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Century Sky Cruise Ship Itinerary, Route & Maps 2018
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Century Sky, another proud member of Century cruise, has been reviewed as the best-value ship for the Century cruise. In the whole year of 2018, it offers the special itinerary running between Shanghai and Nanjing with awesome sightseeing along the Yangtze River.

Century Sky Top Highlights of 2018:

  • 1. Shanghai Nanjing New & Unique Route: the ONLY Yangtze cruise ship takes you to explore between Shanghai and Nanjing (day tour to Suzhou, Wuxi, Zhangjiagang, Yangzhou, Taizhou) with stable sailings all year round.
  • 2. Poetic Jiangnan Area with Slow-pace Sightseeing: elegant garden, small bridges, floating narrow river, old residential houses, etc. The poetic and picturesque featured charm could be the top reason taking this route.
  • For more detailed info, please check more about Shanghai Nanjing Itinerary of Century Sky.

Cruise Route:

Shanghai - Nanjing (4 days & 3 nights)

Nanjing - Shanghai (4 days & 3 nights)


Price:  around $369 •This price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing, valid until Feb.28, 2019.

•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.

•Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.40. The USD quote is based on current exchange rate, and it may change according the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will remain the same.

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Century Sky Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2018

Century Sky's Shanghai Nanjing Itinerary Map of Century Sky's Shanghai - Nanjing Itinerary

 

Shanghai - Nanjiing 4 Days & 3 Nights Upstream Cruise

 

DayTimeEvents & Activities
Day 1 18:00 Embark the Century Sky at the Bund International Cruise Ship Harbor (Pier Address: 358 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai)
21:30 Depart from The Bund of Shanghai and enjoy a spectacular illuminated night scene.
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
Full Day Trip to Zhangjiagang, or Suzhou/Wuxi On this day, you can enjoy arranged day tour to Zhangjiagang (张家港), or pay extra expenses to select your likes to Suzhou (苏州, 280 Yuan/pp) or Wuxi (无锡, 380 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Zhangjiagang: Shore Excursion to Shuangshan Island and Xiangshan Scenic Spot.

Optional Day Trip to Suzhou: Pay visits to three sites: Humble Administrators Garden, Hanshan Temple and Shantang Street.

Option Day Trip to Wuxi: Enjoy the day trip to two sites: Taihu Lake and Nanchan Temple
18:15-19:00 Captain’s Welcome Reception
19:00-20:30 Buffet dinner
21:00-22:00 Enjoy delightful dancing party with graceful music
Day 3 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
Full Day Trip to Taizhou or Yangzhou On this day, you can enjoy arranged day tour to Taizhou (泰州), or pay extra expenses to select your likes to Yangzhou (扬州, 200 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Taizhou: Pay visits to two sites: Ancient City Wall and Fengcheng River Visiting

Optional Day Trip to Yangzhou: Enjoy shore excursions to three sites: Daming Temple, Dongguan Ancient Street and Heyuan Garden.
19:00-20:00 Buffet dinner
21:00-22:00 Enjoy the themed activity of crew cabaret show
Day 4 (B) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
08:00 Arrive in Nanjing and disembark the ship

 

Nanjing - Shanghai 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

 

DayTimeEvents & Activities
Day 1 18:00 Embark the Century Sky at the Nanjing Wumadu Pier (Pier Address: No.18, Yongji Road, Nanjing City)
21:30 Depart from Nanjing City
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
Full Day Trip to Taizhou or Yangzhou On this day, you can enjoy arranged day tour to Taizhou (泰州), or pay extra expenses to select your likes to Yangzhou (扬州, 200 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Taizhou: Pay visits to two sites: Ancient City Wall and Fengcheng River Visiting

Optional Day Trip to Yangzhou: Enjoy shore excursions to three sites: Daming Temple, Dongguan Ancient Street and Heyuan Garden.
19:00-20:00 Buffet dinner
21:00-22:00 Enjoy the themed activity of crew cabaret show
Day 3 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
Full Day Trip to Zhangjiagang, or Suzhou/Wuxi On this day, you can enjoy arranged day tour to Zhangjiagang (张家港), or pay extra expenses to select your likes to Suzhou (苏州, 280 Yuan/pp) or Wuxi (无锡, 380 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Zhangjiagang: Shore Excursion to Shuangshan Island and Xiangshan Scenic Spot.

Optional Day Trip to Suzhou: Pay visits to three sites: Humble Administrators Garden, Hanshan Temple and Shantang Street.

Option Day Trip to Wuxi: Enjoy the day trip to two sites: Taihu Lake and Nanchan Temple
18:15-19:00 Captain’s Welcome Reception
19:00-20:30 Buffet dinner
21:00-22:00 Enjoy delightful dancing party with graceful music
Day 4 (B) 06:30-07:00 Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
06:30-07:00 Learn to play Tai Chi
07:00-08:30 Buffet breakfast
08:00 Arrive in Shanghai and disembark the ship at the Bund International Cruise Ship Harbor (Pier Address: 358 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai)

Please Note:

1. 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.

2. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.

3. The pier used in Shanghai is the Bund International Cruise Ship Harbor (Address: 358 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai). The pier used in Nanjing is called Nanjing Wumadu Pier (Address: No.18, Yongji Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province). To know detailed transportation to the pier, please contact our professional cruise specialist.

4. 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.

5. The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional day tour to Suzhou needs 280 Yuan/pp, Wuxi for 380 Yuan/pp, and Yangzhou for 200 Yuan/pp. The package price is at the lowest with great deal that Century Sky can offer. Just feel free to select your likes and do the interesting day tour.

6. Clothes for Parties: Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Party should wear smart casual.

Deep Understanding about Yangtze River Cities along Shanghai - Nanjing:

Shanghai

Shanghai, reputed as the “Pearl of the Orient” and the “Paris of the East”, is a metropolis to witness the fast development and see the future of China.

Cruising with Century Sky from Shanghai to Nanjing, you have a chance to enjoy the spectacular view of Shanghai’s illuminated night scene on both banks of Huangpu River - the Bund and Pudong New Area. It fully exhibits the magnificence of the various buildings of different architectural styles and makes up of the best night scene of Shanghai. If you take Century Sky from Nanjing to Shanghai, you’ll see the Bund during daytime that you can see the flourish of Shanghai and tall buildings very clearly.

Century Sky in Shanghai

Zhangjiagang

Century Sky has arranged Zhangjiagang one day tour into Shanghai Nanjing Route. Zhangjiagang City is about 70 kilometers from Suzhou and 130 kilometers from Shanghai.

You will visit Shuangshan Island which is famous for fresh air and emerald plants. The island, seated across the Yangtze River, is home to birds, ducks and fishermen. Villagers often lie in the tree shades to enjoy carefree country life. Alo, take a trip to Xiangshan Scenic Spot which lies in the west of Jingang town, Zhangjiagang. It is famous for the natural beauty and a gathering place for talented people. It is also home to many famous historical sites in the south. The scenic resort is home to Wangjiang Pavilion where travelers can view the Yangtze River.

Xiangshan Scenic Spot in Zhangjiagang

Suzhou

Century Sky offers optional day tour to Suzhou which you need to pay extra expense at 280 Yuan/pp. You’ll enjoy visits to three sites: Humble Administrators Garden, Hanshan Temple and Shantang Street.

  1. Humble Administrators Garden: This is the largest and most famous Suzhou Garden, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the most classic private garden in China. Constructed in Ming Dynasty, it features in mountain island, bamboo dock, rock and tranquil flow.
  2. Hanshan Temple: This temple has become the city’s most important landmark. The temple was first built between the years 502-519. It was named after Han Shan, a Tang-dynasty monk who lived there. Through the years, the temple has undergone several rounds of destruction and restoration.
  3. Shantang Street: The existing one is a late-Qing architecture work. Suzhou’s Shantang Street has always been regarded as the first name of Suzhou ancient streets. This has three reasons, Shangtang Street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou’s old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes.
Humble Administrator Garden in Suzhou

Wuxi

Century Sky offers optional day tour to Wuxi which you need to pay extra expense at 380 Yuan/pp. Wuxi is about 42 kilometers from Suzhou. You’ll enjoy visits to two sites in Wuxi: Taihu Lake and Nanchan Temple.

  1. Taihu Lake: It is the third largest freshwater lake in China. It is a famous scenic spot in China and is famed for its lake, hills and splendid scenery.
  2. Nanchan Temple: It was built during the Southern Dynasty (549 A.D.) and was originally called Huguo Temple. During the reign of Emperor Xianheng of the Tang Dynasty, the name of Huguo Temple was changed to Lingshan Temple. Not Until the reign of Emperor Tiansheng of the Song Dynasty, did it get the name Nanchan Temple.
Wuxi Taihu Lake

Taizhou

Century Sky has arranged Taizhou one day tour into Shanghai Nanjing Route. Taizhou located in Jiangsu Province is about 230 kilometers northwest from Shanghai City. Situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River, it borders Yangzhou to the west. Hu Jintao, former president of the Communist Party of China considered Taizhou is the hometown of Mei Lanfang, one of the most famous Peking Opera artists in modern Chinese history. Today’s tour includes two sites: Ancient City Wall and Fengcheng River Visiting.

Fengcheng River Visiting in Taizhou

Yangzhou

Century Sky offers optional day tour to Yangzhou which you need to pay extra expense at 200 Yuan/pp. You’ll enjoy visits to three sites: Daming Temple, Dongguan Ancient Street and Heyuan Garden.

  1. Daming Temple: This temple is a National AAAA Scenic Spot with a history over 1500 years. You’ll see the main architectures: Memorial Archway, Hall of Heavenly Kings, Pingshan Hall, West Garden, Jianzhen Memorial Hall, etc.
  2. Dongguan Ancient Street: This street is with a length of 1122 meters in total which is the representative old street in Yangzhou. Along the street, you can visit many hundred-year-old shops and taste some delicious local food.
  3. He Garden: Originally named Jixiao Villa, He Garden was built by He Zhidiao, a 19th century Chinese envoy to France. The garden was built on the old site of the Garden of Double Pagoda Trees. And now there is still one pagoda tree left in He Garden. The garden is about 14,000 square meters with a big pond in the center. Its water-centered pavilion has been featured in many films such as Dream of Red Mansions.
He Garden in Yangzhou

Nanjing

Nanjing is the first or last stop of Century Sky Shanghai Nanjing Route. It is one of the four Ancient Capitals of China with profound history and cultural sites. It is about 315 kilometers from Shanghai.

There is no arrangement and sightseeing by the cruise. If you have some free time, you can choose to visit Sun Yatsen Mausoleum, Nanjing City all, Confucian Temple Area, Nanjing Museum, The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Presidential Palace of Nanjing, etc.

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum in Nanjing

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Price 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.

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.

Excursion question
Are the shore excursions included in the price? Only the optional tours (White Emperor & Tribe of the Three Gorges) have an extra fee correct?
2017-04-18 01:41
Hello Kway,

Thank you for the question. There are two kinds of shore excursions on the Yangtze River Cruise tour. The arranged shore excursions listed in the itinerary of your cruise ship is included in the price. The optional shore excursions are not, and if you want to visit them, you can tell us or the reception desk when on board and pay some extra fees.
For downstream cruise of Century Sky, optional excursions are White Emperor City and Fengdu Ghost City
For upstream cruise of Century Sky, optional excursions are Tribe of the Three Gorges, White Emperor City, Quyuan Birthplace, and Fengdu Ghost City
Price for each optional excursion for Century Sky is 290 RMB for one person, except Quyuan Birthplace for 220 RMB.

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