Blue Whale, built in 1994 and refurbished in 2010, this five-star ship is 91.5 meters long, 16.4 meters wide with a draft of 2.6 meters. Two engines of 3480 hp make it capable of sailing between Chongqing and Yichang all years around at a speed of 30 km per hour in still water.
The Blue Whale features 2 Presidential Suites, 3 Deluxe Cabins and 101 Standard Cabins. The size of a standard cabin is about 167 square feet. All cabins have private balcony so guests won’t miss the scenery along the way. All the public areas and private cabins were well furnished and elegantly decorated. The glass-enclosed lounges and many observation decks are climate controlled to provide the perfect environment for viewing and other shipboard life. The facilities include almost everything a modern cruise ship should have: central air-conditioning system, international satellite telecommunication device, closed circuit TV, video cinema, bar, coffeehouse, gym, beauty parlor, ballroom, sauna and massage, etc. The business center completed with satellite telecommunication, typing and printing, faxing and coping makes it also an ideal place for some small or medium sized conferences.
The Whale is passionate about delivering an extraordinary combination of luxurious amenities, impeccable service and exceptional entertainment. Fine cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and local specialties enhance each meal in the beautifully decorated dining rooms. It is passengers’choice to go for a Chinese style or a Western style on a buffet meal type or a table meal type. During the Yangtze River cruise trip, short shore excursions and many on-board entertainment programs are specially designed for tourists’s interests. On-board guides or featured guests will provide an enriching on-going narration of the scenic and cultural points of interests. You simply get far more value for your cruise dollar when you cruise on the Whale.