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Top 5 Century Cruise Ships 2024/2025

In 2024/2025, there are four top Century cruise ships sailing along Yangtze River. For a downstream cruise, it takes 4 days and 3 nights from Chongqing to Yichang; while for an upstream cruise, it takes 5 days and 4 nights from Yichang to Chongqing. Select your favorite from the following ships and check details about its schedules, itineraries, cabins, deck plans, onboard experience, etc. Sail now!

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  • Century Oasis

    Century Oasis

    2023 best Yangtze River cruise ship choice

    4 days Chongqing→Yichang
    5 days Yichang→Chongqing

    from $526-$571 View Details

  • Century Glory

    Century Glory

    2019 newly built super 5-star luxury cruise

    4 days Chongqing→Yichang
    5 days Yichang→Chongqing

    from $526-$571 View Details

  • Century Victory

    Century Victory

    2022 brand new sister ship of Century Glory

    4 days Chongqing→Yichang
    5 days Yichang→Chongqing

    from $526-$571 View Details

  • Century Paragon

    Century Paragon

    Classic leading luxury Yangtze River vessel for all types

    4 days Chongqing→Yichang
    5 days Yichang→Chongqing

    from $429-$474 View Details

  • Century Legend

    Century Legend

    Famed deluxe 5-star sister ship of Century Paragon

    4 days Chongqing→Yichang
    5 days Yichang→Chongqing
    11 days Chongqing→Shanghai
    12 days Shanghai→Chongqing

    from $429-$474 View Details

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All About Century Cruises

Taking a cruise is the easiest way to see the central China. Whether your ideal vacation is to witness the world famous project – Three Gorges Dam, enjoy the fantastic natural scenery along Three Gorges, or relax yourselves onboard, there is bound to be a Century cruise for you. Take a look at 2024 Century Cruises calendar and check detailed ships sailing schedules, know life onboard and onshore. If you want to customize your China Yangtze cruise vacation, tell us your ideas and requirements by using tailor your trip.

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Remark: CQ=Chongqing; YC=Yichang; WH=Wuhan; NJ=Nanjing; SH=Shanghai.

Century Cruises' Itinerary 2024/2025

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Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

Day Event & Activities
Day 1 Boarding the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Square
Departing Chongqing.
Captain's Welcome Party
and Buffet dinner
Day 2 (B, L, D) Learn to play Taichi;
Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City;
Optional Feng Yan San Guo Show;
Buffet dinner
Day 3 (B, L, D) Optional tour to White Emperor City;
Scenic cruising - passing through Qutang Gorge;
Scenic cruising - passing through Wu Gorge;
Excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream);
Disembarkation briefiing;
Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party.
Day 4 (B) Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site;
Optional shore excursion to pass through the Ship Lift;
Disembarking in Yichang.

Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

Crew cabaret
Day Event & Activities
Day 1 Boarding the ship at Yichang Maoping Port
Buffet dinner
Departing Yichang
Day 2 (B, L, D) Shore excursion to Tribe of the Three Gorges
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam
Optional shore excursion to pass through the ship lift
Day 3 (B, L, D) Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream(Goddess Stream)
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Optional tour to White Emperor City
Evening Entertainment
Day 4 (B, L, D) Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Buffet dinner & Captain's farewell party
Day 5 (B) After breakfast, disembarking in Chongqing.

Please Note:

• Optinal Shore Excursion depends on the river conditions, like the weather, water level and number of travelers;

• The OPTIONAL shore excursions are prepared based on the number of visitors who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site. 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.

• Choose the ship to see more details about cruise itinerary.

Shore Excursions

Three Gorges

Three Gorges

Three Gorges refers to Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, and they are the most beautiful gorges in Yangtze River, famous for the grand and enchanting scenery and deep and fascinating culture.

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

As the largest hydraulic project in the world, Three Gorges Dam is the great highlight on Yangtze River Cruise. The magnificent project truly shows the indomitable spirit and great effort by human.

Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City seems to be exotic to western travelers, for it vividly depicts Hell in Chinese people's imagination, and tourists can learn much of Chinese Ghost Culture here.

Tribe of Three Gorges

Tribe of Three Gorges

Tribes of the Three Gorges is located at Xiling Gorge. In these villages, tourists can experience the most authentic Ba Culture and Shu Culture while watch local dance performance and cruise on old sailboats.

Three Kingdoms Open Air Show

Three Kingdoms Open Air Show

A marvelous large-scale real landscape show brings a cultural feast to know the brilliant historical culture of the Three Kingdoms Period and the spirit of loyalty of great military officer Guan Yu (关羽).

Shennv Stream

Shennv Stream

Also known as "Goddess Stream" by locals, Shennv Stream is a primitive stream with amazing scenery of narrow gorges, steep mountains, coffins hanging high on the cliffside, and hear some of the local history.

White Emperor City

White Emperor City

White Emperor City is an ancient temple located at Chongqing. Featured for its ancient architecture from Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, it's the best place to overlook Qutang Gorge.

Shennong Stream

Shennong Stream

As a small tributary of Yangtze River and located between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, Shennong Stream is a mysterious place filled with history, culture and nature's splendor.

Onboard Experience

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Captain's Welcome & Farewell Party

On the first or second day's evening, Captain's Welcome Party will be held to welcome travelers from all over the world. On the last two day's evening, Captain's Farewell Party will be held to recall the beautiful moments spent together and remember the friendship. Travelers will enjoy a farewell dinner together.

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Programs and Activities

In the early morning, a master will teach travelers to play the traditional Taichi or other morning exercises on sundeck. Also, some other interesting and meaningful cultural programs are arranged, including Yangtze River history and culture lecture, Chinese Painting lecture, Chinese Traditional Medicine lecture, etc. Moreover, the cruises offers 1.5 hours' children's car service to free parents.

Activities on Century Cruises

Evening Entertainment

You'll never get bored even at night. Century cruises are well designed some fun activities to enrich your nightlife, including Fashion Show by staff presenting China's most elaborate fashions dating back to Qing Dynasty, talk show, face changing, fire spitting. ALL FOR ALL, ALL FOR FUN!

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There are three types of cabins onboard – Deluxe cabin, Junior suite and Presidential suite. The cabins are spacious, clean and cozy on Century ships. The facilities include balcony, bathroom, wardrobe, water heater, electrical voltage for shaver, satellite television, safety box, life jacket and more.

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On each Century ship, there are some spaces for entertainment and activities, much more than other river cruise ships. The areas include Atrium Lobby, Spacious Observation Lounge, Panoramic Restaurant, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center and Massage, Health Clinic, Library, Sundeck Bar and Sundeck, etc.

Dining on Century Cruises

Cuisine & Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all western and Chinese buffets, all served in the elegant restaurants, with marvelous window views. In every morning, early bird coffee and tea are provided in the sundeck bar. There are all-day set snacks as well.

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