Yangzi Explorer

Our 4-night Westbound cruise aboard Yangzi Explorer takes you through the scenic heart of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges, with included shore excursions – note that the 16-day Eastbound itinerary (downstream) features a 3-night cruise. The 5-star Yangzi Explorer carries no more than 124 guests with a crew of 130, and boasts the highest ship staff-to-guest ratio on the river. All cabins include a mini bar, bathrobes and slippers, phone, private safety box, TV, hair dryer, and private balcony. Offering all the amenities one would expect at a 5-star hotel, Yangzi Explorer features a fitness center; multi-language library; spa facilities; theater; lounge; and espresso bar. International buffets are offered for breakfast and lunch, while dinner tempts with a variety of international and Chinese specialties; wine and beer are included with meals aboard the ship. The Yangzi Explorer cruise runs west from Yichang and east from Chongqing.

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Carrying just 124 guests with a crew of 130 attending to their needs, Yangzi Explorer offers an intimate and personal 5-star cruise experience. Comfortable cabins provide a mini bar, bathrobes and slippers, telephone, private safety box, TV, hair dryer and balcony. A wide range of on-board entertainment and informative lectures enriches the experience of sailing on the Yangtze. During leisure time, see what the on-board shops have to offer, head to the library, keep up with your workout routine in the gym or find a comfortable lounge chair on deck. International buffets are offered for breakfast and lunch while dinner tempts with a variety of international and Chinese specialties – if you’re still hungry, there’s even a complimentary midnight snack.

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Built: 1995; refurbished 2008
Length: 300 ft.
Draft: 9.2 ft.
Beam: 54 ft.
Tonnage: 5,900 tons
Cruising Speed: 10 knots upstream, 16 knots downstream
Air Conditioned: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Number of Guests: 124
Crew Members: 130
Registry: China
Crew Nationality: International
Internet: Yes

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