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Top Family-friendly Cruise Ships on Yangtze 2024/2025

Are you planning a tour to the Yangtze River and looking for the best ship suitable for your family? Here will be your good choice. The TOP FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHIPS prepare comfortable rooms with beds putting together for adults with kids or adding beds, entertainment places for young and elder travelers, various kinds of food and beverages, and so forth. No matter you enjoy the Yangtze River cruise with your parents, grandparents, student kids or your cute babies, these cruise ships will meet most of your needs. See the details as below!

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Yangtze Explorer

- No.1 Luxury Yangtze Cruise with Top Notch Family-Friendly Service, Amenities & Fun

Century Explorer

Sweet Photo Time with Family on Yangtze Explorer

Ship Data:

Managed by: Sanctuary Retreats
Launch: 2008
Capacity: 124
Cabins: 62

1) Everyone is a VIP: due to a sky high staff to guest ratio of 1:1 (121:124), the crew can almost anticipate what you might want even before your desire is expressed.

2) Get up close with golden monkeys: Yangtze Explore is the only Yangtze River ship that has sweet opportunity to meet with golden monkeys and tour World UNESCO natural heritage site Shennongjia.

3) Summer camp special trip: In July and August, 2019, special summer camp will be held onboard Yangtze Explore. And you and your kids can join in various interesting games like cooking class with chef, Dining etiquette class, Dragon boat race, Pajamas party with fun games, Towel folding, Cocktail mixing class, etc.

4) Special discount for family with children (all shoulder season sailing): A child under 12 sharing a cabin with two adults stays free of charge, so you don't have to pay the room fee for your kid when he or she is traveling with you on Yangtze Explorer!



Century Glory

- New & Large Luxury Cruise with Robots and Kid-Friendly Rooms

Panda Suite Onboard Century Victory

Pada Suite Onboard Century Victory

Kate Suite Onboard Century Glory

Kate Suite Onboard Century Glory

Century Victory Ship Data:

Managed by: Century Cruises
Launch: July, 2022
Capacity: 650
Cabins: 260

Century Glory Ship Data:

Managed by: Century Cruises
Launch: September, 2019
Capacity: 650
Cabins: 260

1) Stylish family suites: From pink hello-kitty-style suites to lovely panda-style suites, there are many cute and high-tech family suites onboard Century Victory and Century Glory for you and your kids to choose. Inside those family suites, a separate bed (no other charge) designed for your children is settled inside the “face” of the panda or kitty. How cute it is! The separate bed is within a few steps away from your bed. Therefore, you can take good care of him or her and also enjoy a somewhat private space with your partner.

2) Zero Oil Painting Décor for Family Health: With all the decorations onboard using environmental friendly materials of high standard to meet the national criteria, Century Cruises consider excellently to protect the health of every member of your family as much as possible while designing the new ships!

3) First robot receptionist on Yangtze River: robot receptionist are applied in Century Victory and Century Glory. Therefore, it must be a unique and exciting experience to talk with and get help from robots!

4) Child-car Service: 1.5 hours' child-car service are provided to free the parents' hands every night (except for the boarding night). The cruise will arrange interesting activities for kids



Victoria Sabrina

- Newest & Largest Yangtze Ship with Reputable American Caring Service

Top Family-friendly Yangtze River Cruise

Spacious and Convenient Accommodation on Newly Created Victoria Sabrina

Ship Data:

Managed by: Victoria Cruises
Launch: 2020
Capacity: 690
Cabins: 270

1) Brand new World largest river cruise ship: Newly constructed in 2020 into 149.99 meters long and 21.8 meters wide, weighing 17000 tons, Victoria Sabrina is the newest Yangtze cruise ship and also the largest river cruise ship in the world, which can hold up to 690 people to the maximum at once. Your family members can enjoy a more relaxing cruise trip in the spacious luxury cruise!

2) Professional American Attentive service: Managed by Victoria Cruises which is the only American managed Yangtze River cruise line and has 25 years’ of rich sailing and serving experience, Victoria Sabrina has the top best team with a foreign cruise director and about 200 cruise staff speaking good English treating every guest onboard very well, from the new born babies, little kids, to seniors and handicapped!

3) High Food Safety Standard: The professional chef team on Victoria Cruises has received strict training and focuses on the food safety very much, from cleaning, disinfection, temperature control, etc. to let every cruise visitors rest assured enjoy the world delicacies!

4) Kids Corner: Victoria Sabrina arranges a lovely Kids Corner on the Main Deck for your joyous time playing with your children together.



Century Paragon & Century Legend

- Innovative Century Ships Benefiting Family Cruise Vacation

Teenagers onboard

The Teenager Having Hun and Great Beverage Onboard Century Paragon & Century Legend.

Century Paragon Ship Data:

Managed by: Century Cruises
Launch: March 2013
Capacity: 398
Cabins: 196

Century Legend Ship Data:

Managed by: Century Cruises
Launch: May 18th 2013
Capacity: 398
Cabins: 196

1) The beds: there are two single beds and a sofa in every cabin onboard. If you are a family with two adults and 1 or 2 child, the two beds on Century Paragon and Century Legend can be connected to be one king bed, while the sofa can be drawn out for an extra bed. Besides, there is a curtain between the king bed and the extra bed.

2) The connected cabins with no barrier: if you book two or three cabins side by side for your family, you can apply to open the doors on the balcony so that you can go to the other cabins freely from the balcony.

3) Fun for Kids: the karaoke room, 150 passenger capacity HD cinema, game room, card game room, swimming pool...will never stop making the kids have fun by themselves.

4) Relaxation for Adults: the dedicated SPA service, superb Wi-Fi, the professional international bands and the panoramic sun deck on each floor will invigorate your body and spirit.

5) Culturally enriched: there are many cultural lectures onboard every day, like calligraphy lessons, Yangtze culture learning, Tai-chi, Culinary lecture...to keep family involved and bonded.

6) Family-friendly services onboard: baby-sitting service, 24-hour room service, special meals service, laundry service, and 1:2 ratio onboard service will ensure you a extremely relaxing and culturally enriched family cruise vacation.



President No. 7 & President No. 8

- Best President Ships with Cozy Triple Rooms Popular Among Families with Kids

President No. 7 & President No. 8

Deluxe Cabins for Family with Three on New President Cruises

Ship Data:

Managed by: President Cruises
Launch: April 2013
Capacity: 460
Cabins: 230

1) Deluxe cabins for family with kids: 100 of 215 deluxe cabins onboard President No. 7 and President No. 8 can be upgraded into triple rooms for families, giving each ship a total capacity of about 580 guests. Every guest will have a quiet and cozy cabin to rest.

2) Advanced facilities for kids: the children’s play rooms, kindergarten, library, cinema and swimming pool onboard will give kids a lot of happy time.

3) Cultural activities for kids: there are many cultural lectures onboard every day, like calligraphy lessons, Yangtze culture learning, Tai-chi, kite flying, culinary lecture...to keep family involved and bonded.

4) Ease for adult travelers: relaxing and easy activities are also well served for adults on the ship to both learn the tradition of China and relax your mind and body, such as foot massage, traditional Chinese acupuncture, tea ceremonies……



Yangtze Gold 2, Yangtze Gold 5 & Yangtze Gold 6

- Spacious & Advanced New Ships Very Suitable for a Family Tour

Yangtze Gold 2

Coloful Children's Paradise on Yangtze Gold 2, Yangtze Gold 5 & Yangtze Gold 6

Yangtze Gold 2 Ship Data:

Managed by: Yangtze Gold Cruises
Launch: May 28th, 2012
Capacity: 570
Cabins: 216

Yangtze Gold 5 Ship Data:

Managed by: Yangtze Gold Cruises
Launch: May 30th, 2012
Capacity: 570
Cabins: 216

Yangtze Gold 6 Ship Data:

Managed by: Yangtze Gold Cruises
Launch: June 4th, 2012
Capacity: 570
Cabins: 216

1) Cabins & Beds: very advanced technique makes the sound down to only 40 decibels in the room, which is lower than the sound of an ordinary air conditioner. As a result, you and your kids can have very good sleep on Yangtze Gold 2, Yangtze Gold 5 & Yangtze Gold 6. Besides, two beds in the standard cabin can be put together into a larger one, so it will be the perfect choice for parents with 1 or 2 kids.

2) Great fun for children: colorful children’s paradise is filled with lots of interesting toys and gadgets to indulge your boys and girls small to the most. And entertainments like Karaoke room, game center, billiards room, etc. are really suitable for elder children to fully play and leave sweet cooperating moments with you.

3) Relaxing services for adults: people who are relatively quiet or want to spend some quiet moments can go to enjoy in the sauna room, massage room, reading room, card room, and the movie center, etc. However, gym center, dancing hall, and golf place are also provided to serve guests preferring moving their bodies and communicating with others more.

4) Cultural activities for all: on the ships, there are some specially arranged meaningful and interesting cultural activities such as, Chinese calligraphy, embroidery, morning Tai-chi, and so on. Therefore both parents and children could learn the shining points of Chinese culture together and keep the great sweet time in the trip.



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Family-friendly Cruise Ships on Yangtze
Do you have Family-friendly Cruise Ships on Yangtze around December 2017 and China air flights from Gold Coast Australia.
2017-06-06 02:31
Hi Joseph,

Thanks for the good question. Yes, Century Cruises offer winter cruises around December and the next January, and among all, Century Paragon and Century Legend are both the best family-friendly ships for your consideration. And if you are planning to fly from Gold Coast Australia to China, you can choose flights to Beijing (about 15.5 hours), Shanghai (about 15 hours), and Guangzhou (about 14 hours) which are the main cities with good transportations in China, and those flights needs transfers at Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, and so on. Besides, there are some flights from Gold coast to Hong Kong which need about 12 hours including some short stop.

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