Yangtze Gold Cruises

Yangtze Gold Cruises mainly introduces the overview about Yangtze Gold Cruises, Why Choose Yangtze Gold Cruises, Top 7 Cruises Ships, etc., which help you better know Yangtze Gold Cruises and plan a good Yangtze River cruise tour. Yangtze Gold Cruises, designed according to the standard of ocean cruises, has seven 5-star new and large vessels launched since 2011, making it the newest and largest fleet on Yangtze River during those years, setting up the new standard of the luxury inland river cruises. Yangtze Gold Cruise is one of the newest and most luxurious cruise series sailing on the Yangtze River.

Yangtze Gold Cruises Overview

In order to implement the strategic deployment of the “Yangtze River Economic Zone”, the Yangtze Gold Cruise is the fifth-generation luxury cruise ship fleet launched by Chongqing Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd. from 2011 to 2013. There are 7 cruise ships of the Yangtze River Gold series. The design length of this series of cruise ships is 136-149.98 meters; the model width is 19.6-24 meters; the gross tonnage is 12,000-17,000 tons; the number of guest rooms is 158-216. And the total investment per ship is 130-180 million yuan, respectively adopted the distinctive decoration styles including modern, business, austere European style, Southeast Asian, Chinese, fashion, North American and other styles, with a maximum capacity of 350 to 570 people. This series of cruise ships has undergone the “oceanization of inland river cruise ship” to achieve a comprehensive upgrade in hardware facilities and functional layout. It not only has more than 800 square meters of fully transparent hollow commercial pedestrian streets, helipads, mini golf, thermostatic swimming pools, etc. It also obtained three national patents of hydraulic lifting chimney, hydraulic lifting and stretching, and appearance design.

Since 2013, the Yangtze Gold Cruise ships have been ranked No. 1 in the Three Gorges cruise ship industry for five consecutive years in terms of number of visitors, market share, operating income, and service quality, and have won more than 40 honors for various domestic and foreign brand certifications. It is one of the first choices in Chongqing for large-scale conference and government affairs and business guest reception activities of departments at all levels, and it is also the first project of Chongqing’s tourism external marketing. 

Why Choose Yangtze Gold Cruises

Yangtze Gold Cruises, designed according to the standard of ocean cruises, has seven 5-star new and large vessels launched since 2011, making it the newest and largest ship on Yangtze River now, setting up the new standard of the luxury inland river cruises.

Top Reasons to Choose Yangtze Gold Cruises

  • Complete facilities onboard: pedestrian street, helipad, mini golf course, open-air surfing swimming pool, double layer theater
  • Largest and most luxurious cruises: Yangtze Gold Cruises is the largest and most luxurious cruise series.
  • Gorgeous Three Gorges scenery: Passengers can have fun and appreciate the scenery along the Yangtze River in large public area.
  • Comfortable accommodation: The size of every single bed are up to 1.1*2.0 meters, will give you the best sleeping experience onboard.
  • Individual balcony: All cabins has individually balcony, so that tourists can enjoy magnificent landscape of the Yangtze River at anytime.
  • Best Value for Presidential Suite – counted as the largest and most luxurious cruise configuration on the Yangtze River, and the room size up to 135 square meters and 183 for private balcony.

Top 7 Yangtze Gold Ships

As one of the most luxury and deluxe cruise ships on Yangtze River, Yangtze Gold Cruises has seven ships. All of Yangtze Gold ships will provide a great cuisine experience for its passengers. If you want to know the differences between these Yangtze gold ships, please see the following table.

Ship Name Price($) Itinerary Year of Built Decks Elevators Passenger Capacity Cabins
Yangtze Gold 7 402-472 CQ=YC 2013 6 2 446 190
Yangtze Gold 8 402-472 CQ=YC 2013 6 2 446 190
Yangtze Gold 2 402-472 CQ=YC 2012 6 3 570 216
Yangtze Gold 3 402-472 CQ=YC 2012 6 3 570 216
Yangtze Gold 5 402-472 CQ=YC 2012 6 3 570 216
Yangtze Gold 6 402-472 CQ=YC 2012 6 3 570 216
Yangtze Gold 1 402-472 CQ=YC 2011 6 4 350 148

Note: CQ=Chongqing, YC=Yichang. The above information is only for reference.

Yangtze Gold Cruises Itinerary

Downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang will take 4 days and 3 nights, while upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing will take 5 days and 4 nights. Select one and get to know more detailed information about its schedules, itineraries, etc.

4 Days and 3 Nights Downstream Itinerary(Chongqing -> Yichang)

Day Time Events
1 18:00 Boarding in Chongqing
20:00 Embarkation briefing
21:00 Departing from Chongqing
2 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Visiting Fengdu Ghost City 
16:30-18:00 Shibaozhai or Three Kingdoms Show(Optional)
17:00-18:00 Captain welcoming party
20:30-21:30 The Three Gorges theme show
3 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Visiting White Emperor City(Optional)
11:00-11:30 Set sail ,passing through Qutang Gorge
13:30-17:30 Lesser Three Gorges
17:30-20:00 Set sail, passing through the Wu Gorge, western part of Xiling Gorge
20:30-21:30 Entertainment show
4 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Three Gorges Dam

5 Days and 4 Nights Upstream Itinerary(Yichang -> Chongqing)

Day Time Events
1 18:00-22:30 Boarding in Maoping, Embarkation briefing
2 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise
07:30-12:30 Optional tour to the Three Gorges Tribe or Quyuan Hometown
14:00-21:30 Three Gorges Dam, Quyuan Hometown or Ship Lift(Optional), Captain welcoming party, Three Gorges theme show
3 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise
08:00-12:00 Lesser Three Gorges, Mini Three Gorges(Optional)
14:30-21:30 Set sail ,passing through the Qutang Gorge, White Emperor City(Optional), dancing party
4 07:00-21:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise, Shibaozhai(Optional), Fengdu Ghost City, entertainment  show 
5 07:00-09:00 Three Gorges Dam, Disembarkation at Chongqi

Onboard Experience


Atrium-view Room, Deluxe Standard Room, Deluxe King Room, Executive Standard Room, Executive King Room, Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite, all facilities are equipped according to the standard of luxury five-star hotels.


In restaurants of multiple styles, China’s four major cuisines and a variety of Western-style meals are available. On Yangtze Gold Cruises, cuisine plays a major role in creating an ideal experience for the discerning travelers, treating their senses with delectable tastes in the finest Western tradition, as well as local specialties not found anywhere else. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet (except for the Captain’s Farewell Banquet).


Every cruise is equipped with a large double-layer theater and simultaneous interpretation conference hall, meeting rooms of all sizes, a multi-functional hall for entertainment, a 5D cinema, a helipad and many other places for different purposes. 30 to 300 people can be accommodated at the same time for high-end business meetings, games, theme festivals, river parties and other activities.


Every Gold Cruise has its own “Shopping Street”, replete with a wide variety of shops, ranging from the latest fashion designs to carefully selected keepsake and mementos.


Tai Chi Learning

The Taiji Quan refers to a school or method of boxing or combat. Tai Chi Chuan is a sophisticated method of fighting based on the reconciliation of dynamically interacting forces.

Chinese Lecture

Offering lectures on Chinese history and culture which add insight and depth to the cruise experience. Topics include the evolution of the dam project and its importance to China, Chinese medicine, Chinese language, and Chinese traditional brush painting, dumpling making.

Featured Facilities:

  • Large two-tier movie theater (5F/Observation Deck)
  • Billiards (4F/Bridge Deck)
  • Children’s Playground (2F/Upper Deck)
  • Cyber Café (4F/Bridge Deck)
  • Gym Center (1F/Main Deck)
  • Swimming Pool (1F/Down Deck)
  • Mini Golf Course (Dome)
  • Running Track (6F/Sun Deck)
  • Beauty Salon (2F/Upper Deck)