When we come to an agreement of your tour, we will send you a confirmation letter with all the details of your tour including the name of the cruiser you are going to take.
If you book the cruise package tour through us, it will include the transportation to the pier to get onboard with the help of our guide and driver.
It will take ships two and a half hours to pass through the five-level ship locks.
Along the Yangtze River, you will pass many cities, Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam, and different cruisers may choose to have different shore excursions, but generally speaking, one day you will have shore excursions to the"Ghost City"- Fengdu, or Wanzhou or Shibaozhai, one day Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, one day the Three Gorges Dam.
Please note that the scenic spots and the whole journey may be adjusted due to the weather or the conditions of water.
Shipboard Accommodations, Meals, Shore Excursions, Onboard Entertainment, Staff shows, Featured Entertainers, Daily Activities, 24-Hour Room Service, Port Charges
Personal Expenses, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Sauna/Massage Treatments, Specialty Restaurants
1) The downstream sailings take less time;
2) For the downstream sailings, the ship will drop anchor at midnight, and starts sailing in the early morning, while it keeps sailing both at day and night for the upstream sailing. Thus when sleeping the noise is much less and you get better sleep. That's why - For many ships, the downstream cruise is more expensive than the upstream cruise.
3) The excursion sites are also different.
The Dress Code is casual during the day and while on shore. Shorts and t-shirts are fine, even in the dining room.
There is usually a captain's welcome dinner on the first or second night, and sometimes a farewell dinner (on some of the ships) on the last night onboard. It's usually a cocktail dinner with buffet. You may dress comparatively "formal" - but I bet you can always see some people with informal even very casual clothes.
Remember, it's YOUR cruise and you should wear what's comfortable for you.
The Three Gorges Project is the world's largest hydroelectric power plant so far, which was started in 1994 and will be finished in 2009. Now the project has entered into its 3 rd stage construction, in this period, all the turbine generator units will commence generating electricity, and the entire hinge project will be successfully completed.
The Yangtze River is situated in the subtropics with about 30 degree North latitude, featuring strong wind, humid and less sunshine. The average temperature is 30 C(90F) in July and 10 C(50F) in January. In summer, dramatic thunderstorms and heavy rains often happen to make the water level high between July and September, while winter is short and cold. Thus, spring and autumn are the best seasons for taking the cruise.
Inside the cruise ships, central air conditioners are installed, since the cruise includes some outdoor activities, we recommend that you do the packing according to different seasons:
Spring & autumn: woollen coat, jacket, rainproof coat with a cap, comfortable walking shoes.
Summer: light cotton T-shirt, shorts, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rainproof coat with a cap, comfortable walking shoes.
Winter: fur coats, jacket, windproof coats with a hood, comfortable walking shoes.
Please note: you need to prepare some nice clothes for the cocktail party and the banquet which will be held on cruise ships, and if you are willing to participate in the entertainments on board, you can bring a particular outfit with you. But remember: it is OK to attend the party in casual clothes.
>What's the cabin like on ships?
Most of 4-star & 5-star cruisers have 1 or 2 presidential suites, several deluxe suites, all of the cruisers will have quite a few staterooms, some of which have balconies. All the suites and cabins feature remote-controlled satellite color TV, central air conditioning, acoustics, in-cabin IDD, private bathroom with hair-dryer and extension phone.
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