No trip to China is complete without a voyage on the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River. Century’s Legend, the newest river cruise ship on the river, offers the most luxurious experience. Consider boarding in the evening from Yichang. No meal is served but it gives passengers time to get settled and explore the vessel before departure. The onboard activities are many with a beautiful swimming pool, spa, mahjong rooms, evening shows and presentations. Cabins are roomy and luxurious with marble bathrooms. Most of the meals are buffet-style with a variety of international choices plus there is assigned seating. Upgrade to Executive Level for more amenities and personal service with dining in the Pavillion Dining room where most meals are served by an attentive staff. Guests not staying at Executive Level may book a reservation to dine in the Pavillion.
Each day shore trips are organized most of which are included in the price. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station in terms of capacity. The project, except for the ship lift (scheduled to be completed in 2015), was completed in 2012. There are escalators making visiting the project easy. A visit to the Tribes of the Three Gorges is a do-not-miss featuring a beautiful gorge walk and a mock wedding. Other trips include a visit to the Fengdu Ghost City, the Lesser Three Gorges, and Shibao Pagoda. The main attraction is cruising between the majestic gorges and locking through the five locks. A do not miss trip. For more information check www.centuryrivercruises.com.