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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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Century Sun Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2019

Century Sun's Itinerary
Map of Century Sun's Itinerary

Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, Three Gorges Dam;

Optional Excursions & Activities: Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 16:30-20:00
21:00-21:30
Approx. 21:30
21:30
Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port & check in
Embarkation safety briefing & facilities onboard introduction
Depart from Chongqing.
Captain's Welcome Reception on sun deck
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00
06:30-07:00
07:00-08:30
08:00-10:30
09:00-12:00
12:00-13:30
15:00-17:30
18:30-20:00
20:30-22:00
Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
Learn to play Tai Chi
Buffet breakfast
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (290 RMB/pp) or stay onboard
Attend cultural lecture
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Buffet dinner
Enjoy Crew Cabaret shows
Day 3 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00
06:30-07:00
07:00-08:30
08:00-10:30
Approx. 11:00
12:00-13:30
Approx. 13:30
14:00-16:30
19:00-20:30
20:30-23:00
20:30-22:00
Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
Learn to play Tai Chi
Buffet breakfast
Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City (290 RMB/pp) or stay onboard
Scenic cruising - passing through Qutang Gorge; and marvel at Kui Gate
Buffet lunch
Scenic cruising - passing through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream
Buffet dinner
Settle the bills
Attend the Yangtze Pirate Night Show
Day 4 (B) 06:30-08:00

08:00-12:30

08:00-13:30
Buffet breakfast
Disembark at Maoping Port. Take morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site and shuttle to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for leave.
Disembark at Maoping Port. Enjoy optional experience to sail through Ship Lift (290 RMB/pp) and visit Three Gorges Dam Site, transfer to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for departure.

Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Shennv Stream, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Three Gorges Dam;

Optional Excursions & Activities: Tribe of Three Gorges, White Emperor City, Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 16:00-21:00

18:00-21:00
21:00-21:30
Gather at Yichang East Railway Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and shuttle to Maoping Port for Embarkation.
Board the ship at Maoping Port in Yichang.
Embarkation safety briefing & facilities introduction.
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00
06:30-07:00
07:00-08:00
08:30-11:30
12:00-13:30
14:00-17:00
14:00-18:00

18:30-20:00
20:30-21:15
Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
Learn to play Taichi
Buffet breakfast
Optional Shore excursion to the Tribe of Three Gorges (290 RMB/pp) or enjoy onboard activities
Buffet lunch
Take shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site
Or enjoy optional experience to pass through Ship Lift (290 RMB/pp) and then visit Three Gorges Dam
Buffet dinner
Captain's Welcome Party
Day 3 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00
06:30-07:00
07:00-08:30
08:30-11:30
Approx. 11:30
12:00-13:30
Approx. 15:00
15:30-18:00
19:00-20:30
21:00-22:00
Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
Learn to play Taichi
Buffet breakfast
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream
Scenic cruising - sailing through Wu Gorge
Buffet lunch
Scenic cruising - sailing through Qutang Gorge
Optional tour to White Emperor City (290 RMB/pp) or stay onboard
Buffet dinner
Evening Entertainment
Day 4 (B, L, D) 06:30-07:00
06:30-07:00
07:00-08:30
08:30-11:30
12:00-13:30
14:00-17:00
19:00-20:30
20:30-22:00
Enjoy free morning coffee & tea
Learn to play Taichi
Buffet breakfast
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Buffet lunch
Cultural activities Buffet dinner
Settle the bills
Attend the Yangtze Pirate Night Show
Day 5 (B) 07:00-08:30
08:30
Buffet breakfast
Disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port for your onward journey

Please Note:

1. Subject to Change:
Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions and lectures are subject to change due to weather, river conditions and permission from the navigational authorities. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.

2. Embarkation Tips:
(a) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; (b) It is better to arrive in Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day; (c) There are 14 sub-pier of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. As the car/taxi driver can only stop the car at the entrance of the port, you need to walk to your exact pier. Usually, it needs about 180 meters (about 3 minutes) to the nearest No.9 Dock, about 180-680 meters (about 3-8 minutes) to No.7, No.5, No.3 and No.1 Docks, and about 680-850 meters (about 8-10 minutes) to the No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8 and No.10 Docks from the east side, via the edge of the port to the west side; (d) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

3. Disembarkation Tips:
(a) You can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travelers. (b) No matter you take Ship Lift or not, you’ll do check out procedure in this early morning. (c) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam for sightseeing. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown around 12:30. (d) Dam & Ship Lift Experience: travelers who are interested in Ship Lift will first switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown area around 13:30. (e) Luggage Consigning for Chongqing - Yichang Disembarkation: For the national policy about the security of the Three Gorges Dam Project, no large luggage (exceeding 20cm*40cm*50cm or 5kg) is allowed to be taken into Three Gorges Dam scenic area. You could consign your luggage to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and get the luggage consigning document from the cruise staff on the 4th cruising day morning and gather it after you are in Yichang downtown by showing that document. The service is offered by the cruise company and needs extra charge of 25RMB for each piece of luggage.

4. Arranged Shore Excursion:
The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

5. Optional Shore Excursions:
The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site.

6. Physical Demands:
There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of Shibaozhai Pagoda / White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

7. Chongqing / Yichang Local Transportation:
To know detailed transportation in Chongqing and Yichang, please head to How to Get to/Leave Yangtze Cruise Ports in Chongqing and Yichang.

8. Dressing Code for Parties:
Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception, Yangtze Pirate Night Show should wear smart casual or formal.

9. More Travel Guide & Support:
To know more details your life onboard, like cabins, dining, drinking, service, onboard activities and lectures, please head to Yangtze River Cruise Guide 2019. You’ll find everything here.

Schedule of Century Sun

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    Price 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.

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