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Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang - Yangtze No. 2

Destination: Yangtze River
Duration: no date
Tour Code: YZ9
Transportation: Yangtze River Cruise
Best Travel Time:Suitable for the whole year
Price From
US$500/persons
 
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Ship Overview

Being the newest cruise on the Yangtze River, Yangtze 2 is also the biggest among Yangtze River cruises.

The perfect ship hall, outstanding interior design, and excellent service will bring visitors the best feel and enjoyment, which let you get far away from the trifles in the daily life. The only Yangtze cruise equipped with indoor thermostatic and constant-humidity swimming pool, the first indoor movie theater, with large sundeck where you can have barbecue, sunbath, outdoor show¡­will bring you unexpected surprise.

  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Passenger Capacity: 440
  • Total Cabins: 200
  • Decks: 6
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing
Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
Price Price Instruction
US$500/persons 500USD/Person

Yangtze No.2 Yangtze River Cruise Itinerary


Cruise Route:

Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights)

Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights)

 

Life onborad

 

Cuisine

The chefs on board our two luxury cruise lines have years of experience and are famous on the Yangtze River cruises for serving only the best. They provide guests from around the world with an ultimate sensory experience of color, smell, taste and beauty of dishes. No matter Chinese food or western food, it is definitely authentic. No matter Sichuan, Cantonese or Huaiyang cuisine, it always tastes wonderful. Dessert, coffee, Chongqing Dandan noodles and stewed meatballs with brown sauce are invariably delicate and tempting without exception. A welcoming cocktail party and farewell banquet will be hosted on board and you will enjoy state class treatment full of joy and laughter.

 

Captain's welcome party

Usually, on the first or second day, the captain will hold a cocktail party for his guests, you will have a chance to communicate with each other and get to known the crew.

 

Cocktail party

Usually, on the first or second day, the captain will hold a cocktail party for his guests, you will have a chance to communicate with each other and get to known the crew.

 

Tai Chi Chuan learning

Every guest on board China Regal Cruise will have a chance to practice this ancient art. Lessons are held each morning and will be taught by a trained Taiqi master. Each lesson lasts twenty to thirty minutes.

 

Chinese Calligraphy & Painting

Chinese calligraphy and painting are famous for their particular fascination. The artists will show you their performance, after that you will have a chance to practise for yourself. The others: story-telling, majiang, you will come to know the Chinese culture and lose yourself in them.

 

Gathering

Most attendants from every section have much talent for performing. They are good at dancing and singing, when you get to know each other, it will be like a family gathering.

 

Phone Calls, Faxes and Internet Access

International / local phone calls and faxes are available on all President cruise ships. Each ship is also equipped with Internet access and an Internet cafe on board.. All of these services are fee-based and you can sign these charges to your account and settle them at the end of the voyage.

 

The captain's farewell banquet

The Captain and crew will hold a farewell party for guests, with folk dances and traditional music for the guests. Dinner and drink will be provided. At the end of the party, the Captain will totast the guests and farewell to all guests.

Price Guide

 

What's included?

  1. Entrance fees: The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
  2. Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
  3. Room: Overnight accommodation for morning departure (except Victoria Cruises from Chongqing to Shanghai). A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary.
  4. Service Charges & Government Taxes

 

What's not included?

  1. Transfers: Between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in each city.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, faxes, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
  3. Single Room Supplement Applies if you want to stay in one cabin (usually two berth) on your own.
  4. Gratuities, Tips to Guides.

 

Ship Tips

Almost all the 4 to 5-star ships require a compulsory ship tip which is required to be paid when checking in at the reception counter; it is the regulation of the ship companies which passengers are supposed to follow. The tip amount differs from different cruise lines and will be specified in our confirmation letter, please kindly note this so that inconvenience can be avoided.

Note: President Cruises line pre-charges the tips, so the tips is actually included in your President Cruises' cost, there is no need to pay again on board. While the prices of Victoria Cruises and Century Cruises (during Dec.1, 2013 - Feb.28, 2014) are excluded the tips, you need to pay 150 RMB when you check in onboard.

 

Practical Info

 

Check Emails Before Cruise

Please kindly check your mailbox again 3-1 days before you take the cruise, because if there is any update or slight change from the ship company, we will inform you by email, so checking it again is better. And it will be more convenient if you can provide a cellphone number for emergent calls.

 

Private Transfer/ Taxi-taking/ Porter

 

Private transfer: From Chongqing Airport/ Chongqing Railway Station to Chongqing Pier, from Yichang Airport/ Yichang Railway Station to Yichang Pier and from Shanghai Downtown to Wusongkou Port, you could use private transfer. Usually, there are two ways, cost with guide and cost without guide. As for the fee, please kindly inquiry your travel consutant.

 

Note: Different vehicles will be used if you have a group larger than 4 adults, the transfer cost then will be different, please kindly inquire your travel consultant if you need any of our transfer service.

 

Taxi-taking: If you choose taxi, the transfer cost will be cheaper. When the booking is done, we will send you the confirmation letter which includes the detailed information for taxi taking. Please note that the taxi especially in Yichang is not always safe to use. Some taxi drivers drive much longer than usual distance then ask for more money. If you prefer to take a taxi, please remember to show our confirmation letter to the taxi driver, there will be the taxi cost and your destination in both English and Chinese. It is better to use taxi service only after the taxi driver confirms the price listed in our confirmation letter; it is useful to avoid traps. And if there is any problem, you can contact us.

 

Note: We do recommend our private transfer service especially in Yichang so as to avoid any inconvenience might cause.

 

Porter: Please kindly note that if you do not book private transfer with us and need to hire the local porters to carry your luggage in either Chongqing or Yichang, the price is RMB10/per person, please confirm the price with the porters before using their service, some porters might ask for much more than RMB10/per person if not checking price beforehand.

 

Boarding Documents/ Boarding Time & Boarding Pier

 

Boarding Documents: The booking system of the cruise is just like the electronic flight tickets, you do not need any ticket, just showing your valid passport at the ship front desk would be fine. After all booking is done, we will send you the confirmation letter, you can print it out and bring it with you along the tour.

 

Boarding Time and Boarding Pier:

  • 4-day downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang

    Boarding time is 17:00¡ª20:30, the ship sails around 21:00¡ª22:00 from Chongqing

  • 5-day upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing

    Boarding time is 17:00¡ª00:00, the ship does not sail until next day morning from Yichang

  • 7-day downstream cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai

    Boarding time is 08:00¡ª09:30AM, the ship sails around 10:00 AM

  • 9-day upstream cruise from Shanghai to Chongqnig

    Boarding time is 15:00¡ª16:30, the ship sails around 17:00 from Wusongkou Port of Shanghai.

     

  • Cabin Arrangement

    For many cruise lines (not all) that the cabins could not be designated beforehand, it is arranged by the ship company, and the ship company will charge floor upgrading fee if you want to upgrade your cabins to higher floors, the price is different according to the different cruise companies, if necessary please inquiry your travel consultant for the details of this. And after check in the ship, if there is any problem with your cabin, please let the ship reception know ASAP so that adjustment can be made accordingly. If you need any urgent assistance from our company, please contact your travel consultant immediately.

     

  • Extra Bed: Not all ships are spacious enough to hold an extra bed, so if you need a cabin with one extra bed, please kindly inquire your travel consultant for the recommendation of specific ships.

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    Service Onboard

  • Drinks: Wines are not a part of the free drinks, only beer and some soft drinks are provided for free on ship. Drinks on the ship can be expensive; if necessary you can prepare some drinks or snacks before boarding the ship.

    Foods: Some ships provide mostly buffet meals but some provide mostly table meals, it depends on which ship you are taking. If you have any diet habit, please kindly let us know or let the ship receptionist know, so that the according arrangement can be made.

    Elevator: Not every ship has elevator, if you need to know this, please kindly inquire your travel consultant or check the ship company official website.

    Medical Service: There will be a clinic on the ship, but their service can be very expensive, please kindly note it.

    Internet Service: The ship does not have wifi, but the business center has internet service available and it is pay-for, the price will be different according to different ships.

    Hair-dryer: The ships do not have hair dryer in each room, only some hairdryers available at the front desk which you can borrow for free.

    Adaptor: If you want to charge some electornic products and without bringing the adaptor, you may check with the ship front desk to see they have the right adaptor on ship, but bring the right adaptor from home is convenient for your China or Yangtze tour.

     

  • Ship Tips

    Almost all the 4 to 5-star ships require a compulsory ship tip which is required to be paid when checking in at the reception counter; it is the regulation of the ship companies which passengers are supposed to follow. The tip amount differs from different cruise lines and will be specified in our confirmation letter, please kindly note this so that inconvenience can be avoided.

    Note: Century Cruise line pre-charges the tips, so the tips is actually included in your Century Cruise cost, there is no need to pay again on board.

     

  • Optional Excursions

    Besides the listed shore excursions listed in your itinerary, there usually will be 2 optional shore excursions in each cruise term and it is not part of the cruise itinerary, the cost is around RMB260=USD42/per person per optional shore excursion, and the optional shore excursions differ from different cruise lines, and it is not compulsory.

     

  • Physical-Challenge: Some shore excursions like ¡°Fengdu Ghost City¡± needs some steps climbing; it might a bit challenging to some visitors who have problems with steps, in this case visitors can stay on the ship without join in the shore excursion (no refund). And booking a ship with elevator will be more convenient actually. Please kindly note it.

     

  • Weather

    Yangtze River will be a kind of foggy from the latter half of October to next March or so, and sometimes it might be foggy in summer time. And the rainy season of Yangtze will be July to August or so.

    Note: if you book flights by yourselves, please kindly consider these weather factors and book the suitable timing fight, or we can assist you to book the flights, more details please inquire your travel consultant.

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