Itineraries

Highlights

Three Gorges Highlights: Chongqing to Yichang

4 days/3 nights downstream itinerary

Day 1

Depart Chongqing - 9:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.

Day 2

Shibaozhai - Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Additional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Enter the Three Gorges/“Small Gorges”/Shiplocks
Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Three Gorges Dam/Yichang - Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest in the world. Arrive Yichang in late morning and disembark. (B)

*Depending on river conditions, alternate excursions may be substituted as follows:

  DOWNSTREAM (Day 2: Shibaozhai, Day 3: Daning River)

  UPSTREAM (Day 3: Goddess Stream, Day 4: Shibaozhai)

Itineraries and times are subject to change according to river conditions.

Included meals as noted in above itinerary: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

Rates (Cruise Only)

Superior Cabin

Main Deck

On Season$980.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$1,080.00

Executive Superior Cabins *

On Season$1,180.00

Executive Suite

On Season$1,590.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$2,080.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$2,560.00

Superior Cabin

Main Deck

On Season$880.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$980.00

Executive Superior Cabins *

On Season$1,080.00

Executive Suite

On Season$1,340.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$1,820.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$2,300.00

SHORE EXCURSIONS

Fengdu: $42.00 Small Gorges: $60.00 Three Gorges Dam: $50.00

Package rate for all of the above: $90.00

Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting): 

White Emperor City: $42.00 Shibaozhai: $42.00 Tribe of the Three Gorges (Upstream Only): $45.00

 

A fuel surcharge may be added to the cruise fare, depending upon fluctuations in the price of fuel.

*On the Victoria Katarina, Victoria Lianna and Victoria Selina, Executive Superior Cabins receiving Executive Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks; on the Victoria Anna, Victoria Grace and Victoria Jenna, Executive Superior Cabins receiving Executive Amenities are located on the Promenade or Bridge Decks.

  • All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.
  • Single supplement: Add 75% of the cruise fare in a superior cabin and 100% of the cruise fare in a suite.
  • **Children under 12: Staying in the parents' cabin are charged 67% of the full cruise fare.
  • ***Children under 2: Staying in the parents' cabin are charged 10% of the full cruise fare.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Service Charge: In lieu of tipping, Victoria Cruises charges Rmb. 150 (approximately US $25.00) for cruises of 5 days and under, and Rmb. 300 (approximately US $50.00) for cruises of 7 days and over, to be billed on passengers’ credit cards upon check-in. This service charge does not include a gratuity to our river guide or cruise director, which may be given at passengers’ discretion based on their satisfaction with services received, as can gratuities for additional special services requested by passengers.

**Parents with children 2 and over, and adults sharing a triple may find that a Superior Cabin is not roomy enough when a third bed or cot is placed in it. For such bookings, it is suggested that either a suite be reserved, or the third passsenger reserve as a single or share basis in a separate cabin.

***In a Superior Cabin, infants under 2 must stay in a bed with a parent.

Sailing Dates (NUMBERS IN GRAY SECTION)

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VA = Victoria Anna
VG = Victoria Grace
VJ = Victoria Jenna
VK = Victoria Katarina
VL = Victoria Lianna
VS = Victoria Selina
VSP = Victoria Sophia

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