7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
19 Oct, 2016 - 26 Oct, 2016
Century Paragon Review and Specifications
Specifications of Century Paragon
Review of Century Paragon
The Century Paragon ship cruises on Yangtze River departing from Beijing and Shanghai. Century Paragon Yangtze cruise deals are a charter partnership between the companies Avalon Waterways and Century Cruises (line headquartered in Chongqing, China).
Century Paragon is operated via the partnership between the Chinese line Century Cruises and the European line Avalon Waterways. New Century Cruises is an Yangtze River cruise ship line headquartered in China (Chongqing) and operating a fleet of all seven luxury ships. Just like her sisters in the Century fleet, the Paragon ship boasts various technical innovations, modern amenities and pampering comfort. Currently chartered by Avalon and Uniworld, Century Paragon ship has innovative design which ensures environmentally friendly and vibration-free sailings along Yangtze River. She offers onboard facilities including a huge atrium (7-story high), lavish entertainment lounge, large Spa, a good number staterooms with private balconies. Another highlight is the large indoor swimming pool and spa with bar, fitness center and relaxation area. This luxury ship has an English-speaking crew and provides good 24-hour Internet connection in its Internet Cafe. Century Cruises Paragon ship also has a kids lounge area (named Children Paradise) for traveling families. Guests can learn traditional tai chi and enjoy the Three Gorges lectures.
Century Paragon cruises can be booked through Avalon Waterways, but also through Uniworld, since the boat is operated under charter (Globus-Avalon Waterways partnership). The Avalon line offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers. The Century Paragon ship, along with its sister Century Legend, belongs to the fleet of Century River Cruises. This Asian line owns and operates a total of 7 luxury Yangtze river cruise boats in China.
Century Paragon itineraries
11 DAY "MAGICAL CHINA AND YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE" FROM BEIJING TO SHANGHAI.
- This is a 3-night Yangtze cruise starting with your UK flight to Beijing, China, with 3 Nights Beijing hotel stays Days 2 and 3 are for Beijing tours (Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace, the Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, a Peking Opera performance, and the welcome dinner).
- On Day 4 you'll fly from Beijing to Xian (tours in Xian - hutong tour/rickshaw, special dinner show). On Day 5 in Xian you'll visit the site of the Terracotta Warriors, also a lacquer workshop, and the Dayan Pagoda. On Day 6 you fly from Xian to Chongqing for embarkation (with a panda zoo visit).
- Sailing portion. On Day in Shibaozhai there's a walking tour, and a special welcome aboard party with performances by the crew. Day 8 is for the China's most famous Gorges - Qutang, Wu, the Shennong Stream, and to some of the River Yangtze’s lesser gorges visited on a small boat excursion. This day ends with the Captain’s farewell dinner party. On Day 9 you'll visit the Three Gorges Dam, the Gorge in Xiling and Yichang (for disembarkation). On the same day is your charter flight to Shanghai.
- On Day 10 in Shanghai (with 1 Night hotel stay) you'll visit "The Bund" area, the Yu Yuan Gardens, also a traditional silk factory, the City Museum, and a Chinese acrobatic show.
Century Paragon wiki
|Year built 2013|
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 408 / 150
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 4,700 tons / 465 ft (142 m)
Ship builder by:Chongqing Dong Gang Shipyard (China)
Building cost USD -
Ship owner Century River Cruises (China)
Christened by -
Official website link CenturyRiverCruises.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
Century Paragon Yangtze cruise deals inclusions
Century Paragon cabins
Other River Cruises cruise ships
Century Paragon Itineraries 2016
The below listed Century Paragon cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.