Century Emerald Cruise Ship

As the second best ship of Century cruises, Century Emerald possesses large cabins with private balconies to enjoy the gorgeous Yangtze River. The Century Emerald set sail in September, 2010. The ship is designed to bring you not only the amazing natural beauty of the Yangtze, but also full relaxation and comfort on board.

Introduction of Century Emerald Cruise Ship

Century Emerald, took its first voyage in 2010, is one of the newest ships on the Yangtze River. Every Century Emerald guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities. Century Emerald will have the most suites of any ship on the Yangtze River, and possess the largest cabins with private balconies of river-view, administration deck, VIP restaurant, cigar bar, 5-deck tall hollow lobby, 2 elevators and even everything that you expect.

Basic Information

  • Name: Century Emerald
  • Owned by: Century Cruises
  • Beam: 17m
  • Draft: 2.6m
  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Maiden Voyage: 2010
  • Gross Tonnage: 7,142T
  • Length: 110.0m
  • Height: 22.25m
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Itinerary: Chongqing<=> Yichang
  • Elevators: Yes
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Swimming Pool: N/A
  • Decks: 6
  • Passenger Capacity: 264
  • Number of Crew: 138
  • Total Cabins: 132
  • Deluxe Cabin: 112
  • Junior Suites: 4
  • Deluxe Suite: 14
  • Presidential Suite: 2
  • Room Size Min: 25.00m2
  • Room Size Max: 78.00m2

Why Choose Century Emerald Cruise Ship

Boasting the youngest fleet on China’s Yangtze River, Century Cruises has seven vessels that are often chartered by major river cruise lines. Much larger than ships on European rivers, the vessels have up to seven decks. Century Cruises has large, spacious and environmentally-friendly cabins with “green” technology, which lowers engine emissions and the extensive use of high-tech compound panels for interior decoration and furniture. With Century Cruises, you’ll experience the highest level of service in every detail to make your cruise in comfort and style.

Top Reasons to Choose Century Emerald Cruises

  • Varied itineraries from 3-10 nights on Yangtze River.
  • All boats were built after 2003 and can accommodate 186-398 visitors.
  • 24 hours dining service- you can eat at any time.
  • All cabins have an area of at least 28 square meters with a glass paneled balcony.
  • Free Upgrade-Deluxe Cabin free upgrade to the third floor for a better cruise experience, save USD $30 per person.
  • Free Wi-Fi-during the whole trip, you can use the free Wi-Fi in public areas and staterooms with your own device.
  • Culture lovers who want to make the most of their time in China can experience traditional culture and taste the authentic food during a Yangtze River Cruise.

Five Star Service

  • European hospitality experts providing personal management on every ship.
  • International 5 star quality all-cotton linen and bathroom products.
  • A western style buffet for breakfast, lunch and a Chinese Banquet set dinner for each day.
  • A western style buffet for breakfast, lunch and a Chinese Banquet set dinner for each day.
  • A large selection of Chinese cultural exercises such as Majong, Chinese 101, folk dancing and TaiChi.
  • On board entertainment including local opera and ethnic dancing.
  • Award winning movie channels, CNN, HBO TV international channels.

Century Emerald Cruise Ship Facilities

  • Safety Deposit
  • Beauty Salon
  • Observation Decks
  • Shops
  • Card Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Multifunction Hall
  • Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Health Clinic
  • Conference Hall
  • Games Room
  • Disco
  • Air Conditioner
  • Library
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Sauna
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Free Mineral Water
  • Smoking Room
  • Wheelchair
  • Massage
  • Business Center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Life Jackets

Service provided by Century Emerald Cruise Ship

  • Laundry Service
  • Internet
  • Photography
  • Shore Excursions Tour Guide
  • Learning Mahjong
  • Shopping
  • Welcome Performance
  • Spa
  • Medical Care
  • Karaoke
  • Beauty Salon
  • Broadcast of Itinerary
  • Carrying Luggage

Cabin Type Introduction

Cabin type
Floor Layout
Private Balcony
Deluxe Cabin 112 25 2F/3F/4F Twin beds( 0.9 m x 2.0 m)
Junior Suite 4 28 3F/4F Twin Beds(0.9 m * 2.0 m)
Deluxe Suite 14 30.40 5F Twin beds(0.9 m * 2.0 m)
Presidential Suite 2 78 3F Queen bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m)

Century Emerald’s Cabin Amenities

  • Private Balcony
  • Sofa
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Bed
  • Glass Tea Table
  • Kettle
  • Tea Bags
  • Desk
  • Toilet Paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Safe Box
  • Hair Dryer
  • Face Towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Teacup
  • Weight Scale
  • Chair
  • Mirror
  • Extension Telephone
  • Life Jacket
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Coffee Spoon
  • Napkin Box
  • Clothes Hanger
  • Sign of Free Drinking
  • TV
  • Mineral Water
  • Bath Foam
  • Floor Towel
  • Tooth Mug
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Shoe Basket
  • Cloth Line
  • TV Remote-control
  • Ball-pen
  • Shower Cap
  • Soap
  • Slippers
  • Tea Tray
  • Shoehorn
  • Laundry Bags
  • Shower
  • Wardorbe
  • Bath Towel
  • Soap Plate
  • Bathrobe
  • Ice Bucket
  • Shoe Sponge
  • Alarm Clock

Century Emerald Cruise Itinerary

Major Shore Excursions and Attractions

Onboard Experience

First Class Facilities

  • The only fleet with Grand Atrium Lobby with six or seven decks;
  • The largest indoor constant-temperature Swimming Pool (244 m²);
  • The largest multi-functional cinema which can hold 150 people at the same time.
  • All of the cabins have private sightseeing balconies;

Cuisine on New Century Cruises highly praised dining experience is reflective of China’s ever-enriching culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all western and Chinese buffets, all served in the single-seating capacious restaurants, with marvelous picture windows, which invite the dramatic scenery of the Yangtze River indoors. 


Enjoy memorable time in the large, green, comfortable and quiet cabins and suites with every Century cruise ship! The size of deluxe cabins of all the Century ships are above 26m² with private balconies. The presidential suites are as large as 106m² with 30m² sightseeing balconies.

Colorful Activities 

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. During the leisure time, join the cultural lectures to have more knowledge of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Dam Project, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese embroidery, Chinese medicine, and so forth. Learn during fun time. Moreover, for more fun, you can spend time to enjoy the chess & card playing, Karaoke singing, HD movie, gym time, kite flying, etc. and during the evening hours, the crew onboard will perform their great singing and dancing show, Sichuan opera, fire spitting, magic show, traditional Chinese fashion show to offer you especially joyful night before your nice dream!