Usually, the Spring and Autumn are the best time for the Yangtze River cruises as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. So the best months are April, May, September, and October, and they are also the peak seasons for the Yangtze River cruises with higher rates.
Yangtze River Cruise Best Times
Peak Season: Best Time for Best Weather & Best Scenery
The best cruise time is the peak season (April, May, September, October), and the Yangtze River cruises are very popular for travelers from all over the world. So the cruise fares in these months are usually higher than the departures in the shoulder season.
Following Cruise Lines Provide April Departures at Shoulder Season Rates
Shoulder Season: Best Time for Best Prices
The March, June, July, August, November are considered as the shoulder season with better cruise rates. For budget travelers, it is also a good time to experience the Yangtze River cruises. For students, the summer holiday (in June, July, August) is also a good time because of the lower cruise rates.
What do you need to know if you cruise in summer or winter?
According to the water level conditions, the embarkation (3 nights cruise) / disembarkation (4 nights cruise) port might be changed to Fengdu in Chongqing, and a coach transfer would be arranged from/to Chongqing city center by the cruise line. If this situation happens, we would inform our customers about the coach departing time and location (in both English and Chinese) by email at least one day before your cruise departure date, so please make sure to check your email before heading to Chaotianmen Port, the normal 3 Nights cruise departing port.