Victoria KatarinaChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina
 

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, dining experience, and enrichment lectures, shipboard activities and shore excursions.

When 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 cruising.

The five-star Victoria Katarina was built in 2004 and underwent major structural renovations in 2010 in order to bring the ship up to speed with Victoria Cruises' newest state-of-the-art vessels. With a five-star rating from the China National Tourist Administration, the Victoria Katarina encompasses four decks of elegance highlighted by a rich tapestry of colors, gleaming woods, sparkling chandeliers, and American and European influences with Asian accents. The five-star ship offers a boutique atmosphere with 132 cabins which include 98 private balcony Superior Staterooms, 32 Executive Suites and two Shangri-La Suites for a total passenger capacity of 264 persons.

All passenger staterooms feature a private balcony so guests can appreciate the magnificent views of the Yangtze River. Marble-Top bathroom counters, in-room refrigerators and safety boxes, 26" Phillips LCD flat screen televisions in each stateroom (suites feature 42" Phillips LCD flat screen TVs with DVD player), international cable TV broadcasts of HBO and CNN and advanced-cooling air conditioning systems further add to the luxury look and feel of the Victoria Katarina.

The Victoria Katarina 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 elevator 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 access the internet from most areas of the ship.

Cabin Category
 
Victoria Katarina features 132 tastefully-appointed cabins in three categories—98 Superior Staterooms, 32 Executive Suites, and 2 Shangri-La Suites, with a total capacity of 264 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 will use Superior Staterooms on Promenade Deck and up, with complimentary WiFi at lobby area* (must book by promotion deadline)

 
Superior Stateroom

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina Superior Stateroom

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina Superior Stateroom

Victoria Katarina’s river-view Superior Staterooms feature panoramic windows open to the private balconies, and are 205.70 sq. ft (19.11 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 Katarina Executive Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina 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, free laundry, etc. The size of the Executive Suite is 327.44 sq. ft (30.42 sq. meter)
Shangri-La Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina Shangri-La Suite

China Cruise Tours: Victoria Katarina Shangri-La Suite

The luxurious Shangri-La suites boast a dining area and a larger private balcony. The room size is 646.16 sq. ft (60.03 sq. meter).

*Note: the listed room size includes the private balcony.
Ship Specifications
 
Inaugurated 2004 Gross Tonnage5780T

Renovated

2010Beam/Width50 feet / 15.2m

Length

323 feet / 98.6mSpeed28 kmh / 15 Knots

Draft

8.2 feet / 2.5mCrew 128

Passenger Decks

4 Elevators 1

Superior Staterooms

98 Deluxe Suites 0

Executive Suites

32 Shangri-La Suites 2

Total passengers

264 Total Cabins 132
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 Katarina 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.