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Yangzi Explorer Cruise

Yangtze Explorer
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Cruise Map & Itinerary

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Cruise Introduction

Yangtze Explorer
  • First Navigation: 2008
  • Length: 91.5m
  • Width: 16.4m
  • Passengers: 124

The Yangtze Explorer boasts the largest standard cabins on the Yangtze River. Each identical deluxe cabin features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open out onto a private outside balcony.

The Yangtze Explorer is one of the most luxurious ships on the Yangtze River. It was designed by the famous French designer, Anthony Dugdale, and was decorated by a famous British designer, Andrew Sobenko. All onboard facilities are new and advanced, ideally suiting the elegant decor. 

Three dining halls on the ship offer Western food, Chinese cuisine, and dishes from other Asian countries. A variety of programs, such as movies and performances are offered each day. The bar on top of the ship allows travelers to enjoy the scenery while sipping a cup of coffee or wine.

The ship boasts 62 cabins that can hold 124 passengers. The area of the standard cabin is about 27 square meters. All cabins have a balcony of around 3.5 square meters.

Tipping Special Note: The Yangzi Explorer have introduced a RMB200 per person service charge for the passengers who come from Southeast Asia. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding. Passengers from other countries can choose to pay the service fee at the end of the cruise.

Want a stress-free and time-saving way to get to the cruise Port from the airport? China Highlights can provide you with comfortable private transport straight to the Port. Contact us and we can also help you arrange your Yangtze cruise.


Transport Map: Chongqing Jiangbei Airport to Chaotianmen Port, Chongqing North Railway Station to Chaotianmen Port, Yichang New Century Port to Yichang Sanxia Airport

Deckplans Info

  • explorer-deck5F: Explorer Deck
  • qutang-deck4F: Qutang Deck
  • wu-deck3F: Wu Deck
  • xiling-deck2F: Xiling Deck
  • yangzi-explorer-decks


  • Safety Deposit
  • Beauty Salon
  • Observation Decks
  • Multifunction Hall
  • Library
  • Wheelchair
  • Television
  • Library
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Gym
  • Shops
  • Health Clinic
  • Card Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Games Room
  • Life Jackets
  • Elevators
  • Sauna
  • Children's Playroom
  • Conference Hall
  • Observation Decks
  • Restaurants
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Massage
  • Smoking Room


  • Laundry Service
  • Internet
  • Photography
  • Shore Excursions Tour Guide
  • Learning Mahjong
  • Shopping
  • Welcome Performance
  • Spa
  • Medical Care
  • Karaoke
  • Beauty Salon
  • Itinerary 
  • Broadcast of Itinerary
  • Carrying Luggage

Shore Excursions

Fengdu Ghost City
Shennong Stream
Three Gorges Dam