Yangtze River Cruise

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your Yangtze cruise

Lengthy river

It is the world's third longest (after the Amazon and Nile). The river begins in the lofty mountains of Tibet and Qinghai provinces. Nearly 6,400 kilometers (4,000 miles) later, it empties into the East China Sea near Shanghai.

Vacation with
a vacation

You get to unwind on a ship in the middle of your fast-paced China land tour. It becomes a vacation within a vacation.

Smaller than
ocean cruise ships

Yangtze cruise vessels are tinier (normally about 100 cabins) than those on the vast majority of sea-going cruise vessels. The experience is more personal, which makes it easier to get to know fellow passengers.

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