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Century Diamond Cruise

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jan. 17, 2021

Cruise Map & Itinerary

Yangtze Cruise Map

Cruise Itinerary from Chongqing to Yichang

Day Events & Activities
Day 1 Board cruise in Chongqing after dinner; Departing around 9:30pm.
Day 2 Shore Excursion to Shibao Pagoda. Optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City.
Day 3 Pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, shore excursion to Shennv Stream after lunch; Evening pass through five-step ship locks at Three Gorges Dam. Optional tour to White Emperor City.
Day 4 Have buffet Breakfast on board, and disembark at Maoping pier of Yichang. Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site Take a bus to Yichang say goodbye.

Cruise Itinerary from Yichang to Chongqing

Day Events & Activities
Day 1 Arrive at Maoping Pier from Yichang to board the ship. (Dinner is not included).
Day 2 Shore Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. And optional tour to Three Gorges Tribes.
Day 3 Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by small cruise ship; optional tour to White Emperor City.
Day 4 Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Village; optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City.
Day 5 Disembarking in Chongqing after breakfast.
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Cruise Introduction

  • First Navigation: 2008
  • Length: 110m
  • Width: 17m
  • Passengers: 264

Century Diamond is 110 meters in length, 17 meters in width, and holds a passenger load of 264. There are 132 rooms in total (112 deluxe standard rooms, 4 executive suites, 14 deluxe suites, and 2 presidential suites). Meticulously decorated, the whole cruise liner is elegant and fashionable which highlights the noble quality of it. It has big viewing rooms, an executive story, luxury restaurants on the second floor, the A-LA-LATE restaurant on the sixth floor, a cigar bar, a five-story rotary type hall, two panoramic lifts and a multifunctional hall.

The top-class equipment in every guest room, tasty and plentiful Chinese food, Western food, colorful entertainment activities, and complete services and devices, will impress you very much during the tour of the Three Gorges.

The classical restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Three Gorges, a romantic candlelit dinner, mellow Irish coffee, a delicate dessert, Western kitchen devices, an authentic Western meal, classical Chinese food and a Western food ordering service. Other specific performances are also provided at night: Sichuan Face-changing, a Mongolian style opera and tai chi.

Lying on a beach chair on the huge sunshine deck, enjoying the panoramic view of the Three Gorges and Yangtze River, drinking a glass of wine in the breeze, becoming addicted to the beautiful scenery around you; all these things will become simple and wonderful.?

The tour starts at Chongqing, and Yichang especially guest-friendly, taking all of your living habits into consideration.

Note: The staff on the ship can prepare vegetarian food for our customers. Please inform our travel advisor if you want vegetarian food on the ship. Take care of your belongs when you disembark and go upstairs. Your guide will pick you up at the exit.

Video See Century Diamond video.

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

Century Diamond transport, airport and railway station to the port

Cabins Info

Standard Cabin

New Century Diamond Deluxe Cabin
  • Number of cabin: 112
  • Area: 25㎡
  • Bed size: 2.0m*0.9m
  • Balcony: 2.8㎡
  • Floor: 2, 3, 4

Junior Suite

New Century Diamond Junior Suite
  • Number of cabin: 4
  • Area: 28㎡
  • Bed size: 2.0m*0.9m
  • Balcony: 4.3㎡
  • Floor: 3, 4

Deluxe Suite

New Century Diamond Deluxe Suite
  • Number of cabin: 14
  • Area: 30.4㎡
  • Bed size: 2.0m*0.9m
  • Balcony: 3.6㎡
  • Floor: 5

Presidential Suite

New Century Presidential Suite
  • Number of cabin: 2
  • Area: 78㎡
  • Bed size: 2.0m*1.8m
  • Balcony: 30㎡
  • Floor: 3

Deckplans Info

New Century Diamond Sun Deck6F: Sun Deck (Gym, Beauty Salon, Reading Room, Kitchen, Sauna, A-la-carde Restaurant)
New Century Diamond Observation Deck5F: Observation Deck (Shopping Center, Beverage Storeroom, Cigar Bar, Observation Lounge, Guest Room: 501-516)
New Century Diamond Bridge Deck4F: Bridge Deck (Internet Center, Clinic, Guest Room: 401-444)
New Century Diamond Promenade Deck3F: Promenade Deck (Guest Room: 301-352)
New Century Diamond Upper Deck2F: Upper Deck (Dining Hall, Pantry, Lobby, Broadcast Studio, Reception, Lobby Bar, Business Center, Guest Room: 201-230)
Diamond deckplans


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

Shore Excursions

Shibaozhai Shibaozhai
Shennong Stream Shennong Stream
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Tribe Spot Three Gorges Tribe Spot
Goddess Stream Goddess Stream
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  • Child Price Reductions (Based on Full Prices): babies (0–2) occupying a bed 90% off; children (2–12) NOT occupying a bed 25% off; extra bed 25% off
  • Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher than above price list during Chinese National Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival. Contact us for the detail price.
  • Tipping - All passengers (not include Yangtze Gold Cruises) sailing between Chongqing and Yichang are required to pay $23/RMB150 per person as service charge. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding.
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