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Victoria Katarina

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Victoria Katarina Cruise Ship

Victoria Katarina, refurbished in 2017, is the top American managed Yangtze cruise ship benefiting the disabled. Its outstanding services, elegant design and new facilities at high standards all supervised by Victoria Cruises makes this ship a popular choice for international cruise lovers!

2024 Upgraded Service Offered by Victoria Cruises

Good news! In 2024, Victoria Katarina will provide free porter service (per guest, one piece of luggage) at the Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock during embarkation and disembarkation.

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Colorful Life on Victoria Katarina

Dining

Victoria Cruises has hired the six-time Emmy© Award-winning celebrity chef Walter Staib to design and upgrade its dining, and the food has already earns high marks from global travelers in recent years. So, you will also have a terrific dining experience onboard this brand-new popular ship. The cuisine is specially designed for overseas travelers with both international buffet and Chinese cuisine experience. And there arrange two dining halls, including the main Dynasty Dining Room (2F) and the more private VIP Restaurant (6F) for your various demands with your travel partners or solo. Both dining places are finely designed with French windows and decorated with great furniture. Besides, sanitary and sterilization for every corner and cleaning of every food ingredient are highly strictly supervised on Victoria Katarina!

Breakfast options: roasted toast, black bread, French pancakes, bacon, shredded chicken, shredded potatoes, fried egg, scramble eggs, congee, fresh meat buns, steamed twisted roll, pickles, soy cheese, peanuts, oatmeal, milk, orange juice, fruit, etc

Lunch options: desserts, soup (borsch, mashed potato soup, chicken and corn soup), salads, appetizers, bread, main courses (pickled peppers beef, pork chop, braised meat balls with brown sauce, milk flipping eggplant), fried rice with egg, dumplings, vegetables, pudding, fresh fruits, etc.

Dinner options: desserts (different kinds of bread sticks), salads, Dandan noodles, appetizers (spiced beef, barbecued pork, spiced vegetarian chicken), main courses (beef with potato chips, black pepper beef, pork ribs, chicken wings, tofu), soup (West Lake beef soup, seafood soup), pie, fresh fruits, etc.

(Please note: 1. The above dish list of breakfast, lunch and dinner is for reference only; 2. Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted onboard, but need to be informed in advance at the time of booking with us or when checking in onboard the cruise; 3. To know exact dining time, you can have a clear idea in the elevator, through TV channel or by listening to the broadcast.)

Dining on Victoria Katarina Cruise A La Carte Dining Room on Victoria Katarina Dishes on Victoria Katarina

Drinking

1. Complimentary tea and coffee is offered in the early morning before breakfast (usually at 06:30~07:00).

2. Drinkable water is offered through the room thermos and bottled water (1 bottle per person per day). Please do not drink the tap water.

3. Free drinking of soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc. for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the cruise.

4. Yangtze Club on the fifth floor offers drinks, beverage and wines for travelers from morning till night.

5. The legal drinking age on Victoria Cruises ships is 18 years old.

Drinking Package: If you are in need, you can ask the staff onboard for help after boarding the ship and know the detailed price.

Yangtze Club on Victoria Katarina Cruise

Entertainment, Fun & Relaxation

A special happy and interesting trip memory is easy to get on Victoria Katarina, because a wide selection of cultural lectures, themed shows and activities, entertainment DIYs programs, etc. are well arranged throughout the cruise sailing, based on different festivals and seasons!

The Captain’s Welcome Party is a real highlight during your cruise, as the cruise captain will lead their crew team to give you the particularly warm welcome and hospitality with toasting and music play. Also, travelers can attend the Chinese history and culture lectures and DIY programs to have a deeper understanding of the brilliant culture and history of Three Gorges and China as well as some major traditional folk custom, such as the evolution of Three Gorges Dam Project, Chinese medicine lecture, Chinese traditional brush painting learning, Chinese calligraphy demonstration, dumpling wrapping DIY, etc. Besides, the Fashion Show creates good experience. The crew will present some of China’s most elaborate fashions dating back to the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). Besides, remember not to miss the Cabaret Evening Show that will be very lively with singing, dancing and music! During the show, travelers can appreciate a variety of traditional costumes from different regions of China, which reflects China’s cultural diversity. And the staff will show their artistic talents to all guests and invite you to display your talents together to bright the joyous atmosphere to the most! Still more, mahjong room, children’s playground, gift shops, etc. will help you enjoy happy time with your family or friends without any effort!

If you are seeking some quiet moments onboard with happiness, the Theater at the lowest deck will provide you more relaxing and interested time alone or companies. Besides, travelers can follow the Taichi master to practice Taichi on the sun deck at around 06:30~07:00 every morning. Moreover, Victoria Katarina offers massage rooms, reading room, and more public releasing spaces to get yourself totally relaxed after a shore excursion or kill your time in your spare leisure time.

(Dress code for Captain’s Party: A suite and tie for a man or an evening dress for a woman is not strictly required, but avoiding dressing too casual like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slippers and so on.)

Entertainment on Victoria Katarina Cabaret Show on Victoria Katarina Yangtze River Lecture on Victoria Katarina

American Style Service

Since Victoria Cruises is the Yangtze ONLY cruise line managed by an American company based in New York, there is a western cruise director on Victoria Katarina cruise for solving any problem there. Also, all English-speaking staff onboard are highly trained to give quality service in every detail to satisfy your needs and convenience. No matter the elders or kids, Victoria Katarina will give the greatest caring service from disembarkation to disembarkation. It is their outstanding international service focusing on global traveler guests that makes Victoria Katarina so distinct from others. (Please note that some service belongs to personal behaviors which need extra charge.)

Guide Service: An excellent and experienced English-speaking guide will accompany you all the way and will give clear introduction of the Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge) and join in the evening entertainment to have fun together with you. If you have any questions or need any help, just tell the guide directly.

Laundry: Of course, you can do laundry onboard. There is a laundry bag in every cabin that you just need to put your clothes into the bags and the staff will come and collect your clothes. When finished washing, the staff will send your clothes back to your cabin. Doing laundry onboard needs extra charge. To know the detailed price, please ask for our professional cruise agents.

Luggage Carrying: You don’t need to carry your luggage on your own. Just tell your cabin number to the porters, and he will help you do it no matter for embarkation or disembarkation. It needs extra charge, and you can discuss the price with porters.

Meal Delivery: If you want to enjoy meals in your cabins or on the sundeck, please tell your needs to the front desk and they will help arrange it.

Daily Schedule: Travelers can have a clear idea about what you will do every day by listening to the broadcast with exact time, or checking the daily schedule sheet delivered to your cabin or suites.

Wi-Fi: You can use Internet or Wi-Fi to check your email or work on the cruise. Be kindly known that the signal may be influenced when passing some sections of the Yangtze River. Please ask the front desk to help connect your mobile phone, tablet or laptop (extra fee).

International / Local Phone Calls / Faxes: Those services are available at the reception desk and Business Center on Victoria Katarina cruise (extra fee).

Money Exchange & Payment: The onboard currency is the Chinese Yuan, however, you can exchange different kinds of currency, like US dollars, Euro, Ren Min Bi, etc. at the reception desk onboard. Personal expenses onboard Victoria Katarina are usually recorded in your room card. At the end of the cruise, you can settle your onboard account either in cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travelers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted. Also, Alipay and WeChat Pay are also available on the cruise for more convenient e-payment experience during the trip!

Health Care: There is a doctor and health clinic on Victoria Katarina cruise ship, giving treatment for emergency illness. Besides, the Fitness Center onboard is well-equipped for your regular lifestyle of body exercise.

Guide Service on Victoria Katarina Front Desk on Victoria Katarina Room Cleaning Service on Victoria Katarina Enjoy Chinese massage on Victoria Cruises Staff on Victoria Katarina Cruise

Public Facilities & Location

Lobby 2F Reception Desk 2F East River Gift Shop 3F
Business Center 2F Clinic 1F Reading Room 5F
Mahjong Room 5F Movie Theater 5F Yangtze Club 5F
Beauty Salon 5F Spa & Massage Room 5F Gym 1F
Sun Deck 6F Dynasty Dining Restaurant 2F Internet Room 5F

Cabin Amenities

Private Balcony Private Bathroom Extension Telephone TV TV Controller Shower
Bathtub Mini Bar Life Jacket Mineral Water Ball-pen Memo Pad
Telephone Directory Hair Dryer Shampoo Bath Foam Shower Cap Bath Towel
Bed Face Towel Hand Towel Floor Towel Soap Soap Plate
Comb Tooth Mug Slippers Bathrobe Kettle Teacup
Tea Bags Coffee Spoon Shoe Sponge Toliet Paper Safe Box Laundry Bags
Desk Chair Clothes Hanger Cloth Line Laundry Bags

Please note: if you can't find the amenities you need, please ask front desk for help!

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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 enquire us of the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
    • The cruise prices for holidays such as National Holiday (the first week of October), Labor Day, Spring Festival, etc., are quoted upon request.
    • Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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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.

    Dress code
    What is the dress code for evening dinner on board ?
    2019-04-15 22:44
    Hi Mark,
    Greetings from China! For evening dinner onboard, it is better to wear some formal attire that is appreciated by the cruise companies, like a suit with a pair of leather shoes, an evening dress with high-heels, etc., however, you are not very strictly required to do so because the cruises also want you to enjoy your vacation. So remember one thing, Relax Yourself! Just wear as comfortable as you do. If you want to enjoy the parties but do in a more comfortable way, you could wear following our tips at below.

    For Ladies:
    To enjoy it in a more comfortable way, ladies could wear long skirts, comfortable kitten-heels or low-heels, etc. If you want to join with better comfort, please avoid too short skirts, trainers, sports clothes, round-neck shirts, jeans, and other too casual things.

    For Gentlemen:
    Apart from the official suit with a tie and leather shoes, gentlemen could prepare some leisure suits, casual shirt, thin shoes, etc. However, please keep away from the shorts, trainers, sports clothes, round-neck shirts, jeans, and other too casual clothes.

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