Century Paragon and Century Legend are deluxe sister ships that took their maiden voyages in 2013, making them amongst the newest cruise ships on the Yangtze River. We feel that they offer guests outstanding value for a luxury 5 star standard cruise. The staff are extremely helpful and attentive and there is a range of on-board cultural activities and facilities. Chinese and western cuisine is served at meal times and the itineraries in both directions allow for a large degree of flexibility. All bedrooms come with ensuite showers, desk, seating area and a private balcony.
See below for images, cabins, deck plan and downstream and upstream itineraries.
- Boat Specification
- Deck Plans
Chongqing to Yichang
Cruise through the glorious scenery of the Three Gorges, with plenty of time to relax and soak in the views and twice-daily shore excursions.More details
Chongqing to Yichang
PARAGON: Tuesday to Friday
LEGEND: Saturday to Tuesday
DAY 1 - Depart Chongqing
Boarding around 7:00pm. Your Yangtze cruise begins at 9:30pm as the ship sails apart Chongqing.
DAY 2 - Yangtze River Cruising/Shibao Pagoda
After optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, enjoy a cultural introduction and itinerary briefing. Later tour the ancient Shibaozhai Temple, a 200m tall pagoda-like structure built into a cliff-face on a verdant island. Evening welcome party and dance shows. (B, L,D)
DAY 3 - Three Gorges & Lesser Three Gorges
Optional AM tour to White Emperor City, an ancient hilltop temple complex, before passing through the breathtaking Three Gorges, where steep mountainsides, covered in thick vegetation, sink into the river. PM shore excursion to the picturesque Shennv or Shennong Stream, part of the Lesser three Gorges. Later, at around 10pm, the boat lowers some 600 feet as you pass through the locks of the Three Gorges Dam. (B, L,D)
DAY 4 - Three Gorges Dam & Disembarkation
Start with a memorable excursion to see the Three Gorges Dam up close to learn about this remarkable feat of engineering. Next, cruise through the east section of the spectacular Xiling Gorge. Disembark at Yichang and transfer to the airport for your afternoon onward flight. You will be met on arrival by your guide upon arrival at your next destination. (B, L)
Yichang to Chongching
Take the same itinerary through the Three Gorges in reverse. A more leisurely pace allows for more time to enjoy the views and cultural activities.More details
Yichang to Chongching
PARAGON: Friday to Tuesday
LEGEND: Tuesday to Saturday
DAY 1 - Depart Yaching
Begin boarding around 7:30pm.
DAY 2 - Three Gorges Dam Site
Depart from Yichang, sail into the Xiling Gorge in the morning. Optional Excursion to the fabulous Tribe of the Three Gorges.Then afternoon Shore Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, ship sails through the five-step Ship locks in the evening. Captain's Welcome Party in the early evening, a Crew Cabaret after welcome dinner. (B, L,D)
DAY 3 - Lesser Three Gorges
Wu gorge, excursion to Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges of Daning River, Qutang Gorge. Optional tour to the White Emperor City in the afternoon. (B, L,D)
DAY 4 - Shibao Pagoda
Land excursion to Shibao Pagoda , cultural programs onboard and farewell dinner in the evening. (B, L,D)
DAY 5 - Arrival in Chongqing
Disembark at Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your afternoon onward flight. You will be met on arrival by your guide upon arrival at your next destination. (B)
Key Facts & Figures:
- Capacity: 398 passengers
- Crew: 150
- Passengers to crew ration: 2.6
- Decks: 7
- Deluxe Cabins: 156
- Junior Suites: 4
- Executive Suites: 34
- Presidential Suites: 2
- Speed: 24km/h
- Observation lounge
- Panoramic restaurant
- A la carte restaurant
- 360 degree sun deck
- Sundeck bar
- Swimming pool & fitness centre
- Fitness centre
- Health clinic
- Internet cafe
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