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Century Emerald

Century Emerald Cruise Ship

Century Emerald, the second best ship of Century cruises, possesses large cabins with private balconies to see Yangtze River view. It sails in July and August in the year of 2023.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights;)
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Century Emerald Cruise Ship Reviews

Cruise Ship Rating: 9.0 out of 10. Read the reviews from the Real Travelers on Cruisecritics.com, Tripadvisors.com and Lonelyplanet.com below to better help your cruise plan.

We booked an upstream cruise through China Discovery/yangtze-river-cruises.com. We researched ships, agents, tours, etc. This cruise far exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect mix of relaxing and daily excursions. The views throughout the cruise are incredible - it's like being in a painting. Make sure you choose a cruise that goes through the locks. Certain times of the year, the water levels are not high enough and it sounds like some cruises required passengers to take buses instead. We were so happy to have an off-peak experience, no crowds.

The Century Emerald is a viking ship, so you get the luxury of a world luxury liner. And in December, it's run by a Chinese operator giving us a more Chinese experience. We were one of two western couples, all other passengers were asian. We would have liked an even longer cruise, and will consider doing this again but maybe starting further upstream. Standard rooms are suites with loveseat, desk, ample closet/storage. two bottles of water provided daily. Tiger from China Discovery was quite responsive and helpful in arranging not only the cruise, but transfers and other travel. And they quoted the best price on the cruise.

---- Reviewed by Berly R, January 13, 2019

Compared to a regular cruise ship, everything on Century Emerald is reduced in size. There was a small gym and a few shops. On the other hand, it is easy to get anywhere in a few minutes with only 6 decks and room for 250 guests. Our stateroom was fairly good sized, comfortable and everything worked well. Housekeeping did an excellent job.

Entertainment on the ship is limited by its size. The same people who wait on your table dance in the show and model ethnic costumes. Still the entertainment was of acceptable quality. The food and restaurant service were very good. In fact, service throughout the ship was excellent.

---- Reviewed by Anan, Nov. 31, 2018

What Our Customers Say about Yangtze River Cruise

Hello Rita,

Happy New Year to you too! May 2023 bring many tourists and good health for you!

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By Kathy
January 6, 2023

Hello Wonder,

Good evening! The cruise is good. Today was the the 小小三峡 tour (optional), very good so far so good thanks! Yes,...

By Axel
August 21, 2022

Hello Wonder,

we had a very nice cruise and I will send you more feedback by E-mail. Talk to you soon!


By Axel
August 15, 2022

Schedule of Century Emerald

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    Please Note:
    • The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
    • The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
    • Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
    • Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.
    • Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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