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Century Legend Cruise Ship

Century Legend, first navigated in May 2013, is the classic leading luxury Century Cruises ship. As the advanced sister ship of the 5-star Century Paragon with featured great European-style international service, it ranks top for global visitors of all types who seek a relaxing Yangtze River cruise sailing trip in real luxury!

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2023 Brand New Exclusive Upgraded Services from Century Cruises

Exclusive complimentary upgrade services ONLY FOR Century cruise travelers to enjoy a valuable and worry-free sailing vacation (For Chongqing Yichang Upstream & Downstream Cruises):

1. Embarkation night dinner (19:00-20:30) 2. Porter service for both embarkation and disembarkation
3. Flavored cuisines in different themes 4. Midnight snacks every day
5. All-day set menu snacks 6. Free drinks at lunch and dinner (selected red wines, beers, soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc.)
7. Childcare service (2-8 years old) during the cruise 8. Exclusive guide earphone for pleasant sight visiting
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Colorful Life on Century Legend Cruise


The stylish luxury Century Pagagon presents every traveler guest onboard the ultimate tasting enjoyment during your 4-5 days on the Yangtze River. Both The Globe restaurant (2F) and the exquisite Pavilion VIP Restaurant (6F) are finely designed with large picture windows and decorated with advanced furniture in elegant color scheme as well as atmospheric lighting for a great restaurant dining experience. All three meals of a cruising day are greatly arranged in Chinese & Western buffet style at both restaurants. The cruise company caters to you to sample diverse kinds of delicacies in China and other countries in the world and to suite your ordinary dietary habit. Furthermore, there are also a-la-carte service in both those two restaurants, thus, you can order other food as you like to have the ultimate culinary experience during the cruise trip. Besides the three meals, there are plenty of exquisite snacks of western and local flavors offered onboard from the early bird refreshment to night snacks, so you will absolutely treat your taste buds throughout the day.

Breakfast options: salad (assorted vegetable salad); cheese (orange flavor, Emmenthal); beer sausage, sauces (Thousand Island Dressing, French Dressing, etc.); dry fruit (banana chips, walnut, raisin, etc.); cereal; fruits in syrup (pear, pineapple, etc.); juice (orange, tomato); dairies (milk, soybean milk, plain yogurt, etc.); bread and pastries (toast, Baguette, croissant, raisin muffin, etc.); jam (strawberry, apple, honey, peanut, etc.); butter; hot dishes (seasonal vegetable, ox tripe, etc.); eggs; poached corn, roasted bacon, pickles, fresh fruits; porridge; Chinese dim sum; noodles, cooking stations, etc.

Lunch options: salad (assorted vegetable salad); Chinese salad (cabbage, chicken with chilli and wild pepper sauce, celery with sesame oil, etc.); Chinese hot dishes (stir-fried choy sum with garlic, dry braised blunt-snout bream, etc.), Western hot dishes; Western dressings (chopped egg, chopped bacon, olive rings, etc.); sushi (salmon, tuna, caviar, etc.); salad with sauces; sauces; bread and pastries; pickles; soups (cream potato soup, etc.); desserts (mango jelly, orange mousse, black forest cake, puff, snow fungus soup, etc.); fruits; porridge, rice, cooking stations, etc.

Dinner options: salad (assorted vegetable salad); Western dressings (chopped egg, chopped bacon, olive rings, etc.);salad with sauces; sauces (Thousand Island Dressing, French Dressing, sesame oil, aromatic vinegar, chilli oil, etc.); Chinese dressings (chopped green onion, chopped peanut, etc.); Chinese cold dishes (broccoli in scallion oil, sweet and sour ribs, etc.) western old dishes (Philippine styled stewed pork, pizza with mixed sausages, etc.); Chinese hot dishes (braised Dongpo pork hock with brown sauce, stir fried seasonal vegetables, shredded beef with hot peppers, etc.); soups (tomato and beef meatballs soup, etc.); desserts (matcha red bean mousse, German cheese cake, caramel pudding, etc.); bread and pastries (soft rolls, hard rolls, etc.); fruits; porridge; rice; cooking stations, etc.

(Please note: 1. The above dish list of breakfast, lunch and dinner is for reference only; 2. Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted onboard, but need to be informed in advance at the time of booking with us or when checking in onboard the cruise; 3. To know exact dining time, you can have a clear idea in the elevator, through TV channel or by listening to the broadcast.)

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1. Early bird treatment: Early risers can enjoy complimentary early bird coffee and tea with pastries in the bar (usually at 06:30~07:00).

2. Advanced purified water system with purified water directly offered to cabins on Century Legend. Also, drinkable water is offered through the room thermos and bottled water (1 bottle per person per day).

3. Free drinking of selected red wines, beers, soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc. are offered at lunch and dinner. Milk, coffee, tea, juice and other selected non-alcoholic drinks are offered at breakfast.

4. Century Legend has the a Bar offering drinks, beverage, wines for travelers from morning till night.

5. The legal drinking age on Century Cruises ships is 18 years old.

Drink Packages:

Onboard Century Legend, there are some drink packages for cruise travelers to enjoy a leisurable drinking holiday with good prices. Please know the details from staff onboard after your embarkation. Also, you can checkCentury Cruises Drink Packages for more information for reference.

Drinking on Century Legend Drinking on Century Legend

Deluxe & Cosy Accommodations

Century Legend provides altogether 4 types of distinct and deluxe accommodations onboard for the various needs of different traveler groups, including the Deluxe Cabins (28.00 s.q.m.), Junior Suites (30.00 s.q.m.), Executive Suites (38.50 s.q.m.) and Presidential Suites (106.00 s.q.m.). All rooms are specially furnished with a nice private balcony, a private bathroom and full equipment and amenities of high quality for the comfortable and convenient stay of every international visitor guest. Also, delicately elegant design and decoration are adopted for a good aesthetic savory. Besides, the elaborately selected linen for high starred hotels and cosy lighting will help you have a sound sleep during the cruise trip. Seeking more room space or superior hardware & services? The Executive Suite and Presidential Suites ( with private sightseeing deck) with better and more amenities and appliances of higher class will satisfy your needs greatly, such as a bathtub, etc.

Booking the Executive Suites or Presidential Suites on Century Legend offers you a rich series of complimentary VIP services from dining, drinking, to caring, shore excursion visiting, and so forth, for your ultimate luxuriant cruise travel memory in China!

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Accommodations on Century Legend

Entertainment & Cultural Activities

You will never feel bored when on Century Legend, since quite many types of interesting cultural activities, performances and entertaining items are arranged during day and late night for your wonderful holiday experience.

In the early morning, stretch your body by learning Taichi with others under the guidance of the Taichi master to start a fresh day. During the day, just feel free to join in the popular cultural lectures, seasonal themed activities & DIYs, like moon cakes making, dumpling making, kite flying, etc. to learn some interesting Chinese culture, art, history, and so on, to enrich your harvest of the trip. Besides, enjoy a movie at the theater on the Bottom Deck. You can also show your singing talent and charm with your friends or family members in the KTV rooms (extra fee). Furthermore, during your unoccupied time, if you are interested, you can also play Mahjong (extra fee) in the Card and Chess Room to get more different fun, get up to the super-large Sun Deck and lie on the deck chair to enjoy the passing scenery and comfortable sunshine, read a book in the library, and so on.

Moreover, remember not to miss the Captain's Welcome Reception on your embarkation night with band play on site for a great party enjoyment. Furthermore, watch the jubilant Crew Talent Show in the evening to receive the welcome from the whole cruise staff and harmonious moments with international cruise travelers.

Traveling with kids? No worry! The great children’s playground is well facilitated with various recreational items for the fun play of your sweethearts!

Cinema on Century Legend Entertainment on Century Legend

Services Onboard

Cruise guests on Century Legend can receive the catering service for a worry-free trip experience. All its staff are systematically and strictly trained to offer considerate and reputed services to every visitor to the cruise, from the reception, dining, drinking, caring, ordering, cleaning, etc. All of them are very glad to receive and talk to you and help you throughout your tour.

Guide Service: Experienced English-speaking guide will serve there during the whole cruise and help you know everything clearly. Every day, the guides will inform through the central broadcasting system or bulletin board the arrangement of all the activities of the next day. Besides, he/she will participate in various activities and give nice introduction of the Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge) during your visiting. To help you have a much better tourist visiting experience, Century Legend also adapts the guide earphone for every guest during their shore excursion discovery.

Laundry: Every traveler onboard can do laundry. Apart from the simple self-laundry in the bathroom in your cabin, there is also laundry service for your need. If you want to have your clothes cleaning, just put them into the laundry bag in your room and tell the staff or reception desk, and they will arrange to collect your clothes to do laundry. Staff will send your clean clothes to your room. Such service needs extra payment.

Internet & WI-FI: Century Legend offers free Wi-Fi service to all its guests. The Wi-Fi is covered on the entire ship 24 hours during your whole trip, so you can use it to share photos to social media, contact with your people and deal with some business, in both public area and your cabins. Be kindly known that the signal may be influenced when passing some sections of the Yangtze River. Please tell the staff to help you link your phone and other device to the Wi-Fi.

Phone call / Copy & Print: Both domestic and international phone calls are available onboard Century Legend, so you will still keep great contact with your family and friends no matter they are in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan or other overseas countries. Also, copy & print services are arranged on the cruise. All the services are fee-based, which can be signed to your account and be settled at the end of your cruise trip. Please tell the staff to help you.

Housekeeping: The room attendants will clean your room every day as that in the starred hotels for your neat and fresh staying feeling.

Grand Lobby on Century Legend Guide Service on Century Legend Business Center on Century Legend

First Aid & Health Care

Century Legend has an onboard doctor offers 24-hour treatment services (with both Chinese and Western treatments) to visitors for emergencies in the Clinic. And the doctor will sometimes hold a lecture about traditional Chinese Medicine, telling you something about Chinese medicinal herb and acupuncture and moxibustion. Besides, to care your body and maintain your health, you can do Spa and massage on board to get fully relaxed or keep your healthy lifestyle and release pressure at the Gym.

Payment Onboard

The onboard currency is the Chinese Yuan (there is a currency exchange counter on board). At the end of the cruise you can settle your onboard account either in cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travelers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted. Also, Alipay and WeChat Pay are also available on the cruise for more convenient e-payment experience during the trip!

Spa on Century Legend

Public Facilities & Location

FacilityFloorFacility FloorFacility Floor
Lobby 2F Reception Desk 2F Souvenir Shop 3F / 4F
Business Center 1F Clinic 1F Children's Paradise 6F
Reading Room 6F Chess & Card Room 1F HD Cinema -1F
Multi-function Hall 5F KTV 5F Bar 5F
Beauty Salon 6F Spa & Massage Room -1F Swimming Pool -1F
Sun Deck 6F Gym 2F VIP Restaurant 6F
The Globe Restaurant 6F

Cabin Amenities

Private Balcony Private Bathroom Extension Telephone TV TV Controller Shower
Bathtub Mini Bar Life Jacket Mineral Water Ball-pen Memo Pad
Telephone Directory Hair Dryer Shampoo Bath Foam Shower Cap Bath Towel
Bed Face Towel Hand Towel Floor Towel Soap Soap Plate
Comb Toothpaste Toothbrush Tooth Mug Slippers Bathrobe
Kettle Teacup Coffee Spoon Sugar Bowl Tea Tray Ice Bucket
Tea Bags Weight Scale Napkin Box Shoe Basket Shoehorn Shoe Sponge
Desk Chair Clothes Hanger Cloth Line Laundry Bags Alarm Clock
Toilet Paper Safe Box Sign of Free Drinking Non-smoking Tag Mini Refrigerator Sofa

Schedule of Century Legend

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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 enquire us of the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
    • The cruise prices for holidays such as National Holiday (the first week of October), Labor Day, Spring Festival, etc., are quoted upon request.
    • Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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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.

    What is included in the package drink on board ?
    2019-02-28 00:37
    Hi Jean,

    Thanks for your question, there are several kinds of drink packages onboard, including soft water packages, red wine packages, beer packages, extra-value packages, etc.
    Soft water package covers all the soft drinks, fruit juice, normal coffee and tea;
    Red wine package covers all the wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks except the Perrier and Evian mineral water;
    Beer package covers all the beers, coffee, tea and soft water except the Perrier, Evian mineral water and Erdinger;
    Extra-value package covers all the cocktail, beer, coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit juice and wine except Erdinger, Remy Martin and Chivas Royal Salute.
    The prices of those packages may vary from 200-800 RMB per person. After booking the package, you can enjoy the included drinks during the whole trip. The prices on downstream cruise and upstream cruise are different. Please refer to the actual price onboard. If you are in need, you can ask the reception desk for help, with your room card carried.

    Wish you a great trip onboard Century Legend!
    VIP restaurant
    I am so impressed by your prompt reply when I first asked this question.
    Two more questions please: what is the opening hours for the VIP restaurant?
    Is the room services available on board?
    2018-09-27 05:55
    Hi Debbie,

    The VIP restaurant onboard Century Legend usually opens for guests during the dining hours. For Chongqing to Yichang downstream cruise, it opens during 06:30-07:00, 12:00-13:30, and 18:30-20:00; for Yichang to Chongqing upstream cruise, the opening hours are 06:30-07:00, 12:00-13:30 and 19:00-20:30. However, it will be slightly changed according to practical situation.

    And there is room service offered onboard! If you need, just call the reception desk or tell in person about the dishes and drinks you like, and the staff and cook will prepare delicious food and send to your room, which needs extra payment.

    Enjoy your wonderful cruise holiday on Century Legend!
    What is the extra cost to dine in the VIP restaurant? Is it daily charge or a package deal? Do you have a sample menu?
    2018-09-25 18:51
    Hi Debbie,

    Greetings from China! Usually if you want to enjoy dining in the VIP restaurant, you are required to pay the extra fee which covers the whole sailing. The extra payment is not very high, so a lot of people have chosen to upgrade the restaurant and enjoyed a satisfying dining experience. Many kinds of both Chinese and Western food is offered in the VIP restaurant, and you can order a la carte, such as beefsteak, Chinese dining package (Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-fried Fresh Vegetable, Soups, etc.), special hotpot, noodles, dumplings, western snacks, dessert, sandwich, spaghetti, various Chinese hot and salad dishes, etc. You could know the detailed menu from the staff onboard. Besides, if you book the Junior Suites, Executive Suites or Presidential Suites of Century Legend, you can enjoy dining in the VIP restaurant without extra payment and enjoy more complimentary services and amenities.

    Enjoy your time onboard Century Legend.
    Package drink.
    Do you have a package drink on board.


    2018-04-08 05:35
    Hi Donald,

    Warm greetings from China. I am sorry to let you know that we do not have the prices of drinks onboard Century Legend and as there are a lot of different kinds of drinks and prices vary. We cannot to purchase one for you at present and you can purchase a package drink when getting onboard. Also, you could know the detail prices of Chinese RMB after boarding from the staff. And the staff at the bar would serve you well.

    Have a good trip!
    Power point in the Cabins ?
    Hi, are there spare electrical power points in the cabin to prepare food for our baby ?
    2018-03-31 23:35
    Hello Manny,

    Thank you for the question. Yes, there are spare electrical power points in the cabin onboard Century Legend, however, there is no kitchenware there besides the teakettle. If you are planning to travel with your baby, you could pack the prepared food, like milk powder.

    Wish you a nice trip with your family!
    Dinner first night
    We are arriving around 7pm on Tues 10th April. We understand that dinner is not included in our tour. What time would we be able to get a dinner and roughly how much is the charge? Thank you.
    2018-03-19 17:57
    Hi Julie,

    Thanks for your message. Onboard Century Legend, only meals specified with “B”, “L”, and “D” in the itinerary are included in within the cruise fares. However, if you want to enjoy the dinner onboard the ship on your embarkation night, you could tell the staff while checking in and order the food, and they would prepare the delicious dinner for you. There are many types of Chinese food, some western food, desserts and beverage, so you could choose as will. As the price, the spaghetti, sandwich costs about 100 RMB, the dessert costs about 40-50 RMB, and the steak combo with red wine costs about 398 RMB. Since the prices are various according to the dishes, you could know the details of different kinds of food from the cruise staff after boarding.

    Have a nice sailing in China!
    wifi cost
    Hi We are traveling with Chan Brothers in April and will be on a day cruise. Can I enquire what would the wifi cost on the cruise be ?
    2018-03-19 12:40
    Hello Manny,

    Thank you for the good question. The Wi-Fi service costs about 200 RMB for one person for each one full cruise route. If you would like to enjoy that service, just tell the staff at the reception desk, and they will help you link your mobile phone, tablet PC, and other smart device to the Internet sincerely.

    Wish you a wonderful Yangtze River cruise tour!
    Alcoholic drinks
    What are the costs of drinks, are they extra?

    2018-01-26 11:51
    Hello Barbara,

    Thank you for the good question. I’m sorry to tell you that we do not have the prices of drinks onboard Century Legend, 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 wonderful Yangyze River cruise holiday!
    Century Legend shows prices for Presidential, Deluxe, Junior, A, B, C rooms on board. Do the all have balconies?
    2018-01-08 21:23
    Hello Peggy,

    Thanks for your question. onboard Century Legend, all cabins are well designed and equipped with private balconies, so you could enjoy the sightseeing of the Yangtze River in your own room without going outside and enjoy your relaxing and private time. You could feel free to tell us about your ideal type of cabin, group size, nationality, visiting time to China, and other information, and our travel consultant would contact you soon and give you nice quotations for your experience of the Yangtze River cruise in China!

    Have a nice day!
    Cost of laundry
    What is the cost of having laundry done on the Century Legend? Can you give us some kind of an idea. Specifically thinking about blue jeans. Any other information appreciated too. We will be with an Avalon tour October 21-23. Appreciate your help.
    2017-09-29 21:59
    Hello Mary,

    Thank you for the good question. The costs of laundry service are reasonable. Usually, a pair of blue jeans needs about 20RMB, T-shirt needs about 15RMB, and other types have different prices. Besides, there are laundry packages provided for you, such as about 118RMB for 10 pieces. You could know the detailed price for laundry service by asking the reception desk after boarding on Century Legend.

    Have a nice cruising trip in October!
    wi fi
    do you have to pay for this service,we are touring with wrendy wu and the tour we are on is exquisite china
    2017-09-07 22:40
    Hello Brian,

    Thanks for the question. WI-FI service onboard Century Legend is provided with extra payment. If you want to use it, just tell the reception desk onboard and give the charge, and they will help you link your mobile phone, computer or tablet PC to the Internet. Moreover, if you book the Executive Suite or Presidential Suite, you can enjoy the WI-FI access in the Executive Lounge for free and many other value-add amenities and complimentary services.

    Wish you a wonderful trip!
    Service fasilities on board between : Deluxe cabin and Executive Suite
    Could please send us Service Fasiliies on Board for Deluxe Cabin and Executive Suite Cabin
    2017-08-10 12:25
    Hi Suwarli,

    Thanks for the good question. Deluxe cabins onboard Century Legend are all decorated and equipped with very advanced facilities. Besides the comfortable beds, television with satellite programs, broadcasting system, clean private bathroom with shower, and private balcony for sightseeing and other good amenities are prepared in order for you. And you could enjoy a lot of good services from the staff such as the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Parties, interesting cultural lectures and activities, night performances and so on.
    And if you are going to book the Executive Suite on Century Legend, you would enjoy more space in your room with more value-add services. They are like:
    Complimentary welcome fruit basket at the embarkation night;
    A complimentary bottle of house wine;
    Complimentary morning coffee, tea and cookies;
    Dining in the VIP restaurant except the Captain’s Farewell Dinner in the Globe restaurant;
    Complimentary Wi-Fi access to the internet in Executive Lounge;
    24 hours complimentary coffee tea, variety of daily snacks & fruits served in the Executive Lounge;
    Nightly Century signature turn down service with printed daily itinerary;
    Complimentary branded deluxe bathroom amenities;
    Complimentary tour to Captain’s Bridge;
    Free sauna and swimming pool experience once per person per cruise.
    If you have decided which cabin type to choose, you could tell our professional Travel Consultant, and they will contact your as soon as possible to plan your tour according to your needs and give your nice quotations.

    Have a nice day!

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