Question: What is the average weather like if I plan to go on a cruise on Yangtze River?
Answer: The weather is generally humid, windy having low sunshine. The average temperature is about 30C in July and 10C in January. Spring and autumn is the best season. During the summer, thunderstorms are frequent causing the water level of river to rise. This generally occurs between July and September. The winter is cold and short.
Question: Which is the high season?
Answer: The high season is defined by the companies based on their cuisse line as well as the water level. Generally, April, May, September and October are the high season for cruising.
Question: How can I get to the ship and how early should I arrive there?
Answer: You can get the details of the itinerary like the name of the port and time of departure from the Cruise Company or travel agent. You need to reach few hours before the departure of the ship.
Question: Which kind of clothing should I bring?
Answer: We suggest you to bring jeans, T- Shirts, light jacket and light weight windbreaker if you are going to plan your cruise during autumn and spring. For cooler days, you should carry a light sweater. You should bring cotton T-shirts, shorts, cap/hat, sunglasses and suntan lotion for cruise on summer days. Sweater is a must if you are cruising in winter. You can carry comfortable walking shoes, sneakers, sandals.
There are general two formal nights which include the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner and the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. So, it is suggested that you should dress up accordingly for such a formal occasion. Coat and tie for gentlemen and gown or formal dress for ladies is recommended.
Question: What if I arrive late?
Answer: You can miss your ship as scheduled due to some unavoidable reasons. You can contact your cruise company in that case and tell them about your situation.