Cabin Types on Yangtze River Cruises
The standard cabins are usually equipped with twin beds, carpet, individual air-conditioning system, LCD TV, satellite programs, telephone, dresser, mini-bar, hairdryer, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and toiletry shelves. Some standard cabins feature personal safes, a table, a desk with chair and even internet access (often much more costly than in the common internet lounge).
Standard cabins with large outside windows: the standard cabins have large outside windows, but many of these windows cannot be opened. So, it is important to ask about this previously to your travel agency.
Standard cabins with private balconies: many Yangtze cruise ships have standard cabins with private balconies. A standard cabin with a balcony will not cost you much more than a standard cabin with just a window.
Junior cabins are usually 10 square meters larger than standard cabins. A junior cabin will cost you from 25 percent more to double the price of a standard cabin depending on the ship.
If size is important to you, you can choose a junior cabin. They are usually balcony cabins and the balconies are larger than that of standard cabins. They have all the amenities found in standard cabins, and many have larger bathrooms with bathtubs, tea tables and a small sofa. Some junior cabins have VCRs or DVD players. Some junior cabins are advertised as junior suites, which is misleading, as there is no separate living area per se, just a fair bit more floor area. Therefore it's important to ask and look at the cabin layouts before booking.
A deluxe suite has all the amenities found in a junior cabin, with a small sitting area at the entrance, a lounge with a curtain to separate it from the sleeping area, or even a separate bedroom. It is especially suitable for people on a business trip. The sitting area can be used as a small meeting room.
Supreme Deluxe Suites
Most Yangtze cruise ships have two to four supreme deluxe suites. They are usually located at the bow of the middle deck, and many have a private mini kitchen, sitting room, separate bedroom, delicate wooden Chinese furniture and decorations and a private deck with chaise longue, armchairs and a drinks table. It is perfect for people who have a high budget and pursue a romantic and deluxe lifestyle.
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