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Victoria Cruises is one of the best companies operating cruises on the monumental Yangtze River, offering a fleet of seven ships. Each has been specially designed to navigate the Yangtze, carrying passengers in comfort and offering excellent services, modern conveniences and plenty of activities to keep guests amused throughout their stay.

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While the ships vary in size, most have a traditional atmosphere, with elegant dark wood and polished brass throughout. All are identical in terms of the facilities and excursions offered, cruising along the same stretch of the Yangtze. The guided on shore activities allow you to explore key sites along the river, including Shibaozhai Temple, Shennong Stream, the historic city of Nanjing and the picturesque Three Gorges, providing a fascinating glimpse into authentic China. 

Entertainment on board includes interesting lectures on Chinese history and culture, daily tai chi lessons and fashion shows demonstrating the elaborate Chinese fashions worn through history. For those preferring a quiet night in, feature films are shown on your cabin’s TV. Meanwhile, the observation deck is a place to sit back and take in the river’s magnificent scenery as you sail through the Three Gorges and pass mountainous landscapes.

The deck plans featured on this page are representative of just some of Victoria Cruises’ fleet, although all are fairly similar. Our specialists can explain any subtle differences between the ships in detail, and the vessel you sail on is dependent on the timing of your journey.

Cabins

The number of cabins ranges between 100 and 180 across the fleet, accommodating from 198 to 378 passengers. Each cabin faces out to the river, with private balconies offering excellent views of the passing scenery. All en suite, the cabins are air conditioned and equipped with twin beds. The more spacious suites also boast private sitting areas.

Dining

  • Dynasty Dining Room where you can enjoy buffet-style breakfasts and lunches and delicious set-menu dinners fusing Chinese and Western cuisines
  • Separate dining room for those staying in Executive Superior cabins and suites
  • Captain’s Farewell Buffet held on final night
  • Bar with dance floor

Routes

  • Yangtze River - 3 nights between Chongqing and Yichang and vice versa.
  • Yangtze River - 4 nights between Yichang and Chongqing.

Suggested itineraries

Yangtze River

Our specialists suggest: 3 nights aboard Victoria Cruises as part of our 13-day "Yangtze River Classic" itinerary, from £3,750pp. Read more »

Activities

  • Lectures on Chinese history and culture
  • Daily tai chi lessons
  • Fashion shows

Facilities

  • Observation deck and indoor viewing area
  • Fitness area
  • Reading room
  • Beauty salon
  • Health clinic
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi and international telephone service (additional charge)