Yangtze Gold 1 Cruise Ship

Introduction of Yangtze Gold 1

Yangtze Gold 1 Cruise Ship is one of the largest luxury ships on the Yangtze River. The total tonnage of the ship is 1.4 million tons. It is 136 meters long, 19.6 meters wide and there are 6 passenger decks. In addition, This cruise ship has 33 family-friendly standard rooms. Yangtze Gold 1 is a very famous cruise ship among all tourist cruises along Yangtze River. Yangtze Gold 1 is a large cruise ship owned by Chongqing Transportation and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd. Chongqing Transportation and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd. has successively invested 2 billion yuan to build the first of the 10 largest, most luxurious and comfortable large cruise ships on Yangtze River. The ship is the most luxurious cruise ship in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It can not only dock helicopters, but also play golf, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, just like a five-star resort floating on the river. On May 22, 2011, “Yangtze Gold No. 1” completed the maiden voyage.

Basic Information

  • Cruise Name: Yangtze Gold 1
  • Rating: 5 star
  • Owned by: Yangtze Cruises
  • Maiden Voyage: May 2011
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Tonnage: 12000 T
  • Built: 2011
  • Length:136m
  • Beam: 19.6m
  • Draft: 2.6m
  • Crew: 150
  • Passenger Capacity: 349
  • Deck: 6

Highlights of Yangtze Gold 1

  • The only Yangtze cruise with helipad.
  • Open-air surfing swimming pool.
  • One of the longest and widest cruise of all Yangtze cruises.
  • A ship offering the most spacious and most luxury presidential suites.
  • All cabins equipped with beddings and bath articles as per 5 star hotel standard.
  • Each guest cabin with sightseeing balcony for appreciating the gorgeous Yangtze River and Three Gorges Dam.

Why Choose Yangtze Gold 1

Perfect living facilities

Yangtze Gold 1 cruise has a series of entertainment facilities prepared with high quality onboard, such as snack bar, shopping street, internet bar, reading room, swimming pool, sauna center, SPA club, massage center, KTV rooms, billiard parlor, chess & card room, etc. Guests will have too many things to experience during the trip on the Yangtze River.

Luxury 5-star experience

  • All the bedding and bathroom supplies are of a five-star rating.
  • Every room is connected to the direct drinking water system.
  • Smart bathroom facilities in the presidential suite and deluxe suites.
  • Private VIP room, secretary room and guard room.
  • Every room has its own sightseeing balcony where guests can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Yangtze River.

Comfortable environment with less noise

Previously, inland river cruise ships built in China had been plagued by large vibrations and noise. In order to ensure the comfort of the whole ship, Chongqing Transportation and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd. invested more than 20 million yuan in the construction of “Yangtze Gold 1”, and applied the world’s top configuration of inland cruise ships in vibration and noise reduction measures and fresh air environmental protection systems. According to Chongqing Transportation and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd., the noise of cruise ships sailing on the Yangtze River is generally above 65 decibels. Through the introduction of German technology to manufacture the main engine, and supplemented with other high-tech vibration and noise reduction technologies, “Yangtze Gold 1” can achieve noise in public areas of about 45 decibels, and noise in ordinary rooms is only about 40 decibels, which is more than that of ordinary air conditioners.

Yangtze Gold 1 Facilities

Cabin Facilities

Active Window   Cloth Line    n/a Shampoo   
Private Balcony   Laundry Bag     Bath Foam  
Shower   Ball-pen     Shower Cap  
Bathtub (only in suites) n/a Memo Pad    Bath Towel  
TV with HBO and CNN broadcasts   Telephone Directory   Bath robe    
Extension Telephone    Slippers   Face Towel  
Life Jacket   Shoe Sponge   Hand Towel  
Free Mineral Water   Tea Bags   Comb Soap  
Bed   Hair Dryer    Toothpaste     
Mini Bar n/a Weight Balance   Toothbrush  
Mini Refrigerator   Private Safety Deposit   Hanger  

Onboard facilities

Reception Desk with Safety Deposit   Gym   Observations Decks – enclosed  
Banquet Hall   Sauna   Observation Decks – outside  
Dining Rooms –Chinese and western   Massage   Sun Deck  
Bar /Cafe   Beauty Salon   Children’s Playroom  
Business Center with internet   Dancing / Disco   Library  
Shops   Karaoke   Health Clinic  
Smoking Room   Live entertainment   Card Room  
Conference Hall   Multipurpose Rooms   Games Room  
Central Air conditioning   Jacuzzi   Wheelchair  
Balcony Cabin   TV with HBO and CNN broadcasts   Elevator  
Public Washroom   Swimming Pool   Full-function golf course  
VIP Restaurant   Landing Space for Helicopter   Wifi n/a

Cabin Type Introduction

Cabin type Total cabins Cabin size(m2) Beds(size) Private balcony Location
Standard Cabin 106 26.5 Twin beds(1.1 m * 2.0 m) 2F/3F/4F
Executive Cabin 33 38.4 Twin beds(1.1 m * 2.0 m) 4F/5F
Executive King-size Bed Cabin 5  38.4 Double bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 3F
Presidential Suite 2 131 Double beds(2.0 m * 2.0 m) 3F
Executive Suite 2 63.1 Double beds(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 3F

Yangtze Gold 1 Cruise 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)