River Cruising

Yangzi Explorer

300 ft.
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Yangzi Explorer

Welcome Aboard Yangzi Explorer

Cruising the scenic heart of the Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang, on Yangzi Explorer, attentive personalized service and breathtaking accommodations await as you float along the river.

Our 3-night cruise aboard Yangzi Explorer takes you through the scenic heart of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges, with included shore excursions. The 5-star Yangzi Explorer 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 cruises between Chongqing and Yichang.

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Yangzi Explorer

Offering personalized service and exceptional accommodations on the Yangtze River.

Carrying just 124 passengers, The Yangzi Explorer sets a new standard in Chinese cruising — more intimacy and luxury. Offering spacious staterooms, all with private balconies, and the highest crew to passenger ratio on the river. Yangzi Explorer strives to give guests the best possible experience as they cruise through the scenic heart of the Yangtze River.


The Yangzi Explorer

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.

Yangzi Explorer's Duplex Theater

The onboard duplex theater hosts performances, lectures and discussions.

Yangzi Explorer's Tang theater offers lectures, discussions, performances and crew shows. The accompanying in-theater bar serves drink specialties from around the world.

Dining Room

Leading international executive chefs serve international and Chinese dishes for guests

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.

Ship Specifications
Built 1995
Air Conditioned Yes
Renovated 2008
Elevator Yes
Length 300 ft.
Guests 124
Draft 9.2 ft.
Crew Members 130
Beam 54 ft.
Ship Registry China
Tonnage 5,900 tons
Crew Nationality International
Cruising Speed 10 knots upstream, 16 knots downstream
Internet Service levels may vary
Key Features

Carrying just 124 passengers, Yangzi Explorer provides an intimate cruising experience over other ships of similar size.

A wide range of on-board entertainment including a theater, lounge and informative lectures enriches the experience of sailing on the Yangtze.

64 Cabins (ranging from 333 sq. ft. / 31 sq. m. – 1183 sq. ft. / 110 sq. m.) offer a mini bar, telephone, private safety box, TV, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers and balcony.

The ship's onboard dining option offers both Chinese and international specialties. Breakfast and lunch offer international cuisine buffet-style, while dinner tempts with a variety of international and Chinese specialties. Wine and beer are included with meals aboard the ship.

  • Coffee Lounge
  • Complimentary midnight snacks
  • Fitness Center
  • Multi-language library
  • Double-decker theatre with accompanying bar
  • Espresso Bar
  • Spa Facilities

Deck Plans

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Explorer Deck

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Qutang Deck

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Jade Suite

Wu Deck

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Deluxe Cabin


Xiling Deck

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Deluxe Cabin

Main Deck

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Deluxe Cabin


Onboard Experience

With the highest staff-to-guest-ratio on the Yangtze, you know you are going to be totally taken care of aboard the Yangzi Explorer. Wake up in your recently renovated stateroom showcasing contemporary Chinese design elements complete with new amenities ranging from bed linens to bathrobes and slippers. A fully stocked minibar, TV, phone, hairdryer, and private safety box are also available for you along with coffee and tea starting at 6:30 am. Step out onto your private deck to admire the views as you prepare for an optional Tai Chi exercise class from a certified master to get the blood flowing and stretch out your body for the exciting day ahead. A team of internationally-trained chefs prepare an innovative mix of both Chinese and western dishes starting with a buffet breakfast consisting of an endless array of options to choose from. Start the day with breakfast your way… every day with dietary restrictions always taken into consideration. Spend the morning sailing past Qutang Gorge with its steep precipices, narrow canyons, and high mountains and then onto Wu Gorge, home to the famous 12 peaks of the Wushan Mountains before enjoying a delicious buffet lunch with an opportunity to try something new or perhaps indulge in an old favorite. Refreshed from lunch, you have the opportunity to head out for a unique ride along the Shennong Stream on a sampan – a traditional longboat rowed by expert Tujia boatmen… as you gently float past this stunning riverine gorge flanked by verdant forest. After a day filled with unprecedented scenery, enjoy some time to yourself as you attend various presentations onboard including a Chinese brush painting and calligraphy class or perhaps a massage in one of the six uniquely designed oriental private treatment rooms. The many lounges and bars onboard offer the perfect locations to sit and chat with new friends. Dinner is served in the single-seating style Dynasty Palace on the Main Deck in a la carte style and offers the opportunity to savor traditional Chinese cooking at its finest. Complimentary house wines and local beers are also available to round out this gastronomic experience. As bedtime calls… fall asleep dreaming of what adventures the next day holds for you as you wake up in a new and exciting location ready for a day filled with enriching cultural discoveries on many levels. Read Less


Cruising with Yangzi Explorer


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