Victoria Sophia, used to the only ship sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai, now runs popular itineraries between Chongqing and Yichang with stable departures in 2017. It is managed by American cruise company offering great service onboard.
2019 New Experience of Victoria Sophia:
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.
- Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights)
- Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights)
Victoria Sophia, also known as Victoria Prince, is the second class ship of Victoria Cruise offering great service. Used to the only vessel sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai, Victoria Sophia now runs the popular itineraries between Chongqing and Yichang with stable departures all year round in 2023.
Renovated in 2011, Victoria Sophia upgraded all cabins with private balconies, which offers intimate and private viewing of the beautiful gorges. With conference rooms, bars for cocktails parties, private meetings and guest lecture sessions on the upper floor, both leisure and business travelers will enjoy their colorful time onboard. Also the well-trained staffs will make you feel at home aboard this floating hotel.
- Maiden Voyage: 1994
- Renovated: 2011
- Gross Tonnage: 4587T
- Length: 89.4m
- Beam/Width: 16.4m
- Speed: 28km/h
- Draft: 2.7m
- Passenger Capacity: 208
- Crew: 121
- Total Cabins: 104
- Decks: 5
- Elevator: 0
- Restaurants: 2
- 2023 Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing
Why Choose Victoria Sophia Cruise?
The cruise was de best part of our trip and we enjoyed a lot. Landscape of three Gorges is one the most wonderful places we ever visited in our lives and Dam of Yangtze is amazing. All crew members were nice and guides on shore excursions provided us valuable information about everything we visited. They teached us few words and songs in Chinese and a lot knowledge about your traditions and way of living.
- ---- Reviewed by Cristina, Spain, May 25, 2018
“Yangtze Cruising perfect for seeing a slice of China”
We booked the longer 7 day trip from ChongQuing to Shanghai aboard the Victoria Sophia and the booking process over the internet was fast and efficient. The accomodation (recommend upgrade to Junior Suite) was great, the mix of shore excursions everyday went to fantastic and varied places and the food was a wonderful mix of both Western and Asian cuisine.
The staff made the cruise something special with most having a good command of English and help always near at hand.
From booking to disembarkation everything went smoothly and it was a hassle free way to holiday in China.
- ---- Reviewed by mb19572014, Melbourne, Australia, Visited September 2018
We did the full trip on the Sophia - Shanghai to Chongqing - and enjoyed every minute. You need to be aware that river cruising cabins tend to be small and that the overall experience is not as spacious as that of ocean cruising and that 5 star boats on this river are not up to the top standard of European river cruises. We were pleased that we paid the executive supplement, but the food in the main restuarant was just as good as ours.
The staff are very attentive, charming and 'up for the job' over the 1.000 miles of the trip.
We were lucky with the weather, as we had clear days. Do make sure you avoid the rainy season as the river can be very fast flowing.
The tour director and river guide were vey good.
- ---- Reviewed by Porthmellyn, Oct.25, 2018
Victoria Sophia offers travelers even more opportunities to discover China’s wonders as it sails along the world-famous Yangtze River. It goes to Huangshan. That was the highlight of trip as were lucky to have nice weather while we were there.
We had a very good river guide on board of the Sophia. Even the front desk staff was very helpful after the initial check-in process.
- ---- Reviewed by Anand, Sept.5, 2018
2023 Victoria Sophia 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 Sophia
- 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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Thanks for your question, for Victoria Cruises, the downstream trip starts from Chongqing City, via Fengdu County (Fengdu Ghost City), Zhong County (Shibaozhai Pagoda), Fengjie County (White Emperor City), Badong County (Shennv Stream), Zigui County (Three Gorges Dam Site) and finally ends in Yichang City in Hubei Province. For upstream trip, in reverse order. You could check http://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/ships/victoria-sophia/itinerary.html#anchor to see the detail itinerary map of Victoria Cruises before your Yangtze River cruise trip!
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