President 8 Cruise

President 8
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Cruise Map & Itinerary

Yangtze Cruise Map
Day Events & Activities
Day 1 Board the ship from 5:00 to 8:00pm and depart Chongqing at 9:00pm. (Dinner is not included.)
Day 2 Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai (2:00–4:00pm). Optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB 280 per person).
Day 3 Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge; Shore Excursion to Shennong Stream (1:30–5:30pm), Crew's Performance. Optional tour to White Emperor City(RMB 280 per person).
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.

Note: The fee of the optional tours should be paid by cash or credit card on board.

Cruise Introduction

President 8
  • First Navigation: 2013
  • Length: 146.8m
  • Width: 20.2m
  • Passengers: 460
  • Gross Tonnage: 17000T

Similar to the deluxe President 7, the President 8 has the same state-of-the-art design. It is a new cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which had its maiden voyage in April 2013. The President 8 is a large cruise ship with a length of 146.8 meters.

There are three kinds of cabins on the President 8: 215 luxury standard rooms, 13 luxury executive rooms on the top deck, and 2 presidential suites at the fore of the third deck. 100 of the standard rooms can be upgraded into triple rooms for families.

The ship may depart from Fengdu because of low water levels at Chongqing. Passengers are transferred from Chongqing to Fengdu by bus (4 hours) for boarding in the event of insufficient docking depth at Chongqing.

Why Choose the President 8

  • Large rooms: Each deluxe standard cabin has a total of 27.5 sq. m.!
  • Private balconies: all rooms have a private balcony.
  • Advanced design to reduce disturbances: The new design puts a clear division between public areas and resting areas so that guests can rest easy.
  • The largest indoor constant-temperature pool among inland cruise ships.


  • Breakfast: Chinese and Western Buffet
  • Lunch: Chinese and Western Buffet
  • Dinner: Chinese-style set menu


Shows on ancient Chinese clothes, lectures on Chinese history and medicine, Chinese tea ceremonies, and tai chi exercises take place during the trip.


  • Book the VIP restaurant when boarding the ship for better dining environment.
  • Learning mahjong is provided at Mahjong Room on 5th floor.
  • Deck outside the performance hall on 5th floor is better for appreciating the Yangtze River scenery.

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.

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


Standard Cabin (Basic)
President 8 Deluxe Cabin
  • Number of cabin: 215
  • Area: 27.5㎡
  • Bed Size: 2.0m*0.9
  • Balcony: 2.8㎡
  • Floor: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Executive Cabin
President 8 Executive Suite
  • Number of cabin: 13
  • Area: 41.2㎡
  • Bed Size: 2.0m*1.0
  • Balcony: 3.6㎡
  • Floor: 6
Presidential Suite
President 8 Presidential Suite
  • Number of cabin: 2
  • Area: 198㎡
  • Bed Size: 2.0m*1.8
  • Balcony: 30㎡
  • Floor: 3

Deckplans Info

  • President 8 Sun Deck6F: Sun Deck (Guest Room: 601-629, Children's Park, Conference Room, Wine Bar, Sun Deck, Internet Club)
  • President 8 Recreation Center5F: Recreation Center (Guest Room: 501-535, KTV Room, Entertainment Room, Oscar Multi-Function Hall)
  • President 8 Souvenior Shop4F: Souvenir Shop (Guest Room: 401-470, Shopping Center)
  • President 8 VIP Dining Hall3F: VIP Dining Hall (Guest Room: 301-356, Shopping Center, Royal Dining Room)
  • President 8 Dining Hall2F: Dining Hall (Guest Room: 201-240, Reception, Photo Center, Housekeeping Center, Business Center, Shangri-la Restaurant, Police Station)
  • President 8 Main Deck1F: Main Deck (Guest Room: 101-106)
  • President 8 Leisure Center-1F: Leisure Center (Cinema, Sauna, Spa, Swimming Pool, Massage, Beauty Salon, Mini Supermarket, Clinic)
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  • Safety Deposit
  • Beauty Salon
  • Obervation Decks
  • Shops
  • Card Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Television
  • Library
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Wheelchair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Health Clinic
  • Conference Hall
  • Games Room
  • Disco
  • Karaoke
  • Business Center
  • Multifunction Hall
  • Life Jackets
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Children's Playground
  • Free Mineral Water
  • Smoking Room
  • Restaurants
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Massage


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

Shore Excursions

Fengdu Ghost City
Shennong Stream
White Emperor City
Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Tribe Scenic Spot