Yangzi Explorer Cruise

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

Cruise Map & Itinerary

Yangtze Cruise Map

Cruise Itinerary from Chongqing to Yichang

Day Events & Activities
Day 1 Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is not included)
Day 2 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County (8:00-10:00am).
Day 3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(10:30am-1:00pm).
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 Three Gorges Dam site(2:00-5:00pm).
Day 3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(10:00am-1:00pm).
Day 4 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County (8:00-10:00am).
Day 5 Arrives in Chongqing at 9:00am.
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Cruise Introduction

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.

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.

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VIP Service

Yangzi Explorer VIP service

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


  • 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
  • Broadcast of Itinerary
  • Carrying Luggage

Shore Excursions

Fengdu Ghost City The Snow Town
Shennong Stream Shennong Stream
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam
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