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Century Sky Cruise Ship Itinerary, Route & Maps 2018
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Century Sky, another proud member of Century Cruises, has been reviewed as the best-value ship for the Century Cruises. 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, 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.
  • 3. Ideal Round Trips to Savor Lower Reaches of Yangtze River: the ONLY cruise ship to offer the 2018 new round cruise trips of 7 days & 6 nights Shanghai-Nanjing-Shanghai and 8 days & 7 nights Nanjing-Shanghai-Nanjing for your deeper savory of Jiangnan charm and the lower reaches of the Yangtze. Please contact us to know details. (For more detailed info, please check Shanghai Nanjing Itinerary of Century Sky.)
  • 4. 2018 Special Offer of Chongqing Shanghai Cruises: The Only ship offering 10 days & 9 nights Yangtze River cruise between Chongqing and Shanghai. Please check more about Chongqing Shanghai itinerary of Century Sky.

Cruise Route:

Shanghai - Nanjing (4 days & 3 nights)

Nanjing - Shanghai (4 days & 3 nights)

Shanghai - Nanjing - Shanghai (7 days & 6 nights; prices from inquiry)

Nanjing - Shanghai - Nanjing (8 days & 7 nights; prices from inquiry)


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

 

(Please Note: cruise itineraries of Century Sky at below are only available from May 13th, 2018.)

Shanghai - Nanjiing 4 Days & 3 Nights Upstream Cruise

 

DayTimeEvents & Activities
Day 1 18:00 Embark the Century Sky at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上海国际客运中心码头 (Pier Address: from the entrance of Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上港邮轮城, No.500 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai).
21:30 Depart from The Bund of Shanghai. Join in Captain’s Welcome Party on the Sun Deck with the illuminated Shanghai 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 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, 150 Yuan/pp) .

Included Day Trip to Zhangjiagang: Shore Excursion to Shuangshan Island, Memorial Hall of Jianzhen’s Buddhist Voyage to Japan, and Heyang Folk Song Hall .

Optional Day Trip to Suzhou: Pay visits to three sites: Lion Grove garden, Pingjiang Road, and Hanshan Temple.
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, 150 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Taizhou: Pay visits to three sites: Port Carved Building Garden, Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall, and Fengcheng River Visiting

Optional Day Trip to Yangzhou: Enjoy shore excursions to three sites: Slender West Lake, Dongguan Ancient Street, and Yangzhou Museum.
16:30 Start sailing from Taizhou. Appreciate the scenery of Yangtze River with the sunset
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 at Nanjing Wumadu Port 南京五马渡码头.

 

Nanjing - Shanghai 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

 

DayTimeEvents & Activities
Day 1 18:00 Embark the Century Sky at the Nanjing Wumadu Pier 南京五马渡码头 (Pier Address: No.18, Yongji Road, Nanjing City).
21:30 Depart from Nanjing City. Enjoy Captain’s Welcome Party on the Sun Deck. Admire the night view of Nanjing in a peculiar visual angle.
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, 150 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Taizhou: Pay visits to three sites: Port Carved Building Garden, Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall, and Fengcheng River Visiting.

Optional Day Trip to Yangzhou: Enjoy shore excursions to three sites: Slender West Lake, Dongguan Ancient Street and Yangzhou Museum.
16:30 Start sailing from Taizhou. Appreciate the scenery of Yangtze River with the sunset
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 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, 150 Yuan/pp).

Included Day Trip to Zhangjiagang: Shuangshan Island, Jianzhen East Pilgrimage Memorial Hall, and Heyang Folk Song Hall.

Optional Day Trip to Suzhou: Pay visits to three sites: Lion Grove Garden, Pingjiang Road and Hanshan Temple.
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 Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上海国际客运中心码头 (Pier Address: No.500 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai).

Please Note:

1. 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.

2. Embarkation & Disembarkation Ports:

The pier used in Shanghai is the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上海国际客运中心码头 (Address: No. 500 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai). The pier used in Nanjing is called Nanjing Wumadu Pier 南京五马渡码头 (Address: No.18, Yongji Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province). To know detailed transportation to the pier, please contact our professional cruise specialist.

3. Shore Excursion Visits:

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.

The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional day tour to Suzhou and Yangzhou needs for 150 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.

4. Clothes for Parties:

Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Party should wear smart casual.

5. Shanghai - Nanjing - Shanghai & Nanjing - Shanghai - Nanjing Cruise Routes:

Century Sky also offers the round trip between Shanghai and Nanjing. In the 7 days & 6 nights Shanghai-Nanjing-Shanghai Cruise, arranged excursion visits to Suzhou, Taizhou, Nanjing, Yangzhou and Zhangjiagang are included for your great savory of the highlights along the cruise line; in the 8 days & 7 nights Nanjing-Shanghai-Nanjing Cruise, the cruise company will arrange some day tours to visit Yangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Zhangjiagang, and Taizhou in a nice pace. If you are interested, please feel free to ask our travel expert for more information.

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.

Besides, in the 8 days & 7 nights Nanjing - Shanghai - Nanjing round cruise, Century Sky thoughtfully arranges a Shanghai day tour on the Day 4 for you to enjoy the highlights at the Bund that is famous with multiple old international architectures and the best platform to see the modern and old Shanghai, prosperous Nanjing Road that are leisure pedestrian streets to see locals and meet some good special products, and City God Temple with traditional old Chinese buildings and delicious local snacks. And on the Day 5, you could spend a full day discovering more highlights, like Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, Tianzifang, Xintiandi, etc. in Shanghai on your own before boarding on 18:00 for the upstream sailing back to Nanjing.(Please note: the cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.)

Century Sky in Shanghai The Bund Shanghai Shanghai Nanjing Road

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. In the visit there, you would take the sightseeing car to see the vigorous natural floras and the several-kilometer-long busy port scene of Zhangjiagang. Then, a golf experience at the course would also extend your leisure enjoyment.

After your lunch at Zhangjiagang downtown, you will be transferred to learn the stories of the Chinese monk named Jianzhen (or Ganjin) at the Memorial Hall of Jianzhen’s Buddhist Voyage to Japan. Historical materials and relics tell about Jianzhen and his obstacle Buddhist journey to Japan, and you would know how he succeeded to travel to Japan from Huangsipu Port at Zhangjiagang at the 6th try. Then, you will continue the discovery of the local culture of folk songs at Heyang Folk Song Hall. In this classic garden-like place, you will not only admire the poetic layout of pavilions, towers, bridges like the graceful Suzhou gardens, but also have a good taste of the excellent folk song performance of national intangible cultural inheritance masters after understanding the origin and inheritance of such ethnic treasure.

Shuangshan Island in Zhangjiagang Memorial Hall of Jianzhen’s Buddhist Voyage to Japan

Suzhou

Century Sky offers optional day tour to Suzhou which you need to pay extra expense at 150 Yuan/pp. You’ll enjoy visits to three sites: Lion Grove Garden, Pingjiang Road, and Hanshan Temple.

  1. Lion Grove Garden: it is one of the Four Famous Classic Gardens in Suzhou and is nearly 700 years ancient. With the typical private garden building, the Lion Grove Garden is also listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site. As the best feature of this garden is the multiple strange rocks of different shapes, finding and appreciating the lion-like rocks is not to be missed. Furthermore, in the Modern Times, family of the world famous I. M. Pei combined the traditional Chinese garden with some skills western landscapes, so you could wander in the ancient halls, pavilions, stone bridges, and lakeside and see from different corners to savor the beauty of this interesting nice garden and the fusion of different cultural elements.
  2. Pingjiang Road: Pingjiang Road has over 800-year old history. Remaining the almost original look of the roads, crossways, river canals, stone bridges, folk houses, etc., it is one of the top best sites to seek the ancient charm of Suzhou in Tang and Song dynasties. Take a simple walk along the uneven paved way, watch locals rowing little wooden boats on the river, and you will be right there with the real leisure old Suzhou life.
  3. Hanshan Temple: This temple has become the city’s most important landmark. The temple was first built between the years 502-519 AD. For the nationally well-known Tang poem by Zhangji called “Night Mooring by Maple Bridge”, the temple has been extremely famous in China and draws visitors to seek the track in the poem. 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. Now, it is still a famed temple for people to worship for health, happiness and peace.
Lion Grove Garden Pingjiang Road Hanshan Temple

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 three sites: Port Carved Building Garden, Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall and Fengcheng River Visiting..

  1. Port Carved Building Garden: Countless delicate carvings on various parts of the antique buildings will show you the high artistic value of Chinese old gardens. Also, you will have a highly fun time with the interesting design and display of the lake, garden, terraces, corridors, etc. Besides, in the scenic area, there are the valuable Square Building of Sun Family and Jinshi Building of Qi Family. These places have good presentation of material, scenes, illustrations, and historical buildings to tell the culture and stories about the Chinese cultural enlightenment, respect to teachers and education, and the related culture of the past Imperial Examination.
  2. Taizhou Styled Breakfast: To enrich your experience of the essence of Taizhou, you will have a new taste of the Taizhou Styled Breakfast at Taizhou Old Street to get closer to the real daily life of people there.
  3. Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall: tranquil, pure and elegant architectures maintain the decoration and layout of Mr. Mei’s life there. Beautiful design of every piece of building and the refreshing aroma of blossoms best show the pursuit of Mei of beauty and art. Visiting this place that Mei spent his last ten years, you will know Mei’s life story, his great achievement and contribution of the globally famous Beijing Opera, how much he appreciated his home town and the high respect of local people to him.
  4. Feng Cheng River Visiting: Fengcheng River is one of the rare thousand-year old rivers in Jiangsu. Boating on there, you will easily absorb its profound history since South Tang Dynasty over 1,000 years ago. Fengcheng River banks, Wanghai Tower, Peach Flower Scenic Area, etc. all show the typical operas, folk art and business culture of Taizhou and unveil the unique charm of the old city.
Port Carved Building Garden in Taizhou Taizhou Breakfast Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall in Taizhou Fengcheng River Visiting in Taizhou

Yangzhou

Century Sky offers optional day tour to Yangzhou which you need to pay extra expense at 150 Yuan/pp. You’ll enjoy visits to three sites: Slender West Lake, Dongguan Ancient Street, and Yangzhou Museum.

  1. Slender West Lake: the symbol of the dignified and graceful Yangzhou and the must-visit site in this city. The verdant trees with branches and flowers dancing in the wind dress the lake into a pretty gorgeous lady who will arouse your interest to enjoy the seasonal scenery. Moreover, the old garden architectures, multiple bridges of different shapes, remaining literary works of those historically famous scholars and poets would offer very suitable opportunity to go into the history and cultural connotation of Yangzhou. To discover the romance of famous and dreaming city, it is not to be missed.
  2. Dongguan Ancient Street: This street is with a length of 1,122 meters in total which is the representative old street in Yangzhou. For hundreds of years, it still keeps the look as it in in the Ming and Qing Dynasties for the history track of modern people. Along the street, you can admire the old private mansion with old black bricks and grey tiles, visit many hundred-year-old shops and taste some delicious local food to enjoy some relaxing enjoyment.
  3. Yangzhou Museum (Yangzhou Museum of Chinese Woodblock Printing): Yangzhou Museum provides nice introduction of the history and culture of Yangzhou from the neotholic period to the recent years. 18 kinds of over 30,000 real relics, including paintings and calligraphies, porcelains, gold, jade, wood, ivory, etc. best show the charm of Yangzhou as a famous and profound historical and cultural city. Yangzhou Museum of Chinese Woodblock Printing is another worth-visiting museum. There, you will know the history, making process, processing tools, precious relics and many other aspects of the woodblock printing in Yangzhou and China.
Yangzhou Slender West Lake Dongguan Ancient Street in Yangzhou Yangzhou Museum

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 in the 4 days & 3 nights cruises between Shanghai and Nanjing. If you have some free time, you can choose to visit Sun Yatsen Mausoleum, Nanjing City all, Confucian Temple Area, Qinhuai River, Nanjing Museum, The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Presidential Palace of Nanjing, etc.

Furthermore, in the 7 days & 6 nights Shanghai - Nanjing - Shanghai round cruise trip, Century Sky will take you to see some attractions in Nanjing City on the Day 4, including Bodhidharma Ancient Cave to admire nearly 100 sculptures of Buddha on the cliff, Yangtze River Avalokitesvara Scenic Area to know the rich culture of Avalokitesvara and the good wish of Chinese for descendants, Sun Yatsen Mausoleum to understand the great feast and stories of this great national leader in Modern China. (Please note: the cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.)

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum in Nanjing Qinhuai River

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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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