Victoria Cruises

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Victoria Cruises is the most popular Yangtze River cruise line company and one of the leaders in the luxury cruising of the Yangtze River since 1993. Based in New York, Victoria Cruises is the only American managed cruise line on the Yangtze River. Over 2 million passengers have sailed with Victoria Cruises, making it one of the most popular cruise lines on the Yangtze River.

NEWS: The brand new Victoria Sabrina cruise ship is scheduled for her inaugural sailing in 2020 (date subject to change due to the COVID-19 epidemic), and she will become the largest river cruise ship in the world.

Victoria Cruises Awards & Recognitions

  • TravelAge West WAVE Award Editor’s Pick for Best River Cruise Line (2011)
  • Best New River Cruise Ship (2010 Victoria Jenna)
  • Silver Award Winner for the Magellan Awards’ River Cruise Ship (Victoria Jenna)
  • Victoria Cruises Ships

    Victoria Cruises has a fleet of seven five-star ships, 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.

    Victoria Cruises - Yangtze River Cruises
    Ship Name Built Refurb Tonnage Length Beam Capacity Booking
    Victoria Sabrina 2020 n/a 17000T 149.9m 21.8m 572 Book Now!
    Victoria Jenna 2009 2016 10000T 133.8m 18.8m 378 Book Now!
    Victoria Anna 2006 2019 6200T 106m 16.6m 266 Book Now!
    Victoria Katarina 2004 2017 5780T 98.6m 15.2m 264 Book Now!
    Victoria Lianna 1995 2018 4587T 89.4m 16.4m 216 Book Now!
    Victoria Selina 1994 2018 4587T 89.4m 16.4m 216 Book Now!
    Victoria Sophia 1994 2019 4587T 89.4m 16.4m 208 Book Now!
    Victoria Grace 1996 2012 3868T 85.5m 14.4m 198 Book Now!

    Victoria Cruises Highlights

  • The only American cruise line on the Yangtze River
  • International multi-lingual cruise directors
  • All cabins have private balconies and bathrooms with bathtub and shower
  • Luxurious suite accommodations feature a private sitting area
  • All ships are fully air-conditioned
  • Fabulous breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
  • Captain’s farewell banquet
  • Reading room, fitness area, gift shop, and mini spa available
  • Onboard activities feature lectures on Chinese history and culture, Tai Chi, and calligraphy
  • Narrative by knowledgeable river guides while sailing through the Three Gorges
  • Latest satellite communications, HBO, CNN
  • 2020 Sailing Schedules

    Day Chongqing to Yichang
    (3 Nights Downstream)
    Yichang to Chongqing
    (4 Nights Upstream)
    Monday Victoria Jenna (till May 11, 2020) Victoria Grace (till May 18, 2020)
    Victoria Sabrina (since May 18, 2020) Victoria Katarina (since May 25, 2020)
    Tuesday Victoria Anna Victoria Sophia
    Wednesday Victoria Katarina (till May 13, 2020) Victoria Lianna
    Victoria Jenna (since May 20, 2020)
    Thursday Victoria Selina Victoria Jenna (till May 14, 2020)
    Victoria Sabrina (since May 21, 2020)
    Friday Victoria Grace (till May 15, 2020) Victoria Anna
    Victoria Katarina (since May 22, 2020)
    Saturday Victoria Sophia Victoria Katarina (till May 16, 2020)
    Victoria Jenna (since May 23, 2020)
    Sunday Victoria Lianna Victoria Selina

    2020 Victoria Cruises Rates

    Ship Name Shoulder Season
    (Mar / Jun / Jul / Aug / Nov)
    Peak Season
    (Apr / May / Sep / Oct)
       
    Victoria Sabrina US$379.00~459.00 US$429.00~539.00
    Victoria Jenna US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Anna US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Katarina US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Lianna US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Selina US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Sophia US$359.00 US$389.00
    Victoria Grace US$359.00 US$389.00
    ** Above Yangtze River cruise prices are not valid for departures between Sept. 30 to Oct. 07.

    Victoria Cruises Reviews

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

    By Susan Caltabiano from Australia

    “Thank you for all your help with our Victoria Jenna experience, my husband and l had a wonderful time on the cruise. We will recommend your company to others.”

    By mgh1965 from Australia

    “The incredible Gorges are just stunning. Our ship was the Victoria Sophia & it was comfortable & the staff helpful & very friendly. Definitely add it to your itinerary if you are thinking of going to China.”

    Victoria Cruises Itinerary

    Victoria Cruises Itinerary Map

    Would you like to take Victoria 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.

    CHONGQING to YICHANG Downstream Itinerary (3 Nights)
    DAY 1
    18:00-20:30 Embarkation at Chaotianmen Dock #5, Chongqing
    21:00 Set Sail
    21:15 Cruise briefing
    DAY 2
    06:30-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
    07:30-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
    08:00-11:00 Shore excursion to Fengdu “Jade Emperor”
    08:00-12:00 Optional excursion: Fengdu “Ghost City” (CNY 295 per person)
    09:30-11:30 Cultural activities;
    12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
    17:15-18:00 Captain’s Welcome Reception
    18:00-20:00 Dinner (buffet)
    19:00-21:30 Optional excursion: Feng Yan San Guo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” Live Show
    DAY 3
    06:30-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
    07:00-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
    07:30-10:15 Optional excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 295 per person)
    09:00-10:45 Cultural activities;
    10:45 (Est.) Sail through Qutang Gorge
    12:00-13:00 Lunch (buffet)
    12:45 (Est.) Sail through Wu Gorge.
    15:15-18:15 Shore excursion to Goddess Stream (Shen’nv Stream)
    19:00-20:30 Captain’s farewell banquet (table dinner)
    20:00-23:00 Settle the bills
    21:00-21:45 Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show
    DAY 4
    Regular Schedule
    06:30-07:45 Breakfast (buffet)
    08:00-10:45 Disembark at Maoping Pier.
    Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
    Shuttle to Yichang.
    12:30 (Est.) Arrive at Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center (near Wanda Plaza).
    Schedules with Optional Tour
    06:30-07:45 Breakfast (buffet)
    07:45 (Est.) Disembark at Maoping Pier.
    Optional excursion: Ship-lift Tour (CNY 295 per person);
    Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
    Shuttle to Yichang.
    13:30 (Est.) Arrive at Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center (near Wanda Plaza).


    YICHANG to CHONGQING Upstream Itinerary (4 Nights)
    DAY 1
    16:30-20:00 Board the cruise ship at Maoping Pier, Yichang.
    ** Complimentary cruise shuttle available departing from Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center.
    DAY 2
    06:30-07:00 Early Bird coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
    07:00-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
    07:30-12:30 Optional excursion: Three Gorges Tribe or Quyuan Temple (CNY 295 per person)
    12:30-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
    13:45 Optional excursion: Ship-lift Tour (CNY 295 per person)
    14:30-17:00 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
    17:00-18:00 Cultural activities;
    18:00 Set Sail;
    Scenic cruising – Xiling Gorge (West Section)
    18:15-19:00 Captain’s Welcome Reception
    19:00-20:30 Dinner (buffet)
    21:00 Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show
    DAY 3
    06:30-07:00 Early Bird coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
    07:00-08:15 Breakfast (buffet)
    08:30-11:00 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
    11:30-12:30 Lunch (buffet)
    12:45 (Est.) Sail through Wu Gorge.
    14:45 (Est.) Sail through Qutang Gorge
    15:30-18:00 Optional excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 295 per person)
    18:00-19:00 Dinner (buffet)
    19:30-21:00 Optional excursion: “Return to the Three Gorges” Live Show
    21:00 Cabaret Show
    DAY 4
    06:30-07:00 Early Bird coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
    07:00-08:15 Breakfast (buffet)
    08:30-12:00 Cultural activities;
    12:00-13:15 Lunch (buffet)
    13:30-16:30 Shore excursion to Fengdu Xiaoguanshan Culture Park and Mt. Shuanggui
    16:30-17:30 Optional excursion: Fengdu “Ghost City” (CNY 295 per person)
    19:00-20:15 Captain’s Farewell Banquet (table dinner)
    20:00-23:00 Settle the bills
    DAY 5
    07:00-08:15 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.