Victoria Cruise Lines Fact Sheet

The Company:

Since 1994, Victoria Cruise Lines has been a true pioneer and innovator in Yangtze River cruising.  Its seven vessels have all received the coveted five star rating from the China Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and Victoria delivers an unrivaled and unsurpassed experience on China’s Yangtze River.  New York based Victoria Cruise Lines targets a global marketplace.

River Fleet:

Victoria Cruise Lines boasts an extraordinary fleet of five-star vessels, including:

Victoria Sabrina: Coming in April, 2020, the Victoria Sabrina will be the largest river ship in the world. The Victoria Sabrina will feature six passenger decks and three restaurants, with a passenger capacity of 574, comprised of 15 Standard Staterooms, 248 Superior Staterooms, 22 Executive Suites, and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms except Standard feature a private balcony).  The Victoria Sabrina will be the first of a generation of ships with new environmentally friendly technologies that utilize electric power, save energy, and provide a smoother ride.  Cabins have been designed for maximum passenger comfort. 

Watch our website www.victoriacruiselines.com for the inaugural date of the Victoria Sabrina. 

Victoria Jenna: built in 2009 and completely renovated in 2016, the Victoria Jenna features five passenger decks and two restaurants with a passenger capacity of 378, comprised of 149 Superior Staterooms, 35 Executive Suites, three Deluxe Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony).

Victoria Anna: refurbished in 2018, Victoria Anna currently features five passenger decks and two restaurants with a passenger capacity of 266, comprised of 89 Superior Staterooms, 40 Executive Suites, two Deluxe Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony).

Victoria Katarina: refurbished in 2017, Victoria Katarina currently features four passenger decks and two restaurants with a passenger capacity of 264, comprised of 98 Superior Staterooms, 32 Executive Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony).

Victoria Lianna: features four passenger decks and two restaurants, with a passenger capacity of 216, comprised of 100 Superior Staterooms, six Executive Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony). The Victoria Lianna was refurbished in 2018.

Victoria Selina: features four passenger decks and two restaurants with a passenger capacity of 216, comprised of 100 Superior Staterooms, six Executive Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony). The Victoria Selina was refurbished in 2018.

Victoria Grace: features four passenger decks with a passenger capacity of 198, comprised of 91 Superior Staterooms, two Executive Suites, four Deluxe Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony). The Victoria Grace was fully renovated in 2012.

Victoria Sophia: features four passenger decks with a passenger capacity of 200, comprised of 89 Superior Staterooms, seven Executive Suites, two Deluxe Suites and two Shangri-La Suites (all staterooms feature a private balcony).  The Victoria Sophia was refurbished in 2019.

Ships are served by crews of 117-195 people with multi-lingual Western cruise directors and local river guides.  All ships are of China registry.

CABINS AND AMENITIES:

Ships feature cabins in four categories – Superior Staterooms, Executive Suites, Deluxe Suites and Shangri-La Suites.  Staterooms feature satellite TV with HBO and CNN broadcasts as well as full bathtubs in the bathrooms and private balconies for viewing the magnificent Three Gorges scenery.

  Superior Staterooms average over 200 square feet.  Executive Suites are similar in design to Superior Staterooms but more spacious; Deluxe Suites feature private living areas; and the luxurious Shangri-La Suites feature a dining area and a larger private balcony.

All ships in the fleet boast a modern, luxurious style   and décor from tastefully-appointed cabins and elegant atriums with sparkling chandeliers and gleaming woods to an overall décor of American and European influences with Asian accents. 

All ships are completely air-conditioned, including staterooms and restaurants.  Smoking is prohibited on all vessels, except for the outside deck.

LUXURY AMENITIES PROGRAM:

Victoria Cruise Lines launched its Luxury Amenities Program when it debuted the Victoria Jenna in late 2009 and has since expanded the program fleet-wide.  Guests staying in Suites or Superior Staterooms as part of the Luxury Amenities Program enjoy “white glove” service, enhanced ship placement, access to exclusive VIP areas, upgraded meal services, exclusive happy hour, complimentary Wi-Fi and hot and cold beverages.

DINING

Authentic Chinese cuisine with a mix of Western specialties is served during a single seating in the Dynasty Dining Room on each ship with American-style buffet breakfasts, buffet lunches and dinners, and a Chinese banquet-style Captain’s Farewell dinner.

Passengers staying in Suites or Superior Staterooms as part of the Luxury Amenities Program will enjoy enhanced dining privileges in a separate restaurant (except on the Victoria Grace, where enhanced a la carte dinners are available in the main Dynasty Dining Room); a la carte dinners are also available to all passengers for a nominal upgrade fee. Passengers can also enjoy a welcome cocktail party, a special Captain’s farewell dinner on the last evening, early morning coffee and tea, and happy hour.

Victoria hired award-winning celebrity chef Walter Staib to introduce new dining concepts and menus, including a la carte dining and additional western dishes.

SHIPBOARD SERVICES:

On-board services include a mini-spa (for foot and body massage), fitness room, reading room, card/game room and gift shop.  Wi-Fi access is available.  A doctor’s office on each ship is staffed by a physician knowledgeable in both Eastern and Western medicine. 

MEETINGS & INCENTIVES:

Full-ship charters can be arranged for business or incentive travel as well as special groups.  Conference facilities are available on all ships.

SHIPBOARD ACTIVITIES:

Shipboard enjoyment awaiting Victoria Cruise Lines’ passengers includes a wide range of activities linked to the cultural fascination of China and its spellbinding Yangtze River – the world’s third-longest river.  Among the daytime pursuits: informative lectures, painting and acupuncture demonstrations, morning Tai Chi as well as lessons in calligraphy, Mandarin language, snuff bottle painting and the making of silk kites. 

In the evening in the elegant Yangtze Club, guests can delight in colorful cultural dances and presentations, traditional fashion shows, and the sounds of authentic Chinese music.

ITINERARIES:

Four-, five- and eight-day itineraries journey one way or round trip between Chongqing and Yichang on the Three Gorges Highlights and Three Gorges Explorer itineraries

SHORE EXCURSIONS:

Fascinating stops and places to see along the Yangtze River (depending upon selected cruise, duration, weather conditions and choice of shore excursions) include the Three Gorges (Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges, truly breathtaking masterpieces of nature), the Three Gorges Dam Site (the world’s largest construction project), the ship lock lift at the dam site (the world’s largest), the “Small Gorges” of Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream, the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu, the “Ghost City” at Fengdu, White Emperor City (a refuge for would-be kings and poets who traveled there to be inspired by the breathtaking views), Tribe of the Three Gorges or Hometown of Qu Yuan (providing insightful glimpses into the culture and history of the region), and elaborate evening shows (“Romance of the Three Kingdoms” on downstream cruises and “Return to the Three Gorges” on upstream cruises).

DEPARTURE DATES:

The Three Gorges Highlights and Three Gorges Explorer programs depart seven days a week from mid-March through November, and on selected dates during winter.
Please check our website for exact sailing dates and pricing–www.victoriacruiselines.com.

Victoria Cruise Lines
136-18 39th Avenue, 12th Floor
Flushing, NY 11354
Tel: Toll-Free: 1-800-348-8084 212-818-1680
Fax: 212-818-9889

E-mail: contact@victoriacruiselines.com
Web site: www.victoriacruiselines.com