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Luxury Yangtze Cruise Ship: yangzi Explorer

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The Yangzi Explorer: Unequaled Elsewhere in the World

The Yangzi Explorer is designed by Anthony Dugdale and Andrew Sobenko—the top British designers in the world. Its luxury and magnificent decorations make it unparalleled among the cruise ships on the Yangtze River. Unlike other cruise ships that carry as many as 300 people, the Yangzi Explore carries just 124 passengers and offers superb and meticulous services provided by 130 European professional staff. The Yangzi Explorer ensures that every level of comfort is catered for during the cruise.

Accommodation on the Yangzi Explorer

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  • The Yangzi Explore boasts the most spacious rooms on the Yangtze River, including 38 deluxe rooms (each of which covers an area of 31 m2, 2-3 times larger than any other cruise ships on the Yangtze River), 20 standard rooms (each of which covers an area of 39 m2) and 4 luxury suites (each of which covers an area of 110 m2). Each of the rooms is furnished with an independent sightseeing balcony, which enables you to appreciate the enticing sceneries along the world’s third longest river—the Yangtze River and the magnificent Three Gorges.
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  • Each of the rooms is equipped with a Phillips LCD TV (receiving the signals of such satellite TV programs as HBO, CNN, BBC, ESPN, Star Sports, and Discovery), a VOD system, an IDD telephone, a hairdryer, a fridge, a safe box, and an independent central air conditioner. 
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  • Over half of the luxury suites and standard suites are interlinked by doors, rendering you and your family many conveniences.
  • Each of the rooms has an independent marble shower bath and each bathroom is equipped with a dresser. Each bathroom is furnished with a large sightseeing window, which is unparalleled elsewhere on the Yangtze River. You can appreciate the intoxicating sceneries along the Yangtze River whenever you want.
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  • The luxury suites provide butler services.

Catering on the Yangzi Explorer

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  • It has 1 restaurants of distinctive styles, serving cuisines of different flavors.
  • The breakfast and lunch are Chinese and Western-style buffets, while the dinner is a Western-style meal. All of them cooked by famous Austrian chefs.
  • Free red wines, white wines, soft drinks, local beers and mineral water are available in the dining rooms.  Vegetarian foods and special foods for children are available without extra charge.
  • Afternoon tea and snacks are offered in the Explorer Bar on a daily basis.

Recreation on the Yangzi Explorer

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  • It boasts the only 2-story theater on the Yangtze River. The theatre can accommodate all the guests at one time for performances, movies or conferences.
  • Consisting of 6 independent booths and covering an area of 350 m2, the spa is unparalleled elsewhere on the Yangtze River. It specializes in a variety of massage services provided by Dragonfly (a famous spa brand), helping you relax yourself and eradicate fatigue.
  • The Fanghua Pearl Store (a top-notch jewelry brand in China) is the place where you can appreciate the best jewelry made by oriental artisans.
  • It has a gym equipped with the most advanced and complete facilities on the Yangtze River.
  • It invites professionals to give lectures and stages a variety of events featuring Chinese culture, ensuring that you can learn something while having fun.
  • It has the only Philippine band on the Yangtze River.
  • English parties and recreation activities for the children are arranged for free by the American manager in charge of recreation.
  • Onshore visits are all taken care of by the Yangzi Explorer. You can have onshore visits in a small group by bike or by boat, which is totally different from large-group visits. The sightseeing elevator can take you from the first floor to the top of the cruise ship.

Environmental Protection by the Yangzi Explorer

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To respond to the international trend of environmental protection, the Yangzi Explore has been actively involved in the cause of protecting the environment on the Yangtze River by capitalizing on its most advanced sewage treatment system. Meanwhile, it has introduced natural cleaning products of international brands at a high cost, which is over six times higher than that of an international 5-star hotel.

Cost: from USD800 per person per 0.5 cabin (exact cost depends on the cabins and sail dates) and CCT takes no responsible for any changes made by the ship company.

Yangzi Explorer Cruise itinerary

Down Stream from Chongqing to Yichang:

Day   Time Cruise Itinerary Venue
D1 THUR 17:00 Boarding begins. Have a drink in the Explorer Bar *, enjoying the stunning nightview of Chongqing Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:00 *A la carte dinner is served (additional at CNY300pp) Dynasty Dinging Room, Deck 2
    21:00 Welcome safety briefing Tang Theatre, Deck 3
    22:00 Sancturary Yangzi Explorer Departs  
         
D2 FRI 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    6:30 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    8:30-12:00 Fuling-Option A: 816 Underground Project  Shore Excursion
    8:45-12:00 Fuling-Option B: White Crane Underwater Preservation and local market  Shore Excursion
    12:30 Lunch Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    17:30-18:00 Captain's welcome Reception Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    18:00-20:00 Dinner Buffet  Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    19:00-22:00 * Disembarkation at Zhongxian for Three Kingdoms Open Air Show
(additional at CNY290pp)
Optional Night Activity
    21:00-21:45 Band plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    22:00-23:00 Band plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
         
D3 SAT 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    6:30 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    7:00-8:30 Breakfast Buffet service Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    8:00-11:00 * Optional Excursion -White King Town (additional at CNY290pp) Optional Shore Excursion
    11:30 Passing Qutang Gorge  Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    12:00-13:30 Lunch Buffet service Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    13:30 Passing Wu Gorge Explorer Deck, Deck 6
     15:00-18:00 Drifting on Shennong Stream  Shore Excursion
    18:00-19:00 Complimentary coffee, tea & Pastries are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:30 A Taste of China Farewell Dinner Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    21:00-21:45 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    22:00-23:00 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
         
D4 SUN 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    6:30 Breakfast Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    7:00 Luggage out of Cabin for Collection  
    7:30-13:00 * Optional Ship Lift Tour followed by Three Gorges Project tour and transfer to Yichang Three Gorges Visitor Center for onward travel arrangements (additional at CNY290pp) Optional Shore Excursion
    8:30-10:30 Disembarkation, followed by Three Gorges Project excursion Shore Excursion
    11:00-12:00 Transfer to downtown Yichang Banshan Hotel to be met by your local guide for onward travel arrangements
Hotel Address: #56 Fazhan Ave., Dongshan Development Zone, Xiling District, Yichang
 
         
※ Notice: The above itinerary is subject to change without notice in advance ※

Upstream sails from Yichang to Chongqing

Day   Time Cruise Itinerary Venue
D1 SUN 17:00 Boarding begins at Yichang Maoping Pier, take a drink at Explorer Bar * Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:00 * A la carte dinner is served (additioal at CNY300pp) Dynasty Dinging Room, Deck 2
    21:00 Welcome safety briefing Tang Theatre, Deck 3
         
D2 MON 6:30 Early bird coffee & tea  are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    7:00 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    7:00-8:30 Breakfast Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    8:00-12:00 * Excursion to Three Gorges Tribe (additional at CNY290pp) Optional Shore excursion
    12:00-13:30 Lunch Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    14:00-17:00 Three Gorges Dam Project  Shore Excursion
    16:30-17:30 Complimentary coffee, tea & pastries are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    18:30 Captain's welcome reception Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:00 A la carte dinner Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    21:00-21:45 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    22:00-23:00 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
         
D3 TUE 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    6:30 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet service Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    8:00-12:00 Shennong Stream- inc. Bamboo Gorge and visit to trackers village Shore Excursion 
    12:30 Lunch buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    13:30 Passing Wu Gorge with commentary  Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    16:00 Passing Qutang Gorge with commentary  Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    16:30-17:30 Complimentary coffee, tea & pastries are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:00 A la Carte Dinner  Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    21:00-21:45 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    22:00-23:00 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
         
D4 WED 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    7:00 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor Explorer Deck, Deck 6
    7:30 Breakfast Buffet service Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    9:00-12:30 Fuling - Option A: 816 Underground Project  Shore Excursion
    9:00- 12:00 Fuling  - Option B: White Crane Ridge Underwater Preservation + Local Market  Shore Excursion
    12:30 Lunch Buffet Tang Theatre, Deck 3
    16:30-17:30 Complimentary coffee, tea & pastries are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    19:00 A Taste of China Farewell Dinner Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    21:00-21:45 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    22:00-23:00 Duo plays at Explorer Bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
         
D5  THU 6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served Explorer Bar, Deck 6
    7:00 Luggage out of Cabin for Collection  
    7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
    8:00-8:45 Disembarkation in Chongqing  
         
※ Notice: The above itinerary is subject to change without notice in advance ※

Yangzi Explorer Data

Star-Rating: 5 Star

Passenger Decks: 5

38 Deluxe Cabins, 31 sq m

1 Mandarin Suite, 81 sq m

Capacity: 124 Passengers

Elevator: yes

20 Normal Suites, 39 sq m

1 Celestial Suite, 110 sq m

Electrical voltage: 220V

Balcony: yes

1 Jade Suite, 81 sq m

1 Imperial Suite, 110 sq m