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4 days/3 nights downstream itinerary
Depart Chongqing - 9:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.
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)
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)
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)
Itineraries and times are subject to change according to river conditions.
Included meals as noted in above itinerary: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Superior Cabins with Amenities *
Shore Excursion Package (Includes Fengdu, Small Gorges, Three Gorges Dam): $90.00
Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting): White Emperor City: $60.00
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.
Sailing Dates (NUMBERS IN GRAY SECTION)« »
VA = Victoria Anna VG = Victoria Grace VJ = Victoria Jenna VK = Victoria Katarina VL = Victoria Lianna VS = Victoria Selina VSP = Victoria Sophia *2/19/2015 Thursday, 2/20/2015 Friday, 2/8/16 Monday, 2/9/16 Tuesday are Chinese New Year Special Sailings, $200.00 p.p. Holiday surcharge will be applied.