The Yangtze River is situated in the subtropics. This area features strong winds, and high humidity. The average temperature is 30C (90F) in July and 10C (50F) in January. In summer, dramatic thunderstorms and heavy rains often raise the water levels between July and September. Winter is short and cold. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for taking a cruise. Especially in April, the scenery along the Yangtze River is rather enchanting and enjoyable, with fewer tourists and more competitive price.
Your private tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise. All onboard activities and shore excursions will be managed by the cruise company. Professional English-speaking guides are available onboard, even guides speaking Germany or French available on some ships.
There are some onboard services that your tour package does not cover, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, hairdressing, and massage.
All ships will have designated smoking and non-smoking areas. Smoking is usually permitted only on the observation deck. You can ask your tour guide onboard ship for more information.
Of course you can. We feel that a visit to China is a wonderful chance for children to explore the world. Some cruise ships provide baby strollers, child chairs, and child care, and some even have a child's playroom. On some cruise ships, you can share a cabin with your children. With the addition of a child's bed extra charges will apply on some cruises. You should ask your travel consultant for the details when you book cruise with us.
Yes, you can. But you are only allowed to enjoy the soft or hard drinks you brought inside your cabin.
If you wish to tip any staff member who has provided a special service for you may do so at your own discretion. C.O.T. suggests $40 to US $60 /per guest as tips for Yangtze Cruise Section.
There are 8 vessels in the Victoria Cruise's fleet: Victoria Empress, Victoria Katarina, Victoria Prince, Victoria Lianna, Victoria Rose, Victoria Selina, Victoria Anna and Victoria Jenna. The newest ship is the Victoria Jenna. All of the ships have been recently refurnished to make you trip more comfortable and enjoyable. Seven Victoria cruisers sail from Chongqing to Yichang and Victoria Prince from Chongqing to Shanghai, while round trips are available.
Being the only American managed cruise fleet on Yangtze River, Victoria Series is the most preferred vessel for Yangtze Cruising by our overseas clients with its superior amenities and hospitality.
Service onboard is both friendly and attentive. Each Victoria vessel has a crew of 112, which includes onboard Western management, Western cruise director, lecturers and international chefs. Click here for more details.
Most Cruises will be from Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream) or Yichang to Chongqing (upstream). There are one exception: the American Victorian Prince cruises from Chongqing to Shanghai, or Shanghai to Chongqing.