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Century Sky

Century Sky Cruise Ship

Century Sky, the sister ship of the proud Century Sun under Century Cruises, offers the popular itinerary between Chongqing and Yichang.

Cruise Route:

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


Century Sky does well in the preparation and service of food experience onboard. All breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet. Both western people and visitors from the oriental area can enjoy their dishes suitable for their habits and also get some new try with the special flavors. Sitting with people with similar eating habits and appreciating sceneries through the large glass window is really good and pleasurable!

Breakfast option: cereals, congees, milk, soy milk, yogurt, jelly, butter, jam, dried fruits, eggs, bacon, French fry toast, noodles, dim sum, Chinese stuffed steamed buns, bread, salad, appetizers, fruits, hot dishes, pickles, juice, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, etc.

Lunch options: salads, dressings, appetizers, bread, soups, rice, main courses, vegetables, Chinese dishes, fresh fruits, mousse, cheese cake, jelly, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, etc.

Dinner options: appetizers, condiments, spaghetti, soup, rice, dumplings, main courses, pickles, fresh fruits, cakes, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, 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 at the reception desk, through TV channel or by listening to the broadcast.)

Dining Hall on New Century Cruises Century Sky - Food on New Century Cruises


1. Early Bird Treatment: Early risers may enjoy complimentary early bird coffee and tea in the Bar on the 5th Floor after a fresh walk on the sundeck. (usually at 6:45-7:15)

2. Drinkable bottled water is provided every day in the cabin (1 bottle per person per day). And since water is purified with advanced system, you can get more with the boiler in the room.

3. Sun Bar on the 5th floor of Century Sky offers various kinds of tea, coffee, juicy, cocktails, wines, spirits, etc. for guests every morning till around 23:00 at 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 Sky, 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 Sky

Entertainment & Culture Programs

Century Sky has prepared a series of activities and entertainments for guests so as to provide a wonderful stay on board to you. From the early morning to the night, you will feel every moment worthy and great.

If you get up early, just go up to the sun deck where you can learn to play Tai Chi that is a classic exercise in China under the guidance of the Tai Chi master. It is interesting to feel the gentle river wind and soft light of the dawn in a fresh new place.

Also, you can pay a visit to the famous attractions like Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, and so on along Yangtze River to appreciate the fancy view of the mountains, hills, rivers, buildings, streets and know more about the classic Chinese culture and history happened there many years ago. During other unoccupied time on the cruise ship, you can enjoy kiting on the Sun Deck on the 6th floor, chatting, playing Mahjong and laughing with your people in the Sun Bar and Chess & Card Room. However, if you want some quiet moment, browsing through some books in the Reading Room and surfing on the Internet at the Business Center, and enjoying the sunshine as well as the beautiful sightseeing of Yangtze River on the Century Sky will be perfect choices.

Moreover, this cruise arranges lectures and activities amid the time between meals and attractions, like the Demonstration of Fresh Water Pearl, a Lecture of Chinese Medicine, a Dance lesson, a movie about the Three Gorges on Yangtze River, etc., which are meaningful and interesting.

During the second day, around 15:00 p.m., you are recommended to enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Party. Great food and drinks are well provided by nice staff, you could thoroughly enjoy the dance gathering with your mate or the new people you meet just now and feel the hospitality of the captain and all staff on the cruise.

At night, high spirits remain there. During the Crew Cabaret Show, performing staff on Century Sky will show wonderful and interesting songs, dances, magic performance, Face Changing, etc. and you can join in the interaction with them to laugh to the most.

(Dress code for Captain’s Welcome Party: 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.)

Playing Mahjong with your friends on New Century Cruises Have a good time in the reading room Have a good rest in the resting area Multi-functional Hall on Century Sky

Service Onboard

Since Century Sky has brought in the advanced European service conception, staff on this cruise will be very hospitable to answer your questions and professional to help with your problems. No matter you are in the restaurant, bar, lobby, sun deck, you can see staff there waiting to serve you well. And if you want to try the spa, sauna, Chinese massage, you can directly tell it to the staff at the Reception Desk, and they will book it for you willingly.

Guide Service: during every of your shore excursion, you will have an experienced English (sometimes your speaking language) guide to introduce the attraction and accompany you all the way from the gathering place on the cruise to the your back on the cruise. They will tell every detailed step to you. Every day, the broadcasting, bulletin board, Channel 2 will inform you about the shore excursion sites of the next day. And also, staff will in advance inform you through the broadcasting about the activities so you will not miss any wonderful part on the cruise.

Laundry: you can do laundry onboard certainly. And also, laundry service is provided to leave you more leisure time. You just need to put your clothes in the laundry bag prepared in your cabin and fill the Laundry Service form and dial to the Reception Desk. The staff will send them back to you after finishing the washing. However, doing laundry onboard needs extra charge. To know the detailed price, please ask our professional cruise agents.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available at the lobby on the 2nd floor, and if you need to use this service, just tell the reception desk, they will help with the linking. The Wi-Fi service needs extra charge and for the detailed price, please ask our professional cruise agents.

Phone calls: there are two phones in your cabin, you can dial “0” to the Reception Desk when you need some service or have some questions. And also, dialing the cabin number can get thought the phone in that one cabin.

The staff is briefing Yangtze River and Three Gorges for the guests Lobby Service on New Century Cruises Restaurant Service on New Century Cruises

First Aid & Health Care

Gym Center is accessible on Century Sky with equipment like running machine, spinning, dumbbells, etc. to continue your exercise plan every day. And every morning, there will be Tai Chi Exercise on the Sun Deck, which is gentle but benefits bodies so well.

On Century Sky, there is a doctor to provide good service in the Clinic, and also, he/she will tell about the historical Chinese herb medicines and some traditional classic treatment like the acupuncture and moxibustion.

Payment Onboard

Everything and every service you enjoyed on Century Sky are required to pay by your cabin card, and the currency is Chinese Yuan (RMB). And when you check out the night before your disembarkation, you can pay them in total at the Reception Desk in either cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travellers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted.

Playing Taichi on Century Sky

Public Facilities & Location

FacilityFloorFacility FloorFacility Floor
Lobby 2F Reception Desk 2F Souvenir Shop 3F / 4F
Business Center 2F Clinic 1F Cigar Room 5F
Reading Room 5F Chess & Card Room 6F Sun Deck 6F
Multi-function Hall 5F Restaurant 2F Bar 5F
Sauna Rooms 2F Spa & Massage Room 2F Gym Center 1F

Cabin Amenities

Private Balcony Private Bathroom Extension Telephone TV TV Remote-control Shower
Sofa Safe Box Life Jacket Mineral Water Ball-pen Wardrobe
Mirror Hair Dryer Shampoo Bath Foam Shower Cap Bath Towel
Bed Face Towel Hand Towel Floor Towel Soap Soap Plate
Glass Tea Table 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 Mini Refrigerator Sign of Free Drinking Non-smoking Tag

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.

    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.

    dress code
    we are on a 3 month trip and are trying to avoid packing mens jackets. Do we have to have jackets? Thanks
    2019-12-04 14:14
    Hi Gerard,

    Thanks for your message! China has four distinctive seasons. And the weather varies a lot in different season. As we couldn’t know when you will be in China, you could check clothing tips in different month at:

    Hope this helps and welcome to China!
    Laundry service price list
    Please advise or send the laundry service price list. Thank you.
    2019-03-23 05:26
    Hello Chua Soo Leng,

    Thank you for the message. Onboard Century Sky, tap water that is purified and sterilized is available in the bathroom of your cabin, so you can use the water to do some simple laundry.

    If you like, you can also enjoy the laundry service. Just put your clothes in the laundry bag and fill the laundry service form. After you call the reception desk, and the staff will take them to do laundry and return to your cabin after ready. This service needs extra pay and is charged by the pieces of clothes or packages. You can know the detail prices from the staff onboard. Usually, the costs of laundry service are reasonable. For example, one 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, 168RMB for 15 pieces, etc. As detailed prices may be slightly changed according to practical situation, and you could know the detailed price by asking the reception desk after boarding on Century Sky.

    Wish you a wonderful sailing travel in China!
    Tipoing on board
    Please can you advise what should be done about tipping?
    2018-02-21 08:50
    Dear Marilyn,

    Thank you for the question. The mandatory tip on Century Sky is 150RMB for each cruise visitor for the whole sailing. Besides, you could also give some optional fees to the cruise staff according to your satisfactory about their services.

    Have a nice sailing holiday!
    meals and drinks
    Is there table service or are meals smorgasbord help your self? What does the drinks package supply?
    2017-04-22 00:11
    Hello Christine,

    Good morning from China! Thanks for your questions. On Century Sky cruise, all breakfast, lunch and dinner are in buffet style with various kinds of dishes. In the last night of the cruise, all the cruisers will attend Captain’s Farewell Banquet which is served in Chinese table dinner with fine table service. During the dining, travelers can enjoy such as cola, sprite, tea, juice, coffee, hot water, and other soft drinks and wines, etc.

    Drinks and beverages are served in the Sun Bar on the 5th floor that you can taste kinds of tea, coffee, juicy, cocktails, wines and other beverages. To know more details about drinks, you can check http://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/experience/cruise-drinks-beverages.html. The detailed price for each item you need to ask for the staff onboard.

    Have a nice day!
    Are hair dryers provided on board
    2017-02-20 13:58
    Hello Margaret,

    Cabins on the Century Sky Cruise are usually equipped with hair dryers. And you could borrow one from the staff at the reception desk in case there is none in your cabin when you are onboard.

    Wish you a wonderful trip!

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