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Victoria Katarina

9.2 / 10
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 Possible Port Change for Special Events in Chongqing: Due to the rapidly decreasing water levels of the Yangtze River and its tributary of the Jialing River in Chongging Port areas, all cruises will not be able to dock in Chongqing for passenger embarkation for downstream cruises and disembarkation for upstream cruises from April 8th to April 14th, 2024. Instead, docking will be available at Fengdu Port. The cruise companies will be providing shuttle bus transfer services between Fengdu Port and Chongging passengers to reach the ship accordingly. (2.5-hour bus ride)

For upstream cruise with DISEMBARKING guests (Yichang to Chongqing)
Passengers will disembark in Fengdu and then take a two-and-a-half-hour bus ride to the entrance of Chongqing Jiangbei Grand Theater (重庆江北大剧院公交车站).(Approx.10:00 am)

For downstream cruise with EMBARKING guests (Passengers will meet cruises' staff (check the poster stand with cruise company's LOGO) at the entrance area of Chongqing Longtousi Tourist Transportation Center (重庆龙头寺游客集中心). From there, a two-and-a-half-hour bus ride to Fengdu will be provided for cruise embarkation. (Shuttle Bus:15:00-17:00)

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Victoria Katarina Cruise Ship Reviews

Cruise Ship Rating: 9.2 out of of 10. Read the reviews from the Real Travelers on yangtze-river-cruises.com, Cruisecritics.com, and tripadvisors.com below to better help your cruise plan.

My wife and I had a very good cruise through the Three Gorges onboard the Victoria Katarina in mid April. Everything went exactly as described in their plan. We were very much impressed by the smooth operation by the ship crew, despite of the large number of passengers at this season. One thing particularly surprised us was that passengers could board the ship as soon as they arrive at the port hours before schedule, which does not happen often in China. This arrangement has eliminated the long lines of waiting for checking in. All the shore excursions were well-organized without a glitch. They spared no effort to ensure every passenger is safe and accounted for. The food onboard was very good and all the ship crew members were courteous and helpful. After the cruise we needed to catch a same day train from Yichang to Zhangjiajie. The Chengdu Bamboo International Tour made special arrangement to pick us up from our last excursion site. They proactively contacted the ship in advance to secure a smooth transition. Because the delay caused by the excursion to the Three Gorge Dam, we thought we were going to miss the train. But the two ladies sent by the agency did a great job rushing us to the train station. Not only they came very early waiting for us , they also called the train station to find out details of the layout of the train station so that we could go straight to the right platform without any delay. Because of their all-out efforts, we got to the train station some 20 minutes ahead of the time, which was absolutely impressive.

---- Jay_Guo3053, Burlington, Canada, May 2, 2018

We traveled on the Victoria Katarina which is a great choice. Rooms are very comfortable, every one with a small balcony and chairs. Buffet meals were excellent and the staff was very attentive and friendly - and talented as there are two shows provided by the crew during the cruise. Didn't participate in the optional Ghost City tour on the first day but did go on the Empress City optional tour on the second day - highly recommend the tour. Standard tour of Goddess Stream was amazing and not to be missed.

---- Robp28461, North Carolina, December 20, 2018

The scenery through all the gorges was lovely, aided by mostly smog free air. The side cruise up the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge was a highlight, with breathtaking scenery viewed from a sampan. We skipped the exhausting climb up to Fengdu and the Ghost City, touring an outdoor market instead. It was a relaxing, educational respite in a 3 week trip through China, and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

---- VOLUNTEERGIR, Texas, Oct.12, 2018

Booked a 13-day private tour through Chengdu Bamboo International Tour Company that included the Yangtze River cruise. The whole trip was fantastic and highly recommend this tour company. They booked all interior tours, including the cruise. We went on the Victoria Line cruising on the Katarina. We enjoyed the trip because it gave us a break from the fast pace of Beijing before we went to Shanghai. Our weather was good so the gorges were beautiful. We also enjoyed the side tours. The side tours do require walking up steep steps so be prepared.

---- LindaFt.Worth, America, Otc. 3, 2018

Thought I would just post something about the Yangtze cruise we just did. The river cruise itself was just wonderful. So lovely relaxing cruising along the river and seeing the views. We were on the Katarina Cruise boat and we were impressed with it. Though the cabins are not big but for 3 or 4 days this is fine. We did have a very small balcony to sit at and watch the world go by.

Going through the locks was very interesting and the sights during the day are wonderful. If you are doing this cruise take some food on board with you.

---- Reviewed by Watts, Sept.30, 2018

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