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Yangtze Gold 5, the sister ship of Yangtze Gold 2, took her maiden voyage on May 30th, 2012. Being the top largest and new cruise ship, Yangtze Gold 5 is specialized to provide the really deluxe enjoyment to a maximum of 570 guests regardless of where they come from. It has a series of world-class facilities and places to benefit and highlight your stay onboard, with 216 comfortable and well-decorated cabins and suites, grand restaurants, sauna & massage areas, gym center, internet café, children’s playing center, swimming pool, shopping areas, and so forth. Besides, food and beverages are also prepared in good quality to please your taste buds, and multiple kinds of activities and fun are arranged during day and night, so you will feel a trip to the Yangtze River on Yangtze Gold 5 is really wonderful.
|Day||Time||Event & Activities|
|Day 1||18:00-21:00||Board the ship at Yichang New Century Port|
|Day 2 (B, L, D)||06:00|
|Depart from Yichang New Century Port|
Sail through Xiling Gorge (east section)
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site
Pass through the five-stage Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks
Sail through Xiling Gorge (west section)
Captain’s welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Evening dancing shows
|Day 3 (B, L, D)||07:00|
Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Optional excursion to White Emperor City
|Day 4 (B, L, D)||07:00|
Optional Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Captain’s farewell party
|Day 5 (B)||07:00|
Disembark in Chongqing Chaotianmen Port
What's included in your cruise?
The following items are included in your Yangtze River cruise fare. There is no need to pay onboard.
Entrance Fees: The arranged shore excursions listed in the itinerary of your cruise ship;
Meals: The daily meals (specified with “B”, “L” or “D”) on your cruise ship;
Cabins: A bed in the cabin as specified in the itinerary. You could enjoy your room during daytime and night. Usually,
Chongqing to Yichang for 3 nights onboard;
Yichang to Chongqing for 4 nights onboard;
Activities & Lectures: Captain Welcome Party, cabaret shows, fashion shows, Chinese Yangtze culture and history lectures, Captain Farewell party;
Cleaning: room cleaning service every day;
Local guides for the arranged shore excursions;
Accident Injury Insurance;
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
What's excluded in your cruise?
The following items are excluded in the cruise fare. If you want to enjoy the services, you need to pay extra fees accordingly.
Transfers: Between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in each city not specified in the itinerary;
Optional Shore Excursions: Different cruise companies have different price for per person per optional land tour.
Victoria Cruises are for 295 RMB;
Century Cruises are for 290 RMB, except Quyuan Birthplace for 220 RMB;
President Cruises are for 280 RMB;
Yangtze Gold Cruises are Shibaozhai Pagoda for 220 RMB, White Emperor City 290 RMB, and Lesser Three Gorges for 150 RMB;
Yangtze Explorer Cruise is for 280 RMB;
Changjiang Cruises are for 290 RMB.
Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, clinic service, faxes, telephone calls, spa, salon, shopping, Internet, DVDs etc.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
Single Room Supplement: If you want to stay in one cabin (usually two beds in one cabin) on your own, you need to pay higher than one room shared with another.
Gratuities: there is a mandatory tip required to be paid when checking in the cruise, you can pay at the ship reception counter. Volunteer tips to river guide, cruise director and staff onboard.
Almost all the 4 to 5-star ships require a compulsory ship tip which is required to be paid when checking in at the reception counter; it is the regulation of the ship companies which passengers are supposed to follow. The tip amount differs from different cruise lines and will be specified in our confirmation letter, please kindly note this so that inconvenience can be avoided.
On Yangtze Gold 5, cuisine plays a major role in creating an ideal experience for the discerning travelers, treating their senses with delectable tastes in the finest Western tradition. All breakfast and lunch are served in buffet style, so there will be so rich kinds of delicacies for you to enjoy. And dinner is arranged with Chinese dishes, which is quite suitable for people who like them or want to have some different tries. Particularly, the Farewell Banquet is arranged in Chinese table style. Usually, dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are different and delicious.
Breakfast: salads (like red cabbages, tomatoes, etc.), appetizers (like Sichuan pickles, dried carrots), Chinese cold dishes, pickles, main courses (like roasted tomatoes, bacons, chicken, ham), Chinese dim sum (like stuffed steamed buns, milk steamed buns), milk, soy milk, porridge, fruit jam, dried nuts, fresh fruits, eggs, bread, butter, juice, etc.
Lunch: salads, dressings, Chinese cold dishes (chicken in spicy source, etc.), main courses (mutton with curry, roasted chicken drumsticks with vanilla, etc.), soups, western desserts (chocolate puffs, cakes, etc.), Chinese dim sum, sushi, fresh fruits, drinks, etc.
Dinner: salads, dressings, sushi, Chinese cold dishes, main courses (steamed egg in seafood flavor, black pepper beef, etc.), soups, porridges, western desserts, Chinese dim sum, fresh fruits, drinks, etc.
(Please note: 1. The above is the dish list of breakfast, lunch and dinner for reference only; 2. Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted onboard, but need to be advised in advance at time of booking with us or you can tell the front desk when checking in; 3. To know exact dining time, you can have a clear idea in the elevator, through the TV channel or by listening to the broadcast.)
1. Bottled water is provided every day in your cabins.
2. Yangtze Gold 5 Cruise has one café and one bar offering offers drinks, beverage and wines for travelers from morning till night.
3. The legal drinking age on Yangtze Gold Cruises ships is 18 years old.
During your time on Yangtze Gold 5, you will have a lot of interesting things to experience, since the cruise company has arranged wonderful entertainment and cultural activities for your stay on the ship, like parties, performances, lectures, etc.
Join in the Captain’s Welcome Party. You can savor the delicate desserts, fruits, drinks and other snacks prepared by the cruise staff, and also, immerse into the warm atmosphere as people dancing, laughing, and toasting to the fortuitous meet. During the Song and Dance Party at night, the cruise staff will show their great talent on rich types of dances, songs, and joking. It will be appreciated if you want to give your own performance on the stage, and happiness will lighten your cruise trip.
Besides, great moments for culture learning are also arranged for you guests. On the Fashion Show, versatile crews on Yangtze Gold cruise will show you the exquisite and colorful costumes in diverse dynasties in China. Lectures about Chinese calligraphy, painting, carving, embroidery, traditional Chinese medicine cure, and foot massage provide great chances for you to know more about Chinese culture and history and spend really meaningful time on Yangtze Gold cruises. Besides, you can get up to the Sun Deck to enjoy the kiting activity to get close to nature. And if you want to spend some quiet and gentle time, it is recommended to choose the Tea Ceremony activity to know how to make a cup of tea, taste tea, and appreciate tea, and also, you can go to the Reading Room to leaf though some interesting magazines and books.
If you travel with friends and families, SPA, sauna and massage are nice activities for you to communicate and relax your bodies. And if you want to release some pressure, Yangtze Gold cruise has equipped the Karaoke area for you.
Itenerary Information: usually every day, itinerary can be checked in the lobby and will be sent to your cabin. There will be noticed through the broadcast system for any changes.
Visiting Guide: ship guide will introduce the facilities and services onboard the ship and tell you about the attractions along the cruise and answer your questions.
Safe Box: if you have taken any personal valuables, please deposit them in the safe box special for traveler guests at the reception desk.
Luggage Porters: you just tell your room number to the bellboy or the reception desk, the bellboy will be responsible for your luggage carrying.
Photography Service: staff on Yangtze Gold cruise can take some pictures of you and develop film or make them a CD/DVD.
Business Center: business center is provided for guests to surf on the Internet, deal with Email and send electronic greeting cards.
Room Service: if you want to have your meal or night snack in your cabin, please contact the reception desk.
Laundry Service: please fill out the laundry service form and put your clothes in the laundry bag. The staff will take your clothes to do laundry and send them back after ready.
First Aid & Health Care
Onboard Yangtze Gold 5, Chinese & Western Clinic is served on the 3rd deck to do some first aid, diagnosis, and common treatment. Gym room, golf practicing court, exercising track, are also provided for you to do some exercise and keep your health. And during the early morning, you can go to the Sun Deck to learn the traditional Chinese Tai Chi under the guidance of the Tai Chi master, which benefits your body very well.
The onboard currency is the Yuan (there is a currency exchange counter on board). At the end of the cruise you can settle you on board account either in cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, all using chip and PIN). Travellers’ Cheques in Euro or US Dollars are also accepted.
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