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About New Century Cruises

With more than ten years development and named super 5 star deluxe fleet cruises, the five deluxe-5-star cruises are: Century Diamond, Century Sun, Century Sky, Century Star, Century Emerald (rented by Viking), Century Legend and Century Paragon (Newly Launched in 2013). New Century Cruises has been hailed as "the most dynamic cruise corporation on the Yangtze River" by New York Times.

Why Choose Century Cruises

2016 New Century Cruise Fleets

Ship Name Year of built Refurbished Decks Capacity Number of
Cabin Size Price from Itinerary
Century Paragon5-star 2013 / 7 398 186 28-106 m² $509 CQ=YC
Century Legend5-star 2013 / 7 398 186 28-106 m² $509 CQ=YC
Century Sun5-star 2006 2011 6 306 153 26-36 m² $419 CQ=YC
Century Sky5-star 2005 2010 6 306 153 26-36 m² $419 CQ=YC
Century Star5-star 2003 2005 6 186 93 22-26 m² $359 CQ=YC

2016 New Century Cruises Calender

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Cruise Itinerary

Days Itinerary Meals
Day 1 Board the ship from 6:30pm to 9pm and departs Chongqing at 9:30pm.(Dinner is not included) No Meals(suggest to have dinner before boarding)
Day 2

Tai Chi exercise.

Optional Tour to Fengdu Ghost City (8am-10am)RMB290p/p

Shore excursion to Shibaozhai (2pm-5pm).

Captain's welcome dinner.

Crew cabaret.

Breafast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Tai Chi exercise.

Take a Sampan boat to visit Shennv Stream.

Optional tour to White Emperor City (RMB290 per person).

Scenic cruising---Qutang Gorge.

Breafast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

8am Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site.

11am Scenic cruising---Xiling Gorge.

Arrive in Yichang at 12:30pm.


Onboard Activities

Yangtze Briefing

Culture lectures

Fantastic Night Life

Shore Excursions

Three Gorges Dam


Shennv Stream

Optional Tour: Fengdu Ghost City (RMB290 per person)

Optional Tour: White Emperor City (RMB290 per person)

Optional Tour: Three Gorges Tribe Senic Spots (RMB290 per person)

How to Plan a Century Cruise

    Century Cruises is one of the most popular and famous cruises operating on the Yangtze River. This article will provide information to help your decision on whether to choose a Century Cruise for your Yangtze River Cruise.


  • New high quality fleet! Century Cruises are the only 5-star Yangtze Cruise ships all launched after 2003;
  • All cabins have an independent balcony! Century Series is the only fleet with all cabins are equipped with an independent balcony to offer a more private space and great river views;
  • All cruises are equipped with the biggest public area and the largest deck for sunshine sightseeing! It means that every passenger will enjoy more space for leisure and entertainment;
  • The only cruise fleet awarded Safety and Integrity Cruise Liner by Changjiang Maritime Safety Administration;
  • The only Yangtze Cruise fleet managed by specialists from European inner river cruises! All cruises service are guaranteed by international quality management;
  • Unique drinking water system in cabins! This system is fitted in Century Legend, Century Diamond and Century Paragon. The shock-absorbing equipment and noise filter, world-class shipbuilding techniques and new air-conditionings make it a quality choice;
  • It is the only river cruise fleet in the world that has a transparent hall, 6-stories tall from the basement to the roof top;
  • Century was the pioneer among the river cruise operators using transparent panorama lifts, which enable passengers to enjoy the river view from a different angle;
  • The worlds' most comfortable well designed and large big cabins of any inner river cruise;
  • Employing Hilton Hotel standard configuration or beddings and bathroom supplies;
  • Century Paragon and Century Legend were newly launched in 2013;
  • Century Star – The most economical Ship in the Century fleet

  • 1.All suites have an independent sightseeing hall and all cabins have their own balcony with French Doors;
  • 2.Two dining halls - buffet dining hall and A la carte restaurant;
  • 3.The most luxury Victoria Cruise ship with 4 lifts;
  • 4.Special service for passengers on deck 3 or above - free internet, free coffee, tea and choice of 2 dining halls;
  • The price of downstream cruise is identical to the upstream sailing. The prices of $449 during peak season and $379 during low season save about $70 on Century Cruises of the same level;
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