Chongqing New Century Cruises

Chongqing New Century Cruises serials include two recently built, brand new super 5-star deluxe cruise ships, the "Century Sky" and the "Century Sun", which are the largest, newest and most luxurious river cruise vessels in the world. one 5-star ship "Century Star", and 4-star ship "Oriental Emperor". Furthermore, the company has recently strengthened their leadership role by building a strong relationship with VIKING RIVER CRUISES, the top inland river cruise company in the world. In early 2005, the company was proclaimed "the most energetic company" on the Yangtze by the New York Times.

Fact Sheet:
Ship Name     Star- Rating      Enter Service      Length(m)      Beam(m)      Passenger Capacity      Sailing
Century Star       5      2003     87      16      86     Sailing
 Oriental Emperor      4      2003     81     13.8      150      Sailing


Ships brief
The luxurious 5-star "Century Star" began her maiden voyage on Sep, 12.2003. With a total length of 87m, width of 16m, with 93 deluxe cabins and the total capacities of 186 pax. The design and furnishing onboard is according to the standard of international 5-star hotel. The ship is equipped with Radar, Sonar, and GPS system which assures the safest navigation on the Yangtze. The magnificent lobby onboard, known as a typical creation in modern flavor, has the fast check-in & check-out system which make guests onboard as comfortable as possible.

The western & eastern mixed high-grade restaurant can serve 190 customers simultaneously. Variety of different dishes will dazzle your eyes.

The gift shop provide traditional & variety of Chinese handicrafts, souvenir from the gorges region, video, CD, postcards and etc.

Totally there are 93 well-designed cabins onboard, Including 2 Presidential Suites, 7 Deluxe Standard and 84 Standard Twin Beds Cabins(the two beds in one cabin can be combined to be a king size bed).

Every cabin has private balcony, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar, and all bathroom are designed according ti the American standard. In addition, bathtub, hairdryer, telephone in bathroom is set in all Presidential Suites and Deluxe Standard Cabins.

The magnificent observation lounge bar & multifunction room, coffee shop, card room, sauna & massage room, make your stay onboard as comfortable as possible.

The ship is equipped with commodious sun deck, business center, internet bar, mini meeting room which can accommodate 20 pax, beauty salon, gymnasium, clinic and etc!

The 4-star cruise vessel "Oriental Emperor" was renovated at March of 2003; endued with length of 81m and width of 13.8m, five decks. 74 well-designed guest cabins with total capacities of 150 pax. The ship adopts Swiss international hotel management system, mobile control manage equipment, central air conditioning, advanced navigation system, satellite communications system and electronic surveillance system, incorporate beautiful and dignified, full with Chinese classic charm. Noble gorgeous lobby with our enthusiastic staff provide you warmly & comfortable services.

Elegant self-service restaurant serve various type of dishes, you will enjoy the delicious Chinese and Western food.

The gift shop provides traditional Chinese cultural costumes, souvenirs from the gorge region, Chinese painting and other collections.

There are 2 Deluxe Suites, 2 Luxury Cabins, 2 Family Triple Cabins and 68 Standard Cabins. All cabins furnished with central air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone, life jacket and etc. Mini-bar is equipped in Deluxe Suites.

Multifunctional ballroom, beautiful sun deck, coffee shop with full length sightseeing view windows, business center, beauty salon, chess / card room, sauna and clinic make your cruising on the Yangtze enjoyable, unforgettable and memorable.
Cruise Itineraries:

Upstream Itinerary for Century Sky and Century Sun (Yichang-Chongqing)

Day 1 20:00 Check-in

Day 2 07:00 Tai Chi Exercise
08:00 Buffet Breakfast
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam site

Day 3 06:00 Tai Chi Exercise
07:00 Buffet Breakfast
08:00-11:00 Shore Excursion For Small Three Gorges
11:30 Lunch
12:30-14:00 Sightseeing For Wuxia Gorge on Board
15:00-15:30 Sightseeing For Qutang Gorge on Board
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Chinese Evening

Day 4 06:00 Tai Chi Exercise
07:00 Buffet Breakfast
08:00-11:00 Shore Excursion for Fengdu Snowy Jade Cave
11:30 Lunch
18:00 Dinner

D5 Arrive Chongqing

Downstream Itinerary for Century Sky and Century Sun (Chongqing-Yichang)

Day 1 23:30 leave Chongqing

Day 2 13:30-15:30 shore excursion to Shibao Pagoda
Enjoy Captain's Welcome Party and Welcome Crew Show in the evening

Day 3 12:30-16:00 shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Pass through the five-step ship locks. Enjoy Farewell Party in the evening
Enjoy farewell party in the evening

Day 4 08:00-10:00tour The Three Gorges Dam
11:30 arrive at Yichang