Yangtze FAQ (Part Two)

by jessica on April 18, 2013

Qutang Gorge Qutang Gorge

How many ways can travelers visit the Yangtze River?

There are 3 ways for travelers to visit the Yangtze River: boats, ferries and hydrofoils, among which the cruise boats is the most popular and comfortable one.

How many ships are there for us to choose from?

There are President Cruises Series, Victoria Cruise Series, New Century Cruises Series, Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ships, OTC Victoria Cruises, 3-Day Yangtze Cruises and Yangtze Gold Cruises, among which Century Sky, one of the luxury ships for the Yangtze Cruise; Victoria Sophia, the only one ship sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai; Victoria Prince, offering commendations for both leisure and business travelers; Victoria Jenna, the Flagship of Victoria Cruise are the highly recommended cruise ships for 2013.

What are the most popular ships preferred by the foreigners?

Here are top 5 ships preferred by foreigners: President Prime, Century Diamond, Victoria Selina, Yangtze Explorer and President No. 1.

What attractions can we enjoy during the cruise on the ship?

There are many famous scenic spots you will view during the whole cruise, undoubtedly including Qutang Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge, Baidicheng, The Lesser Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City, The Lesser Three Gorges, Gezhou Dam, The Chinese Sturgeon Museum, Three Gorges Dam etc.

What is the ideal season for the cruise?

The best time to take a Yangtze River cruise is spring and autumn, namely, it is April, May, September and October when the weather is comfortable. We call these four months high seasons. But you can enjoy best prices if you travel in other months.

Is there any shore excursion during the cruise?

Yes, of course. There cover some exciting shore excursions as below:

1. Ascending the Viewing Platform on the Jar Hill on the northern bank of the Three Gorges Dam and have a bird’s-eye view of the dam.

2. Leave your big ship and transfer to small boat to experience either Little Three Gorges at Daning River or Shennong Stream.

3. Go ashore to visit the Fengdu – “Ghost City” (or visit Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai at Zhongxian County)

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