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President No.8 Cruise Ship Itinerary, Route & Maps 2018
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President No.8

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:  $386-$436 •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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President No.8 Cruise Ship

President No.8 Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2018

President No.8 Cruise Chongqing Yichang Map Map of President No.8's Itinerary

 

Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

 

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 16:00-21:00
20:30-21:00
21:00
Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock & check in
Cruise Briefing for itinerary & facilities onboard
Depart from Chongqing
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:45
07:00-08:00
08:00-11:00
12:00-13:00
16:00-18:00
18:45-19:45
Early bird coffee & Tai Chi Playing
Buffet Breakfast
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Captain's welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Day 3 (B, L, D) 07:00-08:00
08:00-11:00
11:00-11:30
12:00-13:00
13:00-13:45
15:00-18:00
19:00-20:00
Buffet Breakfast
Optional excursion to White Emperor City
Sail through Qutang Gorge and view Kui Gate
Buffet lunch
Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Captain's farewell dinner
Day 4 (B) 07:00-08:00
07:30-08:30
08:30-11:30
11:30-13:00
Buffet Breakfast
Check Out Procedure
Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site
Shuttle to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal & disembarkation



Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

 

Day Time Event & Activities
Day 1 17:30-20:00

19:00-21:30
21:30-22:00
Gather at Yichang East Railway Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and shuttle to Maoping Port for Embarkation
Board at Maoping Port & Check in
Cruise Briefing for itinerary & facilities onboard
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:45
07:00-08:00
08:00-11:00
12:15-13:15
13:30-16:30
17:00
18:00-19:00
Early bird coffee & Tai Chi Playing
Buffet breakfast
Morning shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site
Buffet lunch
Optional shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorges or Quyuan Birthplace
Depart from Yichang and sail to Chongqing
Captain's welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Day 3 (B, L, D) 07:00-08:00
08:00-11:30
12:00-13:00
13:00-15:00
15:30-18:00
19:00-20:00
Buffet breakfast
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Buffet lunch
Sail through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
Optional excursion to White Emperor City
Chinese table dinner
Day 4 (B, L, D) 07:00-08:00
08:00-10:00
12:00-13:00
14:45-17:15
18:00-19:30
Buffet breakfast
Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Buffet lunch
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Captain's farewell party
Day 5 (B) 07:00-08:00
09:00
Buffet breakfast
Disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port.

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 Tips:
(a) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; (b) It is better to arrive in Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day; (c) There are 13 sub-pier of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. As the car/taxi driver can only stop the car at the entrance of the port, you need to walk to your exact pier. Usually, it needs about 180 meters (about 3 minutes) to the nearest No.9 Dock, about 180-680 meters (about 3-8 minutes) to No.8 - No.6 Docks, and about 680-850 meters (about 8-10 minutes) to the No.1 - No.5 Docks from the east side, via the edge of the port to the west side; (d) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

3. Arranged Shore Excursion:
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.

4. Optional Shore Excursions:
The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site.

5. Physical Demands:
There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of Shibaozhai Pagoda / White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

6. Chongqing / Yichang Local Transportation:
To know detailed transportation in Chongqing and Yichang, please head to How to Get to/Leave Yangtze Cruise Ports in Chongqing and Yichang.

7. Small Change Needed:
Travelers should pay on your own for the cable car fare of 2 RMB/pp at Maoping Port and the golf car fare of 10 RMB/pp at Three Gorges Dam Site. Please prepare some small change.

8. Dressing Code for Parties:
Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception, Yangtze Pirate Night Show should wear smart casual or formal.

9. More Travel Guide & Support:
To know more details your life onboard, like cabins, dining, drinking, service, onboard activities and lectures, please head to Yangtze River Cruise Guide 2018. You’ll find everything here.

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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.

Whisky
Can I bring my own bottle of whisky for the duration of the cruise?
2017-03-20 06:10
Hello Eddie,

Thank you for your question! Drinks (like whisky, water, etc.) and food are allowed to bring to the cruise, and you can enjoy it during your moment on the ship. However, it is not allowed to bring your own drinks and food to the dining halls or bars on your ship.

Wish you a wonderful vacation on the Yangtze River cruise!
Evening Meal
1.Is there regular American/Canadian food available at the evening meal?
2. How is the price of laundry determined?
2018-05-15 14:20
Hello Cecile,

Thank you for the message. Onboard President No. 8, dinner is served in table seating style. Both Chinese and Western cuisines of great flavors would be served for all guests. So you can enjoy your dinner with others at ease.

The service fees for laundry are various according to different types of clothes but reasonable, which is charged by piece. The price is about 18RMB for blouse, 20 RMB for sweater, 20 RMB for trousers, 20 RMB for jacket, 50 RMB for suit, 15 RMB for T-shirt, etc. of a lady, and about 20 RMB for normal shirt, 5 RMB for socks, 20 RMB for slack, 40 RMB for suit, 20 RMB for sweater, etc. If you need such service, just fill the Laundry Form in your room and tell the reception desk, and then the staff would come to collect your clothes to do laundry and send them back after they are ready. As the prices are only for your reference, please know the detailed charges from the staff on the cruise after boarding.

Wish you a wonderful Yangtze River Cruise trip in China!

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