Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangtze Explorer is a super 5-star cruise with 5-star service on Yangtze, boasts the largest standard cabins on the Yangtze River. Each identical deluxe cabin features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private exterior balcony.

Yangtze Explorer has fresh and different experiences that different from the regular cruise companies which allow you to acknowledge about history-steep cities with exciting rural stories along the Yangtze, it combines two highlights tour: Shennong Stream excursion, including the sampan boat experience, will be further enhanced by addition of a visit to a local river-side trackers village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. And the second one is get a chance to visit ‘816 Underground Project’, getting into the heart of a giant nuclear installation which the military started constructing in the mountains in the sixties.

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Special Note:The Yangzi Explorer has a 200 yuan (US$32) per person “extra service fee”. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding or at the end of the cruise. *Our prices include our service fees, but cannot include extra service fees charged on the cruise ships.

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees:The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
  • Room: A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary. Overnight accommodation for morning departure (except Victoria sailing from Chongqing to Shanghai).
  • Credit card processing fee & Government Taxes.

Price Exclusion

  • Transfers: Between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in Chongqing/Yichang/Shanghai.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • US$23/RMB150 per person as mandatory service tip should be paid onbaord. Cruise between Chongqing and Shanghai should be paid $48/RMB 300 per person.
  • 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.

Cruise Itinerary

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17:00: Take a bus to Maoping Pier in Yichang and board the ship, taka e drink at Explorer Bar 21:00: Welcome safety briefing

816 underground nuclear installation


7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet 8:00:12:00 "816 Giant Uuclear Installation excursion - Option A or Fuling White Crane Underwater Muesum and local market -Option B" 12:00 Lunch Buffet 17:00-18:00 Captain's welcome reception 18:30-20:40 Disembarkation at Zhongxian for optional Three Kingdoms Open Air Show* from 19:30 to 20:40 (weather permitting) (additional at CNY290pp) 19:00 A la Carte Dinner

Shennong Stream


7:20-8:20 Breakfast Buffet service 10:45-16:00 Shennong Stream- inc. Bamboo Gorge and visit to trackers village 19:30 A Taste of China Farewell Dinner 21:00-21:45 Band plays at Explorer Bar

Three Gorges Dam


7:00 Breakfast Buffet 7:00 Luggage out of Cabin for Collection 9:00-12:00 Disembarkation, followed by Three Gorges Project excursion OR (if and when available) change to smaller ship to pass the Three Gorges Ship Lift 12:00 Transfer to downtown Yichang for collection of luggage and onward travel arrangements

Onboard Activities

Taichi Class

The Taichi master teaching Taichi on the upper deck every early morning and demonstrate for passenger who interested this traditional Chinese muscle art, just go and learn how to control the breath and how to control the body.