Century Sun used to be hired by the Viking Cruise, so its service and facilities absolutely rank top among all Yangtze cruises.
- Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights;)
- Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights;)
Colorful Life on Century Sun Cruise
Century Sun does well in the preparation and service of food experience onboard. All breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet. Both western people and visitors from the oriental area can enjoy their dishes suitable for their habits and also get some new try with the special flavors. Sitting with people with similar eating habits and appreciating sceneries through the large glass window is really good and pleasurable!
Breakfast option: cereals, congees, milk, soy milk, yogurt, jelly, butter, jam, dried fruits, eggs, bacon, French fry toast, noodles, dim sum, Chinese stuffed steamed buns, bread, salad, appetizers, fruits, hot dishes, pickles, juice, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, etc.
Lunch options: salads, dressings, appetizers, bread, soups, rice, main courses, vegetables, Chinese dishes, fresh fruits, mousse, cheese cake, jelly, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, etc.
Dinner options: appetizers, condiments, spaghetti, soup, rice, dumplings, main courses, pickles, fresh fruits, cakes, cola, Sprite, coffee, tea, 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 at the reception desk, through TV channel or by listening to the broadcast.)
1. Early Bird Treatment: Early risers may enjoy complimentary early bird coffee and tea in the Bar on the 5th Floor after a fresh walk on the sundeck. (usually at 6:45-7:15)
2. Drinkable bottled water is provided every day in the cabin (1 bottle per person per day). And since water is purified with advanced system, you can get more with the boiler in the room.
3. Sun Bar on the 5th floor of Century Sun offers various kinds of tea, coffee, juicy, cocktails, wines, spirits, etc. for guests every morning till around 23:00 at night.
4. The legal drinking age on New Century Cruises ships is 18 years old.
Usually, there are four different drink packages offered onboard Century Sun, including extra-value drink package, beer package, soft drink package and red wine drink package. Check Century Cruises Drink Packages for more information about what included in each package if you are interested.
Entertainment & Culture Programs
Century Sun has prepared a series of activities and entertainments for guests so as to provide a wonderful stay on board to you. From the early morning to the night, you will feel every moment worthy and great.
If you get up early, just go up to the sun deck where you can learn to play Tai Chi that is a classic exercise in China under the guidance of the Tai Chi master. It is interesting to feel the gentle river wind and soft light of the dawn in a fresh new place.
Also, you can pay a visit to the famous attractions like Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, and so on along Yangtze River to appreciate the fancy view of the mountains, hills, rivers, buildings, streets and know more about the classic Chinese culture and history happened there many years ago. During other unoccupied time on the cruise ship, you can enjoy kiting on the Sun Deck on the 6th floor, chatting, playing Mahjong and laughing with your people in the Sun Bar and Chess & Card Room. However, if you want some quiet moment, browsing through some books in the Reading Room and surfing on the Internet at the Business Center, and enjoying the sunshine as well as the beautiful sightseeing of Yangtze River on the Century Sun will be perfect choices.
Moreover, this cruise arranges lectures and activities amid the time between meals and attractions, like the Demonstration of Fresh Water Pearl, a Lecture of Chinese Medicine, a Dance lesson, a movie about the Three Gorges on Yangtze River, etc., which are meaningful and interesting.
During the second day, around 15:00 p.m., you are recommended to enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Party. Great food and drinks are well provided by nice staff, you could thoroughly enjoy the dance gathering with your mate or the new people you meet just now and feel the hospitality of the captain and all staff on the cruise.
At night, high spirits remain there. During the Crew Cabaret Show, performing staff on Century Sun will show wonderful and interesting songs, dances, magic performance, Face Changing, etc. and you can join in the interaction with them to laugh to the most.
(Dress code for Captain’s Welcome 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.)
Since Century Sun has brought in the advanced European service conception, staff on this cruise will be very hospitable to answer your questions and professional to help with your problems. No matter you are in the restaurant, bar, lobby, sun deck, you can see staff there waiting to serve you well. And if you want to try the spa, sauna, Chinese massage, you can directly tell it to the staff at the Reception Desk, and they will book it for you willingly.
Guide Service: during every of your shore excursion, you will have an experienced English (sometimes your speaking language) guide to introduce the attraction and accompany you all the way from the gathering place on the cruise to the your back on the cruise. They will tell every detailed step to you. Every day, the broadcasting, bulletin board, Channel 2 will inform you about the shore excursion sites of the next day. And also, staff will in advance inform you through the broadcasting about the activities so you will not miss any wonderful part on the cruise.
Laundry: you can do laundry onboard certainly. And also, laundry service is provided to leave you more leisure time. You just need to put your clothes in the laundry bag prepared in your cabin and fill the Laundry Service form and dial to the Reception Desk. The staff will send them back to you after finishing the washing. However, doing laundry onboard needs extra charge. To know the detailed price, please ask our professional cruise agents.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available at the lobby on the 2nd floor, and if you need to use this service, just tell the reception desk, they will help with the linking. The Wi-Fi service needs extra charge and for the detailed price, please ask our professional cruise agents.
Phone calls: there are two phones in your cabin, you can dial “0” to the Reception Desk when you need some service or have some questions. And also, dialing the cabin number can get thought the phone in that one cabin.
First Aid & Health Care
Gym Center is accessible on Century Sun with equipment like running machine, spinning, dumbbells, etc. to continue your exercise plan every day. And every morning, there will be Tai Chi Exercise on the Sun Deck, which is gentle but benefits bodies so well.
On Century Sun, there is a doctor to provide good service in the Clinic, and also, he/she will tell about the historical Chinese herb medicines and some traditional classic treatment like the acupuncture and moxibustion.
Everything and every service you enjoyed on Century Sun are required to pay by your cabin card, and the currency is Chinese Yuan (RMB). And when you check out the night before your disembarkation, you can pay them in total at the Reception Desk in either cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travellers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted.
Public Facilities & Location
|Lobby||2F||Reception Desk||2F||Souvenir Shop||3F / 4F|
|Business Center||2F||Clinic||1F||Cigar Room||5F|
|Reading Room||5F||Chess & Card Room||6F||Sun Deck||6F|
|Sauna Rooms||2F||Spa & Massage Room||2F||Gym Center||1F|
|Private Balcony||Private Bathroom||Extension Telephone||TV||TV Remote-control||Shower|
|Sofa||Safe Box||Life Jacket||Mineral Water||Ball-pen||Wardrobe|
|Mirror||Hair Dryer||Shampoo||Bath Foam||Shower Cap||Bath Towel|
|Bed||Face Towel||Hand Towel||Floor Towel||Soap||Soap Plate|
|Glass Tea Table||Toothpaste||Toothbrush||Tooth Mug||Slippers||Bathrobe|
|Kettle||Teacup||Coffee Spoon||Sugar Bowl||Tea Tray||Ice Bucket|
|Tea Bags||Weight Scale||Napkin Box||Shoe Basket||Shoehorn||Shoe Sponge|
|Desk||Chair||Clothes Hanger||Cloth Line||Laundry Bags||Alarm Clock|
|Toilet Paper||Mini Refrigerator||Sign of Free Drinking||Non-smoking Tag|
Schedule of Century Sun
- 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 message! I'm sorry there is no self-service laundry service onboard Century Sun. However, tap water that is purified and sterilized is available in the bathroom of your cabin, so you can use the water to do some hand laundry. And if you like, you can also enjoy the laundry service. You just put your clothes in the laundry bag and fill the laundry service form or call the reception desk, and the staff will take them to do laundry and return to your cabin. This service needs extra pay and is charged by the pieces of clothes or packages. You can know the detailed prices from the staff onboard.
Hope this helps and enjoy your coming Yangtze River cruise trip!
Greetings from China!
Yes, there are several kinds of drink packages onboard, including soft water packages, red wine packages, beer packages, extra-value packages, etc. The prices of those packages may vary from RMB 200 to RMB 800. These prices are different according to different cruise ships. And the prices on downstream cruise and upstream cruise are different too. Please refer to the actual price onboard. If you are in need, you can ask the reception desk for help, with your room card carried.
Besides, wines and other drinks and food are allowed to be brought onboard, and to your room. However, it is not allowed to bring your own drinks and food to the dining halls or bars on your ship. You can enjoy in your cabin as freely!
Have a great trip on the Yangtze River!