Yangtze Cruise Routes

There are four Yangtze Cruise routes:


  1. A cruise from Chongqing to Yichang takes three nights and four days.
  2. A cruise from Yichang to Chongqing (upstream) takes four nights and five days. Read the differences between upstream and downstream cruises .


  1. A cruise from Yichang to Chongqing takes four nights and five days.
  2. A cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing takes eight nights and nine day and it also may berth at Wuhan.

Most cruises run between Chongqing and Yichang. Popular cruise companies are Victoria Fleet Cruises, President Fleet Cruises and New Century Fleet. Shore excursions vary according to ship and schedule, Each fleet has its own characteristics.

Victoria Cruises and Changhai Cruises: shore excursions to Fengdu Ghost City, Lesser Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam.

President Cruises and Century Cruises: shore excursions to Shibaozhai, Shennong Stream, and Three Gorges Dam.

China Dragon, Yangzi Explorer: shore excursions to Fengdu Ghost, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam

Only Victoria Sophia sails between Chongqing and Shanghai and passes through Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Huangshan, Nanjing and Shanghai. The shore excursions included are Fengdu Ghost City, Lesser Three Gorgers, the Three Gorgers Dam, Hubei Provincial Museum, the Yellow Mountains, the Mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat Sen and Confucius Temple.


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