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Century Sun

Century Sun Cruise Ship

Century Sun used to be hired by the Viking Cruise, so its service and facilities absolutely rank top among all Yangtze cruises.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights;)
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Ship Overview

Century Sun is designed and furnished onboard in accordance with the standard of the international 5-star hotel, it is known as “Chongqing’s Tourism Business Card”.

Century Sun features spacious, all-outside cabins with private balconies in European styles. It has totally over 150 luxury suites and deluxe cabins to provide comfortable stay for you. Other facilities on Century Sun include a grand restaurant, a sun bar, a cigar bar, a five-story open-air Grand Atrium Lobby, and two mid-ship sightseeing elevators, etc. Staff onboard is both professional and warm-hearted to provide you great service, so you will meet a nice trip on Century Sun.

  • Maiden Voyage: December, 2006
  • Tonnage: 8359 T
  • Length: 126.8 Meters
  • Width: 17.2 Meters
  • Height: 24.6 Meters
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 306
  • Number of Crew: 152
  • Total Cabins: 153
  • Decks: 6
  • Elevator: 2
  • Dining Halls: 1
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing

What Our Customers Say about Century Sun?

“3N/2D Yangtze River Cruise”

Myself and my wife boarded the century sun on march 1 2019 ,arrived at Chongquing from Chengdu via high speed train ,we were welcomed with a smile and welcome drink they even offered a upgrade to a suite at a nominal price ,the suite was very spacious including the bathroom every penny is worth it ,the staff were fantastic service was great food was excellent the included tours like the Shibaozhai Pagoda a 18th century 12 story unit the small boat ride on the shennv stream , the sites were amazing highlight was going thru the three gorges dam thru the locks similar to panama canal , the entertainment was great very talented artists also the lectures were educative

overall it was beyond my expectation had a wonderful time everyone should add this to their bucket list ,i strongly recommend this river cruise

-- Reviewed by Emmanueld856, March 27, 2019

Have just returned to Canada after a three-week journey across China and Mongolia, the highlight of which was a 4-day-3-night cruise from Chongqing to Yichang on the 'Century Sun'. All ticketing, booking and payments were handled in a very efficient and professional manner by Lyn Wang, a Travel Consultant with Yangtze River Cruises (lyn@yangtze-river-cruises.com). For 4 days I wallowed in very agreeable comfort while the scenic highlights of the river gently unfolded. First-class cabin accommodation, outstandingly courteous and attentive staff, excellent open buffet meals and interesting on-shore excursions and side-trips only added to my enjoyment. In short, an exceptional travel experience for very modest cost. Strongly recommended.

-- Reviewed 153B, Calgary, November 8, 2018

My husband and I have just returned from four days on the Century Sun cruise ship and I have to write about the amazing experience. It was a five star very comfortable ship with good size cabins,balconies and bathroom. The beds are the standard Chinese very hard variety but when I requested extra quilts to lay on they appeared before I even returned to the cabin.

All I can add is that the experience was amazing, the Three Gorges were stunning and the excursion on sampans was incredible. We made instant friends at our table and had a rollicking good time.

Century Cruises get a big tick from me, you could not do better. I highly recommend the experience.

-- Reviewed by Jan B, Aug.3, 2018

2020 Century Sun Cruise Routes

  • 3 Nights & 4 Days Chongqing - Yichang Cruise

    Most popular downstream itinerary to see the best significant mountains and gorges of Yangtze.

    Destinations: Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream...

  • 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, Three Gorges Dam, Tribe of Three Gorges, Shennv Stream...


Schedule of Century Sun

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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.

    Century Sun - entertainment facilities
    Does this ship has any karaoke and other activities for people who do not gamble?
    2019-11-25 00:43
    Dear Vibi,

    Thanks for your question! I'm sorry there is no karaoke room onboard Century Sun. However, there are Gym Center, Spa & Massage Room, Sauna Rooms and Bar, where you can also relax yourself. Besides, you will be welcomed by well-prepared Captain’s Welcome Party, Crew Cabaret Show, etc. to make you a wonderful stay. For more details of Life onboard Century Sun, please visit:

    If you haven’t book the cruise and are really interested in singing onboard, you could choose Century Paragon, Century Legend or the newest Century Glory, these popular luxury cruises equipped with karaoke room.

    Hope this helps and wish you a nice ship journey in China!
    clothes hangers
    are there clothes hangers in the closet in stateroom? If so, how many?
    2019-08-22 13:00
    Hello Sandy,

    Thank you for the good question. Yes, there are usually 3 hangers around in the closet.

    Hope this helps and wish you a wonderful ship experience in China!
    Hi! I know laundry service is offered, but do you have self service laundry? thanks!
    2019-04-27 00:35
    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for your question! I'm sorry there is no self-service laundry available onboard Century Sun. However, tap water that is purified and sterilized is available in the bathroom of your cabin, and cloth hangers and cloth line are also provided, so you can do some simple laundry if you like.

    Wish you a memorable ship journey with Century Sun!
    Swimming pool or hot tub
    Does the Century Sun have a swimming pool or hot tub?
    2019-03-03 11:08
    Hi David,

    Thanks for your question! I'm sorry there is no swimming pool or hot tub equipped onboard Century Sun. However, there is a Sauna Room on the upper deck (near the lobby on the second floor), where you can also relax your body and skin.
    If you want to know the detailed location of onboard facilities like the Gym Center, Massage Center, Bar, Cigar Room, Reading Room, etc., please check https://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/ships/viking-century-sun/deckplans.html
    Bottled Water
    Is bottled water available onboard?
    2017-07-12 08:40
    Hello Fran,

    Thank you for the question. Onboard Century Sun, there is 1-2 bottles of drinkable water provided for each guest in the room every day. Also, during the three meals, water, coffee, tea, cola, and other drinks are served for free by the staff in the dining room. And if you want more, you can buy some in the shop, and bar where water and other beverages are offered with good prices.

    Wish you a great cruise trip onboard Century Sun!
    We are 15 of us who are booked through Gate 1 Travel from USA. However, all 15 of us are of Indian origin. And majority of us are vegetarian. Would it be possible to get at some Indian style veg food during our stay with you? We will be boarding on 4th Sept. from Yichang to Chongqing. Please say Yes, you will get a lot of blessings.
    2017-05-15 12:10
    Hi Viral,

    Thank you for the question.
    At present, there is no veg food of Indian styles offered on Century Sun. However, various kinds of dishes (including vegetables, salads, etc.) of both Chinese and Western flavors and beverages for the three meals for every guest from the whole world.

    Enjoy your Yangtze River cruise!
    Is there any kind of dress code for the dinning room at night?
    2017-03-30 19:00
    Hello Kathleen,

    Thanks for your question. Usually dressing code for dining during night is not very formal. Such as, suite, tie, evening dress, etc. are not strictly required. You can dress as comfortable as possible to enjoy your cruise tour, but too casual clothes like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slipperier, and so forth are better to avoid.

    Wish you an enjoyable trip on the Yangtze River!
    Are hairdryers provided?
    2017-03-13 08:16
    Hello Pat,

    Good morning from China! I saw you checked Century Sun cruise and all of its cabins are usually equipped with hair dryers. And you could borrow one from the staff at the reception desk in case there is none in your cabin when you are onboard.

    Wish you a wonderful trip!
    Can we have laundry done on board?
    2017-03-08 20:08
    Hi Sandi,

    Thanks for your question. Yes, you could do laundry on Century Sun. There are laundry bag in every cabin onboard that you can put your clothes into the laundry bag and the staff will come to your cabin to collect it. This service needs some extra charge. If you want to wash clothes on your own, you can find soap, clothesline and clothes hanger in the private bathroom.

    For more details and questions, please feel free to contact us. Have a nice day!

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