Victoria Katarina, refurbished in 2014, is the second class ship of Victoria Cruises, featured with both elegant design, modern facilities and outstanding service onboard.
- Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights;)
- Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights;)
Colorful Life on Victoria Katarina
Victoria Katarina has hired award winning celebrity chef Walter Staib to design and upgrade its dining and the food has already earns high marks from travelers in recent years. The cuisine is specially designed for western travelers with both western buffet and Chinese cuisine experience.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all western and Chinese buffets, served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room. Also, an elegant Captain’s Farewell Banquet is served on the final night of the cruise.
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 is the dish list of breakfast, lunch and dinner for reference only; 2. Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted onboard, but need to be advised in advance at time of booking with us or you can tell the front desk when checking in; 3. To know exact dining time, you can have a clear idea by checking the daily schedule delivered in your cabin, in the elevator or by listening to the broadcast.)
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. Yangtze Club on the fifth floor offers drinks, beverage, wines for travelers from morning till night.
4. The legal drinking age on Victoria Cruises ships is 18 years old.
Drinking Package: There are also mealtime drink packages available onboard Victoria Katarina, which includes free flow drinks like soft drinks, juice, local sparkling wine (only for dinner), snow beer (only for dinner), etc. Usually, the mealtime drink package takes about 400 RMB/pp, but that may be slightly changed according to practical situation. If you are in need, you can ask the staff onboard for help after boarding the ship.
Travelers on Victoria Katarina can attend Chinese history and culture lectures, like the evolution of the Three Gorges Dam Project and its importance to China, Chinese medicine, Chinese traditional brush painting, dumpling wrapping; enjoy the awesome time at Captain’s Welcome Party and Captain’s Farewell Banquet; as well as enjoy evening entertainment activities - fashion shows and cabaret shows performed by the talented cruise staff. You will not only learn Chinese painting, Chinese mahjong and Taichi Quan, but also have a fun time with other travelers onboard, making new friends and sharing your happy travel time with each other.
Fashion Show: The crew on Victoria Katarina presents some of China’s most elaborate fashions dating back to the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). During the evening shows, travelers can appreciate a variety of traditional costumes from all regions of China which reflects China’s cultural diversity.
Cabaret Show: This evening show will be very lively with sing, dance and music! It also offers an opportunity for travelers to display any special talents whether it be shaking a leg or curling the tongue…anything! This will be a wonderful opportunity to unwind and enjoy the experience while cruising with Victoria Katarina.
Taichi Quan: Every day in the early morning around 06:30~07:00, travelers can follow the Taichi master practice Taichi on the sundeck. Taichi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Daily practice of Tai Chi promotes mental clarity and a healthy body, assists with balance and helps the circulation of the blood. Want to try?
(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.)
On Victoria Katarina cruise, you can enjoy high quality service in every detail to satisfy your needs. Please note that some of the service belongs to personal behaviors which needs extra charge.
Daily Schedule: Travelers can have 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.
Guide Service: An excellent and experienced English-speaking guide will accompany you all the way and he or she will introduce the facilities onboard, explain the Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge), and join in to the evening entertainment to have fun with you. If you have any questions or need any help, just tell the guide directly.
Meal Delivery: If you want to enjoy meals in your cabins or on the sundeck, please tell your nees to front desk and they will help and arrange it.
Business Center: you can use Internet or Wifi to check your email or work if you need.
International / local phone calls and faxes are available at the reception desk and the Business Center on Victoria Katarina cruise. Each ship is also equipped with Internet access and an Internet cafe on board. All of these services are fee-based and you can sign these charges to your account and settle them at the end of the voyage.
Money Exchange: You can exchange different kinds of currency onboard, like US dollars, Euro, Ren Min Bi, etc.
Laundry: Of course, you can do laundry onboard. There are laundry bags 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 and 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 beforehand.
Victoria Katarina is the largest ship of Victoria Cruises with very modern facilities. It offers Spa, Massage rooms, Beauty Salon and Reading Room, where you can totally relax yourself after a shore excursion or kill your time in your spare leisure time.
Lounges, bars, sundeck and the Yangtze Club onboard are good choices to meet new friends.
There is a doctor and health clinic on Victoria Katarina cruise ship. Customary charges are in effect for medical care. And the doctor will take a lecture of traditional Chinese Medicine, telling you something about Chinese medicinal herb and acupuncture and moxibustion. You can do some excursuses in the Fitness room on board, or join to play Taichi on the sundeck every morning.
Staff on Board
Since Victoria Cruises is the ONLY cruise line that managed by American company, there is western cruise director and English-speaking river guides on Victoria Katarina cruise, providing interesting lectures about China and the Yangtze for you. And it is the outstanding services, offered by those well-trained staff, makes Victoria Katarina so different from others.
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|
|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|
|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!
Schedule of Victoria Katarina
- 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Wish you a nice sailing experience in China!