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Century Legend

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Century Legend Cruise Ship

Century Legend is the 7-deck advanced deluxe sister ship of Century Paragon, the leading luxury and large 5-star Yangtze cruise under Century Cruises with featured European-style managing philosophy. Leading in luxurious river cruising on Yangtze, it also ranks as the top most popular choice for all types of visitors to enjoy a relaxing Yangtze River cruise sailing trip in real luxury!

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Colorful Life on Century Legend Cruise


You’ll get delighted when dining on Century Legend. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet, from local delicacies as well as a variety of cuisines from around the world. There are two restaurants onboard Century Legend, the Global Restaurant and VIP Restaurant. Global Restaurant is the main dining hall for most cruise guests onboard and the host venue for the Captain’s Farewell Party, and the VIP Restaurant on the higher deck is offered for guests booking suites. For guests booking standard Deluxe Cabins, you can also pay extra to enjoy dining in the VIP Restaurant. The options are plenty on Century Legend which could be called the “culinary delights”. The menu on each meal varies with daily change.

Breakfast options: cereal, congee, milk, butter, jam, dried fruit, juice, egg station, dim sum, bread, salad, fruit, hot dish, pickles, etc.

Lunch options: marinated salads, dressings, condiments, appetizers, bread, soups, rice, main courses (sweet and sour fish stick, roasted beef, cucumber cubes with mashed garlic, green peas with leek, white bean curd with chives), vegetables, pasta station, wonton, sandwich pizza, mousse, desserts, hot dessert, fresh fruits, etc.

Dinner options: appetizers (smoked duck breast, sweet and sour pork spare ribs, bean curd in herbsauce, dry bean curd with green vegetables), soup, rice, main courses (pork cordon bleu, sweet and sour pork with fruit, stir fried chicken, beef stroganoff, braised meatballs in brown gravy, stir fried vegetables with garlic, roast potatoes with chili and bell peppers and so on), desserts, etc.

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

VIP Restaurant on Century Legend Dining Service on Century Legend Dining on Century Legend


1. Early bird treatment: Early risers can enjoy complimentary early bird coffee and tea in the Sundeck Bar after a fresh walk on the sundeck (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. Century Legend has a bar on 5F offering drinks, beverage, wines for travelers from morning till night.

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

Drink Packages:
Usually, there are four different drink packages offered onboard Century Legend, including extra-value drink package, beer package, soft drink package and red wine drink package. Check Century Cruises Drink Packages for more information about what included in each package if you are interested.

Drinking on Century Legend

Entertainment & Cultural Activities

Activities are Century Legend are colorful that you’ll never get bored when staying onboard. Moreover, the specially arranged cultural programs open the window to present you profound Chinese history and culture and you can have a bite of them.

In the early morning, play Taichi under the guidance of Taichi master on the sundeck to feel the gentle breeze blowing over your face when you are stretching your body. During the daytime, you can attend Yangtze River and Three Gorges Dam Project lecture, lessons on Chinese medicine, an introduction to Chinese calligraphy & painting; also, you can enjoy the happy time with your families or friends in the chess & card rooms, watch a movie at HD Cinema which can accommodate about 150 people, do exercise in Gym room or enjoy stunning scenery of Three Gorges on the sun deck. In the evening, the staff will invite you to join their singing and dancing shows to have some great time together and you can enjoy Dynasty fashion show, opera, fire spitting, and magic, etc.

Don’t miss the Captain’s Welcome Party and Captain’s Farewell Banquet to feel the hospitality and enthusiasm of the captain and other staff onboard. A suite and tie for a man or an evening dress for a woman is not strictly required, but avoiding dressing too casual like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slippers and so on.

Cinema on Century Legend Entertainment on Century Legend

Service Onboard

Travelers on Century Legend will experience the highest level of service in every detail from you board the ship to leave the boat. All the staff are glad to talk with you and you can truly feel how friendly and enthusiastic they are. If you need any help or service, the staff will come and do it in a very short time. If you want to experience something different and try something new like spa, massage, sauna, swim, just tell the front desk.

Guide Service: Experienced English guide will accompany all the way and you will get everything clearly. Every day, the guides will inform through the central broadcasting system or bulletin board all the activities arrangement of next day. The guide participate in various activities and introduce the Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge) to travelers during the whole cruise.

Laundry: Of course, you can do laundry onboard. There are laundry bags in every cabin that you just need to put your clothes into the bags and the staff will come and collect your clothes. When finished washing, the staff will send your clothes back to your cabin. Doing laundry onboard needs extra charge. To know the detailed price, please ask for our professional cruise agents.

Internet & WIFI: The wifi is covered all over the ship. No matter you want to use it in the grand lobby, in your cabin or in Internet bar, tell your needs to the front desk and they will help you link it. The wifi service needs extra charge and for the detailed price, please ask for our professional cruise agents.

International / local phone calls and faxes are available at the reception desk and the Business Center on all New Century Cruises ships. All of these services are fee-based and you can sign these charges to your account and settle them at the end of the voyage.

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

First Aid & Health Care

An on board doctor treats emergencies (with both Chinese and Western treatments). And the doctor will take a lecture of traditional Chinese Medicine, telling you something about Chinese medicinal herb and acupuncture and moxibustion. You can do some exercises in the Fitness room or Spa on board, or join to play Taichi on the sundeck every morning.

Payment Onboard

The on board currency is the Yuan (there is a currency exchange counter on board). At the end of the cruise you can settle your on board account either in cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travellers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted.

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
Global 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 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.

    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 ?
    2019-02-27 08:37
    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?
    2018-09-26 14:55
    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 03:51
    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.


    2018-04-07 14:35
    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 08:35
    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 02:57
    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 ?
    2018-03-18 21:40
    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?

    2018-01-25 19:51
    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 05:23
    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 06:59
    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 07:40
    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
    2017-08-09 21:25
    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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