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Top 9 Stunning China Yangtze River Cruise Stories

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Yangtze Cruise Experience & Travelogue from Our Customers

Thanks for our dear customers’ openness and willingness to share their experience and life on Yangtze River cruise and other China tourist destinations. They shared their stories and gave suggestions even with the tiniest details from the embarkation to disembarkation that you can know something about transportation, cruise cabin, facilities, dining, activities, service, excursions, and views along Yangtze River... Or, if you are interested in our professional Yangtze cruise specialist experience and want to know how their life are going on different cruise ships, please head to Travel with Yangtze Cruise Specialists with stories shared in 2012-2017. Get inspired by their stories!

Victoria Anna Cruise Story
By Mr. Gautam Sen | Victoria Anna Cruise

A Traveller’s Smile: 4 Days Great Cruise on Yangtze River

I traveled solo but never felt lonely along the way when did the 13 days’ itinerary covering Beijing, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, a Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang on board the Victoria Anna, a short sightseeing in Yichang and lastly Shanghai. The cruise was great experience on Yangtze River.

President 7 Cruise Story
By Mr. Derek | President 7 Cruise

Wedding Anniversary & Honeymoon Adventure in China

To celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary in a different way, we have planned a long trip to visit China and Thailand. We have listed many things in our bucket list, and Yangtze River cruise is one of the things to do. We have called it our “Second Honeymoon Adventure” with many memorable moments.

Century Paragon Cruise Story
By Megan | Century Paragon Cruise

Relaxing Family Travel with Century Paragon in Summer

The Century Paragon Cruise was family featured, beautiful and very relaxing. We booked a deluxe cabin with an extra bed first and once we got aboard and we upgraded to the executive suite and enjoyed the use of the executive lounge. Our room was very clean and spacious with excellent views. We also upgraded the restaurant...

Century Legend Cruise Story
By Peter | Century Legend Cruise

8 Days Yangtze Century Legend Cruise in Spring with Shanghai Exploration

After our Celebrity Millennium cruise from Hong Kong to Shanghai, we took a 8 days private tour with Johnson with 2 nights in Shanghai, bullet train to Yichang, 1 night in Yichang (and tour), 5 night Yangtze River cruise on Century Legend from Yichang to Chongqing, Chongqing tour and airport drop-off + transfers throughout…

Century Legend Cruise Story
By Bill | Century Legend Cruise

12 Days China Vacation with Great Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing

We did the 3 full days, downriver cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. We looked at the various online ship descriptions and reviews here and settled on the Century Legend. Maybe our expectations were low, but the ship exceeded them nicely. It felt shiny and new all over and the staff was excellent…

Yangtze Gold 8 Cruise Story
By Paul | Yangtze Gold 8 Cruise

Nine Popular Cities & Relaxing Yangtze Cruise for 22 Days in China

We two did 22 days trip covering Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang and Shanghai. That’s to say, we traveled to 9 cities in one trip in Late July and August. It would definitely be an in-depth trip to get under the skin of China when appreciating this valuable painting scroll.

Yangtze Explorer Cruise Story
By Bean | Yangtze Explorer

Luxury Family Cruise Experience with Sanctuary Yangtze Explorer

I am accustomed to and expect luxurious accommodations and superior service. Yangtze Explorer did not disappoint us. I won't spend a lot of time talking about the actual itinerary and excursions but will say they are quite accurately portrayed in the brochure and all was wonderful. However the standout on this trip was the service. One final example...

Victoria Jenna Cruise Story
By Margaret | Victoria Jenna Cruise

Birthday Trip with Victoria Jenna Cruise on Yangtze River

We spent an excellent four day relaxing cruise with Victoria Jenna along the Yangtze River about halfway through our tour of China. It was a 5 days upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. I was aware that upgrades are often offered at embarkation but as this was a birthday treat for my husband, the price was well worth it as we had…

Century Sun Cruise Story
By Jola | Century Sun

Nice Yangtze Cruise Holiday on Board of the Century Sun

We started our Yangtze River cruise in Yichang, which we reached using the fast train service from Shanghai (8 hours). The ship Century Sun can accommodate some 300 passengers and it was fully booked at this time. Out of this 300 maybe a quarter were Western tourists. The harbor is really small and as we arrived there…

Yangtze Cruise Ships Most Selected by Our Customers

In the whole year of 2024, travelers can take the popular routes sailing on Yangtze River: (a) 4 days & 3 nights downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang; (b) 5 days & 4 nights upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. The most selected ships from our previous customers are Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises and Yangtze Explorer and you can find great deals of each ship. Check details below!

Century Cruises
price from only $438

Century Cruises

Century Cruises is a very new fleet with luxury facilities and great service. The first-class Century Paragon/Legend make sure every traveler lives in the most comfortable way.

Victoria Cruises
price from only $362

Victoria Cruises

With seven luxury ships, Victoria Cruises is the only American-managed cruise company which knows western travelers very well and offers excellent service. It runs between Chongqing and Yichang for 4~5 days with stable departures all year round.

Yangzi Explorer Cruise
price from $1,453-$1,747

Yangtze Explorer

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is the super 5 star cruise with one-on-one personalized service on Yangtze River. In 2024, it not only offers new and innovative shore excursions, but has designed special routes to Shennongjia Nature Reserve for discovery.

Popular Yangtze Cruise Lines

In 2024/2025, Yangtze River Cruises offer lines between Chongqing and Yichang with different duration.

New to Cruising?

Do you have questions about planning or booking a Yangtze cruise? The following articles introduce you to what makes cruising such a unique and memorable way to travel the Yangtze River, when is the best time to cruise Yangtze, how to choose your best route, how to choose a Yangtze ship, how to choose a cabin, where to board & disembark your ships, what you can do onboard and ashore...To know more detailed information about Yangtze River and its cruises, please take a visit to our latest Yangtze River Cruise Guide.

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