Yangtze Gold 1
|Length in m (ft):||136|
|Width in m (ft):||19.6|
Yangtze Gold 1 is the longest and widest cruise ship on the Yangtze River and started its first maiden voyage on 22nd. May, 2011, it has been compared as a floating super Five-Star Hotel and equipped with wide spacious open air balcony, helicopters landing apron, golf playing range and outdoor swimming pool.Rooms are not internet equipped and the ship has internet cafes which can be used for a fee(RMB20/hour and RMB300/per person for whole cruise ).
148 cabins and accommodates 350 passengers
It has the most spacious cabins compared other Yangtze River Cruise Ships. The smallest cabins are up to 28.8㎡.
2 President Suites, 2 Deluxe Suites, 5 Deluxe Cabins, 33 Executive Cabins and 106 stander Cabins. All guest cabins supplied with a separate bathroom and a river-view balcony provide you a private space.
Minimum engine noise in the public areas and cabins even less than air conditioning.
Luxury supporting facilities only on Yangtze Gold 1 are Cigar Bar, Commercial Pedestrian Street, Aircraft Landing Apron and a Conference Hall with simultaneous interpretation.
Four Sightseeing Elevators provide you a panoramic view of Yangtze River.
Berth at Chongqing, Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, The Lesser Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam Site on its upstream and downstream voyages.
Downstream: Chongqing > Yichang (4 days)
|Day 1||Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is not included)|
|Day 2||Taichi exercise. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:00-10:00am). Captain’s Welcome Banquet. Captain’s Welcome Dancing Party in Ball Room.|
|Day 3||Learning traditional Chinese Taiji boxing. Sailing through the Qutang Gorge. Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges(8:00am-1:00pm). Sailing through Xiling Gorge. Farewell Buffet. Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.|
|Day 4||Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site.Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.|
Upstream: Yichang > Chongqing (5 days)
|Day 1||Board the ship from 06:00pm to 08:00pm and departs Yichang at night--00:00am.(Dinner is not included)|
|Day 2||Taichi exercise. Pass though Xiling Gorge. Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site. Pass though the 5-steps ship locks. Captain’s Welcome Banquet.|
|Day 3||Learning traditional Chinese Taiji boxing. Sailing through the Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00am-12:00pm). Sailing through the Qutang Gorge.|
|Day 4||Taichi exercise. Shore excurison to Fengdu Ghost City(8:30am-10:30am). Captain’s Farewell Banquet. Talent Show Party in Ballroom.|
|Day 5||Arrives in Chongqing at 9:00am.|
Facilities & Services
|Service Desk with Safety Deposit||Gym||Sauna||Massage||Beauty Salon||Health Clinic||Children's Playroom||Sun Deck||Observation Decks - outside||Observations Decks - enclosed||Free Mineral Water||Business Center: Internet, Fax, Coping, Printing, International Telecom||Shops||Conference Hall||Meeting Rooms||Multipurpose Rooms||Card Room||Games Room||Smoking Room||Library||Live entertainment||Dancing / Disco||Dining Rooms –Chinese and western||Banquet Hall||Bar / Cafe||Television||Karaoke||Central Air conditioning||Balcony Cabin||Jacuzzi||Swimming Pool||Elevators||Wheelchair|
Chongqing (5 days)
|May 16-May 20, 2013||$599||$909|
|May 23-May 27, 2013||$599||$909|
|May 30-Jun 3, 2013||$599||$909|
|Jun 6-Jun 10, 2013||$559||$839|
|Jun 13-Jun 17, 2013||$559||$839|
Notes: Yangtze River cruise operators have different pricing structure based on nationality. Please ask the travel advisor for prices for Chinese citizens and other nationalities not specified in our table above.
Tipping Speicial Note: All passengers Yangtze Gold Cruises are required to pay $16/RMB100 per person as service charge. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding.
A. Entrance fees: The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
B. Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
C. Room: Overnight accommodation for morning departure (except Victoria sailing from Chongqing to Shanghai). A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary.
D. Luggage Transfers: Between ship and passenger terminal.
E. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
A. Transfers: From airport to passenger terminal in Chongqing/Yichang/Wuhan.
B. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
C. Single Room Supplement.
D. Gratuities, Tips to guides.
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the food was fantastic, the staff excellent and the sightseeing memorable. Bar and restaurants staff amazing.
Mr. Chapelle, 2012.3.10
On behalf of me and my family, I would like to say thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed every moment. The crew is wonderful! For sure we will come back in China!
Mr. Joey Smith, 2012. 4. 2
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