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Top 5 Best-value Yangtze River Cruises 2023/2024

If you are feeling difficulty choosing a ship with moderate price, good services and facilities, you can get your answer here. The best-value Yangtze River cruises recommended below are the TOP cruise ships preferred mostly by our cruise traveler guests, for their high quality services, nice equipment, luxury accommodation and reasonable prices. Check each best-value ship now!

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Century Victory & Century Glory

- 2022 & 2019 Newly Built Luxury Ship of High Value

Century Victory Cruise

Century Victory Cruise Making Its Maiden Voyage in July, 2022!

The Attentive Service from Victoria Cruise

Century Glory Cruise Making Its Maiden Voyage in September, 2019!

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

Newest ship along Yangtze River with the greatest comfort: Century Victory, the ninth ship of Century Cruises, made its successful maiden voyage on July 11, 2022 along Yangtze River. Its sister cruisse Century Glory, the eighth ship of Century Cruises, made its successful maiden voyage on September 11, 2019. Featured with new technologies such as electronic propulsion, rudder propeller and low-emission system, these vessels create exciting onboard experience and offer the greatest comfort and indulgence for every traveler, it is an unparalleled opportunity to explore authentic China between Chongqing and Yichang by cruising on the sleek and chic new ship.

Largest ship among all the Yangtze Cruises: This brand new ship is also the largest vessel on Yangtze River, with 150 meters in length and a width of 21.2 meters, as well as 7 decks. It can hold 650 guests in total which is the largest capacity among all the Yangtze River Cruises. Besides, every traveler will feel comfortable no matter where you stay and can enjoy every minute at delicately-designed public areas, like grand lobby, observation lounge, sun deck bar, century theater, gym, pavilion VIP restaurant, globe dining room, fitness center...

Diverse choices for accommodation: Designed trying to meet every traveler’s demand, Century Glory has different kinds of cozy cabins and suites. No matter you are family with kids, celebrating anniversary or going on a honeymoon trip/ business trip, you can find your best choice here! There are Deluxe Cabins, Deluxe Suites, Interior Suites, Anniversary Suites, Family Suites, Executive Suites, and Presidential Suites. Match your choice, right?!



Victoria Jenna

- Silver Award Winner of Magellan Awards’ River Cruise Ship Category

The Attentive Service from Victoria Cruise

Victoria Cruise takes care of every little thing about their customers.

Ship Data:

Managed by: Victoria Cruises
Launch: 2009
Refurbished: 2018
Capacity: 378
Cabins: 189

Proud winner: newest and largest Victoria Cruise and proudly selected as a Silver Award Winner for the Magellan Awards’ River Cruise Ship category by Travel Weekly recently. It takes you to enjoy the fantastic river view and places of interests between Chongqing and Yichang.

Low price & superior service: offering unbeatable nice price but also provides luxury cruising experience, destination-focused onboard activities, alternative eatery, which is all due to the superior American management. Western customers will indeed get what they really want. There is no wonder that it has earned the best feedbacks among all the Victoria Cruise ships and serves for the friends and families of our guests after their recommendation of Victoria Jenna.

Large room for sceneries: On the ship, cabins are large and each one is provided with a private balcony for sightseeing.



Century Legend & Century Paragon

- The Perfect Blend of Elegance and Luxury

The VIP Restaurant in Century Legend

The VIP Restaurant in Century Legend

The Deluxe Cabin in Century Paragon

The Deluxe Cabin in Century Paragon

Century Legend Ship Data:

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

Century Paragon Ship Data:

Managed by: Century Cruises
Launch: Mar., 2013
Capacity: 398
Cabins: 196

5-star deluxe cruise vessel: Century Legend and Century Paragon are sister cruise ships with the same the facilities and European-style decorations. They meet the high criteria of a luxury river cruise in China and Asia for international cruise travelers and boasts the same comfort and amenities as those in an international five-star hotel. Its innovative design ensures an almost vibration-free and environmentally friendly voyage along the river.

You’ll enjoy every moment when you stay onboard from the modern facilities to the highest level of service. Furthermore, with free Wi-Fi access on the whole cruise, all guests will have more fun time onboard for entertainment and social media sharing.



President No. 7 & President No. 8

- Flagship of President Cruises in Space & Luxury

President No.7 Cruise Ship

Enjoy leisure time on President No.7 & President 8

Ship Data:

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

New, large & steady: President No. 7 and her sister ship President No. 8 made their maiden voyage in April of 2013. With the total weight of 17,000 tons, these two sister ships are the largest President cruises and make guests feel as steady as on the land.

Cabins suitable for you: 100 of the 215 deluxe cabins can be upgraded into triple rooms and will be suitable if you are in family groups. Rich types of rooms decorated in the beautiful European classic style will give you a nice stay and meet your needs no matter how big your tour group is. Besides, private bathroom with shower fitting in every cabin will make it more convenient for your trip, and the private balcony in every room will allows you can enjoy the bank sightseeing anytime onboard too.

Favorable facilities: well managed under the principle and standards of the land hotels, the two ships will offer tasteful Chinese and western food in the special restaurant, high standard entertainment and leisure facilities, provide good facilities along the cruise trip.



Yangtze Explorer

- Best of the Best Super 5-star Choice of World Celebrities

Yangtze Explorer

Welcome to TOP LUXURY Yangtze Explorer.

Ship Data:

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

Choice of Celebrities: Yangtze Explorer is the TOP LUXURY ship among all the Yangtze River cruise ships. Many financial and political magnates, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Henry Kissinger, chose this ship for their Yangtze cruise. With the super 5 star facilities, as well as many years outstanding service experience, Yangtze Explorer can serve you in the most comfortable and luxury way.

Advanced services: It has the lowest passenger capacity of only 124 people, while the capacities of other 5-star ships are always around 300. Here, you can own a standard cabin of 31 sq.m with a private balcony (of 3.4 sq.m). You will never be bothered by the crowds.



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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.

Do your cruises include land tours
Similar to Viking cruises
2019-12-16 04:16
Hi Maureen,

Thanks for your question! Yes, all the ship journeys include at least 3 shore excursions, including the visit to the famous Three Gorges Dam. Besides, there are optional shore excursions including places of interests about culture, history, and natural sceneries for a great enjoyment for you to choose. You could check the itinerary of the ship you like for more details.

Itinerary of Century Glory for your reference:

Hope this helps and wish you a wonderful ship journey in China!
President no. 6 & Victoria Katarina & Victoria Anna
Hi, if you have to choose between president no. 6, Vicoria Anna and Victoria Katarina, which one you should choose and why?
Someone said choose president no 6. because their sevice for foreigner is better. Thank you
2018-08-08 21:38
Hi Emma,

Thank you for the message. Among the three cruise ships you mentioned, Victoria Anna is one of our most recommended cruise ships that is managed by the American cruise company and good at its nice service is suitable for foreign cruise guests. President No.6 is a star cruise ship offering more spacious cabins and suites and many other new cruise facilities and amenities. So you could choose the cruise ship according to your detailed needs, traveling time to China and what you care about most.

Have a wonderful Yangtze River cruise trip!

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