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Victoria Selina

Victoria Selina Cruise Ship

Victoria Selina, with fine American-management, is the second class ship of Victoria Cruises, offering good service in every detail. It is listed as one of the Yangtze cruise ships with great value for money.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights;)
Price:  $363-$479
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Ship Overview

Victoria Selina, used to be called Victoria Star, is one of the 2011 rebuilt ships of Victoria Cruises. As the second class of Victoria cruises, Victoria Selina has only 100 cabins and 9 suites, but all are outside with private balconies and private bathrooms in room. Living in an elegant furnished cabin and served by those professional and friendly staffs on board, you will sail in comfort as experiencing the scenery, natural history and culture of the Yangtze River.

The whole ship is fully air-conditioned, equipped with 1 elevator with access to all decks. Sumptuous Western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner.. And the reception desk and the Business center onboard possess internatial phoning capabilities, fax options and internet service for a supplementary charge.

  • Maiden Voyage: 1994
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Gross Tonnage: 4587T
  • Length: 89.4m
  • Beam/Width: 16.4m
  • Speed: 28km/h
  • Draft: 2.7m
  • Passenger Capacity: 216
  • Crew: 121
  • Total Cabins: 108
  • Decks: 5
  • Elevator: 1
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing

Why Choose this Ship?

We boarded our cruise ship at Chongqing and cruised down the Yangtze river docking at Yichang 4 days later. We had a fantastic time. Housekeeping staff were wonderful & friendly. Tom the river guide was great as was Dessy. Our boat was not full, we probably only had about 100 guests on the ship which was awesome! The selection of food was good and included some western options. We upgraded our dining option to the smaller & more private dining room on the 6th floor for an extra rmb168 per person. They had interesting excursions and optional extras. We didn't do the optional extra excursions and instead chose to stay aboard and attend the included lectures about chinese medicine etc and to just enjoy chilling out. My favourite excursion by far was when we transferred to smaller vessels and navigated the narrower parts of the river. We heard about old Wushan & listened to folk songs.

This was my first cruise and I found this to be a very enjoyable experience. We met some wonderful people on this cruise and highly recommend this cruise to others.

---- Reviewed by TPLina, New Zealand, May 29, 2018

A well-appointed older boat, in the high middle of the cruise boats on the Yangtze. Service was excellent. Rooms were well prepared and well-appointed. Balcony for every cabin. Free WiFi in the bar. Numerous PA system explanations and side trip options. Food was very good and well presented. Our trip had about 60% capacity so we never felt crowded.

Be prepared for overcast and hazy weather. Photos of clear weather must be taken on those few days per year that are clear. Still, the Dam, the locks (worked perfectly), and side gorges, and more were worth it all.

---- Reviewed by Kent, July 10, 2018

We took the 4-day tour on the Victoria Selina from Chongqing to Yichang. The vessel had recently been remodeled to add a separate dining area on the upper level, which was used only by our tour group and one other, for a total of about 40 people. Thus, the dining service and food was excellent and the conditions ideal for comfort and viewing while eating.

The best part of the tour was the 3 Gorges, which are truly spectacular. Thankfully, the weather was not as smoggy as upriver at Chongqing, so the sights were marvelous. Unfortunately, the loudspeaker system on the front observation deck was hard to understand with a less-than quality English from the river guide.

The cabins were modest but comfortable and certainly comparable to any other river cruise. The service was excellent including complementary laundry, shoe-shine and two bottles of bottled water every day. The shows after dinner were entertaining. There was also free computer/Internet access on the boat while in those areas of the Yangtze that were conducive to WiFi.

Even though the river has changed with the advent of the 3 Gorges dam, it is still a rather spectacular trip if you have the time.

---- Reviewed by Rbarney1945, July 9, 2018

2023 Victoria Selina 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 Selina

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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 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.

    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.

    Paying for on board drinks and other items.
    We are on the Selina on June 16th. Can we pay for on board purchases with credit card?
    2019-06-07 21:38
    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for the message! Yes, it is ok to pay the personal expense on board with credit card.

    Have a nice day!
    Which Ship?
    I am going with G-Adventures on a 3 day trip on the Yangste - 1,2, and 3 September 2018. I see we use the Victoria cruises. Can you perhaps tell me which ship it will be?
    2018-09-05 06:26
    Hello Marinus,

    Greetings from China! Do you mean you are going to take 4 days & 3 nights Yangtze River cruise by Victoria Cruises from September 1 in 2019? If yes, the cruise from Chongqing on that day is Victoria Lianna, you can check more information about it by checking our page at: https://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/ships/victoria-queen.html If you have more detailed questions, we suggest you ask your travel consultant from whom you booked the cruise.

    Have a nice day!
    Jacket and tie
    I read somewhere where we will be required to wear a jacket and a tie for two different events on the ship could you please elaborate on the dress code thank you
    2018-08-30 13:15
    Hi Jonwittry,

    Thanks for your question! Yes, there are some formal parties and dining occasions onboard Victoria Selina, like the Captain’s Welcome Party and the Captain’s Farewell Banquet Dinner. It’s 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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