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Century Sky

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Century Sky Cruise Ship

Century Sky is the popular sister ship of Century Sun and once hired by Viking Cruises with rich experience receiving global visitors. Strictly managed with Century Cruises’ high standard European styled service pursuit, the ship offers top great facilities and services for a memorable Yangtze River sailing trip of thousands of foreign visitors!

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Century Sky Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2020

Century Sky's Itinerary

Map of Century Sky's Itinerary

DAY 1
Embarkation
Chongqing Chaotianmen DockChongqing Chaotianmen Dock Nightview
  • Highlights of Today
    • Board the ship at Chaotianmen Dockin Chongqing at 16:30-20:00 and check in;
    • Appreciate the stunning night view of Chongqing;
    • Attend embarkation safety briefing & facilities onboard introduction;
    • Depart from Chongqing at around 21:30;
    • Join in Captain's Welcome Reception on sun deck.
  • Dining
    Not Included
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu Ghost CityFengdu Ghost City in Fengdu
Shibaozhai PagodaRed Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (Optional; CNY290 pp):

      (This 1,900 year old site is interesting and meaningful to know Chinese culture, telling the traditional Chinese belief of that those pure spirits would be rewarded and those sinful ones would be subject to severe punishments with many statues and scenes in the traditional architectures.)

    • Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda (Included)

      (The 12-story red building is reputed as the gem of Chinese architecture and one of the top 8 most peculiar architectures in the world. Popular among cruise visitors to look at the pagoda leaning the hills and climb up.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with lectures and activities onboard;
    • Enjoy cruise cabaret shows.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
Shennv StreamPrimative Shennv Stream at Wushan
White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to White Emperor City in Fengjie County (Optional; CNY 290/pp)

      (Famous Chinese Ancient “Poem City” mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included)

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included)

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.);

    • Shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Included);

      (The painting-like natural wonderland to appreciate the primitive waterscape with strange rocks, verdant peculiar peaks, winding water, in the serene valley with crispy chirps of at Yangtze. )

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Attend the Yangtze Pirate Night Show
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet) ; Morning tea & coffee
DAY 4
Disembarkation
Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftThree Gorges Dam Ship Lift, World Largest One
  • Highlights of Today
    • Ship disembarkation at Maoping Port at 08:00;
    • Shore experience of Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Bus riding to Yichang downtown for leaving.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 1
Embarkation
Maoping PortMaoping Port in Yichang
  • Highlights of Today
    • Take the arranged tourist bus at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal in Yichang and board the ship at Maoping Port at 18:00-22:30 ;
    • Embarkation safety briefing & facilities introduction.
  • Dining
    Not included
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Tribe of Three GorgesTribe of Three Gorges
Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftThree Gorges Dam Ship Lift, World Largest One
Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorge to visit Longjin Stream Scenic Area (Optinoal; CNY 290/pp);

      (It is one of the best complimented scenic spots by foreign cruise visitors and is superb to get close to the particularly tranquil, primitive and nice sightseeing of villages on water, on mountain and off brook with fine exploration of interesting folk custom of Tujia minority people.)

    • Shore experience of Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Enjoy Captain's Welcome Party.
  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with cultural activities onboard;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Shennv StreamPrimative Shennv Stream at Wushan
Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Included);

      (The painting-like natural wonderland to appreciate the primitive waterscape with strange rocks, verdant peculiar peaks, winding water, in the serene valley with crispy chirps of at Yangtze. )

    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included);

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.)

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included).

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Shore excursion to White Emperor City in Fengjie County (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      (Famous Chinese Ancient “Poem City” mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Enjoy evening entertainment.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Shibaozhai PagodaRed Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda (Included)

      (The 12-story red building is reputed as the gem of Chinese architecture and one of the top 8 most peculiar architectures in the world. Popular among cruise visitors to look at the pagoda leaning the hills and climb up.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with cultural activities onboard;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 5
Disembarkation
Chaotianmen DockChaotianmen Dock in Chongqing
  • Highlights of Today
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet)
Please Note:
  1. Century Cruises Preventive Measures of COVID 19

    1). Mandatory temperature screening and pre-boarding health declarations for all guests.Body temperature must be lower than 37.3℃.

    2). All guests must present the real-time health green code and the itinerary track code to meet the qualification of security check on site.Guests whose health code shows yellow or red, or whose itinerary track code shows that they come from middle and high- risk areas are not allowed to board the ship.

    3). Guests arrived from overseas as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and those who have been overseas within 14 days prior to cruise boarding, are required to show the track code (itinerary code) mandatorily. Anyone with travel history from the middle and high-risk areas is not allowed to board the cruise.

    Kindly Reminder:

    1). QR codes of itinerary track and health are provided for guests to scan.

    2). The track code only supports the network operators of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

    3). The definition of risk areas shall be based on the information released by the national Pandemic Risk Level Query System.

  2. Subject to Change:

    Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions and lectures are subject to change due to weather, river conditions and permission from the navigational authorities. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.

  3. Embarkation Tips:

    (a) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; (b) It is better to arrive in Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day; (c) There are 14 sub-pier of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. As the car/taxi driver can only stop the car at the entrance of the port, you need to walk to your exact pier. Usually, it needs about 180 meters (about 3 minutes) to the nearest No.9 Dock, about 180-680 meters (about 3-8 minutes) to No.7, No.5, No.3 and No.1 Docks, and about 680-850 meters (about 8-10 minutes) to the No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8 and No.10 Docks from the east side, via the edge of the port to the west side; (d) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

  4. Disembarkation Tips:

    (a) You can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travelers. (b) No matter you take Ship Lift or not, you’ll do check out procedure in this early morning. (c) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam for sightseeing. You’ll arrive in Yichang Banshan Hotel at downtown around 12:00. (d) Dam & Ship Lift Experience: travelers who are interested in Ship Lift will first switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown area around 13:30. (e) Luggage Consigning for Chongqing - Yichang Disembarkation: For the national policy about the security of the Three Gorges Dam Project, no large luggage (exceeding 20cm*40cm*50cm or 5kg) is allowed to be taken into Three Gorges Dam scenic area. You could consign your luggage to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and get the luggage consigning document from the cruise staff on the 4th cruising day morning and gather it after you are in Yichang downtown by showing that document. The service is offered by the cruise company and needs extra charge of 25RMB for each piece of luggage.

  5. Arranged Shore Excursion:

    The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

  6. Optional Shore Excursions:

    The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site.

  7. Physical Demands:

    There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of Shibaozhai Pagoda / White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

  8. Chongqing / Yichang Local Transportation:

    To know detailed transportation in Chongqing and Yichang, please head to How to Get to/Leave Yangtze Cruise Ports in Chongqing and Yichang.

  9. Dressing Code for Parties:

    Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception, Yangtze Pirate Night Show should wear smart casual or formal.

  10. More Travel Guide & Support:

    To know more details your life onboard, like cabins, dining, drinking, service, onboard activities and lectures, please head to Yangtze River Cruise Guide 2020. You’ll find everything here.

Schedule of Century Sky

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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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