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President No.8

President 8 Cruise Ship

President No.8, the sister ship of President No.7, is one of the newest and largest ships among Yangtze River cruises. With family friendly cabins and facilities, it is a good choice for family with kids to take the President No.8.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights;)
Price:  $371-$456
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Ship Overview

President No.8 has taken her maiden voyage on April 26th, 2013. As one of the NEWST luxury Yangtze cruise ship in 2013, President No.8 sets up a new standard of the deluxe Yangtze ship of President Fleet.

It is the largest cruise ships on the Yangtze, with 146.8 meter in length and 20.2 meter in width. Onboard the ship, there are 215 luxury standard rooms, 13 luxury executive rooms on the top deck, and 2 presidential suites on the fore side of 3rd deck, totaling 230 rooms for 460 guests. Specially designed for customers who travel with family, President No. 8 offers 100 luxury standard cabins which can be upgraded into triple rooms for family with kids. So the total capacity of the ship can be about 580 guests.

  • Maiden Voyage: 2013
  • Tonnage: 17000 T
  • Length: 146.8 Meters
  • Width: 20.2 Meters
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 460
  • Total Cabins: 230
  • Decks: 6
  • Elevators: 2
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Indoor Swimming Pool: 1
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing

What Our Customers Say about President No.8?

Chengdu Bamboo/Yangtze River Cruises organised a wonderful day tour for the day before we departed Chongqing during which we visited the very interesting sites of the 816 nuclear military plant (the world’s largest artificial cave) and the underwater museum at Fuling. Our extremely nice driver then helped us with our bags to the President 8 cruise that they had also arranged for us. Their email correspondence was timely and payment was straightforward. highly recommended.

---- 415katew, London, United Kingdom, May 9, 2019

We are not really boat travelers, my wife and I, so we were apprehensive about 3 nights and four days on a boat in the center of China even if the scenery is breathtaking. However we booked President #8 from Chonqing to Yishang, trip only, and found the tour very interesting. Having arrived in Chonqing we had no problem finding the boat, 20 yiuan from downtown, and enjoyed the cruise - recommend the dinner wine package - and the excursions - the ones included in price are best. The crew does a very good job of evening entertainment, professional even, and you do not feel bored with all the other events they have on board. No need to have a guide take you to the station or airport at Yishang - the crew will get you on buses to either location on disembarking, without fuss and at a very reasonable price. Good trip and great dam site!!!!!

---- Reviewed by John D, Canada, November 15, 2018

One of the highlights of our China Yangtze trip was a 5 day/4 night cruise on the Yangtze River on the President ship. The reason we chose this ship is because all cabins have a balcony, yet the price for the cruise was more than reasonable.

The ship is very new, and perhaps that contributes to the very attractive interior design. We had reserved the least expensive twin deluxe cabin which had two comfortable beds, good closet space, an unexpectedly spacious bathroom, and a balcony that easily accommodated two chairs comfortably.

There is plenty of time to sit on the sundeck and watch the huge cliffs slide quietly by on each side of the ship; or to spot goats on steep hillsides; or indulge in a glass of wine on your private balcony and listen to the lap of the water against the hull of the ship. But there was also plenty to do, both on board ship and in the shore excursions. I watched an interesting demonstration of acupuncture and reflexology; there was Tai Chi on deck at the crack of dawn each morning (although I never actually made it to that!); demonstrations of Chinese art and painting.

---- Reviewed by AussieLady210, Nov.18, 2018

2020 President No.8 Cruise Routes

  • 3 Nights & 4 Days Chongqing - Yichang Cruise

    Most popular downstream itinerary to see the best significant mountains and gorges of Yangtze.

    Destinations: Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam...

  • 4 Nights & 5 Days Yichang - Chongqing Cruise

    Another classic upstream route to appreciate the golden section of Yangtze with a more leisure pace.

    Destinations: Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam, Fengdu Ghost City...


Schedule of President No.8

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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.

    Optional shore excursions
    Are credit cards or US Dollars accepted as payment for optional shore excursions
    2019-10-21 18:33
    Hi Carmen,

    Thank you for the message. onboard President Cruise ships, you could pay your bill for every consuming items including the optional shore excursions in cash and in major currencies, including US dollars, British pounds, Euro, Chinese Yuan, etc. Also, you could pay by using your credit card. Besides the VISA card, you can also use the Master Card, Visa, American Express, JCB and Diners Card. If you are interested in any optional shore excursion visit, just tell the front desk, and the staff there will help you with the register and payment on site.

    Wish you a wonderful Yangtze River cruise trip with President No.8
    Are there laundry facilities on board?
    2019-05-10 04:21
    Hi Lesley,

    Thanks for your question! There is no self-service washing machine onboard President no.8, but they provide warm laundry service for guests. If you want such a service, you can just put your clothes in the laundry bag in your cabin and fill the laundry service form or call the reception desk, and then the staff will take them to do laundry and return to your cabin. This service is charged by the kinds and pieces of your clothes. Usually, the price of each piece of clothes varies from 15 RMB to 40 RMB. For example, a pair of blue jeans usually needs about 20 RMB and a piece of T-shirt needs about 15 RMB. Besides, tap water that is purified and sterilized is available in the bathroom of your cabin, so you can also use the water to do some hand laundry during the ship journey.

    Warm tip: The price is only for your reference, but do not worry much about that, the costs of laundry service are reasonable.

    Hope this helps and wish you a wonderful ship experience in China!
    Does the ship have hair dryers and shampoo/conditioner in the rooms?
    2019-04-15 10:29
    Hi Maggie,

    Greetings from China! Yes, there are hair dryer and shampoo in cabins of President 8, but no hair conditioner. If you couldn't find the hair dryer and shampoo, you can ask the reception desk for help.
    For more information about cabin amenities of Yangtze President 8, please visit: https://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/ships/president-no8-cruise/cabin-info.html

    Enjoy your Yangtze River cruise holiday!
    Drinks package
    Are we able to buy a drinks package whilst on the three night cruise
    And if so how much would this cost per person
    Thank you
    2019-02-02 11:35
    Hello Barbara,

    Thank you for the good question. The President No.8 provides mainly two kinds of drinking packages for guests onboard. One kind is the drinking package during dining in the restaurant, which needs about 398RMB for upstream cruise from Yichang and about 298RMB for downstream cruise from Chongqing for each guest, and people could unlimitedly enjoy the soft drinks, Chinese beer, as well as dry white and red wines within 1 hour during the dining moments.

    The other kind is the package in the cruise bar on the 5th floor, which needs about 650RMB for each guest and covers sorts of soft drinks, Tsingtao beers, wines made in China, coffee, and tea, etc. Therefore, you could enjoy the beverages in the bar before 23:30 every day to spend some leisure time while enjoying the sceneries on the river and the gorges. The prices are only for your reference, and you could know the detailed charges after boarding.

    Wish you a memorable Yangtze River cruise onboard President No.8!
    Is there WiFi on the ship?
    2018-09-25 21:24
    Hi Lynne,

    Thank you for the message! Yes, there is Wi-Fi service onboard President No.8, and it is charged with extra fee of about 200RMB/person for one full sailing. If you need that service, please tell the staff at the reception desk directly, and the staff will help you link your mobile phone or other digital device to the Internet willingly, and usually you can enjoy it in some public places like the lobby!

    Wish you a nice holiday on President No.8!
    Dress Code
    How should my family be dressed for dinner? If I don't want to bring a suit. Is men required to wear a sport jacket? and Woman is required to wear a dress?
    Thank You
    2017-06-14 18:35
    Hello Richard,

    Thank you for the good question! Usually dressing for the evening meal is not very formal, and a suite and tie for a man or an evening dress for a woman is not strictly required. Just wear comfortable to enjoy the vacation. However, avoiding dressing too casual like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slippers, and so on is OK.

    Wish you a nice trip on the Yangtze River cruise ship!
    Food arrangement for vegetarians
    We will be travelling on 8.06.2017 for 3 days tour. We have been informed that there are less options for vegetarian food on the cruise. Can you please let us know what food is being provided in breakfast, lunch and dinner ?
    2017-05-29 05:03
    Hi A J,

    Thanks for your question! Glad to know your cruise trip to the Yangtze River. Onboard President No. 8 cruise ship, the breakfast and lunch are arranged in buffet style with about 3-4 vegetarian dishes, like cabbages, vegetable and fruit salad, and so on for guests, and the dinner is prepared in Chinese sitting form with some specially cooked vegetarian dishes. Menus for the three meals change every day to offer more choices for guests. Besides, this ship has served many vegetarian travellers from the world and has gained some experience and good reputations, so you can enjoy your food time on the ship!

    Have a nice trip in June!

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