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Princess Sissi Cruise (Yangtze River Tour)

Price From: US$ 329

March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Yichang.

Cruiser Description:
Standard: four star (ISSUED BY CHINA TOURISM BUREAU)★★★★
Year of Launch: 1994;
Passenger Capacity: 100;
Length (ft): 230;
Width (ft): 43.5;
Stateroom (Standard): 167;
Speed: 30KM/H.

Itinerary of: Princess Sissi Cruise (Yangtze River Tour)

Being one of the deluxe cruise ships on Yangtze River, Princess Sissi was first put into service in 1994. It was totally renovated in 2001 in accordance with international 4-star standard. With a length of 70 meters and a width of 13.2 meters, this double layer basing structured vessel has a draft of 2.4 meters and a total tonnage of 2220. In 2003, she will be sailing between Maoping and Chongqing before July and between Yichang and Chongqing after.

 

Streamlined in shape and designed in European style, the Princess Sissi  has all of its public areas and passenger cabins well appointed and elegantly decorated. There are 2 deluxe suites with a cabin area around 30 square meters each, and 48 standard cabins with an area 15.5 square meters each. The total passenger capacity is 100.

 

The Princess Sissi facilities are for most convenience and comforts of guests: sauna and massage, gym, beauty salon, night club, sunbathe, gift shop, ballroom, business center, satellite communication systems, circuit TV and a lot more. Up to now, it was the first and may still be the only Yangtze Cruise ship on which passengers have access to internet aboard.

 

Chefs on Princess Sissi  are famed to make Hubei local favors, some of which once were served to imperial court in Qing Dynasty. Also other Chinese and Western food will be provided everyday without much repeating during your 3 or 4 day journey. Besides, some joyful and educational activities and performance aboard are also scheduled to make your cruise trip more enjoyable.

Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang
Days Chongqing to Yichang (Down Stream)
Day 1 Transfer from airport (or from your hotel) to the cruiser, board on the ship before 22:00pm.
Day 2 Departs Chongqing at 07:00AM~09:30AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
- Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
Day 3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(10:00AM-13:30PM).
- Shennong Stream is a small tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
Day 4 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site (08:00AM-10:00AM). Have lunch onboard. Arrives in Yichang at 13:30PM.
-Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

 

Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

Days Yichang to Chongqing (Up Stream)
Day 1 Transfer from airport (or from your hotel) to the cruiser, board on the ship before 22:00pm.
Day 2 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (08:30AM-10:30PM).
- Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.
Day 3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream (08:00AM-12:30PM).
- Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
Day 4 Shore excurison to Fengdu Ghost City.
 -Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
Day 5 Arrives in Chongqing at 09:00AM.

 

The itineraries listed in the form probably be adjusted owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00PM to aboard the cruise on the first day. You can tell us your flight  number (or  train number) and arrival time, or hotel you stay in Chongqing. Our guide will pick you up and drive you to the port to aboard the ship.

Tour Prices

Note: More friends coming with you, more discount you get; just need 3 steps to finish this booking!

Tour Group Size Tour Type Tour Price for per person
Standard Cabin Price for Mar., Apr., Jun., Jul., Aug., Nov. US$ 329( 2,100 CNY )
Standard Cabin Price for May., Sep., Oct. US$ 368( 2,350 CNY )

Price Include:
Crusier accommodations, three meals everyday, shore excursions specified on the itinerary. The accommodation is based on one standard bed per person.

How to Book?
You can book online or by email, tell us your flight number/ arrival time to Chongqing or Yichang? Go downstream or upstream? The hotel you stay in either city, we will pick you up from the airport (or hotel) to the cruiser. You will receive our confirmation email after your booking.

Note: There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.

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