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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:  $371-$456 •This price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing, valid until Feb.28, 2020.

•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 Reviews

Cruise Ship Rating: 4.9 out of of 5. Read the reviews from the Real Travelers on Cruisecritics.com, Tripadvisors.com and Lonelyplanet.com below to better help your cruise plan.

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!!!!!

---- John D, Canada, November 15, 2017

We did a 3 night cruise on the Yangtze from Chongqing to Yichang with President Cruises. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Presidential Suite was vacant so we negotiated an upgrade from our standard cabin…was well worth the extra expense. Plenty to see cruising down The Yangtze with the spectacular natural scenery of The Three Gorges a real highlight. Some of the new infrastructure that has been built along the river has to be seen to be believed…extremely expansive (and high) bridges and The Three Gorges Dam are engineering wonders.

---- Delltone, Australia, Dec.1, 2016

One of the highlights of our China Yangtze trip was a 5 day/4 night cruise on the Yangtze River on the ship, President Prime. 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.

I will say that our cruise on the Yangtze River was anything but boring, and we would do it again in a heartbeat.

---- Reviewed by AussieLady210, Nov.18, 2016

We really enjoyed the Yangtze cruise and would suggest it to anyone and most likely will even go again.

The best part of our cruise was the new ship that we were on, the President Prime. It really was a luxury ship and I was glad that we choose that ship. The price was fantastic and included all food and an activity each day. The cabins were spacious and pleasant to be in, about 35sqm (bigger than some hotel rooms. The private bathroom was modern and spacious. Each room had a private balcony with 2 chairs.

I would suggest watching the progression through the locks (even though for us it was after midnight). The locks are an impressive system and it was amazing to be inside seeing how it worked.

---- Reviewed by PrincessSheree, Aug. 17, 2016

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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.

Smoke free areas
Are there smoke free areas and rooms on board?
2019-01-14 16:52
Hi Karalyn,

Thank you for the message! Yes, you can smoke onboard, but you are suggested and required to do that at the public area such as the Sun Deck. However, indoor areas and your rooms are not allowed for smoking!

Wish you a nice Yangtze River cruise experience in China!
Cost of Laundry
What is the cost of the laundry service on the President 8?
2018-03-27 10:31
Hi John,

Greetings from China! Onboard President 8, 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. The prices are only for your reference, please know the detailed charges from the staff on the cruise after boarding.

Wish you a memorable sailing holiday on the Yangtze River!
Is there snack bars on board where one can have snack during the day and evening,have a cup of coffee or cold drink
2017-03-31 23:26
Hello Herb Brown,

Thanks for your question. There is a bar offering drinks and coffee on President No. 8 cruise. You can enjoy the leisure moment during the daytime or at night.

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