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Yangtze 1 Cruise Ship

Yangtze 1 is 2024 Yangtze Only cruise through Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift & Gezhou Dam for Three Gorges full view appreciation. Just refurbished in early 2023, it is one of the top newest ship. Offering the valuable ALL-INCLUSIVE package, Yangtze 1 is the best ship for a memorable classic Yangtze River discovery of high quality!

2024 Top Highlights of Yangtze 1 Cruise:

Complete Three Gorges Scenery: The ONLY ship providing the rare chance to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the whole Xiling Gorge.

Free & Special Experience to Inspire You: The ONLY ship sailing through Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift for Free.

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Yangtze 1 Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2024

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Map of Yangtze 1's Itinerary

DAY 1
Embarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing Chaotianmen DockChongqing Chaotianmen Dock Nightview
  • Highlights of Today
    • Board the ship at Chaotianmen Dock in Chongqing at from 16:00 and check in;
    • Appreciate the stunning night view of Chongqing;
    • Attend embarkation safety briefing & facilities onboard introduction;
    • Depart from Chongqing at around 21:30;
    • Join in Captain's Welcome Reception on sun deck.
  • Dining
    Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet)
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise  - XiaoguanshanXiaoguanshan Old Courtyard House
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Xiaoguanshan Old Courtyard House(Included)

      (It was rebuilt during 2002-2007 to look at the original residential houses, temples and old town-gates of old Fengdu County in Ming and Qing styles, where you will see various kinds of intangible cultural shows to know more about Chinese culture along Yangtze)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with lectures and activities onboard;
    • Enjoy Captain’s Welcome banquet
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Goddess Sky RoadGoddess Sky Road Taken by Our Dear Customer Carolyn on November 2023
Yangtze River Cruise - White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
Yangtze River Cruise - Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
Yangtze River Cruise - Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to White Emperor City in Fengjie County (Included)

      (Famous Chinese Ancient "Poem City" mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included)

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included)

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.);

    • Shore excursion to Goddess Sky Road (Included)

      (Visit the Changjiang Cruises exclusive observation deck of Goddess Sky Road to appreciate the awesome landscape of magnificent and verdant Wu Gorge belted by the emerald Yangtze River and the frequently changing mists, light and shadow high from the peak.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet) ; Morning tea & coffee; Midnight dinner
DAY 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftYangtze 1 Cruise Taking Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift
Yangtze River Cruise - Shennong StreamPrimative Shennong Stream in Badong
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Shennong Stream (Included)

      (Cruise visitors’ top favored place to seek the top best primitive and tranquil sceneries along Yangtze with the joyous experience of riding a local “peapod” boat to discover deeper into the serenity.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Cruise taking Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Included);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters. Yangtze 1 is the only Yangtze River cruise ship which can take this cool ship lift because of its small ship size. It is the unique experience only for Yangtze 1 cruise travelers!)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet Dinner;
    • Cruise talent show
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet) ; Morning tea & coffee
DAY 5
Disembarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Xiling GorgeXiling Gorge
Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang PortYichang No.9 Dock (Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal)
  • Highlights of Today
    • Sail through Xiling Gorge (Included);

      (Xiling Gorge is the longest gorge among the three with most stunning landscapes along the shoals and rapid flow. Due to the port change to Maoping Port, you can only pass the western half part of Xiling Gorge.)

    • Sail through Gezhou Dam (Included);

      (Gezhou Dam is the first large hydropower station along the Yangtze River and has contributed significantly to the shipping clearing and power transmission to the middle and east parts of China. Located 38 kilometers away from the Three Gorges Dam, it is adjacent to the Xiling Gorge. All the ships following the long cruise routes will visit it and have a unique experience here!)

    • Ship disembarkation at Yichang No.9 Dock (same location as Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal) at Yichang downtown at 12:00. Cruise trip ends!
  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet)
DAY 1
Embarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Maoping PortYichang No.9 Dock (Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal)
  • Highlights of Today
    • Board the ship at Yichang No.9 Dock (same location as Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal) at Yichang downtown from 19:00;
  • Dining
    Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet) (19:00)
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Xiling GorgeXiling Gorge
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftYangtze 1 Cruise Taking Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift
Yangtze River Cruise - Tribe of Three GorgesTribe of Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
  • Highlights of Today
    • Sail through Gezhou Dam (Included);

      (Gezhou Dam is the first large hydropower station along the Yangtze River and has contributed significantly to the shipping clearing and power transmission to the middle and east parts of China. Located 38 kilometers away from the Three Gorges Dam, it is adjacent to the Xiling Gorge. All the ships following the long cruise routes will visit it and have a unique experience here!)

    • Sail through Xiling Gorge (Included);

      (Xiling Gorge is the longest gorge among the three with most stunning landscapes along the shoals and rapid flow. Due to the port change to Maoping Port, you can only pass the western half part of Xiling Gorge.)

    • Shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorge (Included);

      (It is one of the best complimented scenic spots by foreign cruise visitors and is superb to get close to the particularly tranquil, primitive and nice sightseeing of villages on water, on mountain and off brook with fine exploration of interesting folk custom of Tujia minority people.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Enjoy Captain's welcome banquet.
    • Cruise taking Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Included);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters. Yangtze 1 is the only Yangtze River cruise ship which can take this cool ship lift because of its small ship size. It is the unique experience only for Yangtze 1 cruise travelers!)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with cultural activities onboard;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
Yangtze River Cruise - Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
Yangtze River Cruise - Lesser Three GorgesPicturesque Lesser Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
  • Highlights of Today
    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included);

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.)

    • Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (Included);

      (Lesser Three Gorges is a resplendent pearl of Three Gorge where visitors can take a little boat to admire the majestic mountains, prosperous forests, beautiful riverview, and more wonderful landscape for a returning to nature.)

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included).

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Shore excursion to White Emperor City in Fengjie County (Included)

      (It is the famous Chinese Ancient "Poem City" mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Cruise talent show.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - XiaoguanshanXiaoguanshan Old Courtyard House
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Xiaoguanshan Old Courtyard House(Included)

      (It was rebuilt during 2002-2007 to look at the original residential houses, temples and old town-gates of old Fengdu County in Ming and Qing styles, where you will see various kinds of intangible cultural shows to know more about Chinese culture along Yangtze)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Spend fun time with cultural activities onboard;
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 5
Disembarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Chaotianmen DockChaotianmen Dock in Chongqing
  • Highlights of Today
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet)
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.

    2023 Maintenance of Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift: The Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift will be stopped for using from 20:00 on August 25th to 20:00 on September 29th in 2023 due to its maintenance, therefore, it is unavailable to experience for people taking a Yangtze River cruise during that period. (Maintenance of the Ship Lift is usually arranged in around August and September each year, so please select your cruise date accordingly and feel free to contact us if you need any help!)

  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) For all cruises by Yangtze 1 cruise, both embarkation and disembarkation in Yichang are arranged at Yichang No.9 Dock (same location as "Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal") at the downtown. (b) 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. Physical Demands:

    There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

  6. 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.

  7. Dressing Code for Parties:

    Travelers who attend the Captain's welcome banquet, night show are recommended to wear smart casual or formal.

  8. 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 2024. You’ll find everything here.

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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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