Century Paragon

Chongqing - Yichang

Century Paragon is one of the most innovative cruise ships on the Yangtze River introduced in 2013, the sister ship of Century Legend. The Century Paragon and Century Legend cruise ships are operated by Century Cruises, which has seven modern vessels on the Yangtze River. With its European engineering and design, the Century Paragon and Century Legend represent an evolution of the luxury river cruise ships in China. These sister ships are ranking top among all Yangtze River cruise ships for her modern facilities and technologies and outstanding services onboard.

Century Paragon Ship Facts

  • Ship Name: Century Paragon
  • Rating: plus
  • Owned by: Century Cruises
  • Maiden Voyage: 2013
  • Speed: 24km/h
  • Air-Conditioning: Central Controlled
  • Tonnage: 12516 T
  • Built: 2013
  • Length: 141.8m
  • Beam: 19.8m
  • Draft: 2.8m
  • Crew: 150
  • Capacity: 398
  • Deck: 7

2020 Departure Dates

Itinerary Chongqing to Yichang
(3 Nights Downstream)
Yichang to Chongqing
(4 Nights Upstream)
Departure Date
(every Tuesday)
Departure Date
(every Friday)
March 10, 17, 24, 31 13, 20, 27
April 7, 14, 21, 28 3, 10, 17, 24
May 5, 12, 19, 26 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5, 12, 19, 26
July 7, 14, 21, 28 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 4, 11, 18, 25 7, 14, 21, 28
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4, 11, 18, 25
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 3, 10, 17, 24 6, 13, 20, 27
December n/a n/a

Why Century Paragon ?

Innovative Design

  • Sun Deck with shade system and lounge chairs
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Multi-functional lounge and two bars
  • Spacious open-seating main dining room
  • Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Spa and massage facilities
  • Fitness center
  • 7 floor atrium lobby
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Cruise cinema and game room
  • Well stocked library
  • Non-smoking interior
  • English-speaking staff & guides
  • Laundry service
  • 2 Lifts


Environment-Friendly & Energy-Saving

Environment-Friendly & Energy-Saving are the design conceptions of the sister ships Century Paragon and Century Legend. The cruise ships incorporate the rudder and paddle unity technology, making a smooth sailing on the Yangtze River.

Processional Management & Executive Floors

The cruise line fully introduces the European hotel and river cruise management professionals to create a world-class cruising experience.

Century Paragon and Century Legend are the first Yangtze River cruise ships set up the separate Executive Floor areas on Deck 5 and Deck 6. Without outside interference, suite passengers could experience the top VIP Service.

Functional Stateroom Features

The staterooms on the Century Paragon and Century Legend are the most functional river cruise cabins in the world with the following features:

  • First to use all-glass balcony guardrail in the Yangtze River Cruise ships;
  • 5-star hotel beddings and bathroom accessories;
  • Separated sleep and recreational area in the cabin;
  • Wet and dry partition separated bathrooms with shower and bathtub;
  • Drinking water system in all cabins;
  • Automatic air conditioning system;
  • Direct telephone;
  • Satellite LCD TV wit CNN, HBO international channels;
  • Free WiFi onboard;

Exquisite Chinese & Western Food

As the saying goes, “Hunger breeds discontent” – The quality of food and beverage is of paramount importance during the journey of the Century Cruise ships on the Yangtze River. The cruise line especially hires experienced Chinese and Western chefs from five-star hotels to cook exquisite dishes for you. There are dozens of types of buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a round table dinner with local flavor. Let you enjoy authentic western food while enjoying Chinese cuisine.

Onboard Activities

The cruise ship equipped an indoor heated swimming pool with a total area of ​​200 square meters. It has become the largest and most luxurious swimming pool on the Yangtze River cruise ships. There is also a water bar, a gym, and a shower room beside the swimming pool.

During the voyage, the cruise ship has a variety of entertainment activities, such as Three Gorges knowledge lectures, Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi exercise, calligraphy and sculpture, Karaoke, etc.

Century Paragon Staterooms

Deluxe Cabin 28 sq.m (156 CABINS)

Junior Suite 30 sq.m (4 SUITES)

Executive Suite 38.5 sq.m (34 SUITES)

Presidential Suite 106 sq.m (2 SUITES)

Century Paragon Deck Plan

Century Paragon Cruise Ship Deck Plan

Century Paragon Deck Plan

Cruise Itineraries

CHONGQING to YICHANG Downstream Itinerary (3 Nights)

CHONGQING to YICHANG Downstream Itinerary (3 Nights)
DAY 1
16:30-20:00 Embarkation at Chaotianmen Pier, Chongqing
21:00 Set Sail
21:00-21:30 Embarkation Safety briefing
21:30 Captain’s Welcome Reception on Sun deck (Smart Casual is Required)
DAY 2
06:30-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-10:30 Optional excursion: Fengdu “Ghost City” (CNY 290 per person)
09:00-12:00 Cultural activities;
12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
15:00-17:00 Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda
18:30-20:00 Dinner (buffet)
20:30-22:00 Crew Cabaret Show
DAY 3
06:30-07:00 Early Bird Morning coffee & tea; Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-10:30 Optional excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 290 per person)
09:00-10:45 Cultural activities;
11:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Qutang Gorge
12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
13:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Wu Gorge.
14:00-16:30 Shore excursion to Goddess Stream (Shen’nv Stream)
19:00-20:30 Dinner (buffet)
20:30-23:00 Settle the bills
20:30-22:00 The Yangtze Pirate Night Show (Smart Casual is Required)
DAY 4
Regular Schedule
06:30-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-11:00 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 290 per person);
10:00 (Est.) 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)

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.
21:00-21:30 Embarkation Safety briefing
DAY 2
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
07:30-12:00 Optional excursion: Three Gorges Tribe (CNY 290 per person)
12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
14:30-17:30 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam
*OPTIONAL *If join the optional tour of the Three Gorges dam ship lift:
14:30-16:30 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam.
16:30-18:00 Optional excursion: Ship-lift Tour (CNY 295 per person)
18:30 Set Sail;
Scenic cruising – Xiling Gorge (West Section)
18:30-20:00 Dinner (buffet)
20:30-21:15 Captain’s Welcome Party (Smart Casual is Required)
DAY 3
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:15 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-11:30 Shore excursion to Goddess Stream
11:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Wu Gorge.
12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
15:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising — Qutang Gorge
15:30-18:00 Optional excursion: White Emperor City (CNY 290 per person)
19:00-20:30 Dinner (buffet)
21:00-22:00 Evening Entertainment
DAY 4
06:30-07:00 Morning coffee & tea, Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:00 Breakfast (buffet)
08:30-11:30 Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda
12:00-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
14:00-17:00 Cultural Activities
19:00-20:30 Dinner (buffet)
20:30-23:00 Settle the bills
20:30-22:00 The Yangtze Pirate Night Show (Smart Casual is Required)
DAY 5
07:00-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
09:00 (Est.) Disembark in Chongqing for your onwards Journey.

  • 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.

Shore Excursions

3 Nights Downstream Chongqing to Yichang

Included:

  • Shibaozhai Pagoda
  • Shen’nv Stream
  • Three Gorges Dam

Optional (river conditions permitting; for purchase onboard):

  • Fengdu Ghost City-CNY 290 per person
  • White Emperor City-CNY 290 per person
  • Ship lift Tour-CNY 290 per person

4 Nights Upstream Yichang to Chongqing

Included:

  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Shen’nv Stream
  • Shibaozhai Pagoda

Optional (river conditions permitting; for purchase onboard):

  • Three Gorges Tribe-CNY 290 per person
  • Ship lift Tour-CNY 290 per person
  • White Emperor City-CNY 290 per person
  • “Return to the Three Gorges” Live Show-CNY 290 per person

Cruise Price & Online Booking

Century Cruises Prices

Ship Name Shoulder Season
(Mar / Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug / Nov)
Peak Season
(May / Sep / Oct)
   
** Click here for the Yangtze River Cruise promotion codes & discounts.
Century Glory US$489.00 US$539.00
Century Legend US$469.00 US$519.00
Century Paragon US$469.00 US$519.00
Century Sun US$349.00 US$379.00
Century Sky US$349.00 US$379.00
** Above Yangtze River cruise prices are not valid for departures between Sept. 30 to Oct. 07.

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Before You Book

  • Stateroom Category & Deck Floor

    ** The Online Booking is for the basic category Deluxe Cabin (with Private Balcony) based on double occupancy (twin share), and deck floor upgrade options are available in Add-ons.
    If you are interested in other cabin categories such as Executive Suite & Presidential Suite on booking, please inquire info@yangtze.com or use the Contact Us form.

  • Child Policy

    ** The child age is between 2-11 years old, and the price is based on adding 1 Extra bed as the 3rd passenger or traveling with 1 adult as the 2nd Passenger.

  • Cruise Confirmation

    ** All bookings are subject to availability. If your booking is not available, we would contact you to provide an alternative date/cruise or make a full refund. Your early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Cruise ship accommodations: Double Occupancy (Twin Share)
    (3 Nights for Downstream Cruises / 4 Nights for Upstream Cruises)
  • All meals onboard
    (except dinner on the check-in date & lunch on check-out date)
  • Shore excusions listed above (except optional ones)
  • Free WiFi Onboard
  • Port taxes & Fuel charge
  • Government taxes

Exclusions

  • Cruise Service Charge
    ** In lieu of tipping, the cruise line charges CNY 150 (approximately US $23.00) upon check-in. Please pay onboard in cash or by credit card.
  • Single occupancy supplement: 75% of cruise fare
  • Optional excursions listed above
  • Any optional upgrade supplement upon check-in
  • Personal Expenses Onboard such as bar purchases, photographs, laundry service, telephone and facsimiles, medical services, Spa and Salon services, and etc.
  • Flight tickets and airport taxes to / from port cities
  • Private cruise port transfer services in Chongqing & Yichang
  • Any accommodations before / after your cruise tour
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