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Victoria Sophia

Victoria Sophia Cruise Ship

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.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights)
Price:  $363-$479
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Colorful Life on Victoria Sophia


Victoria Sophia 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.)

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


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 Sophia, 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.

Yangtze Club on Victoria Sophia Cruise

Entertainment Programs

Travelers on Victoria Sophia 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 Sophia 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 Sophia.

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.)

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


On Victoria Sophia 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 Sophia 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.

Guide Service on Victoria Sophia Front Desk on Victoria Sophia Internet Service on Victoria Sophia Room Cleaning Service on Victoria Sophia

Relaxing Yourself

Victoria Sophia 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.

Enjoy Chinese massage on Victoria Cruises

Health Care

There is a doctor and health clinic on Victoria Sophia 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.

Experience Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Chinese Medicine Lecture on Board.

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 Sophia 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 Sophia so different from others.

Staff on Victoria Sophia 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!

Schedule of Victoria Sophia

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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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