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Deluxe River Cruising

Introduction to Cruising


With deluxe river cruising options ranging from four nights to eight nights, your cruise will be complemented by sightseeing and deluxe accommodation in several of China's most exciting cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. We also have deluxe independent cruising options for those who do not wish to travel as part of a group holiday.


We have selected for you the premier cruise line on the Yangtze River with high standards of service and quality. Victoria Cruises are the only American-owned cruise line currently sailing the Yangtze River. Offering all modern amenities, sailing with them will be an unforgettable experience. Cabin types include Superior, Executive Suites, Deluxe Suites and Shangri La Suites. All cabins are outward facing and have a private balcony. You are most welcome to upgrade your cabin type and we highly recommend you take advantage of the Executive Deck amenities from as little as $160 per person (4 night cruise) and $330 per person (6-8 night cruise).

All vessels are air conditioned and serve excellent cuisine (Chinese with Western specialties), with American-style breakfasts, buffet lunches and banquet-style dinners. Facilities on board include a business centre, reading room, fitness area, gift shop and a beauty salon (on board charges may apply).

Victoria Sophia – Your 6-8 Nights Cruise Ship

Cruising upstream from Shanghai and downstream from Chongqing, the Victoria Sophia offers four passenger decks and an array of facilities and activities to enjoy on board. The 'flagship for Victoria Cruises', the Victoria Sophia boasts private balconies in every one of its cabins.


During your leisure time on board, there are some wonderful activities for you to enjoy. Gain an insight into the Chinese history and culture through lectures including topics such as the Three Gorges Dam project, Chinese medicine, Chinese poetry and language, calligraphy demonstrations and dumpling wrapping.

There are also early morning Tai Chi lessons. In the evening, there will be entertainment options such as a fashion show presenting a variety of traditional costumes from all regions of China, a folklore performance or a cabaret show. A Captain’s Banquet is held at the beginning and/or end of your cruise. You may wish to dress up for this!


Awaiting you along the Yangtze are unique experiences and the chance to explore fascinating cities, local villages and splendid landscapes which line the banks of the river. While cruising you will visit some of China’s most beautiful and historically significant sites such as:
  • Nanjing – the capital city of eight dynasties between the 3rd and 14th centuries.
  • Mt. Huang – ‘Yellow Mountain’ is one of China’s most famous mountain ranges and is recognisable as the influence for traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
  • Three Gorges – discover the Three Gorges Dam before entering the Three Gorges where you will become captivated by the picturesque landscape.
  • Daning River Small Gorges – the water is striking green with lush vegetation, caves and monkeys along the banks.
  • Fengdu – an ancient ‘Ghost City’ with demon-decorated temples and statues that depict the Chinese people’s imaginings of Hell.


While enjoying non-cruise related sightseeing, for your enjoyment and comfort we leave plenty of seats free. A ‘seat-and-a-half’ is allocated for each guest to ensure there is ample space for everyone.


Have the Chinese river cruising experience you’ve always dreamed of and uncover hidden treasures you couldn’t possibly have imagined.