How to plan a Yangtze River Cruise


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Plan a Yangtze River Cruise

How to get started?

This page will give you an overview how you can get the most out of your Yangtze Cruise. Carefull planning can make the difference between a memorable expericence for a lifetime and... you know what we're talking about. Alternatively you can ask one of our experienced travel advisors to do the work for you. They can perfectly fit the cruise in a travel package of your choice.

When is the best time to go on the cruise?

The best seasons to take a Yangtze River cruise are spring and autumn. To put it more specific, it is April, May, September and October when the weather is cool and comfortable. These four months are often called high seasons. The prices are the lowest for the winter cruises and the highest in high seasons.

Upstream or downstream?

The difference between up and downstream is that downstream cruises are normally shorter and more expensive (due to the higher demand). Also some shore excursions might be different as there are different sailing schedules.

Which ship to take?

Finding the right ship is not rocket science. You have three ways to start your search: When you have a fixed departure date in mind you can browse the schedule or use the search engine to find the ones that fit. Alternatively you can browse the cruise ship page. There the ships are sorted by customer favourites, star ranting and the route they are sailing If you are not totally sure which ship could suit you, feel free to contact one of our travel advisors for help. Click here to search a ship! or Check out Cruise Calendar 2008

How to book a ship?

Book a Yangtze Cruise ship is very easy. Here we have listed the six necessary steps to make a reservation. Read details

Package or cruise only?

If you book a cruise alone or a complete package with us is of course up to you. The advantage of a package would be that we could tailor made your personal China experience with all tour components fitting perfectly together or you can choose one of our Yangtze Cruise packages and customize it your way. If you take the standalone cruise we suggest to book at least the transfer from the hotel to the ship with us, so that we can guarantee a smooth check-in procedure.

Travel preparations

No extraordinary preparations are required to take the Yangtze Cruise. Please have a look at our FAQ what kind of suggestions we have in terms of travelling to China in general. As there are two formal nights on the ship we suggest men to bring a coat & tie and the ladies a dress or pantsuit. As all suggestion this is of course voluntary.


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