Yangtze Gold 8 Cruise Ship

Yangtze Gold 8 Cruise Ship mainly introduces Yangtze Gold 8 overview including basic information, the reasons to choose it, highlights, facilities, cabin configuration and itinerary, which make you better know Yangtze Gold 8 cruise ship. As the sister ship of Yangtze Gold 7, made the maiden voyage on March 15, 2013. Yangtze Gold 8 is one of the newest Yangtze River cruise ships. This luxury and 5-star river cruise offers cabins of 6 types with a maximum capacity of 446 passengers to satisfy different travelers’ needs. You can not only enjoy the highlights of Yangtze River, but also enjoy different kinds of activities with well-equipped facilities onboard.

Introduction of Yangtze Gold 8

Yangtze Gold 8 can offer intelligent bathroom in presidential suites and deluxe suites, direct-drinking system, a delicate four-layer clear-dome lobby, helipad, thermotatic swimming pool, kart racing road, mini golf course, small film field, panoramic sightseeing bar and so on.

Basic Information

  • Maiden Voyage: March 15, 2013
  • Tonnage: 11,250T
  • Rating: 5 star
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Room Size Min: 13.00m2
  • Room Size Max: 135.00m2
  • Length: 136m
  • Draft: 2.7m
  • Width: 19.6m
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 446
  • Number of Crew: 175
  • Total Cabins: 190
  • Decks: 6
  • Elevators: 2
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Itinerary: Chongqing <=>Yichang

Highlights of Yangtze Gold 8

  • Longest and widest cruise on Yangtze River.
  • Panoramic sightseeing bar on the 6th floor.
  • A delicate four-layer clear-dome lobby.
  • Only cruise with a helipad on Yangtze River.
  • Sophisticated and biggest presidential suites on Yangtze River.
  • Quietest cruise ship with a minimum noise decibles on Yangtze River.
  • Only cruise with hydraulic pressure sunshade on the Yangtze River.
  • Only cruise with hydraulic pressure lifting chimney on the Yangtze River.

Why Choose Yangtze Gold 8

Youngest Ship on Yangtze River

As the sister ship of Yangtze Gold 8, Yangtze Gold 7 made maiden voyage in March 2013, is one newest ship among Yangtze Gold Cruise as well as one of the youngest ships on Yangtze River. The six-deck ship is 136 meters in length and 19.6 meters in width. What’s more, it can accommodate 446 people to enjoy the beautiful scenery and stay onboard.

Luxury 5-star Experience

Yangtze Gold 8 is very advanced with modern facilities. Visitors can enjoy all kinds of activities onboard, including swimming, playing golf, watching a movie, going shopping, doing exercise, enjoying drinking time. The ship can meet all your requirements. When you are in the ship, what you get is satisfaction and happiness. The “floating 5-star hotel” on Yangtze River will give you an unique experience.

Diversified Cabin Type

Yangtze Gold 8 is one of the ships equipped with the most cabin types that you can have many choices from the single cabins, standard cabins to different kinds of suites. You can always find the ideal cabins according to your requirements. Come to Yangtze Gold 8 and take a unique Yangtze River cruise tour.

Yangtze Gold 8 Facilities

  • Safety Deposit
  • Beauty Salon
  • Observation Decks
  • Shops
  • Card Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Television
  • Life Jackets
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Health Clinic
  • Conference Hall
  • Games Room
  • Disco
  • Karaoke
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Wheelchair
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoking Room
  • Restaurants
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Massage
  • Business Center
  • Multifunction Hall
  • Library

Yangtze Gold 8 Service

  • 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
Single Cabin 50 17 3F/4F/5F Single Bed(1.35 m * 2.0 m)
Deluxe Standard Cabin 119 27 2F/4F/5F/6F Twin Beds(1.1 m * 2.0 m)
Executive Standard Cabin 22 35 3F/4F/5F Queen Bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m)
Executive King-size Bed Cabin 5 40 3F Queen Bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m)
Executive Suite 3 65  3F   Queen Bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m)
Presidential Suite  1 135 3F 1 King Bed(2.0 m * 2.0 m) and 1 Queen Bed(2.0 m * 1.8m)


Yangtze Gold 8 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.