Cruise tips you can trust
Yangtze River Cruise
The Yangtze River cruise offers 3 memorable highlights: Three Gorges, Shore Excursions, and Three Gorges Dam. I discuss them on pages 2 and 3.
Timing makes a big difference.
April, May, September and October
June to August
November to March
popular route of a
Yangtze River cruise
It runs between Chongqing and Yichang. The length is 660 kilometers (410 miles) - about 10% of the Yangtze River's length.
A downstream Chongqing to Yichang voyage (4 days, 3 nights) costs a little more than its upstream equivalent, but it saves you a day of travel.
from poor to fine
You have a choice of several dozen Yangtze River cruise ships. Some are first rate, some are middling, some are cramped "rust buckets". Generally, you get what you pay for.
Visit the China National Tourist Office website