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Basic Descriptions For Three Cruise Tours Along The Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is in the top three longest rivers of the globe and it travels through the center of China for more than 4.000 miles, from its origins in Qinghai Province to Shanghai, in the East China Sea.

Cruise Tours Along The Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is famous by various other names, such as “Long River” and “Chang Jiang. Highlights of a cruise tour along this river will include views of the Three Gorges Dam or passage through the rocky Three Gorges.

Cruise tours on the Yangtze River will range from 4 to 9 days in length and are usually part of longer China excursions which will also include various visits to sites like the Terrracotta Warriors, imperial Beijing or the Great Wall.

Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises provides various cruise tours to China which will include spending time along the Yangtze River. Uniworld, which provides river cruise tours across the globe as well, has been included on the read pool`s lists of top ten small cruise ship lines.

Travelers in the 19-day cruise tour will sail on the luxury ship Victoria Jenna, which can host over 370 passengers and includes 225-square-fot staterooms. As of 2010, prices have started from $2.700/person/double occupancy for the twelve-day Highlights of China along the Yangtze River cruise tour. This price will not include airfare.

Uniworld River Cruises
17323 Ventura Blvd. Encino
(800) 555 8333

Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises is the largest river cruise company in the entire world with 18 ships and it provides a wide range of China excursions which will include time spent sailing on the Yangtze River.

The luxury vessels of Viking River Cruises, which carry from over 100 to 300 passengers provide 11- to 16-day routes which will include various highlights like the “City of Ghosts” or Fengdu, a concert of the old bronze bells in Wuhan or the Terracotta Warriors.

The Viking Century Sun, built exclusively for sailing along the Yangtze River, provides comfortable accommodations with public rooms and western-style cuisine. In 2009, the company received top honors from some major travel magazines. As of February 2010, costs started at $2.300/person/double occupancy for a twelve-day tour to Imperial Jewels of China (which will include 6 days along the Yangtze River).

This price is subject to be changed at any moment and will not include airfare. Cruise tours are usually from April through May, and from September through October.

Viking River Cruises
5700 Canoga Ave.
(800) 304 9616

Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent provides a family cruise tour to China along the Yangtze River which has been considered by many travelers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These is a 14-day cruise tour and it is designed exclusively for families that have children, and are limited to only a little over 20 people per tour.

Additionally, the cruise tour will include stays in luxurious hotels in Guilin, Xian, Beijing or Shanghai. Families will be able to visit the Great Wall, learn calligraphy, visit a family living near the shores of the Yangtze River or attend a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.

Starting with 2010, costs are from $7.800/person/double occupancy which will include special rates for kids, but will not include internal or international airfare.

Abercrombie & Kent
1411 Opus Place Executive Tower West
(800) 554 7016

Yangtze River Cruise

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