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General

With her maiden voyage on April 26,2013,President No.8 becomes one of the newest luxury Yangtze cruise ship setting up a new standard of the deluxe Yangtze ship of President Fleet.

It currently is the largest ship on the Yangtze River,with 146.8 meter in length and 20.2 meter in width.There are 215 standard rooms ,13 executive rooms on the top deck and 2 presidential suites on the fore side of the third deck, holding 460 guests. There are 100 standard cabins where passengers can upgrade them into triple rooms for family with kids and it makes the whole capacity of 580 guests in total.

Chongqing – Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

DayTimeEvents & Activities
Day 118:00-21:00
21:00
Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock & check in
Depart from Chongqing
Day 2 (B, L, D)07:00
08:00
09:00-11:00
12:00
14:00-16:00
18:00
20:00
Buffet Breakfast
Cruise Briefing for itinerary & facilities onboard
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Captain’s welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Evening dancing shows & entertainment
Day 3 (B, L, D)06:00
07:00-09:00
09:00-10:00
11:00-13:00
12:00
13:30-17:30
18:00
18:00-20:30
20:00-24:00
Buffet Breakfast
Optional excursion to White Emperor City
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Sail through Wu Gorge
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Captain’s farewell dinner
Sail through Xiling Gorge (west section)
Sail through the five-stage Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks
Day 4 (B)07:00
08:00-10:00
10:00-11:00
12:30
Buffet Breakfast
Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site
Sail through Xiling Gorge (east section)
Disembark from Yichang New Century Port

Available departures

  • Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Presidential Suite

    Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Presidential Suite

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom, Catering service, Cleaning products, Clothes rack, Desk, Flat-screen TV, Free Toiletries, Mountain view, Private bathroom, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, Separate Bathtub or shower, Shower, Slippers, Towels, TV, WiFi

    Bed size:2

  • Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Executive Suite with Balcony

    Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Executive Suite with Balcony

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom, Cable channels, Cleaning products, Clothes rack, Desk, Flat-screen TV, Free Toiletries, Mountain view, Private bathroom, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, Separate Bathtub or shower, Slippers, Soundproof, Towels, TV, WiFi

    Bed size:1.1

  • Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Deluxe Cabin with Balcony

    Chongqing to Yichang President No.8 Cruise Deluxe Cabin with Balcony

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom, Cable channels, Cleaning products, Clothes rack, Desk, Flat-screen TV, Free Toiletries, Mountain view, Private bathroom, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, Separate Bathtub or shower, Shower, Slippers, Towels, TV, WiFi

    Bed size:1.1

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Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Bar
  • Bathroom
  • Cable channels
  • Cinema
  • Cleaning products
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Fitness
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free Toiletries
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Seating area
  • Separate Bathtub or shower
  • Shops
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • WiFi

Life on board-Additional Information

Cuisine

Authentic Chinese cuisine with a mix of Western specialties are served on President 8 Cruise. Breakfast and lunch are buffet and dinner is arranged in Chinese table. The dining of each meal will be hearty, palatable and healthy.

Note:

Special dietary requirements, such as diabetic or vegetarian, are accepted onboard, but need to be advised in advance at time of booking with us or you can tell the front desk when checking in.

The scheduled time listed for President 8 ship is for reference and it may do some adjustment based on the real situation. You can have a clear idea about the daily schedule in the grand hall or by listening to the broadcast.

Local flavor cuisine: Please contact the Dining Room if you want to taste a specific dish of local cuisine along the Yangtze River.

Midnight Snack: Please contact the Front Desk or House Keeping in advance if midnight snacks needed.

Birthday or anniversary: Please contact the Front Desk in advance to order birthday cake.

Entertainment Programs

Entertainments programs are various on President 8 Cruise. There are music bar, Internet cafe bar, ball rooms, beauty salon, massage room, coffee bar, game room, etc. If you get interested in Chinese folk culture, you can learn to play Tai Chi Chuan on the Sun deck.

Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Party: the captain will personally welcome and say goodbye to you and your family.

Swimming Pool: enjoy swimming in the indoor constant-temperature swimming pool on President No.8 cruise.

Music bar: Nice place to relax with background music and drinks.

Ballroom: For evening entertainments.

Beauty Salon: For cut,set and blow dry. Massage is also available by appointment. Business hours: 08:00--22:00

Massage: Reflexology or foot-massage and body massage is available by appointment 08:00--24:00.

Coffee bar: The Coffee Bar is located in front of the fifth floor, it is the ideal location of viewing the beautiful scenery of The Three Gorges and enjoying all kinds of drinks and elegant snacks.

(Dress code for Captain’s Party: A suite and tie for a man or an evening dress for a woman is not strictly required, but avoiding dressing too casual like jeans, round-neck shirts, shorts, slippers and so on.)

Safety

The newest President ship uses the double hull and double bottom structure of ocean cruise ships, and all rooms have safety equipments such as life-jackets. The guest rooms are decorated using eco-friendly materials that exceed national standards, protecting the health of our guests. The entire ships are constructed with fireproof materials, further ensuring the safety of everyone on board.

Cruising Comfort

The ship’s state-of-the-art floating deck technology can keep guests from sensing any swaying. Their noise reduction system, another standard feature of ocean cruise ships, can effectively reduce the machine noise heard in guest rooms to a degree far lower than the national standard for five-star cruise ships. The bathing equipments are the same world famous brand products as those of five-star hotels. With the independent “new air” system, guests can enjoy the fresh air of Three Gorges even indoors.

Conference

Due to the increasing demands of convention tour, the ships also have conference rooms with simultaneous interpretation systems suitable for conferences whether there are a few or several hundred attendants, perfectly combining enterprise image with convention tourism.

Outstanding Services

Another emphasis in the design of the new ship is improving the quality and efficiency of the service. There are about 200 stewards providing comprehensive services onboard. On average, each steward services 2 or 3 guests, which greatly increasing the quality and response efficientcy of the service.

 

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Service Details

What's included in your cruise?

The following items are included in your Yangtze River cruise fare. There is no need to pay onboard.

Entrance Fees: The arranged shore excursions listed in the itinerary of your cruise ship;

Meals: The daily meals (specified with “B”, “L” or “D”) on your cruise ship;

Cabins: A bed in the cabin as specified in the itinerary. You could enjoy your room during daytime and night. Usually,

Chongqing to Yichang for 3 nights onboard;

Yichang to Chongqing for 4 nights onboard;

Activities & Lectures: Captain Welcome Party, cabaret shows, fashion shows, Chinese Yangtze culture and history lectures, Captain Farewell party;

Cleaning: room cleaning service every day;

Local guides for the arranged shore excursions;

Accident Injury Insurance;

Service Charge & Government Taxes.

What's excluded in your cruise?

The following items are excluded in the cruise fare. If you want to enjoy the services, you need to pay extra fees accordingly.

Transfers: Between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in each city not specified in the itinerary;

Optional Shore Excursions: Different cruise companies have different price for per person per optional land tour.

Victoria Cruises are for 295 RMB;

Century Cruises are for 290 RMB, except Quyuan Birthplace for 220 RMB;

President Cruises are for 280 RMB;

Yangtze Gold Cruises are Shibaozhai Pagoda for 220 RMB, White Emperor City 290 RMB, and Lesser Three Gorges for 150 RMB;

Yangtze Explorer Cruise is for 280 RMB;

Changjiang Cruises are for 290 RMB.

Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, clinic service, faxes, telephone calls, spa, salon, shopping, Internet, DVDs etc.

Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".

Single Room Supplement: If you want to stay in one cabin (usually two beds in one cabin) on your own, you need to pay higher than one room shared with another.

Gratuities: there is a mandatory tip required to be paid when checking in the cruise, you can pay at the ship reception counter. Volunteer tips to river guide, cruise director and staff onboard.

Ship Tips

Almost all the 4 to 5-star ships require a compulsory ship tip which is required to be paid when checking in at the reception counter; it is the regulation of the ship companies which passengers are supposed to follow. The tip amount differs from different cruise lines and will be specified in our confirmation letter, please kindly note this so that inconvenience can be avoided.