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Victoria Grace

Victoria Grace Cruise Ship

Victoria Grace, with fine American-management, is the second luxury ship of Victoria Cruises, providing excellent service onboard and imaginatively designed shore excursions.

2019 New Experience of Victoria Grace:

1. New and Innovative Arrangement: offer new shore excursion to Jade Emperor Scenic Area to see the largest Jade Emperor in the world and know some Taoist culture.

2. Elaborate Open-air Cultural Show: take an optional experience to enjoy Three Kingdoms Open Air Show with Yangtze River as the background and magnificent Three Gorges as the stage to have a vivid understanding about Three Kingdoms’ culture.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights;)
Price:  $363-$479
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Ship Overview

Refurbished in 2012, Victoria Grace contents only 91 cabins and 4 suites, all with private balconies that afford outstanding views of the gorges and long lasting memories. Meals on board are specially designed to fit western customers eating habit and also offering Chinese cuisine experiences. The Warm and hospitable staffs on Victoria Grace maintain the same outstanding standard of service – the best on the Yangtze, which enable you to make the most of your time to relax and enjoy the charming river scenes of the Yangtze River.

  • Maiden Voyage: 1996
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Gross Tonnage: 10,000T
  • Length: 133.8m
  • Beam/Width: 14.4m
  • Speed: 28km/h
  • Draft: 2.65m
  • Passenger Capacity: 198
  • Crew: 117
  • Total Cabins: 99
  • Decks: 5
  • Elevator: 0
  • Restaurant: 1
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing

Why Choose this Ship?

We had a very enjoyable cruise travelling with Yangtze River Cruise on the Victoria Grace. All the cruise staff were helpful and courteous, as we were the only 'English as first language' passengers we even had a table to ourselves! The other passengers were mainly Chinese apart from a tour group of about 25 Romanians. We were always provided with an English speaking tour guide on all our excursions. Our cabin was very clean and more than adequate for such a short trip. The ships crew put on a very good entertainment show each night apart from the first one. The buffet food was varied and plentiful.

We enjoyed sitting on the deck and looking at the scenery and seeing rural China. The excursions to various Chinese temples were well run although be warned there are lots of steps!!! The actual dam is most impressive and the whole cruise is worth doing for that alone!

---- Reviewed by Philip L, September 18, 2018

“Fantastic Experience”

So after much surfing and prices comparisons we settled on the Victoria Grace sailing from ChongQing to YiChang. We were sent all the way to the boat and the agency Yangtze River Cruise even arranged Porters to carry our bags to the boat.

The cruise is relaxing and a very good way of seeing the river and the dam. The folks on the ship though are the stars, very friendly and go all the way out to make your stay a pleasant one. The shore excursions are also very good, the guide spoke very good English and are very knowledgeable.

Do note though when the ship stops at YiChang, it is not near the town at all unlike in ChongQing. You disembark at the Century Pier which is about 45 minutes outside YiChang. So the likely hood of getting a cab there is remote. You will have to either pre book your transport or rush for the tour bus that has limited seats that goes to the YiChang Train station.

Last note, every time the ship dock at an attraction, there would be at least 4 other boats there, so be prepared for the crowd.

---- Reviewed by MRT71, Singapore, Visited September 2018

We spent 3 days on the Yangtze with Victoria Grace. We had a great time. The cabins were comfortable and exceptionally clean. The food was OK+. The staff was very professional and, more importantly, tried very hard.

Yangtze was very scenic and do NOT miss the small boat tour of the third gorge on sampans. Great!

We also appreciated the locks. Very impressive.

Tip: the drinks are very overpriced. Buy before you go. Otherwise, no complaints.

---- Reviewed by Chris32137, Oct.9, 2018

2022 Victoria Grace Cruise Routes

  • 3 Nights & 4 Days Chongqing - Yichang Cruise

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

    Destinations: Jade Emperor Scenic Area, Shennv Stream, Three Gorges Dam Site...

  • 4 Nights & 5 Days Yichang - Chongqing Cruise

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

    Destinations: Three Gorges Dam Site, Shennong Stream, Jade Emperor Scenic Area...


Schedule of Victoria Grace

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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.

    drinks on board
    I note from one of the correspondents a comment that drinks are overpriced. I am booked for one of your August cruises

    Please advise cost of wine and how one can obtain a drinks package?
    On european river cruises wine/beer etc are included for lunch and dinner at no cost
    2019-01-30 20:12
    Hello John,

    Greetings from China! Usually, there are some drinks provided during three meals without extra payment, including water, cola, sprites, coffee, etc. But alcoholic drinks usually are available with extra fee, including wines and beers. However, we do not have the detailed price list, but they are a little higher than those sold in stores on land but still reasonable. Please know the detailed charge and kinds of drinks from the staff onboard after your embarkation.

    Wish you a wonderful sailing along Yangtze River!
    Destination Sydney
    Ship sailing from Hawaii to Sydney in 2017 ?
    2017-07-06 03:24
    Hello Kerry

    Thank you for the question. At present, there are only Yangtze River cruise ships sailing between Chongqing and Yichang in 2017 on yangtze-river-cuises.com. Sailing along the especially golden section of the Yangtze River, you could appreciate the super primitive sceneries of this great river, continuous steep hills and flat emerald water, visit a series of famous shore excursions such as the Three Gorges Dam site that is the world largest and most complicated hydropower project, etc., learn the brilliant culture and history of local people living along the river, enjoy the featured folk and customs.

    Besides, onboard the luxury ship, you will be taken good care along the trip with comfortable room, advanced facilities and amenities, multiple entertainments and activities, ordered management, professional services, and so forth.

    Numerous people from different countries and regions choose the 4 days & 3 nights Chongqing to Yichang cruise and the 5 days & 4 nights Yichang to Chongqing cruise to get relaxed, and many of them favor a Yangtze River cruise with other popular destinations in China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Hong Kong, etc. to have a complete and rich discovery of our country. They are satisfied with their Yangtze River cruise and trip to China and give good reviews and feedbacks. If you are interested in such popular river cruise in China, you could tell us your nationality, group size, travel dates to China, and our professional Travel Consultant will customize a nice trip and a good price for you.

    Have a nice day!

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