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Century Paragon

Century Paragon Cruise Ship

The 5-star Century Paragon is the TOP DELUXE and NEWEST Yangtze Cruise, leading in luxurious river cruising on the Yangtze River.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights)
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Colorful Life on Century Paragon Cruise


You’ll get delighted when dining on Century Paragon. 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 Paragon Dining Service on Century Paragon Dining on Century Paragon


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 Paragon. Also, drinkable water is offered through the room thermos and bottled water (1 bottle per person per day).

3. Century Paragon 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 Paragon, 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 Paragon

Entertainment & Cultural Activities

Activities are Century Paragon 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 Paragon Entertainment on Century Paragon

Service Onboard

Travelers on Century Paragon 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 Paragon Guide Service on Century Paragon Business Center on Century Paragon

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 Paragon

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 Paragon

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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.

    flight to/from Toronto Canada
    How many stops does the plane make on this flight (included with this package) from Toronto Canada to China?
    2018-03-14 08:24
    Hello Harvey,

    Thank you for the good question. From Canada to China, there are 2 direct flights from Toronto to Beijing for about 13.5 hours, and 2 direct flights to Shanghai for about 14.5 hours. And both cities have daily flights and high speed trains to the Yangtze River port cities of Chongqing and Yichang. If you have any questions about the transportation and are interested in booking a Yangtze River cruise, just feel free to tell our travel consultant by Email, and they will contact you soon to help you sincerely and professionally.

    Enjoy your wonderful day!
    Beverage list
    Where can I find a list of beverages such wines, beer and soft drinks that are available on the Century Paragon please.
    2017-03-10 20:40
    Hello Patricia Harrison,

    Thanks for your question. Here we’ve shown you the brief list for beverages on Century Paragon. Please kindly check it for reference.

    Wines - travelers can enjoy cock tail, sparking wine & champagne, gin, tequila, bourbon, Canadian whisky, Irish whisky, Scotch whisky, cigar, rum, vodka, brandies & cognac, Chinese spirit, etc.

    Beer - Chongqing beer, Tsing Tao beer, Budweiser, Heineken beer, etc.

    Soft drinks - local mineral water, Evian, Pemier, Coca Cola, sprite, etc.

    Also, coffee, tea and other drinks are available on Century Paragon. Please note that the wines and beers need charge which belong to personal expenses.

    Wish you a wonderful trip on Yangtze River cruise!

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