Century Cruises, China's only publicly listed cruise company, leads next year's Yangtze River cruise season with the launch of 2 new ships in 2013. Revolutionary in design, the Century Paragon and Century Legend are setting new standards in engineering, style, space and comfort for China river cruising.
Designed by Yran & Storbraaton, the Norwegian marine architects who have worked with the famous Seabourn Cruises, and supervised by EMS and Schiffstechnik Buchloh, two ship-building experts in Germany, the Century Paragon and Century Legend are being built using cutting-edge science and technology, such as the E-Propulsion System and Rudder Propeller System. These two innovative ships constructed with Nordic values of "Green Environment" and "Low-Emission and Sustainability" have made a revolutionary breakthrough and set a new standard for Yangtze cruise ships, making them Eco-friendly luxury paradises sailing in harmony on the beautiful Yangtze River.
Century Paragon features the first indoor swimming pool on the Yangtze with a pool and leisure area of over 2000 sq. ft. It includes a pool bar, a fitness center, an independent resting area and two changing rooms with shower to enable you to enjoy the first real swimming on the Yangtze.
There is also a 150-person capacity HD Cinema with theater style seating and multilingual interpretation devices that offer you real entertainment, as well as international conference facilities.
Additional Cruise Privileges: 24 hours concierge service, all-day food and beverage service, a VOD system in each cabin, Wi-Fi connection on-board (at additional cost), wonderful floor-shows by the first professional Cruise Troupe on Yangtze.
Century Paragon is designed to meet the highest international cruise ship standards. It offers uncompromising comfort, quality, and service. You will cruise in comfort and with peace of mind knowing that the ships are equipped with the state-of-the art navigation and safety systems in line with our travel philosophy to offer our guests the very best value.
Century Paragon has 156 Deluxe Staterooms, 34 Executive Suites, 4 Junior Suites and 2 Presidential Suites, with a total capacity of 398 passengers. All cabins feature private balconies.
China Spree travelers will stay at Deluxe Staterooms on Promenade Deck (Deck 3) or Bridge Deck (Deck 4). All the deluxe staterooms on these two decks are the same in size and are appointed to the same standard.
China Spree travelers on Affordable Luxury tours will use the Executive Suites on Observation Deck (Deck 5) or Sun Deck (Deck 6) with full benefits at Executive Lounge and VIP dinning.
Please note that the real suites on Century Paragon are 34 Executive Suites and 4 Junior Suites on Observation Deck (Deck 5) and Sun Deck (Deck 6), and 2 Presidential Suites on Promenade Deck (Deck 3).
Shore Excursions & Onboard Programs
Downstream Schedule from Chongqing to Yichang
Included Onboard Programs
1) Lectures about the Three Gorges and its past and present; the migration of Three Gorges Project; local traditions along the Yangtze.
2) Cooking demonstration featuring Chinese traditional cuisines and Hotpot
3) Daily Taichi sessions in the morning