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China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna
Inaugurated in 2006 and renovated in 2010, the Victoria Anna sets the standard for fine luxury river cruising, not just in China, but throughout the world. Upon completion in spring 2013 after the scheduled rebuilt, Victoria Anna will lead the Yangtze cruise being the first boutique ship on the river, offering a luxury cruise experience.

Recognized as the leader of the Yangtze River cruise, Victoria Cruises, the only American cruise company on the River, distinguishes itself from all other Chinese cruise lines with its superlative services, top dining experience, enrichment lectures, shipboard activities and shore excursions.

While all other cruise lines on the Yangtze are competing by building bigger ships, Victoria Cruises reinvented the river cruise with its philosophy of small ship, boutique ship, enhanced by its exclusive Executive Deck Program.

Over the past few years, China Spree has been working with all major cruise lines on the Yangtze for our China cruise tour programs. Forming the strategic partnership with Victoria Cruises for our 2013 sailing season, China Spree cruise tours 2013 feature quality boutique ship cruise experiences with improved onboard services, food and shore excursions, enhanced by the included Executive Deck Program, with full privileges at Executive Lounge. These Executive Deck Program features includes A La Carte dinning, complimentary beverage package, complimentary WiFi, and other privileges that were initially designed exclusively for travelers on suite accommodations. Now, however, these excellent comforts are available for China Spree travelers as well.

*  Book selected China Spree Cruise Tours by the promotion deadline as specified on our website to  *
receive Victoria Anna’s Executive Deck Program.

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna

The most elegant and special vessel in Victoria Cruises fleet, Victoria Anna encompasses five decks of sheer elegance highlighted by a rich tapestry of colors, gleaming woods, sparkling chandeliers, and American and European influences with Asian accents. The ship is also one of the most technologically advanced river cruise ships in the world.

Victoria Anna is the first Victoria Cruises’ vessel to feature two separate kitchens and an à la carte dining room with western menus introduced by Chef Walter Staib. The five-star cruise line introduced its Executive Deck program and its goal–in addition to providing a refreshing new look and enhanced amenities such as concierge service–is a major leap forward for its culinary program.

Passengers aboard the Victoria Anna enjoy the most elaborate culinary program on the Yangtze, as the ship’s chefs are trained by award-winning Philadelphia-based Concepts By Staib, to prepare high-quality Western dishes in addition to authentic Chinese delicacies. The Dynasty Dining Room offers the most seating, while the upper deck VIP Club restaurant offers á la carte dining, as well as omelet & egg stations for breakfast, noodle and sandwiching stations for lunch, and Carving and Peking Duck stations for lunch or dinner (varies by day).

The Victoria Anna also features a lecture room, library/reading room, cocktail lounge, beauty parlor and mini-spa, gift shop, spacious observation deck, business center, health clinic, lavish atrium lobby and two elevators for guests' convenience. In addition to onboard activities such as Tai Chi lessons, the Yangtze Club offers a host of invigorating nightly entertainment options as well as computer terminals for Internet access. Passengers traveling with their own laptops can also rent Wireless 3G USB modems through which they can use to access the internet from most areas of the ship.

The scheduled Victoria Anna ship refurbishments in spring 2013 will include upgraded interiors and enticing enhancements that include a new lobby and public areas.

Elegant in design and style, Victoria Anna is setting new standards in service, food, and comfort of boutique ship river cruise. Discover China’s greatest river and savor the ambience usually found only on small boutique ships.

Cabin Category
Victoria Anna features 135 tastefully-appointed cabins in four categories –89 Superior Staterooms, 40 Executive Suites, 2 Deluxe Suites and 2 Shangri-La Suites, with a total capacity of 268 passengers. All cabins are equipped with satellite TV with HBO and CNN, plus classic Chinese movie channels and Sky Sports from Hong Kong. All cabins have private balconies for viewing the magnificent Three Gorges scenery, and full baths in the bathrooms. All cabins feature hairdryers, in-room safe box, mini refrigerator, individually controlled heat/air-condition, luggage rack, writing desk.

China Spree travelers on our Deluxe Tours category will use Superior Staterooms on Promenade Deck and up, with full privileges of Executive Deck Program at Executive Lounge and A La Carte dinning. * (must book by promotion deadline)

China Spree travelers on our Luxury Tours will use the Executive Suites with full privileges of Executive Deck Program at Executive Lounge and A La Carte dinning.

Superior Stateroom

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Superior Stateroom

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Superior Stateroom

Victoria Anna’s river-view Superior Staterooms feature panoramic windows open to the private balconies, and are 226 sq. ft. (21 sq. meter) in size. All staterooms are equipped with the 5-star hotel amenities of superior bedding and linens, phone line, Satellite TV with HBO and CNN, hairdryers, in-room safe box, mini refrigerator, automatic controlled air-conditioning, luggage rack and writing desk.
Executive Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Executive Suite
Designer’s rendering image after refurbishments

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Executive Suite

Executive Suites are similar in design and amenities to Superior Staterooms but more spacious. It comes with privileges of Executive Deck Program at Executive Lounge, with a la carte dinning, complimentary beverage package, free WiFi at lounge and lobby etc. The size of the Executive Suite is 319.69 sq. ft. (29.7 sq. meter).
Deluxe Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Deluxe Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Deluxe Suite

Besides all amenities and privileges of Executive Suite, Deluxe Suites feature a private living area. The room size is 373.30 sq. ft. (34.68 sq. meter).
Shangri-La Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Shangri-La Suite
Designer’s rendering image after refurbishments

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Shangri-La Suite

The luxurious Shangri-La suites boast a dining area and a larger private balcony. The room size is 632.92 sq. ft. (58.80 sq. meter)

*Note: the listed room size includes the private balcony.

Ship Specifications
Inaugurated 2006 Gross Tonnage 6200T
Rebuilt 2012 scheduled Beam/Width55 feet / 16.6m
Length 348 feet / 106m Speed 28 kmh / 15 Knots
Draft 8.5 feet / 2.6m Crew 138
Passenger Decks 5 Elevators 2
Superior Staterooms 89 Deluxe Suites 2
Executive Suites 40 Shangri-La Suites 2
Total passengers 268 Total Cabins 135
Ship Amenities
Two restaurants Executive lounge Spa with massage service
Multi-function lounge Beauty Salon/Sauna Boutiques
Fitness center Game rooms Bars
IDD phone, fax, internet WiFi at lounge and lobby Library
Deck Plan
China Cruise Tours: Victoria Anna Deck Plan
Shore Excursions & Onboard Programs

Downstream Schedule from Chongqing to Yichang

Day 1: Boarding in the late afternoon. Depart Chongqing at 9:30pm.
Day 2: Included day excursion to the “Ghost City” of Fengdu. Cruise briefing and Captain’s Welcome party.
Day 3: Enter the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Included pea boat excursion to Shennong Stream or Daning River depending on river conditions. Enter Xiling Gorge in the late afternoon and sail through the Three Gorges Dam shiplock.
Day 4: Included shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam. Disembark at noon.
Optional shore excursion: White Emperor City or Shibaozhai Village depending on water level and cruise schedule.

Included Onboard Programs

1) Lectures on the history of Yangtze River and Three Gorges Dam project

2) Tai Chi lessens, and acupuncture/acupressure demonstrations

3) Night entertainment of traditional Chinese dance and musical performances.