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Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang- President Prime

Destination: Yangtze River
Duration: no date
Tour Code: YZ11
Transportation: Yangtze River Cruise
Best Travel Time:Suitable for the whole year
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Ship Overview

President Prime is the milestone of super 5 star cruise ship era. It features in the combination of classic European style and deluxe modern comforts.

President Prime has integrated public facilities and comfortable amenities. There are 187 cabins for 374 passengers in total (2 President suites, 2 Deluxe Suites, 32 Executive Suites and 151 Deluxe Cabins with balcony). Each cabin is equipped with satellite TV that can receive HBO and CNN programs, satellite telephone, a private bathroom with a shower or bathtub and a private balcony which enables passengers to appreciate the magnificent views of the Yangtze River any time in their own cabin.

  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Passenger Capacity: 374
  • Total Cabins: 187
  • Decks: 6
  • Itinerary: Chongqing - Yichang; Yichang - Chongqing
Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
Price Price Instruction
US$490/persons 490USD/Person

President Prime Yangtze River Cruise Itinerary

Cruise Route:

Chongqing - Yichang (4 days 3 nights)

Yichang - Chongqing (5 days 4 nights)


Life onborad


Food & Shopping


  1. Authentic Chinese cuisine with a mix of Western specialties is served on all Presidential Cruise velssels.
  2. Buffet breakfast served 07:30-08:30.
  3. Lunch: 12£º00-13£º00.
  4. Dinner: 18£º30-19£º30

Local flavour cruisine

Please contact the Dining Room if you want to taste a specific dish of local cruisine along the Yangtze River.

Midnight Snack

Please contact the Front Desk or House Keeping in advance if midnight snacks needed.

Birthday or anniversary

Please contact the Front Dest in advance to order birthday cake.


Entertainment Programs

Entertainments programs are various on President Prime. There are music bar, Internet cafe bar, ball rooms, beauty salon, massage room, coffee bar, game room, etc. If you get interested in Chinese folk culture, you can learn to play Tai Chi Chuan on the Sun deck

  1. Music bar-Nice place to relax with background music and drinks.
  2. Ballroom-For evening entertainments.
  3. Beauty Salon-For cut,set and blow dry. Massage is also available by appointment. Business hours: 08:00---22:00
  4. Massage-Reflexology or foot-massage and body massage is available by appointment 08£º00---24£º00.
  5. Coffee bar-The Coffee Bar is located in front of the fifth floor, it is the ideal location of viewing the beautiful scenery of The Three Gorges and enjoying all kinds of drinks and elegant snacks.


Health Care

There is a health clinic on all President  Cruises ship. If you need to buy some regular medicines, or if you fall ill unexpectedly, you can all frontdesk to ask for doctor service.


Laundry services

Please fill out the laundry list and put the laundry in thr laundry bag and contact the Housekeeping Center.We offer same-day laundry service, if it sent out by 9 am. Please contact the house keeping for details.


Phone Calls, Faxes and Internet Access

International / local phone calls and faxes are available at the reception desk and the Business Center on all Victoria Cruises 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.


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.


    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.


  • Safety

    The newest President ship uses the double hull and double bottom structure of ocean cruise ships, and all rooms have safety equipments such as life-jackets. The guest rooms are decorated using eco-friendly materials that exceed national standards, protecting the health of our guests. The entire ships are constructed with fireproof materials, further ensuring the safety of everyone on board.


  • Cruising Comfort

    The ship's state-of-the-art floating deck technology can keep guests from sensing any swaying. Their noise reduction system, another standard feature of ocean cruise ships, can effectively reduce the machine noise heard in guest rooms to a degree far lower than the national standard for five-star cruise ships. The bathing equipments are the same world famous brand products as those of five-star hotels. With the independent ¡°new air¡± system, guests can enjoy the fresh air of Three Gorges even indoors.


  • Conference

    Due to the increasing demands of convention tour, the ships also have conference rooms with simultaneous interpretation systems suitable for conferences whether there are a few or several hundred attendants, perfectly combining enterprise image with convention tourism.


  • Outstanding Services

    Another emphasis in the design of the new ship is improving the quality and efficiency of the service. There are about 200 stewards providing comprehensive services onboard. On average, each steward services 2 or 3 guests, which greatly increasing the quality and response efficientcy of the service.


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