President Cruises

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President Cruises is operated by Wuhan Yangtze Cruise Co., Ltd, and controlled by our parent company – China International Travel Service (CITS). Wuhan Yangtze Cruise Co., Ltd is the earliest company operating Yangtze River cruises for over 38 years.

The ships President No.7 and President No.8 use the double-shell and double-bottom technology adopted by ocean cruise ships to ensure the safe navigation of cruise ships. There are safety facilities such as life jackets in every room. The cruise line utilizes environmentally friendly materials that exceed national standards to decorate all the staterooms to ensure the health of passengers, and fire-resistant building materials to ensure cruise safety.

President Cruises Ships

President Cruises operates a fleet of three five-star ships currently, including President No.6, President No.7, and President No.8, all as designated by the China Ministry of Culture and Tourism. They are sailing between Chongqing and Yichang, with 3 Nights 4 Days downstream cruises from Chongqing to Yichang, and 4 Nights 5 Days upstream cruises from Yichang to Chongqing.

Ship Name Built Tonnage Length Beam Decks Capacity  
President No.8 2013 17000T 141.8m 20.2m 7 460 Book Now!
President No.7 2013 17000T 141.8m 20.2m 7 460 Book Now!
President No.6 2011 12000T 135.2m 19.6m 6 374 Book Now!

President Cruises Highlights

  • Cheapest 5-star cruises on the Yangtze River
  • All cabins have private balconies and bathrooms
  • Spacious cabins over 25 sq.m
  • All ships are fully air-conditioned
  • Reading room, gym, gift shop, mini spa available
  • Indoor heated swimming pool on President No.7 and No.8
  • English speaking cruise directors & tour guide available
President Cruises Staff

2020 Sailing Schedules

Day Chongqing to Yichang
(3 Nights Downstream)
Yichang to Chongqing
(4 Nights Upstream)
Monday President No.8
Tuesday President No.6
Wednesday President No.7
Thursday
Friday President No.8 President No.6
Saturday President No.7
Sunday

2020 President Cruises Rates

Ship Name Shoulder Season Rates
(Mar/Apr/Jun/Jul/Aug/Nov)
Peak Season Rates
(May/Sep/Oct)
President No.6 US$349.00 US$369.00
President No.7 US$349.00 US$369.00
President No.8 US$349.00 US$369.00
** Above Yangtze River cruise prices are not valid for departures between Sept. 30 to Oct. 07.

President Cruises Reviews

To give you a better understanding of President Cruise’s travel experience, we have cited some feedbacks on the President Cruises from our clients.

By Judith Ryan from United Kingdom

“We would just like to thank you and say how much we enjoyed our cruise. The ship was well appointed and the staff very attentive. We would like to give a special mention to Jack, who served us in the restaurant. He was polite, attentive, looking to our every need, even some times before we knew it!”

By Gerry Cawdeary from United Kingdom

“The cruise was superb on the President No.7, and as 2 of only 10 westerners onboard due to the low season, we were treated as first class citizens. The overall cruise experience have just been nothing short of amazing. The pick ups were on time and the drivers were very helpful. We definitely recommend it!”

President Cruises Itinerary (2020)

Would you like to take President Cruises from Chongqing or Yichang?

There is no price difference, and the only difference is when you take a cruise from Chongqing, it is one day quicker. Cruises sailing from Chongqing to Yichang are 4 days and 3 nights, while Yichang to Chongqing cruises are 5 days and 4 nights (downstream cruises sail with the current and are a bit faster). Upstream and downstream cruises include almost the same sights and excursions.

Yangtze River Cruise Map

CHONGQING to YICHANG Downstream Itinerary (3 Nights)
DAY 1
17:00-20:00 Embarkation at Chaotianmen Pier, Chongqing
20:30-21:00 Embarkation briefing
21:00 Set Sail
DAY 2
06:45-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-11:00 Additional Optional Excursion (Choose One):
— Fengdu “Ghost City” (CNY 290 per person)
— Relocation Village (CNY 290 per person)
— Xiao Guan Shan Folk Culture Park (CNY 290 per person)
11:30-12:30 Lunch (buffet)
12:30-14:30 Shore excursion to Fengdu Mount Shuanggui Scenic Area
17:00-18:00 Captain’s Welcome Dinner (Table Meal)
18:00-21:00 Additional Optional Excursion:
Feng Yan San Guo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” Live Show (CNY 290 per person)
DAY 3
06:30-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-11:00 Additional Optional Excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 290 per person)
11:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Qutang Gorge.
12:00-13:00 Lunch (buffet)
13:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Wu Gorge.
15:00-18:00 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
19:00-20:00 Captain’s Farewell Dinner (Table Meal)
20:30-23:00 Settle the bills
20:30-21:30 Evening Entertainment
DAY 4
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-11:30 Disembark at Maoping Pier.
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
(Excluding port cable car CNY 2 pp; scenic area golf car CNY 10 pp.)
Shuttle to Yichang.
13:00 (Est.) Arrive at Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center (near Wanda Plaza).


YICHANG to CHONGQING Upstream Itinerary (4 Nights)
DAY 1
17:00-20:00 Board the cruise ship at Maoping Pier, Yichang.
** Complimentary cruise shuttle available departing from Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center.
DAY 2
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-12:00 Additional Optional Excursion: Three Gorges Tribe (CNY 290 per person)
12:30-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
14:00-18:00 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
18:30 Set Sail & Sail through Xiling Gorge (West Section);
19:00-20:00 Captain’s Welcome Dinner (Table Meals)
20:30 Evening entertainment;
DAY 3
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-11:30 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
12:00-13:00 Lunch (buffet)
13:00 (Est.) Sail through Wu Gorge.
15:00 (Est.) Sail through Qutang Gorge
16:00-18:30 Additional Optional Excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 290 per person)
19:00-20:00 Dinner (Table Meals)
20:30 Evening entertainment;
DAY 4
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-11:30 Additional Optional Excursion (Choose One):
— Fengdu “Ghost City” (CNY 290 per person)
— Relocation Village (CNY 290 per person)
— Xiao Guan Shan Folk Culture Park (CNY 290 per person)
12:00-13:00 Lunch (buffet)
13:00-15:00 Shore excursion to Fengdu Mount Shuanggui Scenic Area
18:30-19:30 Captain’s Farewell Dinner (Table Meals)
20:00-23:00 Settle the bills
DAY 5
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30 Check out.
09:00 (Est.) Disembarkation in Chongqing.

Please Note:

  • The cruise itineraries are subject to change due to the weather, river conditions, and permission from the navigation authorities.
  • According to the water level conditions, the embarkation (3 nights cruise) / disembarkation (4 nights cruise) pier might be changed to Fengdu in Chongqing, and the coach transfer would be arranged from/to Chongqing city center by the cruise line, and if this situation happens, we would inform you at least one day before departure date, so please check your email for further information before going to the cruise pier.