THREE GORGES EXPLORER CRUISE

8 Days / 7 Nights

Chongqing to Yichang & return to Chongqing

An in-depth cruise of the Three Gorges region, sailing Chongqing to Yichang and returning to Chongqing, This longer cruise provides an opportunity enjoy the majestic scenery of the gorges, and different shore excursions in each direction.

Day By Day
  • DAY

    1

    Depart Chongqing – 9:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City.”

  • DAY

    2

    Jade Emperor Scenic Area – Take a shore excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu, which has the largest image of the Jade Buddha in the world. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda. (B, L, D)

    Additional optional shore excursion (in the evening, river conditions permitting) to the elaborate Fengyan Sanguo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” show.

  • DAY

    3

    Enter the Three Gorges/“Small Gorges” – Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge
    is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Later, enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and deepest of the Three Gorges. (B, L, D)

    Additional optional shore excursion (available in the morning, river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City, an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

  • DAY

    4

    Three Gorges Dam – Disembark this morning and take a tour of the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping in Xiling Gorge. It is the world’s largest power station. (B, L, D)

    Additional optional shore excursion is also available through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest.

  • DAY

    5

    Excursion to the Tribe of the Three Gorges or the Hometown of Qu Yuan – choose one of these excursions, which offer Interesting glimpses into the culture and history of the Xiling Gorge region.
    (B, L, D)

  • DAY

    6

    Shennong Stream “Small Gorges”/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge – Transfer to another vessel for an excursion through Shennong Stream small gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Enter the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge.
    (B, L, D)

    Additional optional shore excursions (river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City (daytime), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge, and a performance of the acclaimed hi-tech spectacle ”Return to the Three Gorges” (evening).

  • DAY

    7

    Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park & Mt. Shuanggui – Shore excursion to Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park, a noted site for the relocation and reconstruction of architectural relics after the water rose on the Yangtze as a result of the Three Gorges Dam Project, and scenic Mr. Shuanggui, a national forest park. (B, L, D)

    Additional optional shore excursion (river conditions permitting) to Fengdu’s “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

  • DAY

    8

    Arrive Chongqing – 9:00am: Return to Chongqing and disembark. (B)

China Map

Shore Excursions

  • Jade Emperor Scenic Area or Shibaozhai or Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park & Mr. Shuanggui: $45.00 p.p.
  • Small Gorges (different tributary in each direction): $60.00 p.p.
  • Three Gorges Dam: $50.00
  • Tribe of the Three Gorges or the Hometown of Qu Yuan: $45.00 p.p.

Additional Optional Shore Excursions

Available for purchase on board, river conditions permitting

  • Fengyan Sanguo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” Show: $45.00 p.p.
  • White Emperor City: $60.00 p.p.
  • Ship Lift at the Three Gorges Dam: $45.00 p.p.
  • “Return to the Three Gorges” Show: $50.00 p.p.
  • Combo package for White Emperor City & “Return to the Three Gorges” Show: $75.00 p.p.
  • Fengdu's "Ghost City": $45.00 p.p.

Itineraries and times are subject to change according to river conditions. Viewing of Xiling Gorge from the vessel may not always be available in daylight hours, depending on river and traffic conditions, and time of the year. Included meals as noted in itinerary: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

High season sailing days / rates

Cruises depart daily from March 12 through November 25

  • Victoria Sabrina Coming Spring 2020!

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,760

      • Promenade Deck

        $2,160

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,560

    • Executive Suite

      $3,360

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,960

    *On the Victoria Sabrina Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks.

  • VICTORIA LIANNA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,560

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,960

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,360

    • EXECUTIVE SUITE

      $2,960

    • DELUXE SUITE

      $3,960

    • SHANGRI LA SUITE

      $4,760

    *On the Victoria Lianna Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks

  • VICTORIA JENNA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,560

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,960

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,360

    • Executive Suite

      $2,960

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,960

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,760

    * On the Victoria Jenna Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade or Bridge Decks

  • VICTORIA ANNA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,560

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,960

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,360

    • Executive Suite

      $2,960

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,960

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,760

    * On the Victoria Selina, Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks.

  • VICTORIA KATARINA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,560

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,960

      • With Amenities Program

        $2,360

    • Executive Suite

      $2,960

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,960

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,760

    On the Victoria Katarina Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks

  • VICTORIA SELINA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,560

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,960

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,360

    • Executive Suite

      $2,960

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,960

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,760

    * On Victoria Selina Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks

  • VICTORIA GRACE

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,360

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,760

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,160

    • Executive Suite

      $2,560

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,560

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,560

    * On the Victoria Grace Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade or Bridge Decks.

  • VICTORIA SOPHIA

    All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

    MAR – NOV
      • SUPERIOR CABIN

      • Main Deck

        $1,360

      • Promenade Deck

        $1,760

      • With Amenities Program*

        $2,160

    • Executive Suite

      $2,560

    • Deluxe Suite

      $3,560

    • Shangri La Suite

      $4,560

    * On the Victoria Sophia, Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks

SAILING DAYS FOR VICTORIA SHIPS DURING HIGH SEASON

THROUGH APRIL 2020

Day

Ship

Sunday
Victoria Lianna
Monday
Victoria Jenna
Tuesday
Victoria Anna
Wednesday
Victoria Katarina
Thursday
Victoria Selina**
Friday
Victoria Grace
Saturday
Victoria Sophia

BEGINNING MAY 2020

Day

Ship

Sunday
Victoria Lianna
Monday
Victoria Sabrina
Tuesday
Victoria Anna
Wednesday
Victoria Jenna
Thursday
Victoria Selina
Friday
Victoria Katarina
Saturday
Victoria Sophia

**The Victoria Selina will also sail March 5th.
Above schedule is subject to change, depending on the specific launch date of the new Victoria Sabrina (to be advised).

Winter Season Sailing Days / Special Rates

Cruises depart December — February

All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.

2020: Dec 3, 10, 17, 24 (Thurdays)

Aboard the VICTORIA SELINA

2021: Feb 4, 11†, 18, 25 (Thursday)

Aboard the VICTORIA SELINA

2021: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 (Thursdays)

Aboard the VICTORIA SELINA

    • SUPERIOR CABIN

    • Main Deck

      $960

    • Promenade Deck

      $1,160

    • With Amenities Program*

      $1,360

  • EXECUTIVE SUITE

    $1,760

  • DELUXE SUITE

    $2,360

  • SHANGRI LA SUITE

    $3,160

†Add $400 per person supplement for Chinese New Year sailing.
*On the Victoria Selina, Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks.

Victoria Cruise lines reserves the option to substitute another vessel in its fleet, depending on winter maintenance schedules.

Single supplement: Add 75% of the cruise fare in a superior cabin and 100% of the cruise fare in a suite.

Children under 12: Staying in the parents’ cabin are charged 67% of the full cruise fare. Parents with children 2 and over, and adults sharing a triple, may find that a Superior Cabin is not roomy enough when a third bed or cot is placed in it. For such bookings, it is suggested that either a suite be reserved, or the third passenger reserve as a single or share basis in a separate cabin.

Children under 2: Staying in the parents’ cabin are charged 10% of the full cruise fare. In a Superior Cabin, infants under 2 must stay in a bed with a parent.

Service Charge: In lieu of tipping, Victoria Cruises charges approximately $50.00 for cruises of 7 days and over, to be billed on passengers’ credit cards upon check-in (amount may fluctuate depending on exchange rate). This service charge does not include a gratuity to our river guide or cruise director, which may be given at passengers’ discretion based on their satisfaction with services received, as can gratuities for additional special services requested by passengers. For porterage between the cabin and lobby, an optional gratuity of $1.00 per bag is recommended.

Guest satisfaction is our highest priority. Any service issue should be communicated to our Cruise Director, so that we can address it in a timely manner. Should any service concerns not be met to your satisfaction, the service charge can be adjusted by our Cruise Director at time of disembarkation.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice. A fuel surcharge may be added to the cruise fare, depending upon fluctuations in the price of fuel.