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by Newsdeck|Mar 29, 2017 4:06pm

(Reprinted with permission)

Victoria Cruises, which offers river cruises on China's Yangtze River, is reporting an increased demand for cruises to the Three Gorges from global markets coming into 2017. The cruise line has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its Three Gorges Highlights program. The vessel joins the rest of Victoria Cruises' fleet of ships offering three-and four-night cruises between Chongqing and Yichang

Three Gorges Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the worlds largest hydro-electric dam project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam
  • Shiabaozha, often referred to as "The Pearl of the Yangtze" 
  • Small-boat experience along one of the Yangtze's tributaries via traditional Chinese sampan
  • Option excursion to the White Emperor City
  • Optional  "Tribe of the Three Gorges" excursion on upstream voyages

The onboard experience offers informative lectures, nightly entertainment and a dining program curated by Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef, Walter Staib. Victoria Cruises offers river cruises on the Yangtze River with a culinary program designed for the American palate and with passenger amenities designed to please Western clientele, the river cruise line said. 

Passengers can upgrade their experience with Victoria Cruises' Luxury Amenities program, which offers personalized "white glove" service, upper deck placement, access to exclusive ship areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, happy hour and enhanced culinary privileges from an additional $200 per person. Guests can also try out one of Victoria Cruises' Deluxe Suites or Shangri-La Suites, priced from $1,820 per person double, and $2,300 per person, double, respectively. 

Travelers can opt to combine a Yangtze River sailing with a comprehensive tour of China's historic cities with one of Victoria Cruises' tour operator partners, including Isramworld's Asian Vistas, Pacific Delight Tours, Ritz Tours and Travcoa

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