including the Captain's Welcome & Farewell Party, Taichi playing, learn to Play Mahjong, learn to draw Chinese painting, watch tea art shows, movies, join the folk dance performance and more interesting things to do.
Note: Onboard Activities are subject to vary by different Cruise Ships.
Traditional Cultural Activities on Our Cruise Ships
Captain's Welcome & Farewell Party
The Captain and crew will welcome guests with a party, with folk dances and traditional music for the guests. Dinner and drink will be provided. At the end of the party, the Captain will totast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard.
Learn to Play Taichi
Every guest on board China Regal Cruise will have a chance to practice this ancient art. Lessons are held each morning and will be taught by a trained Taiqi master. Each lesson lasts twenty to thirty minutes.
Learn to play Chinese Mahjong
Mahjong is an ancient Chinese game that uses tiles. The staff on board will offer instructions on how to play the game. It's easy to learn and quite interesting to play with your friends.
Learn to draw Chinese Paintings
Watch the Painting show and have chance to learn how to draw Chinese traditional paintings.
Enjoy Chinese Folk Dance
Crew members will demonstrate Local folk dances. Different Chinese minority dances will be demonstrated for your enjoyment.
Watch Chinese Movies
The in cabin movie will be Chinese blockbusters. Each movie will be either English dubbed, or have English subtitles. The in cabin movie will change according to the season.
Appreciate Chinese Vegetable Carving
A master chef will demonstrate traditional Chinese vegetable carving. You can watch while a carrot is transformed into a flying dragon chasing a pearl. It is really an amazing art.
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Thank you for the good question. Yes, you could play Mahjong onboard the Yangtze River cruise. If you could find some friends or new people who know how to play the Mahjong in American way, you could enjoy some time together. And if there are not enough people you could find, you could also try to learn how to play it in the Chinese way, and the cruise would arrange the guide or another cruise staff to teach you and spend the fun time with you.
Have a happy cruise trip on the Yangtze River!